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NCCJ Denounces Racial and Ethnic Profiling at Annual Meeting

June 12, 2002

Source: The Buffalo News

On June 12, 2002 The Buffalo News reported that "as government officials urge Americans to help uncover would-be terrorists, a national anti-bigotry group says those efforts must not include racial and ethnic stereotyping... Brian Foss, executive vice president of the National Conference for Community and Justice... was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the NCCJ's Western New York Regional Chapter at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo... Speaking before the event, Foss warned that racial and ethnic profiling are on the rise...

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American Jewish and Muslim Comedy Duo Perform Across Nation

June 10, 2002

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/sitearchives/2002/6/10/local/comedy00610cci3.shtml

On June 10, 2002 The Orange County Register reported that "a Muslim and a rabbi make up a comedy team that hopes to build better understanding between communities with a little light-hearted fun... Two stand-up comedians, Rabbi Bob Alper and Ahmed Ahmed, will appear in an...

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Muslim-Americans in Texas Organize their Political Voice

June 10, 2002

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/061002dnmetunity.ae9bb.html

On June 10, 2002 The Dallas Morning News reported "more than 7,000 attend Muslim political rally at Texas Stadium." The article continued, "Organizers said the event – the first in Texas – succeeded because of the fallout, both positive and negative, from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. 'America has engaged in a colossal conversation...

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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Convention Focuses on Civil Rights

June 9, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On June 9, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "the small pamphlets filled with the large words of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights were grabbed up at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination convention in Arlington this weekend as quickly as the complaint forms for airline profiling of Muslims... Talk... focused on the Justice Department's plans to fingerprint and photograph more than 100,000 visa holders who pose national security concerns... About 3,000 Arab Americans attended the largest gathering to date of...

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Columbus (GA) Interfaith Group to Build Habitat for Humanity House

June 8, 2002

Source: The Columbus Ledger-Inquirer

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/living/3423442.htm

On June 8, 2002 the reported "Faiths gather over dinner: Religious groups raising money for Habitat project." The article described an interfaith discussion group of Muslims, Christians, and Jews created after September 11. "The goal was simply to become more knowledgeable about one another's faith. ... Now, the three faith communities are planning...

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Editorial Praises Rabbi's Suggestion for Ground Zero that Focuses on Religious Freedom

June 8, 2002

Source: Omaha World-Herald

On June 8, 2002 the Omaha World-Herald featured an editorial that supports "an American rabbi, Daniel S. Brenner's... fascinating suggestion for what should be done with the World Trade Center site... Build a mosque there, he says. And put in a synagogue and a church as well. Or erect an inter-religious center where believers of diverse backgrounds can come together to discuss and honor their different gods in an atmosphere of mutual respect... The point, he says, is to show the world that America's religious...

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Muslims Join Christians and Jews for Interfaith Service Project

June 8, 2002

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/sitearchives/2002/6/8/news/faith00608cci3.shtm

On June 8, 2002 The Orange County Register reported that "Muslims in Orange County [California] have been busy trying to reshape the image of Islam among non-Muslims, taking their messages of neighborliness to freeway billboards, putting books and videos on Islam on library shelves...

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Indian and Pakistani Immigrants Live Together Peacefully in America

June 8, 2002

Source: Star Tribune

On June 8, 2002, the Star Tribune reported that "at a time when India and Pakistan are again on the verge of war, immigrants from those countries have found in Minnesota a home where friendship can supplant hatred... Which isn't to say that issues of religion and nationalism don't sometimes intervene. But the unifying threads of language, food, music and culture often transcend those issues... Indians and Pakistanis began making the Twin Cities home after 1965, when immigration laws were relaxed... The most recent influx has...

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At Harvard, Controversy Over "American Jihad" Speech

June 7, 2002

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/frameset.asp?pageLoc=/story/107/story_10725_1.html

On June 7, 2002, Beliefnet featured the full text of Zayed Yasin's commencement speech, "Of Faith and Citizenship: My American Jihad." Yasin's speech explained, "Jihad, in its truest and purest form, the form to which all Muslims aspire, is the determination to do right, to do justice even against your own interests. It is an individual struggle for...

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Muslim Student Association at Texas High School Continues to Educate Peers about Diversity

June 6, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On June 6, 2002 The Houston Chronicle featured an article on the Muslim Student Association at Westfield High School in Texas. When the group "formed three years ago at Westfield High School, it was a low-profile organization with a purpose of informing people about the Islamic faith... After the attacks on the World Trade Center last fall and the radical attempts to attach Islam to the terrorist acts, the group took on a larger role, although its mission remained the same... Months after the attacks, the association...

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Muslim-Americans in Texas Organize their Political Voice

June 4, 2002

Source: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/local/3395537.htm

On June 4, 2002 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that "the small gains in Muslim civic participation made during the summer of 2000 were all but erased by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Now, Muslims are trying to exercise their rights as Americans in an atmosphere of fear and confusion... [...

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In St. Louis, Law Enforcement Officials Answer Questions about Civil Liberties of American Muslims

June 3, 2002

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On June 3, 2002 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "officials who came to a mosque in St. Louis County [Missouri] on Sunday expecting to answer questions about hate crimes against Muslims instead found a congregation worried about how new federal anti-terrorism guidelines would affect them... The Daar-ul-Islam Mosque in west St. Louis County had invited officials from federal, state and county law enforcement and homeland security agencies to answer questions about how to deal with members' concerns about hate...

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