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NCC and CAIR Release Joint Statement Commemorating Sept. 11

September 11, 2003

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/03september11joint.html

On September 11, 2003 National Council of Churches released a joint statement by Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA and Ghazi Khankan, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-New York, commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks: "On this second anniversary of the terror attacks, we must come together in a spirit of national unity and...

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Post 9/11 Investigations Make Life Harder for German Muslims

September 11, 2003

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1432_A_967879_1_A,00.html

On September 11, 2003 Deutsche Welle reported that "[i]nvestigations into the roots of 9/11 terror and Islamic extremism in Germany have made life harder for the country’s 3.2 million Muslims and engendered distrust of the government.

In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, many Germans grew distrustful of the millions of...

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ABC News Poll Says Americans More Suspicious of Muslims Post 9/11

September 11, 2003

Source: WRIC TV (VA)

http://www.wric.com/Global/story.asp?S=1439528

On September 11, 2003 WRIC TV in Virginia reported on a poll conducted by ABC News showing that Americans have become more suspicious of Muslims since Sept. 11, 2001. "Americans' suspicions of Islam have grown sharply since the 9/11 attacks, and less than half now call it a peaceful religion, according to a new ABC News poll. It finds that more than a third of Americans surveyed now believe that Islam...

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Abrahamic Faiths in Ohio Hold Interfaith Community Gathering for Peace

September 11, 2003

Source: Akron Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/local/6743589.htm

On September 11, 2003 the Akron Beacon Journal reported that 'On the eve of today's second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Ibrahim [an area Muslim] joined with more than 300 Muslims, Christians and Jews to share a meal, remember the tragedy, and pray for a peaceful future.

He was one of several speakers Wednesday evening at a...

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Muslim Groups Mobilize to Remove Bush in 2004

September 11, 2003

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=00b4b109d958ec14ec3076b80572194a

On September 11, 2003 NCM reported: "Leading Muslim groups say that as many as 1 million of their followers may express their dissatisfaction with current federal policies toward Muslims by voting against the administration of George W. Bush in the coming presidential elections, Al-Jazeera reported. That is the goal of three...

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Editorial: Imam W.D. Mohammed Worked for Equality and Peace

September 10, 2003

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/132/story_13224.html

On September 10, 2003 Beliefnet.com ran an editorial column by Precious Muhammad, a Pluralism Project research affiliate, on her experience of W.D. Mohammed's leadership while growing up as an African-American Muslim. She writes, "Imam Mohammed's teachings... incubated the desire within me to become a scholar of religion and champion of peace. I recall fondly how my siblings and I would listen to...

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September 11 Vigils Bring Solace to Christians, Muslims, Jews

September 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2003/09/09/bridging_the_gap_among_religions/

On September 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "The Candles -- gentle metaphors for grief, remembrance, and solidarity -- will burn during 43 vigils in 22 states and four countries. There will be eight in New York, home to more than 2,000 of the dead, and three in Massachusetts,...

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First American Muslim Festival Held in Salt Lake City

September 8, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Sep/09082003/utah/utah.asp

On September 8, 2003, The Salt Lake Tribune reported: "Four days before the anniversary of the World Trade Center disaster, the message at the Salt Lake American Muslim Cultural Festival in Salt Lake City on Sunday was one of increased understanding, cooperation and respect between cultures...'Even before 9-11, there was a lot of bad stuff in the media about Muslims, a lot of...

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New Clothing Line Designed for American Muslim Women

September 7, 2003

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/6713512.htm

On September 7, 2003 The Mercury News reported on a fashion show marketed specifically to Muslim women. The show, held in Santa Clara, was sponsored by Flippant, a new Silicon Valley company. The article described the clothing line: "Sexy is not the right word to describe the new line, since that would be forbidden. The Koran says women should be covered from head to toe....

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