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Increasing Intolerance in US

October 3, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61641-2001Oct3.html

On October 3, 2001, The Washington Post reported "For 'Other' Americans, A New Kind of Terrorism." The article noted, "All of a sudden -- because of their dress, their beards, their religion, their names, their cultural backgrounds -- some of our neighbors and co-workers have become branded as 'outsiders.'" This article focused on the experiences of a Baltimore...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 3, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On October 3, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "the Rev. Stephen Perotti, pastor of Brush Creek Christian Church in Cranberry, invited to his church's Sunday service a guest, Farooq Hussaini...director of interfaith relations at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh...[to] ask Christians to seek unity in shared beliefs."

Increase in Hate Crimes in Metro Washington, DC

October 3, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On October 3, 2001, The Washington Post reported that incidents suspected as hate crimes "have increased around the region since Sept. 11, with most victims being Arab Americans, Muslims, Sikhs and people who look Middle Eastern. More than 20 such incidents have been reported in Fairfax County ...Montgomery County has had 12 reported hate crimes...Police said they suspect that many incidents are not being reported, [they] have increased patrols at all of the county's mosques and Islamic schools...A few of the recently reported...

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Hospital Hosts Islamic Society Community Event

October 2, 2001

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On October 2, 2001, The St Petersburgh Times reported that doctors and other staff members of the Oak Hill Hospital have felt the need to be active in supporting the local Muslim community who "have felt like targets themselves in the weeks after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C....To help unite and bring understanding to the community, the Islamic Society of Hernando County is sponsoring a community-wide reception...on the campus of Oak Hill Hospital."

Supreme Court Declines to Consider Religious Discrimination and Racial Profiling Cases

October 2, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 2, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported that "a Muslim woman will not be allowed to pursue claims that her boss violated her rights by pressuring her to stop wearing a head scarf to work." Zenib Ali said she "was told in 1996 to stop wearing the scarf at work or she would be transferred to a position with less customer interaction...She said her religion requires her head to be covered in the presence of men who are not family members...The Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider reinstating Zeinab Ali's lawsuit...

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Elected Officials Visit Mosques, Islamic Centers

October 2, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1002,6439%257E166665,00.html

On October 2, 2001, The Denver Post reported that Governor Owens visited the Colorado Muslim Society "to reassure Muslims in Colorado that acts of bigotry against them will not be tolerated." The article noted, "The mosque was the site of an interfaith gathering Sept. 21 in which more than 1,000 people of different faiths linked arms to encircle the mosque and show...

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Supreme Court Declines to Consider Religious Discrimination and Racial Profiling Cases

October 2, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 2, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "the Supreme Court, showing little interest in the issue of racial profiling, refused Monday to hear a challenge to a small New York town's decision to stop and question every young black man in the area as police looked for a crime suspect who was black. The court also turned away a job bias claim from a Muslim woman who says her boss at a rental car agency told her she could not wear a full head scarf while serving customers...The two cases were among more than 1,800 the...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 1, 2001

Source: Newsday

On October 1, 2001, Newsday reported that "Hundreds of Queens residents gathered...for a solemn and, at times, spirited multifaith service honoring World Trade Center victims. Reflecting the borough's diversity, representatives of virtually every major global religion delivered remarks, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist."

Al-Salaam

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