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Anti-Terrorism Billboard Campaign Offends Arabs in North Carolina

December 13, 2005

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-12-13-billboard-outrage_x.htm

On December 13, 2005 USA Today reported, "An anti-terrorism campaign by a group that wants tighter restrictions on driver's licenses has angered Arab-Americans who say that an image on a planned billboard — an Arab man holding both a grenade and a license — is racist. The billboard is the work of the New York-based Coalition for a Secure Driver's License, which...

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Editorial: “Muslims: From Unseen to Highly Visible”

December 12, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorialsopinion/2002678353_islameddem12.html

On December 12, 2005 The Seattle Times reported, "For decades the small number of Muslims in our country moved quietly through the daily routines of American life — the women grocery shopping, shuttling kids, many hidden behind their veils; the men working, studying, reaching like other immigrants for better lives. Then came...

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Shelter Hosted by Mosque Eases Stereotypes

December 12, 2005

Source: IBN News

http://news.ibn.net/newsframe.asp?url=http://news.ibn.net/newsgen.asp?url=msst

On December 12, 2005 IBN News reported, "For the past few days, homeless mother Galadrial Neece-Estrada and her family have been sleeping someplace they would never have imagined - at a southeast Las Vegas mosque. Neece-Estrada, her boyfriend and their two sons... are spending a week at the mosque as guests of the Islamic Society of Nevada. 'I've...

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Opinion: “Why American Muslims Haven’t Turned to Terrorism”

December 12, 2005

Source: Candide's Notebooks/The New Republic

http://www.pierretristam.com/library/EF1-1123.htm

On December 12, 2005 The New Republic ran an opinion piece by its associate editor, Spencer Ackerman. "The significance of the London bombing is impossible to overstate. Although debate still rages over the degree to which Al Qaeda's increasingly disassociated leadership orchestrated the attack, the fact remains that the broader jihadist movement was able to draw upon...

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Opinion: “Common Sense Prevails in Al-Arian Trial”

December 12, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/opinion/MGB8CZ5T3HE.html

On December 12, 2005 The Tampa Tribune ran an opinion piece by Parvez Ahmed, Chairman of the Board for the Council on American-Islamic Relations and an active researcher and teacher of Finance at the University of North Florida. "Former Attorney General John Ashcroft once hailed the arrest of Sami Al-Arian as 'a milestone in the war on terror.' Last week 12 ordinary Americans, none of whom shared the...

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Muslim Women Stereotyped by Extremes

December 12, 2005

Source: Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10315096/site/newsweek/

On December 12, 2005 Newsweek reported, "The West's exposure to Muslim women is largely based on Islam's most extreme cases of oppression: Taliban-dominated Afghanistan, Wahhabi-ruled Saudi Arabia and postrevolutionary Iran. Under those regimes, women were and are ordered to cover. Many Afghan women are forbidden to attend school, and no Saudi woman is allowed to drive. Yet despite the spread of...

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Editorial: �Muslims Next Door: Brace for Change�

December 11, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorialsopinion/2002674909_islamed11.html

On December 11, 2005 The Seattle Times reported, "After being ignored, excluded or blissfully anonymous, American Muslims and Islam can expect a cultural embrace both liberating and alarming.

Following the shocks of 9/11 and the Iraq war, the larger, myopic Christian culture in the United States is discovering its Muslim...

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Islamic Group Hosts Protest of Anti-Terror Laws in London

December 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4516566.stm

On December 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "Protesters have gathered in London's Hyde Park to demonstrate against the government's anti-terror laws. About 8,000 Muslims from across the UK took part in the march staged by radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), according to organisers. It began in Parliament Square taking in Whitehall and Piccadilly Circus, before arriving in Hyde Park for speeches...

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Latinos, Christians, and Jews Gather with Muslims to Celebrate Al-Arian Victory

December 10, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/FloridaMetro/MGBSWTTF1HE.html

On December 10, 2005 The Tampa Tribune reported, "For Hatim Fariz, the oud - incense - smelled sweeter and the lamb tasted better in the wake of his acquittals on terrorism-related charges. Fariz went table to table, hugging and shaking hands at a community celebration Friday at the Islamic Community of Tampa... Fariz, a former office manager at a medical clinic in Spring Hill, was acquitted...

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