Increasing Intolerance in US

October 9, 2001

Source: The Chicago Tribune

On October 9, 2001, The Chicago Tribune reported "Hate Crime reports reach record level." It noted, "There already have been hundreds of reports of hate crimes against Muslims and other religious and ethnic groups following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the...

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Islamic Center of Tacoma

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 November 2013.

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Address: 2010 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, Tacoma, WA 98466

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Muslim Leaders, Scholars, and Community Members Clarify that Terrorism is Contrary to Islam

October 9, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On October 9, 2001, The New York Times profiled Imam Siraj Wahhaj in the article "American Imam Refutes Attacks and Defends Islam." The article explained, "he is attending interfaith forums and speaking at schools and colleges, trying to explain what he sees as Islam's true nature. And among Muslims, he says, he is waging a jihad — and he chooses the word, which means struggle, deliberately — to use education to counter extremism. 'I've made a commitment to God and myself: I will do everything I can to eliminate these sicknesses...

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Response to Military Action in Afghanistan

October 8, 2001

Source: The Kansas City Star

On October 8, 2001, The Kansas City Star reported that "Kansas City area Muslims, already dismayed by comments of those who would link their religion to terrorism, watched news of Sunday's bombings unfold from several perspectives: as Muslims, as American citizens and as former residents of Middle Eastern countries...Area Muslims said they were praying that there would be few or no civilian casualties."

Connecticut Muslim Leaders Condemn Bin Laden's Message

October 8, 2001

Source: The Hartford Courant

On October 8, 2001, The Hartford Courant reported that "Osama bin Laden's call for all Muslims to join a fight against America was denounced Sunday by Muslim leaders in Connecticut, who again condemned his message as fraudulent."

Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 7, 2001

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On October 7, 2001, the The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "the terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11 may have expected that their deeds would separate American Muslims from mainstream American society. The opposite occurred. A new era of interfaith dialogue has begun. People of many faiths have reacted to the attacks by inviting Muslims to pray with them and to teach them about Islam."