Islam

Investigation Under Way Concerning Latest Fire at Quincy Mosque

July 28, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On July 28, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "a fire early yesterday at a mosque in Quincy is under investigation by state and local authorities, but it is not being considered a hate crime, State Fire Marhsal Stephen D. Coan said. The fire, which destroyed a wooden porch in back of the Islamic Center of New England, might have originated in a dumpster on the property, Coan said. There is no determination yet whether the fire was accidental or arson, he added... However, the mosque has been the target of harassment since the Sept...

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U.S. to Deport Largest Number of Visitors from Muslim Countries

July 28, 2003

Source: Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20030728-080915-8935r.htm

On July 28, 2003 the Washington Times reported that "the United States is moving to deport the largest number of visitors from Muslim countries in U.S. history... In a report Monday, the Washington Post said with little public notice, the government is moving to deport more than 13,000 of the nearly 83,000 men older than 16 who complied with the 2002 alien...

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Quincy Mosque Fire Under Investigation

July 28, 2003

Source: Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/209/metro/State_local_officials_probe_latest_fire_at_Quincy_mosqueP.shtml

On July 28, 2003 the Boston Globe reported that "a fire early yesterday at a mosque in Quincy [MA] is under investigation by state and local authorities, but it is not being considered a hate crime, State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan said... The fire, which destroyed a wooden porch in...

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Update: Iowa Muslim Youth Camp

July 26, 2003

Source: Dallas News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/072603dnrelcamp.a3e62.html

On July 26, 2003 Dallas News reported that "in the aftermath of the Sept.11 terrorist attacks, concerns about the Muslim camp have rippled far beyond the muddy Coralville Reservoir, whose shoreline forms the site's southern and eastern boundaries... Some Iowans opposed to the camp cite environmental concerns. Others, however, say they fear that the camp will...

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Inter-Faith Ministries in Wichita, Kansas

July 25, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=816

On July 25, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "in Wichita, Kansas, one group combines diversity, faith and community service to make the world around them a better, more accepting place... For more than a century, Inter-Faith Ministries has brought together people of all faiths to build inter-religious understanding and promote justice. Currently, membership represents the widest range of faith...

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Update: Cross-Burning at College Park Mosque Angers Community

July 25, 2003

Source: SMART

http://www.sikhmediawatch.org/press/pressdetail.asp?pressid=48

On July 25, 2003 SMART issued a press release stating that "the Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART)... is standing in solidarity with the local Muslim community after a mosque in College Park, MD was defiled by a cross-burning yesterday. SMART’s Chairman, Manjit Singh, issued a statement demonstrating the need for ethnic and religious communities to unify when such...

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Update: Dalai Lama to Visit Bloomington, IN

July 25, 2003

Source: Herald-Times

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.asp?id=3960

On July 25, 2003 the Herald-Times reported that "Anticipation of the Dalai Lama of Tibet's Sept. 7 visit to Bloomington increased Wednesday when it was announced that Muhammad Ali also will attend the events planned for that day... The Dalai Lama will dedicate the new, 10,000-square-foot Chamtse Ling interfaith temple on the Tibetan Cultural Center (TCC) grounds... Ali, boxing champion and peace advocate,...

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Update: Cross-Burning at College Park Mosque Angers Community

July 25, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A43415-2003Jul24?language=printer

On July 25, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "a three-foot-high wooden cross was set afire on a grassy knoll outside a Prince George's County mosque and Islamic school early yesterday in what authorities said was a hate crime... The cross, soaked with a flammable liquid, was pushed into the ground and ignited shortly before 2 a.m. in front...

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Muslim and Jewish Groups Seek Understanding and Dialogue

July 25, 2003

Source: Forward

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.07.25/news14a.html

On July 25, 2003 Forward reported: "In an effort to improve relations between Muslims and Jews, Canada's Pakistani community has created a journalism scholarship in memory of Daniel Pearl, the Jewish reporter for The Wall Street Journal who was murdered by Muslim extremists in Pakistan last year. It is the latest in a series of moves by Muslim and Jewish groups intended to improve...

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Update: More Americans Believe Islam Encourages Violence

July 25, 2003

Source: PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week647/perspectives.html

On July 25, 2003 PBS reported that "a growing number of Americans think that Islam may be a religion that encourages violence, more so than other religions, and that view is held by 44 percent of Americans, up from 25 percent just a year ago. We find more Americans saying that Muslims around the world are anti-American. So there are worries about Islam, but it isn't...

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Clark County Detention Center to Accommodate Muslim Prayer

July 24, 2003

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2003/Jul-24-Thu-2003/news/21796607.html

On July 24, 2003 the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that "Muslims incarcerated in the Clark County Detention Center [NV] have persuaded authorities to provide them religious services on Fridays, the day their religion mandates group prayer... Previously, the jail had offered services only on Saturdays, when services for a variety...

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Update: Kathuria First Sikh to Run for Senate

July 24, 2003

Source: Economist

http://www.economist.com/world/na/displayStory.cfm?story_id=1944402

On July 24, 2003 the Economist reported that "an assembly of Sikhs and Hindus and even a token Muslim set aside their differences and turned out on July 22nd on the roof of a posh downtown high-rise to endorse the first American from the Indian subcontinent ever to run for the Senate... It is not going to be easy for Mr. [Chirinjeev Singh] Kathuria, a millionaire Sikh...

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