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New American Minority: American-Muslims

October 10, 2002

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.christiansciencemonitor.com/2002/1007/p02s01-ussc.html

On October 10, 2002 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "Muslims are taking root in America. Though small in number, they're growing fast and setting up enclaves in some of the largest cities. A study released today shows they're better educated and almost as well paid as the non-Hispanic white population. But if American Muslims are poised to...

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Justice Department Forum Dialogues with Seattle Minority Communities

October 10, 2002

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

On October 10, 2002 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that "despite assurances that the federal government wants citizens to report acts of racial or religious discrimination in the aftermath of last year's terrorist attacks, some members of Seattle's minority communities remain unconvinced. A forum in South Seattle... held by the Justice Department..., attended by about 150 people, was the seventh held across the nation by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America....

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U.S. Postal Service to Issue Stamps Commemorating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Muslim Eid

October 10, 2002

Source: NBC4

http://www.nbc4.com/news/1712914/detail.html

On October 10, 2002 NBC4 reported that "a new stamp commemorating two important Muslim holidays will be available beginning Thursday at Washington, D.C. post offices. Startng Friday, it becomes available across the country, according to the U.S. Postal Service. A 34-cent Eid stamp was first issued on Sept. 1, 2001, at the annual Islamic Society of North America's convention in Des Plaines, Ill. The new version comes at...

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Diana Eck Speaks about Efforts to Maintain Interfaith Friendship

October 9, 2002

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-10-09-peace-personal_x.htm

On October 9, 2002 USA Today reported that "the attorneys general for California, Nebraska and Texas report surges in hate crimes in the past year, largely a result of a post-Sept. 11 backlash against Muslims and Arabs... 'There is no doubt that tension and longstanding turbulence in other parts of the world transfer into relations in the United States,' says Diana Eck...

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Milton, MA Schools to Implement Diversity Policy

October 9, 2002

Source: The Patriot Ledger

On October 9, 2002 The Patriot Ledger reported that "Milton Schools Superintendent Mary Grassa O'Neill told the school committee last night that the district is making progress in implementing the diversity policy adopted last year. The school committee adopted the policy at the urging of Citizens for a Diverse Milton, a local grassroots organization, last November. Grassa O'Neill also presented  a newly crafted Milton Public Schools Recruitment and Hiring Handbook last night. The document includes strategies for finding...

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Reactions to Falwell's Statement "Mohammed was a Terrorist"

October 8, 2002

Source: The Nation

On October 8, 2002 the Nation reported that "The conservative Baptist minister (Jerry Falwell) tells correspondent Bob Simon that he has concluded from reading Muslim and non-Muslim writers that Islam's prophet 'was a- violent man, a man of war... I've said often and many places that most Muslims are people of peace and want peace and tranquility for their families and abhor terrorism... Islam, like most faiths, has a fringe of radicals who carry on bloodshed wherever they are. They do not represent Islam'... In response to Falwell's...

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Muslim Woman Found Dead in Burned Remains of Home

October 8, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.sltrib.com/10082002/nation_w/5151.htm

On October 8, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "an autopsy revealed that the Muslim woman found dead in the burned out remains of her home had been killed before the fire was set, police said Monday. The death of 37-year-old Angie Abdullah was a homicide, but no evidence was found to suggest the woman was a victim of a hate crime, police Lt. Rich Schnebly said. Police found no evidence of...

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Calls for Idaho Law Enforcement to Increase Protection of State's Muslim Community

October 7, 2002

Source: The Idaho Statesman

http://www.idahostatesman.com/story.asp?ID=22290

On October 7, 2002 The Idaho Statesman reported that "a national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group is calling on Idaho law enforcement officials to step up protection of that state’s Muslim community following an incident in which a Muslim woman died in a fire that may be bias-related. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), says the weekend fire maybe the second time in a...

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Masjid Al-Ansar

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Phone: 619-282-4407
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Stories of Young Women's Conversions

October 7, 2002

Source: The St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/10/07/Floridian/Young__female_and_Mus.shtml

On October 7, 2002 The St. Petersburg Times reported that "every year, about 20,000 people in the United States convert to Islam, in addition to those who convert in prison, according to a study conducted last year by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Of these converts, there are more women than men, the majority of them young and...

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Web Site to Highlight Architecture of Islamic World

October 6, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 6, 2002, the Boston Globe reported the launch of ArchNet.com, the largest Web source on Islamic architecture, on Sept. 27 by Harvard, MIT, and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. "The site, seeking to capitalize on the growing interest in Islam, invites cultures and societies across the world to fish through the 600,000 images, papers, and documents. 'ArchNet is extremely inclusive, we want to show the plurality that exists in the Muslim world,' said Shiraz Allibhai, the site's managing director."

Reactions to Falwell's Statement "Mohammed was a Terrorist"

October 6, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On October 6, 2002 The Houston Chronicle reported that "more than 100 Muslims demonstrated outside a local CBS affiliate Saturday to protest a 60 Minutes interview in which the Rev. Jerry Falwell brands the prophet Muhammad a 'terrorist.' According to an article on the CBS Web site, the comments appear in a segment on Falwell and conservative Christians' support of Israel, and their belief that 'the turmoil in the Middle East is a harbinger of the second coming of Christ.'"

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