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Muslim Leaders Fear Increasing Marginlization

September 27, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

On September 27, 2002 the Los Angeles Times reported that "a year after the Sept. 11 attacks, American Muslim leaders increasingly fear their community is being pushed to the margins of the American political system. Until the attacks, Muslims had been making steady gains in moving into the American mainstream... In the weeks directly following the attacks, it seemed possible that trend would continue. National leaders, following the lead of President Bush, insisted that the U.S. war on terror should not become an occasion for...

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Rochester Muslims Reach Out

September 26, 2002

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/news/0922story1_news.shtml

On September 26, 2002 the Democrat and Chronicle reported that "in the year after the 9/11 tragedy, many Rochester [NY]-area Muslims join their counterparts nationwide in feeling very much under the microscope, singled out, under scrutiny -- their most cherished beliefs often misunderstood. Yet those feelings have only strengthened their conviction to reach out to...

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American Hindus Gather to Mourn Shootings at Swaminarayan Temple in India

September 26, 2002

Source: The Association of Indian Muslims of America

In a press relase dated September 26, 2002 The Association of Indian Muslims of America stated that "We the Association of Indian Muslims of America, Washington, DC, have been shocked to learn of the horrible terrorist attack on the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. On behalf of about 150,000 Indian Muslims in US, we categorically condemn this most reprehensible and cowardly attack, in the strongest possible terms. The violent attack on civilians, especially inside a place of worship that...

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Muslims Pray for ‘Soul Of America’ At Capitol

September 25, 2002

Author: Kevin Eckstrom

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/muslims_to_pray_for_soul_of_america_at_capitol1/

Swapping prayer rugs for massive plastic rain tarps, an estimated 3,500 Muslims gathered at the foot of the U.S. Capitol on Friday (Sept. 25) to pray for “the soul of America” in a grassroots demonstration of religious and national pride.

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Utah Motel Owner Who Cried "Hate Crime" Now Charged with Arson

September 25, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On September 25, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "Alpine Lodge co-owner Mazhar Tabesh has been charged with starting the July 21 fire that caused $100,000 damage to the motel. Tabesh, 39, had claimed that the fire was a hate crime by people prejudiced against him and his family because they are Muslims from Pakistan. The motel, owned by Tabesh and his father-in-law, had been on the market for a while and Tabesh had more than once said he 'wanted out from under it,' [Heber City police Sgt. Jason ] Bradley said."

Hate Crimes Soar in Massachusetts

September 25, 2002

Source: The Boston Herald

On September 25, 2002 The Boston Herald reported that "the number of hate crimes in Massachusetts rose dramatically in the year of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, largely as a result of a backlash against Muslims and Arabs, according to a new state report. A total of 576 incidents were reported in 2001, up 24 percent from the 463 reported in 2000, according to the Governor's Task Force on Hate Crimes. Among them were 133 crimes motivated by religious bias, a 43 percent increase over the previous year's...

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An Interview with Franklin Graham

September 25, 2002

Source: Citizen-Times

http://cgi.citizen-times.com/cgi-bin/story/news/20730

On September 25, 2002 Citizen-Times reported that "Franklin Graham does not see himself picking up the mantle of his father's legacy. Nor does he consider himself a crusader against Islam, though Graham said he worries too few people realize the extent to which the country has been 'Islamized.' 'I do have experiences in my life that formulated why I believe what I believe but I am not on an...

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Update: Community Rebuilds Vandalized Ohio Mosque

September 25, 2002

Source: The Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/4146439.htm

On September 25, 2002 The Beacon Journal reported that "on Tuesday, several Kent children and their parents began going door to door to gather money and words of support for the mosque, which vandals attacked early Friday... 'The mosque has been a good neighbor,' said David Odell-Scott, whose children are taking part in the effort. 'We just wanted them to know that we care, and they have our support. And...

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Latino Muslims Receive More Attention and Support

September 25, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On September 25, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "where they once were an unrecognized 'other' in demographic studies of American Muslim communities, the number of Hispanic converts to Islam is growing... 'This phenomenon is quite old,' said Sheikh Zoubir Bouchikhi, Imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston's Southeast mosque. 'It's not only in Houston [TX] but also all over the United States,' he said. 'In the last five years we have an increase in the number of people embracing Islam: Latinos.' A study of...

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Web Site to Highlight Architecture of Islamic World

September 25, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On September 25, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "an Islamic spiritual leader has united with Harvard, MIT and six Middle Eastern universities to create a Web site its creators hope will advance architecture throughout the Islamic world. The site, Archnet.org, includes 600,000 archived images, counts 6,000 members in 110 countries and links architecture schools around the world, eliminating the need for education centers in the developing world to build big libraries. The site...

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After Sharing Kidney Donation Experience, New Friends Reach Out to Help

September 24, 2002

Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles

On September 24, 2002 The Daily News of Los Angeles reported that "Patricia Abdullah... [a] white Muslim woman from Sherman Oaks donated a life-saving kidney to... Mike Jones... [an] African-American Christian man in a Sept. 25 [2001] operation performed by two surgeons at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - one Jewish, the other German. A year later, Abdullah wants us to know this: The quality of her life has not diminished after donating a kidney to Jones. It's gotten better... from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the Sizzler...

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Man Charged with Document Fraud Cleared of Explosives Charges

September 23, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On September 23, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "tests that found explosive residue on the bags of a Muslim cleric arrested at Portland's airport on document fraud charges have been thrown out after they were reviewed at an FBI crime lab, the man's lawyer said. Stanley Cohen, a New York civil rights attorney who took the case of Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye, said the FBI tests showed the bags were free of explosives residues. Kariye, 41, is accused of using false information - including a changed name - while...

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Three Muslim Medical Students Detained and Released

September 22, 2002

Source: The Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-cmuslim22sep22.story

On September 22, 2002 The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that "less than a week after Larkin Community Hospital president enraged Muslim community leaders by turning away three medical students cleared of planning terror attacks, Dr. Jack Michel received a hero's welcome at a Saturday afternoon Islamic conference... Michel would not confirm that...

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Three Muslim Medical Students Detained and Released

September 22, 2002

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/4125413.htm

On September 22, 2002 The Miami Herald reported that "the physician charged with coordinating the education of three Ross University medical students detained in a recent Alligator Alley terrorist scare says he's been removed from his position at Larkin Community Hospital because he tried to find another Miami-area hospital for the students to complete their course work....

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