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Young Men Face Hate Crimes Trial for Attempted Arson of New York Synagogue

August 27, 2002

Source: New York Daily News

On August 27, 2002 the New York Daily News reported that "Mohammed Alfaquih, 20, and Mazin Assi, 23, both of Yonkers, are charged with attempting to set fire to the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale [New York] on Oct. 8, 2000...  The incident took place just before the start of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. The men have been charged with committing a hate crime and face up to 15 years in prison... Family and friends of the young Arab [men] accused in a synagogue arson attempt said...

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Plans to Attack Florida Islamic Centers Uncovered

August 26, 2002

Source: The Bradenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/3938018.htm

On August 26, 2002, The Bradenton Herald reported that Altaf Ali, executive director of the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, "called Sunday for Gov. Jeb Bush to provide leadership in the investigation of a plot to bomb Florida Islamic centers and mosques... [He] also asked that the state provide security at mosques until the threat of more attacks has passed......

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Services for 9/11 Anniversary in Minnesota

August 26, 2002

Source: Star Tribune

On August 26, 2002 Star Tribune reported that "across Minnesota, an extraordinary number of events are planned for the first anniversary of Sept. 11 to commemorate those killed. Bells will toll and tornado sirens will go off. Muslims, Jews and Christians will pray together. Firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel will be honored. There will be events at the Minnesota History Center, the Metrodome, the Mall of America and the State Capitol."

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Sponsors 9/11 Memorial Quilt

August 26, 2002

Source: MPAC

On August 26, 2002 the Muslim Public Affairs Council issued a press release stating that "the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is sponsoring a quilt-making project in [memory] of the victims of September 11... Members of the media are invited to document the construction of the quilt this Saturday, August 31, 2002, at the Islamic Center of Southern California [in Los Angeles] starting at 10:00 A.M... The first presentation of the completed quilt will be at the Islamic Center of Southern California on September 8, 2002, during MPAC's...

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Interfaith Peace March Visits Diverse Religious Centers in New York State

August 26, 2002

Source: The Times Union

http://www.dharmawalk.org

On August 26, 2002 The Times Union reported that "20 peace marchers began a journey from Schenectady County [New York] to New York City on Sunday...    They plan to reach New York Sept. 11 in time for a candlelight vigil seeking a nonviolent resolution to global conflicts...    Representing various religions and nationalities, marchers started near the site of the former Mohawk Mall in Niskayuna and made their way to the Islamic Community...

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American Muslims Plan 'National Day of Unity and Peace' for September 11

August 26, 2002

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair-net.org/dayofunity/

On August 26, 2002, the Council for American Islamic-Relations (CAIR) issued a press release stating that "the Muslim American Society (MAS), under the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, announced today that it will join with the American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC) in encouraging local Muslim communities to observe a 'National Day of Unity and Prayer' on September 11, 2002... The AMPCC consists of American Muslim...

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Interfaith Peacemakers in Minnesota Remember September 11

August 26, 2002

Source: Star Tribune

On August 26, 2002 the Star Tribune reported that "bells will toll and tornado sirens will go off. Muslims, Jews and Christians will pray together. Firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel will be honored. There will be events at the Minnesota History Center, the Metrodome, the Mall of America and the State Capitol...

�������Across Minnesota, an extraordinary number of events are planned for the first anniversary of Sept. 11 to commemorate those killed."

Las Vegas Community Closer After Attacks

August 25, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On August 25, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "a year later, [Las Vegas Jami Masjid] mosque members say something good came out of the attacks: a chance to explain who they are and share their religion with outsiders. 'We're Americans,' said Cadry Genena, 57, a member of the Jami Masjid mosque. 'I think some people think if you're a Muslim, you're already on the other side.' Ambar Faridi, 19, said her brother's car was vandalized and one of her friends was beaten up at a bus stop. 'People were naturally angry,' Faridi...

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Muslim Americans Gather for Picnic and Political Empowerment in Virginia

August 25, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60787-2002Aug25.html

On August 25, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "Muslim Americans from more than 20 countries gathered at a Reston [Virginia] park yesterday for an old-fashioned picnic, eating grilled burgers and watermelon and listening to appeals to vote in the upcoming election... Sponsors of the event at Lake Fairfax Park, which included several area mosques and...

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Plans to Attack Florida Islamic Centers Uncovered

August 24, 2002

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/08/24/TampaBay/Podiatrist_s_arsenal_.shtml

On August 24, 2002 the St. Petersburg Times reported on the arrest of Robert Jay Goldstein, a 37-year-old podiatrist from Seminole, Florida who was "charged with possessing illegal bombs and attempting to damage Islamic centers... [He] had compiled a list of 50 Islamic centers and mosques in the Tampa Bay area and Florida, federal authorities said...

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Plans to Attack Florida Islamic Centers Uncovered

August 24, 2002

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://www.tampatrib.com/MGAU4E7Z85D.html

On August 24, 2002, The Tampa Tribune reported that "one day after authorities say they stumbled upon a cache of munitions at his town house,... Robert Goldstein... was accused of planning to blow up roughly 50 mosques and Islamic centers in the Tampa Bay area and throughout the state [of Florida]... Federal agents say they found a meticulous, three-page 'mission template' to destroy an Islamic education center...

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Albuquerque Learns More about its Immigrant Communities

August 24, 2002

Source: Albuquerque Tribune

On August 24, 2002 the Albuquerque Tribune reported that "three local organizations have teamed up to survey how people born abroad hold on to their culture... language, art and religion [in Albuquerque, New Mexico]... the survey... is aimed at identifying and documenting about 45 ethnic groups with populations of 750 or more... Funding slightly more than $60,000 comes from the city's Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts and the Arts Alliance...   Interviews are designed to find...

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New Survey Shows Majority of Muslims Experienced Support After September 11

August 23, 2002

Source: The Detroit News

http://detnews.com/2002/nation/0208/23/a04-569430.htm

On August 23, 2002 The Detroit News reported that "the terrorist attacks last Sept. 11 triggered acts of kindness, as well as bias toward Arab Americans and people of the Muslim faith, a survey released this week found... ���The nationwide survey, released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, found that 57 percent of Muslim Americans said they experienced bias after the...

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

August 20, 2002

Source: Deseret News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,405025346,00.html

On August 20, 2002, the Deseret News reported that the Tabesh family's hotel in Heber City, Utah "was burned last month in apparent hate crime... Since part of the hotel her family owns was doused with accelerant and set on fire last month, Samina Tabesh worries those responsible will return... But Monday night, she and other family members relaxed and were smiling during a benefit concert...

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