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Muslim Lawyer Seeks Virginia General Assembly Seat

June 28, 2003

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/metro/20030628-104406-5307r.htm

On June 28, 2003 The Washington Times reported that "a Republican immigration lawyer from Falls Church is seeking to become the first Muslim to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly... Kamal Nawash, 33, a Palestinian Arab born in Bethlehem, says he is running for state Senate because he believes he can foster understanding between Muslims, including Arabs, and...

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Kansas Rapper Converts to Islam

June 28, 2003

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/6187742.htm

On June 28, 2003 The Wichita Eagle reported that "the days of Damian Williams running with his fellow rappers, pursuing fame, women and a hip-hop image are over. The 26-year-old turned in baggy jeans for long robes around the house. He sports a curly beard and is studying Arabic with his wife so they can read the Quran together... Williams, who now goes by Shaheed, is a convert to Islam, a...

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Muslims Gather in Dallas for 'Better America'

June 28, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

On June 28, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "the Islamic Society of North America is expecting more than 5,000 participants at a three-day regional conference scheduled for Dallas over the Forth of July weekend... The regional conference [titled 'Better Muslims for a Better America'] is aimed at helping Muslims reach out to the larger American society while protecting their own identities."

Leaflet from Mass State Senator Angers Muslims

June 27, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On June 27, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts state "senator Guy W. Glodis has angered Muslims and a civil rights group over a flier he sent to fellow senators that says terrorist attacks could be deterred if convicted Muslim extremists were buried with pig entrails... A Muslim group denounced the flier as 'slanderous garbage.'"

Press Release: U.S. Department of Justice to Hold Protocol Seminars

June 27, 2003

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

http://www.usdoj.gov/crs/prflorida06262003.htm

On June 27, 2003 U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release stating that "The U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS) will sponsor an Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Awareness and Protocol Seminar for law enforcement, local officials, and community leaders.. The seminar is cosponsored by the Florida Commission on Human Relations, Florida State University, the Center for the...

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Hindu Delivery Man Beaten because Assailants Thought He Was Muslim: Police Filed Hate Crime Charges

June 27, 2003

Source: The Standard-Times

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/06-03/06-27-03/a09lo052.htm

On June 27, 2003 The Standard-Times reported that "community leaders from across the state yesterday denounced the robbery and beating of a pizza delivery man, an attack local police have categorized as a hate crime... Two local Domino's Pizza franchise owners, Nelson Hockert-Lotz and Anthony Squizzero, offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest...

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Press Release: U.S. Department of Justice to Hold Protocol Seminars

June 27, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/local/6181076.htm

On June 27, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "wearing a traditional head scarf, Lobna 'Luby' Ismail stood silently Thursday before a room packed with community leaders and members of Florida's law-enforcement agencies... Ismail is president of Connecting Cultures, a Silver Spring, Md.-based cultural-training company. She has been traveling across the country...

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Update: Senator Glodis Angers Muslims with Circulated Flyer

June 27, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/178/metro/Flier_from_senator_angers_Muslims+.shtml

On June 27, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "Senator Guy W. Glodis has angered Muslims and a civil rights group over a flier he sent to fellow senators that says terrorist attacks could be deterred if convicted Muslim extremists were buried with pig entrails... The flier, which Glodis's 39 colleagues received Wednesday, said...

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Muslim Converts in Chiapas, Mexico

June 27, 2003

Source: Knight Ridder

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/6182920.htm

On June 27, 2003 Knight Ridder reported that Juan "Gómez, 26, a former Protestant who became a Muslim in 1996, is learning the language as a convert to Islam. He embodies a religious phenomenon in Chiapas [Mexico], where one-quarter of the 3.9 million people are poor Maya peasants who practice myriad religions, often blending ancient rituals with Roman Catholicism... The religious conquest...

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Update: Senator Glodis Angers Muslims with Circulated Flyer

June 27, 2003

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/DiRaB_41/4278_41.asp

On June 27, 2003 The Anti-Defamation League issued a press release stating that "In an open letter to Massachusetts State Senator Guy Glodis, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called upon him to publicly apologize from the Senate floor for having distributed an incendiary and bigoted flier that 'purports to provide a formula for responding to Muslim extremism...'" The letter states, "Your...

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Muslim Leaders Call on Democrates to Focus on Civil Rights Issues

June 25, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=2354

On June 25, 2003 Religion News Service reported that "despite Muslims' and Arab-Americans' frustration with President Bush over what they perceive as unfair treatment, Democrats shouldn't automatically expect those voters to swing their way in 2004, Arab and Muslim leaders say... Bush captured a majority of the Arab and Muslim vote in 2000 after he joined GOP activists in reaching out to their...

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2002 Census Shows More Muslims than Presbyterians in Mayo

June 25, 2003

Source: Western People

http://www.westernpeople.ie/news/story.asp?j=14222

On June 25, 2003 the Western People reported that "In (County) Mayo there are now more Muslims that Presbyterians, 370 compared to 289. There are 1,731 Muslims in Connacht as against 1,086 Presbyterians. The figures are contained in the 2002 Census of Population, and show that times are indeed changing in religious affiliations. The country is slowly evolving from 'holy Catholic Ireland' to a...

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Raising Muslim Children in Wisconsin

June 25, 2003

Source: Marshfield News-Herald

http://www.wisinfo.com/dailytribune/wrdtlocal/278052248980616.shtml

On June 25, 2003 the Marshfield News-Herald reported that "unlike most of their American counterparts, 13-year-old Hassan, 10-year-old Uswa and 7-year-old Hussain scan everything first for a small K or UD on the food's packaging, signifiying that its contents are halal or kosher... Muslims are required by their religion to eat halal food - pork products are...

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Hindu Delivery Man Beaten because Assailants Thought He Was Muslim: Police Filed Hate Crime Charges

June 24, 2003

Source: Standard-Times

http://www.s-t.com/daily/06-03/06-25-03/a01lo005.htm

On June 24, 2003 the Standard-Times reported that "a vicious robbery of a pizza delivery man escalated when the assailants mistook the graduate student for a Muslim, Fairhaven police said yesterday, as they filed hate crime charges against a second man arrested in the attack... Police Chief Gary F. Souza said Ryan Marsh, 17, of 369 Brook St. was one of four men who helped ambush Saurabh...

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