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Diversity of Religious Congregations in Fresno, CA

March 17, 2003

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnoneighbors.com/showcase/story/6364678p-7313029c.html

On March 17, 2003 The Fresno Bee reported that "the growth of congregations in Fresno [CA] is also coming from religions other than Christianity. The Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple on Kern Street recently bought a 7-acre parcel on Alluvial Avenue near Willow Avenue. It has been downtown for more than a century... A new Sikh temple is being built on 14 acres of...

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Editorial: Arrest and Detention of Unknown Numbers

March 17, 2003

Source: The American Prospect

http://www.prospect.org/print/V14/3/lewis-a.html

On March 17, 2003 The American Prospect printed an editorial by Anthony Lewis stating that "Mitchell Palmer, President Woodrow Wilson's attorney general from 1919 to 1921, rounded up 3,000 allegedly 'subversive' aliens for deportation. Only about 300 were actually deported, but the roundup was widely deplored as crude and lawless intimidation... In the wake of September 11, current Attorney...

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Increased Claims of Workplace Discrimination in Carolinas

March 16, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/5404616.htm

On March 16, 2003 The Charlotte Observer reported that "more than a year after the terrorist attacks, the federal agency that monitors workplace discrimination says more workers are claiming bias and harassment based on their national origin or religion... The jump in Carolinas charges follows the national pattern. What's more, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officials say the number...

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Editorial: Responses and Ramifications of War in Iraq

March 16, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

On March 16, 2003 the Los Angeles Times printed an editorial by Benjamin J. Hubbard stating that "peace activists must remember that the potential for war in Iraq is prompting differing responses from religious communities. According to the Web-based religion site beliefnet.com, liberal Protestant, Roman Catholic and Muslim groups tend to oppose the war, and Jewish groups want to exhaust other alternatives before any invasion. Southern Baptists (and presumably most other evangelicals) favor the war. The pope opposes war, former...

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FBI meets with Muslim Leaders in California

March 16, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mosques16mar16,1,3458465.story

On March 16, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "FBI officials are meeting privately with Muslim leaders in Southern California, assuring them that hate crimes resulting from a possible war with Iraq will be vigorously investigated, and at the same time asking for help in the campaign against terrorism... The agency's effort to forge a partnership...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Mar. 2003

March 16, 2003

Source: The Omaha World-Herald

On March 16, 2003 The Omaha World-Herald reported that "hundreds of people marched in Omaha Saturday chanting, 'Drop Bush, not bombs...' The march through downtown Omaha was part of a 11/2-hour rally staged by the Act to Stop War Coalition, a loosely knit group of local people opposed to a U.S. invasion of Iraq... On Saturday, exhortations against war came from such speakers as former U.S. Rep. John Cavanaugh; the Rev. Damian Zuerlein of Our Lady of Guadulupe Catholic Church; Rabbi Craig Marantz of Temple Israel; Ibrahim...

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FBI Officials Meet with Maryland's Muslim Leaders

March 14, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23031-2003Mar13.html

On March 14, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "FBI officials met with leaders of Maryland's Muslim community in Frederick yesterday as part of a broader agency effort to combat terrorism by accounting for and building relationships with mosques and Islamic societies... 'If they have information about possible [terrorism], they need to know who to contact...

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FBI Demands for Membership Lists Raises Concerns for Muslim Community

March 14, 2003

Source: The Final Call

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=dac733c5112b36e6ac7271fabaee5c79

On March 14, 2003 The Final Call reported that "according to the Islamic Society of Frederick, Md., FBI agents who recently requested a meeting with their leadership 'mentioned casually' they would be asking for a list of the society’s members... This sent red flags up for the Islamic Society, who immediately...

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Jewish-Muslim Dialogue in New York

March 14, 2003

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/14/nyregion/14NYC.html

On March 14, 2003 The New York Times reported that "[Jews met Muslims] in Morningside Heights [NY] two nights ago... there was no avoiding the religious fault lines that were exposed... The setting was the Jewish Theological Seminary, where Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a leading Islamic scholar, spoke for an hour about his religion's past, present and future. Given the time constraints, you could...

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Editorial: Staistics on International Terrorism

March 14, 2003

Source: IViews

http://iviews.com/Articles/articles.asp?ref=IV0303-1888

On March 14, 2003 IViews reported that "according to a recent US State Department report, Patterns of Global Terrorism, issued for the year 2001 - There were a total of 348 terrorist attacks throughout the world. The majority of these attacks were carried out against US interests in Latin America. These numbers represent the terrorist trend and not an anomaly, whereby the majority of perpetrators...

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Californian Muslims Organize International Fair

March 14, 2003

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/6271004p-7224953c.html

On March 14, 2003 The Sacramento Bee reported that "This Saturday, the many worlds of Islam will be on display at Masjid Annur Islamic Center [in CA]. American Muslims of Pakistani, Egyptian, Saudi, Jordanian, Palestinian, Malaysian, Libyan and Moroccan descent, among others, will re-create an international bazaar with an array of unique clothes, artwork, videos and...

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Nomination of Daniel Pipes Alarms Muslim Groups

March 14, 2003

Source: Newhouse News Service

http://www.newhouse.com/archive/okeefe031403.html

On March 14, 2003 the Newhouse News Service reported that "author Daniel Pipes has become a lightning rod in America's struggle to contend with the post-9/11 world... Years before Sept. 11, 2001, Pipes warned that radical Muslims had declared war on the United States. He identified the threat as Islamism, an ideology working to submit secular society to Muslim laws and principles... Then and...

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Arab and South Asian Communities Fear Possible Backlash from War with Iraq

March 14, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/religion/5387818.htm

On March 14, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "alarming, perhaps extreme, precautions are being suggested informally in some Arab and South Asian communities because of rising fears of further backlash in this country in the event of a U.S. war on Iraq... Trying to straddle the line between reassurance and alarm, community leaders and officials said an...

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Reflections about Being Muslim in Maryland

March 13, 2003

Source: The Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/bal-md.muslims13mar13.story

On March 13, 2003 The Sun reported that "members of the Islamic Society of Western Maryland... closed its 5-year-old day care center, which once tended to as many as 25 children, because of lingering concerns by parents and staff about a telephoned threat last year... The incidents, under FBI investigation, have occurred as other Muslim communities in the state have reported problems that they believe are...

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