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Rochester Interfaith Gathering: To Remember, To Unite

November 5, 2001

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesternews.com/1105story3.html

On November 5, 2001, The Democrat and Chronicle reported, "Many faiths seek unity amid conflict: Special rite in Rochester draws 120 worshippers." The event "began with the blowing of a Jewish shofar, followed by Buddhist bells and a Muslim call to prayer. They were at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church yesterday -- Christians, Jews, Muslims and representatives of other faiths -- to remember...

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Interfaith Events Foster Tolerance

November 5, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-000088535nov05.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dpe%2Dcalifornia

On November 5, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported on two Interfaith panels that focused on religious tolerance. "Although the Sept. 11 attacks gave the panel discussions more urgency, the initial idea sprang from the vandalism of the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley in...

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Afghan-Americans in Virginia

November 5, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39690-2001Nov4.html

On November 5, 2001, The Washington Post reported, "Va. Afghans Caught Between Old World and New." The article noted, "Before anyone else, they saw the brewing turmoil in Afghanistan. And though Washington's Afghan American community -- one of the largest in the country -- could never have imagined how it would spill over into the United States on Sept. 11, they...

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Seattle Muslims Come Together, Reach Out

November 5, 2001

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134362669_muslimpower05m.html

On November 5, 2001, The Seattle Times reported, "Area Muslims say it's time to join together, speak out." It profiled Tariq Panni, noting that he and "other local Muslims who have not been much of a political force are suddenly making themselves into one." The article explained that, motivated by hate crimes and profiling, diverse local...

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Muslims Discourage Aggressive US Military Action During Ramadan

November 4, 2001

Source: The Tampa Tribune

On November 4, 2001, The Tampa Tribune reported that Ramadan "is the holiest month in the Islamic faith, marking when Allah revealed the Muslim holy book, the Koran, to Muhammad the prophet. Muslims submit themselves to the will of God, show self-control and remember the needy who suffer deprivation year-round...To protect the fragile alliance with Muslim countries, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has urged the United States to curtail bombing raids on Afghanistan during Ramadan."

Editorial on New Interest in Religious Diversity

November 4, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.religiousdiversityfaire.org

On November 4, 2001, the Los Angeles Times featured the editorial "A Readiness to Listen," which stated "interest in other faith traditions, particularly Islam, has increased exponentially. It's as though we've awakened from sleep to find ourselves suddenly confronting our ignorance about people of different faiths, both locally in our neighborhoods, workplaces and schools, and globally in faraway lands." The...

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American Muslims Find Faith and Community in College

November 3, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 3, 2001, The New York Times reported that many "colleges provide a haven for spiritual exploration... [and that] many American Muslims have become more religious at school." The article focuses on the experiences of American Muslim women in college. Nadia Aziz, communications director for a coalition of West Coast student groups, said "'I've see such a change in Muslim students in the past few years. There are so many more coming to Islam... Within this country there's an Islamic revival'... Many of the newly devout...

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Arrests Follow Arson at Washington Mosque

November 2, 2001

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134361710_mosque03m.html

On November 2, 2001, The Seattle Times reported, "Three arrested in connection with arson at mosque." The article noted, "Police found broken windows and a curtain and door charred at the Masjid Omar Al-Farooq Mosque shortly after midnight. Witnesses said several people were seen running from the scene. A police dog led officers to a nearby home where...

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Arson at Church that Condemned Islam

November 2, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On November 2, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that a fire at a church in Pennsylvannia was intentionally set. "Old Paths Baptist Church in North Codorus Township [posted] a roadside sign that [said] 'Trust Mohammed to be damned'...The Rev. Matthew Jarrell said 'Somebody has to be right. Somebody has to be wrong,'...'We think the Bible is right and Koran is wrong. We think Jesus is right and Mohammed is wrong.'"

Cardinal Fears Vandalism Intended to Cause Rift

November 1, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On November 1, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "Cardinal Roger Mahony cautioned against a rush to judgment...after three Roman Catholic parishes were vandalized and a stolen statue of Father Junipero Serra was found at a mosque...The vandals could be taking advantage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to cause rifts within the two religions, the cardinal said at a press conference with Maher Hathout, director of the Islamic Center of Southern California."

Atlanta Business Prayer Breakfast Includes Muslim Prayers

November 1, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On November 1, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "normally, the Atlanta Interfaith Business Prayer Breakfast will have business leaders read from the Old and New Testament. But this year...Fareed El Amin, an executive with H.J. Russell Construction Co., read from the Quran, the holy book of Islam, before a crowd of more than 1,500 local business leaders."

Outreach Efforts Delay Completion of Orange County Mosque

October 31, 2001

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-000086685oct31.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dpe%2Dcalifornia

On October 31, 2001, The Los Angeles Times reported "Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks Delay Completion of O.C. Mosque." The article noted, "The terrorism caused county Muslim leaders over the past seven weeks to shift priorities from the mosque and focus instead on security...

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Low Threshold of Suspicion, Finds American Muslim Military Officer

October 30, 2001

Source: The Baltimore Sun

On October 30, 2001 The Baltimore Sun featured the article "It's a nation on edge, Air Force officer finds." The article noted that "[Faisal] Siddiqui, 29, is brown-skinned and Muslim. He's also an American, an Air Force captain and a lawyer who is a judge advocate for the 11th Wing at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington." But in a changed America, the article reports, a simple visit to a car dealership can result in being questioned by the FBI. "FBI sources confirmed yesterday that they visited [Faisal] Siddiqui last week after a...

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