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Update: Frank Roque Pleads Guilty to Shooting Death of Balbir Singh Sodhi

June 17, 2003

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0617roque17.html

On June 17, 2003 The Arizona Republic reported that "a defense attorney conceded in court Monday that in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, his client shot to death a Sikh gas-station owner [Balbir Singh Sodhi] and committed drive-by shootings at a Lebanese-owned gas station and an Iraqi man's home... Lawyer Dan Patterson made the admission as part of a guilty...

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Muslim Political Activity in Northern Virginia

June 16, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62875-2003Jun15.html

On June 16, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "Muslim activists in Northern Virginia have launched a political action committee to help elect officials who will halt what they call rights abuses associated with the nation's war on terror... Mukit Hossain, a telecommunications entrepreneur who emigrated from Bangladesh and lives near Sterling, said he...

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FBI Reaches Out to Community to Prevent Hate Crimes

June 16, 2003

Source: The Pew Forum

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=2314

On June 16, 2003 The Pew Forum reported that "addressing a gathering of imams from mosques across the country, an FBI official has pledged to initiate more outreach programs to American Arabs and Muslims... FBI Civil Rights Division chief Tom Reynolds addressed a conference of roughly 300 imams, or Muslim religious leaders, who were gathered in Alexandria, Va., in early June for a four-day conference...

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Muslim Police in London Allowed to Wear Turbans

June 16, 2003

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/06/16/international1446EDT0608.DTL

On June 16, 2003 The San Francisco Chronicle ran an Associated Press story reporting that "Muslim police officers in London will be allowed to wear turbans instead of 'bobby' helmets...The Association of Muslim Police had requested the change and the city's Metropolitan Police agreed,...

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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s12_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but...

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Diverse Religious Growth in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s2_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "peek into almost any house of worship and the population growth in Dutchess County is obvious... Along with the swelling population comes a growing number of religious followers -- in just about every faith... Many local congregations say their membership is growing and they need...

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Modesto Muslim Community Upset over Dave Hunt Lecture

June 14, 2003

Source: The Modesto Bee

http://www.modbee.com/life/faithvalues/story/6958505p-7893346c.html

On June 14, 2003 The Modesto Bee reported that "as Moses Saleh sat in the cavernous sanctuary of a Modesto [CA] church recently, he felt trapped. He was listening to Christian author Dave Hunt lecture on the subject of Islam -- and Saleh, 62, a lifelong Muslim, was growing more and more upset... There were many things he wanted to say -- points he wanted to...

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