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Muslims Experience Both Positive and Negative in Post 9/11 America

September 7, 2003

Source: Appeal-Democrat (CA)

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2003/09/07/news/top_story/news1.txt

On September 7, 2003 the Appeal-Democrat reported that Muslims are sensing both "outrage and community support" two years after 9/11. " A range of anti-Muslim issues and events have challenged the American Muslims everyday life in the United States in the past two years, said Helal Omeira, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic...

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First American Muslim Festival Held in Salt Lake City

September 6, 2003

Source: Deseret News (UT)

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/1%2C1249%2C510052171%2C00.html

On September 6, 2003 the Deseret News reported on Salt Lake City's first American Muslim Festival, organized by Ghulam Hasnain, a Salt Lake City resident. "He has assembled an impressive list: student and community groups, ethnic artists and musicians and Middle Eastern, Asian, African American and European vendors will form a Muslim marketplace unlike anything the Gallivan...

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Imam W.D. Mohammed, Leader of American Black Muslims, Resigns

September 6, 2003

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/lifestyle/story/7363649p-8307358c.html

On September 6, 2003, The Sacramento Bee reported that " [Imam W.D.] Mohammed resigned...saying he was frustrated that some of his ministers have not fully embraced the religious teachings of mainstream Islam. Although he had scuttled old racial rhetoric, changed the group's name and moved his followers into line with traditional, or Sunni, Islam, Mohammed,...

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Update: Bush Makes Recess Apppointment of Pipes

September 5, 2003

Source: Forward

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.09.05/news13.pipes.html

On September 5, 2003 the Forward reported that "former presidential adviser William Quandt told the Forward that he is suspending work on several projects to protest President Bush's appointment of Pipes, who has been accused by Arab groups and Middle East scholars of harboring an anti-Muslim bias. Pipes and his defenders have vehemently rejected such characterizations, but institute...

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Voorhees Residents Oppose Building of Mosque

September 4, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6685651.htm

On September 4, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported: "Flyers, contentious township meetings, and a threat of legal action have marked efforts to convert a vacant Voorhees building into a mosque. The zoning board will consider a site plan...Its approval could pave the way for construction by spring.

The proposal - in these days before the second anniversary of...

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First Muslim High School in France Opens in Lille

September 2, 2003

Source: Associated Press

http://www.religionnewsblog.com/4240-France_s_first_Muslim_high_school_opens.html

On September 2, 2003 the Associated Press reported on the opening of France's first Muslim high school: "Only a dozen students--six boys and six girls--showed up at the mosque where France's first Muslim high school began holding classes on Tuesday. Despite the small enrollment, school officials said they expect big things from the...

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Muslims Organizing to Establish First Muslim Cable TV Channel

August 31, 2003

Source: Contra Costa Times (CA)

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/counties/contra_costa_county/6656154.htm

On August 31, 2003 the Contra Costa Times reported on a New York couple who are trying to start America's first Muslim cable television station. "They [Muzzammil and Assiya Hassan] have enlisted hundreds of mosques around the country, including many in the Bay Area, to spread the...

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Post 9/11 Muslim-Christian dialogue group established in Cleveland

August 30, 2003

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/living/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/living/1062236118108620.xml

On August 30, 2003 The Plain Dealer reported: "A group of religious leaders is developing a Muslim-Christian dialogue to promote understanding between the two faiths in Northeast Ohio. Christians and Muslims Establishing Peace, the working title of the new group, is planning an evening of prayer and reflection on "Making...

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