Islam

In Wichita, Interfaith Interest in Islam Tapering Off Five Years Later

September 9, 2006

Source: Witchita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/15474263.htm

On September 9, 2006 the Witchita Eagle reported, "In the weeks and months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, learning about Islam was high on the agenda of many non-Muslim congregations in the Wichita area. Five years later, interest seems to have diminished. 'There are still requests, but it's definitely not like before,' said Nabil Seyam, a member of the Islamic Society of Wichita...

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Utah Muslims Indicate Relatively Few Hate Crimes After 9/11

September 9, 2006

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,645199944,00.html

On September 9, 2006 Deseret Morning News reported, "At first, James Michael Herrick didn't believe the 7-Eleven cashier who told him a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. He thought she was joking.

But then after purchasing a cup of coffee and a hot dog on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Herrick returned home and turned on the the television.

'There...

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Redding Mayor Marks 9/11 at "One Nation Under God" Event; Describes Shiite Muslims as "Wing Nuts"

September 8, 2006

Source: Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/redd/nw_local/article/0,2232,REDD_17533_4977583,00.html

On September 8, 2006 the Record Searchlight reported, "Local elected officials and a pastor Thursday used a commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to wage spiritual warfare against those who would attack America.

In a ceremony on the Shasta County Courthouse steps titled 'One Nation Under God,' Redding Mayor Ken Murray...

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The Impact of 9/11 on African and Pakistani Immigrant Communities

September 8, 2006

Source: Independent Press Association-New York

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2902

On September 8, 2006 the Independent Press Association-New York reported, "The post-September 11 world has made life worse for working immigrants. In the name of national security, the U.S. government has intensified its border patrol and aviation systems, scrutinizing immigrants coming into the country and deporting those who are considered a threat to the safety...

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After 9/11, Muslim-American Identity "Still a Work in Progress"

September 8, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-muslims8sep08,1,2754049.story

On September 8, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "A Muslim homemaker from La Habra Heights, assuming authorities monitor her charity donations, has stopped giving to 'any Muslim charity that touched my heart' and now contributes to less-suspected organizations. In Sacramento, a young imam has broken with an ancient tradition...

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Women's Interfaith Circle of Palm Beach County to Hold First Retreat

September 8, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pwomen08sep08,0,5430645.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On September 8, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Enough fighting already! A group of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Quaker women don't want to argue about religion. They want to talk. The women don't have solutions to the world's religious conflicts. But they...

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Khatami, in Speech at the National Cathedral, Calls for Dialogue

September 8, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/07/AR2006090700850.html

On September 8, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Amid noisy protests and tight security, former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami issued a call at the Washington National Cathedral yesterday for leaders in both the West and the Islamic world to launch a historic dialogue to 'rescue life from the claws of the warmongers and...

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Anniversary of Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis Celebrated as Methodists, Muslims, Catholics Protest Anti-Defamation League

September 7, 2006

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/D8D0A7D94311BDB7862571E300174172?OpenDocument

On September 7, 2006 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, "More than 400 people gathered Thursday evening at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis. Outside the hotel, about a dozen people...

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Muslim Individuals and Communities Re-Examine Their Lives and Roles After 9/11

September 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5277732.stm

On September 7, 2006 the BBC News reported, "Many Muslims in New York have been through a period of reflection since 11 September 2001, looking out at the wider US and wondering where they fit into it. And they have been looking inwards, to work out what kind of Islam sits easily with their lives. Take the case of Nafisa Degani who worked for the insurance company, Aon, on the 100th floor of the World...

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Chair of Largest Indonesian Muslim Organization Elected to World Council of Religions for Peace Board

September 7, 2006

Source: UCAN

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=3299

On September 7, 2006 UCAN reported, "The Indonesian Muslim leader recently elected a board member of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP) says he will promote dialogue and warn people against communal provocation. Hasyim Muzadi, chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Muslim organization in Indonesia, was one of 12 Muslims elected to the WCRP World Council during the Eighth World...

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Op/ed: "Lina Joy: Will Malaysia Uphold Her Freedom of Religion?"

September 7, 2006

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://www.becketfund.org/index.php/article/526.html?PHPSESSID=50071e7125944

On September 7, 2006 the The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by The Becket Fund's International Director, Angela C. Wu, "For more than 40 years, Malaysia has successfully balanced its democratic, secular form of government with its citizens' deep roots in Islam. Slowly, however, those roots are gradually ripping up the...

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Outcry over Proposal to Ban Women from Mecca

September 7, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/07/AR2006090700830.html

On September 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Officials are considering an unprecedented proposal to ban women from performing the five Muslim prayers in the immediate vicinity of Islam's most sacred shrine in Mecca. Some say women are already being kept away. The issue...

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