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Religious Leaders Gather at "Faith in the Face of Terror" Conference

October 25, 2001

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.faithandvalues.com

On October 25, 2001, The Christian Science Monitor reported on a conference in Washington, DC entitled 'Faith in the Face of Terror.'The article reported that "representatives of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity (with its major denominations) convened in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to place the terrorist attacks within a broader moral context and discuss how the faithful ought to respond...Each of the presentations at...

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Muslims Against Terrorism

October 25, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On October 25, 2001 The New York Times featured the article "A Daughter of Islam, and an Enemy of Terror" about the efforts of Aasma Khan, co-founder of Muslims Against Terrorism. "The Sunday after the tragedy, she and 10 colleagues formed a Web site and syncronized their mission: education. They developed a curriculum, sent speakers to schools in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, and made a presentation at a Columbia University workshop attended by 400 directors of after-school programs. 'The best way to stop the cycle of hate is...

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New Studies on Number of Muslims in the U.S.

October 25, 2001

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-000085068oct25.story

On October 25, 2001 The Los Angeles Times reported, "Muslim Population Inflated, Studies Find." The article references the CUNY study and the AJC-commissioned report. "The studies, coming at a time of intense interest in Muslim Americans following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, have reignited the testy debate over whether Islamic organizations are...

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Chapel-to-Go for Diverse Military

October 25, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 25, 2001, The Boston Globe reported, "Army's Natick Labs designs Chapel-to-Go for all faiths." The article reports that "the 'containerized chapel,' as it is formally known, can be dropped out the back of a cargo plane and within six hours be transformed into a multi-denominational religious center catering to Christians, Jews, and Muslims." The article continued, "According to the latest Defense Department statistics, of the 470,000 soldiers in the Army, about 40 percent are Protestant, 20 percent are Catholic, while...

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Christian Men from Middle East Accused of Celebrating Terror Attacks

October 25, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 25, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that three men of Middle Eastern descent have been accused of celebrating in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Police in Ashland, MA have investigated the rumors and are not pursuing the matter with charges. The article reported that "'We never did what they said," said Malhab, who moved here from Lebanon in 1998. 'Maybe we were happy, maybe we were singing, but it was not over what they said. I think people are afraid and assume these things because of the way we look...

New Studies on Number of Muslims in the U.S.

October 25, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On October 25, 2001 The New York Times reported "Studies Suggest Lower Count for Number of U.S. Muslims." The article noted, "Scholarly estimates, much cited in recent weeks, have put the Muslim population in the United States at as high as six million. But a survey of religious affiliation among American adults, released yesterday by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, estimated that there were 1.1 million Muslim adults living in the United States." Another study, "commissioned by the American Jewish Committee...

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Reports that "Backlash" Incidents are Declining; Workplace Discrimination Rising

October 24, 2001

Source: The Nando Times

http://www.nandotimes.com/nation/story/157108p-1484889c.html

On October 24, 2001, The Nando Times reported, "Groups tracking backlash violence since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks say hate crimes appear to be declining, although there are new complaints of workplace discrimination." The article notes that while groups report fewer violent incidents, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has "received so many calls to its field...

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Muslim State Trooper Awaits Ruling on Police Ban on Beards

October 24, 2001

Source: The Hartford Courant

On October 24, 2001, The Hartford Courant reported that "the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is expected to decide soon whether the state police ban on beards violates a Muslim state trooper's religious freedom, a contention the state police union does not support. Ahmed Abdul-Kaliq, 40, of Hamden, filed the complaint two years ago, but after a recent hearing, the commission is reportedly close to a decision, state police say."

Connecticut Interfaith Group Strengthened in Aftermath

October 24, 2001

Source: The Hartford Courant

On October 24, 2001, The Hartford Courant featured an article on Richard Freund, director of the Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford, and an interfaith trip to Morocco he led with a group of Muslims, Christian and Jews. Freund described the trip as part of a forum "'to allow dialogue between Muslims, Christians and Jews to occur in this country.'" Since September 11, "the group felt its mission had become even more significant...Interfaith dialogue, he said, 'is the only way to save ourselves, the...

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Islamic Society of Boston Continues Outreach

October 23, 2001

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/cgi-bin/getasciiarchive?script/2001/10/23/p15s1.txt

On October 23, 2001, The Christian Science Monitor featured an article that described an event at the Islamic Society of Boston in Cambridge, MA intended to allow Non-Muslims to learn about Islam. The first such event attracted 700 people, and programs at the Society's mosque and elsewhere continue to attract many people curious...

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The Arab-American Community of Dearborn, Michigan

October 23, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 23, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that in the city "that is the heart of the nation's largest concentration of Arab-Americans, vibrant ethnic media offer an intriguing mix of supportive and critical views of the war on terrorism."

New Muslim Converts Face Difficulties in Aftermath

October 22, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On October 22, 2001, The New York Times featured an article on the "thousands of new Muslim converts [in the US] struggling with their identities amid anti-Muslim fervor and declarations of an Islamic holy war being broadcast on television. Already estranged from relatives and friends, some of whom accuse them of joining a cult, these new Muslims face catcalls and fresh challenges to their faith....[However] many say the events of Sept. 11 only confirmed their commitment" to Islam.

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