Islam

U.S. Muslims Repudiate Latest Bin Laden Message

February 13, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/5168265.htm

On February 13, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "in a tape aired worldwide Tuesday by the Al-Jazeera television station, a man believed to be the terrorist mastermind urged Muslims to fight with Iraq against the United States and its allies... Although most Muslims repudiate bin Laden, they have not been able to escape his taint since the Sept. 11 attacks, noted Osman bin Bakar, a...

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"Islam in America" Campaign to Foster Greater Understanding

February 13, 2003

Source: CAIR

On February 13, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "a prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today announced it will launch a year-long 'Islam in America' advertising campaign designed to foster greater understanding of Islam and to counter what the group says is a rising tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States... The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will kick off the campaign with an ad, headlined 'We're All Americans,' in the New York Times editorial page on Sunday, February...

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FBI Director Meets with Muslim and Sikh Leaders

February 13, 2003

Source: United Press International

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20030213-055842-5312r.htm

On February 13, 2003 United Press International reported that "FBI Director Robert Mueller has invited American Muslim leaders to discuss the agency's response to terrorist threats. The meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, will also discuss the backlash against Muslims following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks... An FBI letter, received Thursday by Muslim...

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Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 12, 2003

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134632618_eid12m.html

On February 12, 2003 The Seattle Times reported that "yesterday was a day of celebration for Muslims, the first of three days of Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice for God... But even as several thousand Muslims from across Western Washington gathered at the building in North...

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Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 12, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-limusl123127973feb12,0,7375710.story

On February 12, 2003 Newsday reported that "for most members of Sharaara Rahman's family, Eid ul-Adha was a day begun with morning prayer at a mosque, then celebrated with feasting on dishes of korma and curried meats... Sharaara, however, like many Muslim students enrolled in public schools, felt obliged to spend most of yesterday in...

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World Sabbath of Religious Reconciliation Interfaith Service in Detroit

February 12, 2003

Source: Detroit Jewish News

http://www.detroitjewishnews.com/news/newsdetails.cfm?uuid=000051DC-FC80-1E3F-BC80AB07D88578F0

On February 12, 2003 the Detroit Jewish News reported that "among the more than 400 participants in last Saturday’s World Sabbath of Religious Reconciliation interfaith service were Jews and Arabs — in prayer together for world healing and peace... 'It was an amazing moment to see leaders of the...

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Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 12, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/metro/0203/12eid.html

On February 12, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "about 7,000 Muslims began celebrating Eid al-Adha on Tuesday at Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta. Winter coats covered new, colorful clothes. Gloves warmed hands freshly dyed with henna... Lemiya Alexander, 33, said this is a 'transitional period' for Islam in America. 'There's more of a community feeling...

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Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 12, 2003

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On February 12, 2003 The Houston Chronicle reported that "the president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston told thousands of Muslims on Tuesday that being a good Muslim is about being a good parent, neighbor and citizen... 'Being a good Muslim is about being a good human being,' Aziz Siddiqi said at a celebration of Eid Ul-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice. 'It's about quietly going through your life in a way that people of other faiths can admire and want to imitate...' More than 10,000 Houston Muslims converged on the...

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Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 11, 2003

Source: Office of the Press Secretary

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/02/20030211-12.html

On February 11, 2003 the Office of the Press Secretary issued a press release by President Bush stating that "I send greetings to Muslims in the United States and around the world as you celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday... The Qur'an teaches that the sacred feast of Eid al-Adha is a time for Muslims to join family and friends in thanking the Almighty for...

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Muslim Communities in Paterson, NJ

February 11, 2003

Source: New Jersey News

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2MzQwMDgy

On February 11, 2003 the New Jersey News reported that "Paterson's [NJ] eight mosques represent the many types of Muslims in America. Many are longtime residents and American citizens. Others are recent immigrants who cling together, still speaking the language of their homeland and attempting to...

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Minority Groups Brace for Backlash in Case of War with Iraq

February 11, 2003

Source: Daily News

On February 11, 2003 the Daily News reported that "community and religious leaders in Brooklyn are praying for peace - but bracing for war... Hoping to prevent a possible backlash that a war in Iraq might incite against certain ethnic communities in the borough, city officials and activists gathered yesterday for a forum dubbed 'We Are All Brooklyn...' Leaders from Brooklyn's Jewish, Muslim, South Asian and African-American communities were joined by staffers from Mayor Bloomberg's office and the NYPD. The event was organized by the...

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National Religious Broadcasters Chairman Defames Islam

February 10, 2003

Source: Oklahoma's News Channel 8

http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0203/73477.html

On February 10, 2003 Oklahoma's News Channel 8 reported that at the "National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, Tennessee, chairman Glenn Plummer declared that the Bible says the only way people can reach God is through Jesus, 'not Muhammad' and 'not Allah'... Plummer added that people can't get to God through Buddha, the Dalai Lama or Sun Myung Moon either... [He also] called...

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Race and Hate Crimes in Post 9/11 Medford, OR

February 9, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/regional/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1044709371247310.xml

On February 9, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "during his seven years as a Medford [OR] resident, motel owner Nick Patel has always bragged to friends that he could leave his doors unlocked... But following a half dozen recent hate crimes, including a brash attack last week on a motel clerk from India who was mistaken for an...

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