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American Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Adha Nationwide

February 23, 2002

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On February 23, 2002, The Sand Diego Union-Tribune reported that "thousands of Muslims streamed into the San Diego Convention Center yesterday morning to pray about God's greatness and hear speeches extolling the virtues of their religion -- and of women in their faith... While Islam recognizes differences between men and women, 'it also affords them equality,' said Tehseen Lazzouni, one of the speakers at the Eid al-Adha holiday observance... In her talk, the 32-year-old San Diego resident said under Islam,...

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Muslims, Jews, and Christians Celebrate Prophet Abraham at Eid al-Adha

February 23, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

On February 23, 2002, the Los Angeles Times reported that "on one of Islam's most important holidays, a day dedicated to the remembrance of Abraham, Los Angeles Muslims and Jews met Friday and reminded themselves of their common patriarch... With 45 members in tow, Rabbi Harold Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom journeyed... to meet with the Muslims of King Fahd Mosque... For many from Schulweis' Conservative congregation, it was their first visit to a mosque prayer service--yet, they said, it somehow seemed familiar... And...

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Outrage Follows Robertson's Remarks on Islam

February 23, 2002

Source: The Seattle Times

On February 23, 2002, The Seattle Times reported that "religious broadcaster Pat Robertson drew criticism yesterday from Arab Americans and others for describing Islam as a violent religion that wants to 'dominate and then, if need be, destroy'... Robertson made the comment Thursday on his '700 Club' television program... 'The rhetoric is exactly the same as traditional anti-Semitism. All you can do is change the word 'Jew' to 'Arab' or 'Muslim,' ' said Hussein Ibish, spokesman for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination...

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American Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Adha Nationwide

February 23, 2002

Source: The Times-Picayune

On February 23, 2002, The Times-Picayune reported that "more than 1,000 New Orleans-area Muslims turned out to pray Friday morning to mark the Eid ul-Adha, one of Islam's two great public feasts. But the crowd was smaller than usual this year, because Muslims across the United States are divided over whether the feast fell Friday or today, an uncertainty born in the difficulty of sighting a thin crescent moon suspended in a sunset... The split highlights the work of a small corps of American Muslim scientists who hope to bring a...

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Muslims, Jews, and Christians Celebrate Prophet Abraham at Eid al-Adha

February 23, 2002

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On February 23, 2002, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "about 2,500 Milwaukee-area Muslims gathered Friday to celebrate one of Islam's holiest days and to learn from a prophet who is a central figure in the world's three great monotheistic religions -- the prophet Abraham... The spelling of his name varies from one religious tradition to another. So do details of his life. What remains rock solid in Islam, Judaism and Christianity is his greatness... And in Islam, that was illustrated by the event...

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Olympics Highlight Religious Diversity of Utah

February 23, 2002

Source: Star Tribune

On February 23, 2002, The Star Tribune reported that "the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the main religion in Utah, but other faiths - among them Judaism, Buddhism and even Hare Krishnas [ISKCON] - have found a place in the mountains... the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple... This Hindu temple, with 350 families actively worshipping, is flourishing... In the shadow of the Delta Center, home to Olympic figure skating, sits the Buddhist Temple of Salt Lake City, one of 16 Buddhist centers in the state... It's a...

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American Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Adha Nationwide

February 22, 2002

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On February 22, 2002, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "thousands of Muslims are to gather downtown in [St. Louis, MO] to celebrate Eid ul-Adha, the end of the hajj and Islam's second most celebrated day... 'It's one of the two biggest celebrations of the year,' said Aftab Ahmad, 38, a former Islamic Center board member. 'We might have 3,000 or 4,000 people downtown'... Imam Muhamed Hassic, a religious leader of the Bosnian Muslim community, will say the holy day morning prayers at the downtown service. In...

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Religious Centers and Developers Negotiate in Denver Suburb

February 22, 2002

Source: The Denver Post

On February 22, 2002, The Denver Post featured a report that "stung by criticism of limits on worship space at Stapleton, the Interfaith Council at Stapleton will draw up a list of restrictions so religious leaders can at least know the ground rules from the beginning... Letters will be sent soon to hundreds of religious organizations that may want to build worship centers, said Landri Taylor, a spokesman for Forest City Inc., which is developing the former Stapleton airport... The amount of land churches, synagogues, mosques...

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Outrage Follows Robertson's Remarks on Islam

February 22, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49436-2002Feb21.html

On February 22, 2002, The Washington Post featured the story "Robertson Calls Islam a Religion of Violence, Mayhem." It reported that "Television evangelist Pat Robertson yesterday described Islam as a violent religion bent on world domination, drawing immediate protests from American Muslims." The article quoted Robertson: "'ladies and gentlemen, I have taken...

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American Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Adha Nationwide

February 22, 2002

Source: Pittsburg Post-Gazette

On February 22, 2002, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "thousands of Muslims in the Pittsburgh area are preparing their hearts and homes for the celebration of Eid ul-Adha, or 'festival of the sacrifice,'... There also will be community potlucks, games, prizes, brunches and, especially, gift-giving in mosques and households... The merriment of Eid gives Muslims a chance to put the issues of Sept. 11 behind them. But not too far. For Farooq Hussaini, interfaith relations director for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh,...

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Outrage Follows Robertson's Remarks on Islam

February 22, 2002

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/Newsroom/press/2002/020222.htm

On February 22, 2002, Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy of the Interfaith Alliance issued a press release "Robertson’s Characterization of Islam: A Disgrace to Religion, Harmful to Healing Nation." It read, in part: "Islam, Christianity and Judaism all adhere to teachings that espouse the common values of peace, compassion and human dignity. Islam, as all other religions...

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Muslim Community Outside Fresno Alleges Prejudice

February 21, 2002

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-000013261feb21.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dpe%2Dcalifornia

On February 21, 2002, The Los Angeles Times reported "Muslim Hamlet Blames Sept. 11 for New Scrutiny." It reported on the "small Muslim community called Baladullah--mostly African American families escaping big city problems." The article continued, "Almost...

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American Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Adha Nationwide

February 21, 2002

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/02/20020221-4.html

On February 21, 2002, The White House issued a press release containing the following remarks from President Bush: "I am pleased to send warm greetings to Muslims across the United States as you celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday... During this special time, our Nation is reminded of the remarkable contributions of American Muslims to our history, culture, and...

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D.C. Area Music Group Performs Muslim Rap

February 21, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On February 21, 2002, The Washington Post featured an article on the Muslim hip-hop group Native Deen, "which puts a twist on the notion of 'Muslim rap.' The group's beat may sound heavy or angry, but the three young band members are all about choosing virtue over vice. Their songs encourage fasting during Ramadan, avoiding sex and violence, and being a good Muslim in school to avoid going to hell -- traditional Islamic messages but with a hip-hop beat... These days, their voices are tingling the ears of Muslims in the Washington...

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