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Muslims Face Increasing Workplace Discrimination

September 19, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3042135

On September 19, 2005 The Argus reported, "A Muslim engineer who works at a leading technology company is called a terrorist by his co-workers and told that on Halloween he should dress as one.

A teacher at a vocational college tells a Muslim student who wears a hijab, or head scarf, that she is not allowed to wear it, and if she does no American will hire her.

A pilot...

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Centennial Display Celebrates Saskatchewan's Religious Diversity

September 19, 2005

Source: Canada.com/The StarPhoenix

http://www.canada.com/saskatoon/starphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=d12d4178-2dc5-4902-9cf7-b5b559afebe7

On September 19, 2005 The StarPhoenix reported, "A centennial display celebrating 100 years of religion in Saskatchewan will soon be making its way to cities across the province. The 4-by-7-foot display, entitled 100 years of Faith in Saskatchewan, will be unveiled by the...

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Mosque in Dearborn Heights Vandalized

September 19, 2005

Source: The Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=3237

On September 19, 2005 The Arab American News reported, "Members of the Islamic House of Wisdom [in Dearborn Heights] were shocked when they came to work on September 14th to find their mosque vandalized... The vandal caused mass destruction in and outside the mosque, breaking the mosque's street sign, the glass doors, exterior lighting, and windows and even threw...

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Opinion: State Should Be Neutral Toward Religion

September 19, 2005

Source: New Statesman

http://www.newstatesman.com/200509190017

On September 19, 2005 the New Statesman ran an opinion piece by Nick Cohen, a columnist for The Guardian, about the controversy over faith-based schools and welfare services in the UK. Cohen argues, "The London bombings have brought Britain to a decisive point where it can choose between two incompatible versions of liberalism. The first path is the one new Labour has been stumbling along for so long. In the...

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Five Moderate Muslim Women Share Their Stories

September 18, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/northeast/hc-muslim_intro.artsep18,0,504086.story

On September 18, 2005 the Hartford Courant ran a feature article by Laila Kain, a writer in West Hartford, who presents the stories of five moderate Muslim women. Kain expresses her motivation for telling these stories: "Perhaps like you, I have, in these post 9/11 times, felt increasingly alarmed by the power of extremists......

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Opinion: Appointment of Muslim Chief of Army Shows Govt Not Anti-Muslim

September 18, 2005

Source: Gulf News

http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/OpinionNF.asp?ArticleID=182338

On September 18, 2005 the Gulf News ran an opinion piece by Dr. Abdullah Al Madani, a Bahrain-based Gulf researcher and writer on Asian affairs, on the recent appointment of a Muslim to the position of Chief of Army in Thaliand. Al Madani comments, "Extremist individuals and groups in the Arab and Islamic world... accuse [Thailand] of discriminating against its Muslim...

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Jews, Muslims in DC Area Pledge Peace

September 18, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://insider.washingtontimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20050917-112654-9549r

On September 18, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "A group of Muslims and Jews who had been meeting secretly in Montgomery County surfaced late last week with the release of a joint statement promising that the two faiths will work together to find common ground. 'We're deeply committed to the idea of pluralism, tolerance...

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American Muslim Woman to Compete in Islamic Games in Iran

September 17, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/09/18/spt20.htm

On September 17, 2005 Dawn reported, "An American Muslim runner is to be the first woman to represent the US in Iran’s Islamic Women Games, although photographers will not be allowed to record the event to be held in Tehran from Sept 22 to 28. Saira Kureshi, 26, will compete in the 800 and 1500 meter in the fourth all-women games, since they were launched in 1993 as a way for Iranian women to compete while observing...

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Opinion: Governer Romney Invited to Visit a Utah Mosque

September 16, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_3059471

On September 16, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune ran an opinion piece by Maung Maung, General Secretary of the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, inviting Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to visit their mosque. "Mitt Romney alleged (Tribune, Sept. 16) that Muslims in the United States are being taught 'a doctrine of hate and terror in the Muslim places of worship.' He continued on by encouraging FBI and local...

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Sikh Americans Live in the Shadow of September 11

September 16, 2005

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=48149

On September 16, 2005 the East Valley Tribune reported, "Balbir Singh Sodhi, a turbaned Sikh from India, was gunned down a week earlier while planting flowers outside his Mesa convenience store. He was the first person killed nationwide in a post-Sept. 11 hate crime... Four years later, however, Sikhs as well as Muslim and Arab Americans, still face regular discrimination in the Valley and...

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Muslim Women Awards Dinner Held in Yonkers

September 16, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050916/NEWS02/509160360/1018

On September 16, 2005 The Journal News reported, "The American Muslim Women's Association, a Westchester-based group, will have its second annual awards dinner Sunday in Yonkers. Aisha Al-Adawiya, founder and director of Women in Islam, a human-rights organization based in New York City, will be the speaker. AMWA, which...

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Romney Refuses to Retract Wiretapping Statement

September 16, 2005

Source: The Muslim American Society

Wire Service: AP

http://www.masnet.org/masnews.asp?id=2763

On September 16, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim groups and civil libertarians demanded an apology from Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday for his comments about wiretapping mosques and monitoring foreign students. But the governor refused, saying he was only advocating for improved homeland security. � The groups delivered a letter to Romney that...

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Massachusetts Governor Suggests Wiretapping Mosques

September 15, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/09/15/wiretap_mosques_romney_suggests?mode=PF

On September 15, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Governor Mitt Romney raised the prospect of wiretapping mosques and conducting surveillance of foreign students in Massachusetts, as he issued a broad call yesterday for the federal government to devote far more money and attention to...

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Vandalism at Boca Raton Mosque Classified as a Hate Crime

September 15, 2005

Source: Boca Raton News

http://www.bocaratonnews.com/index.php?src=news&prid=12671&category=Local%20News

On September 15, 2005 the Boca Raton News reported, "Aug. 25 and last Monday night – vandals threw large rocks through glass doors of the Assidiq Islamic Education Foundation... On one occasion, someone used red spray paint to plaster '4Baker' on the side of the building. Sayed Mohammad Jawad Qazwini, the imam, or religious leader...

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