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Sikhs Discuss Post 9/11 Abuses

November 20, 2002

Source: The KCRA Channel

http://www.thekcrachannel.com/news/1798310/detail.html

On November 20, 2002 The KCRA Channel reported that "complaints of civil rights abuses in our California escalated after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and now, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is investigating. What does an American look like? And what does a terrorist look like? Those two questions are at the heart of the civil rights concerns raised by a number of groups at a...

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Discussion of American Muslim Relations in Iowa

November 20, 2002

Source: MPAC

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=279

On November 20, 2002 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "relations between Americans and people of Muslim and Middle Eastern backgrounds have improved in some ways since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but much more needs to be done to foster understanding and peaceful co-existence among the groups, a diverse panel of cultural officials said Monday. Discussion at the Iowa City Public...

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Ramadan in America, 2002

November 19, 2002

Source: U.S. Department of State

On November 19, 2002 the U.S. Department of State reported that "Secretary of State Colin Powell hosted a Ramadan Iftaar dinner at the State Department on November 18 for American Muslim and Arab American community leaders. In his welcoming remarks, the Secretary said diversity, spirituality, and tolerance are America's greatest strengths, and extremism and violence are its greatest foes. The event was attended by a large group of Muslim community leaders from around the country, including representatives from American...

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Vandals Remove Ramadan Greeting

November 19, 2002

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0211190395nov19.story

On November 19, 2002 The Chicago Tribune reported that "when Erin Rose-al-Ashqar drove up to her Palos Hills [IL] home and found the family's twinkling green Ramadan sign smashed, she asked her husband Ibrahim to nail a new holiday greeting to the fence. That sign was gone the next day. This past weekend, the family fought back, installing yet another sign,...

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EEOC and North Carolina Medical Group Settle on Religious Discrimination Claim

November 18, 2002

Source: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

http://www.eeoc.gov/press/11-13-02.html

On November 18, 2002 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported that "the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced a... settlement under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act... of an employment discrimination claim... The agency's Charlotte District Office alleged that, during the fall of 2001, Ms. Crisco was subjected to a hostile work...

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December: Celebrations and Dilemmas, 2002

November 18, 2002

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/Education_01/4194_01.asp

On November 18, 2002 the Anti-Defamation League reported that "the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has reached out to public schools and public institutions nationwide with materials and information to help foster constitutionally permissible recognitions of the December holidays. A letter is being disseminated through...

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Rabbi and Imam Team Up to Educate Middle and High School Students

November 18, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/ny-liimam163005115nov16,0,6849177.story

On November 18, 2002 Newsday reported that "Rabbi Steven Moss is chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission. Nayyar Imam is president of the Islamic Association of Long Island. They teamed up to educate high school and junior high school students about the importance of not judging someone based on race, religion or ethnicity. Friday...

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Protest in Manhattan Against Post 9/11 Racial Profiling

November 17, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-nyprof173006745nov17,0,1061345.story

On November 17, 2002 Newsday reported that "about 200 people marched yesterday in lower Manhattan against the government's post-Sept. 11 treatment of immigrants, in a short-lived rally that quickly melted in the cold rain. Wearing signs such as 'Stand Against Racial Profiling,' demonstrators sloshed from One Police Plaza about four blocks to...

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Religious Diversity in Northern Virginia

November 17, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On November 17, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "the wooded acres near Shirley Gate and Braddock roads in central Fairfax County are already populated with a diverse mixture of religious institutions: a mosque and Pentecostal and Korean churches. Now crammed into classrooms in two Annandale locations, Gesher -- the only Jewish day school in Northern Virginia -- purchased 28 acres on the west side of Shirley Gate this year for $ 1.25 million. School officials received approval from the county to build a $ 12 million...

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Arson and Religious Centers

November 16, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 16, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "the national alarm over church burnings, prompted by dozens of fires set at churches in the South and Midwest in the mid-1990s, subsided several years ago after Congress gave federal authorities greater power to investigate and prosecute church arsons... The registry lists arsons and bombings at 21 synagogues and nine mosques. Most of the targets of attack were churches."

Religious Diversity in Northern Virginia

November 16, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61797-2002Nov15.html

On November 16, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "it has taken six years for the fast-growing Muslim congregation to have a place of worship that members could call their own. The 59,000-square-foot mosque, scheduled to open in phases beginning next month, is a rarity on the Northern Virginia landscape -- its arches, domed roof and three-story minaret...

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Controversy Over Somali Muslim Immigrant Communities in Small N.E. Town

November 15, 2002

Source: PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week611/cover.html

On November 15, 2002 PBS reported that "Muslim immigrants from war-torn Somalia, searching for a little peace and happiness... went on a search for a smaller, safer place to raise their families, and about a thousand ended up in Lewiston, Maine... at the Lewiston Adult Education Center, English as a second language classes are busting at the seams with students 'from away,' as Mainers...

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Fasting and Sports

November 15, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On November 15, 2002 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "as a linebacker [for the San Francisco 49ers] Saleem Rasheed refrains from food and drink during the holy month of Ramadan, which began Nov. 6. For many others, observing Ramadan presents a challenge, and certainly sacrifice, but for a football player, different challenges arise. 'We were concerned about his health,' said linebackers coach Richard Smith. 'Without the ability to rehydrate before and after daylight practices, Rasheed could imperil his health...

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Children's Museum of Houston Celebrates Religious Diversity

November 14, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On November 14, 2002 The Houston Chronicle reported that "the Children's Museum of Houston celebrates this diversity with the return of its annual Festivals of Light exhibit, which is open today through Jan. 20. The exhibit showcases eight religious and cultural observances. They are Diwali, Ramadan, Santa Lucia, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the Lunar New Year during its free Thursday Family Nights - starting this evening - and as WonderWeekend festivities through Feb. 2. Children can see how the...

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