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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (September)

September 19, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On September 19, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "Christian, Muslim and Jewish clergy will lead a prayer service tomorrow at noon in Market Square to mourn those killed in the terrorist acts of Sept. 11 and to pray for survivors, rescuers and world peace." The article noted that, "The clergy of Pittsburgh want to give the entire community an opportunity to gather, mourn and move toward healing and reconciliation."

Murder of Egyptian Grocery Store Owner Being Investigated as Hate Crime

September 19, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-091901karas.story

On September 19, 2001, The Los Angeles Times reported on the murder of Adel Karas in San Gabriel, California. The shooting death is being investigated by the FBI as a hate crime. The article noted, "If Karas were targeted for his perceived religion or ethnicity, a cruel absurdity lies in the ignorance of the act: He was a Coptic Christian who had fled Egypt more...

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Mississippi Muslim Association and Masjid Omar

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 November 2013.

Phone: 601-371-2834
Email: mississippi.muslim@gmail.com
Website: http://mmaic.org/
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History

Masjid Omar, the second oldest masjid in Jackson, was founded in 1978 in the southeast end of the city. With financial help from a group of Saudi Arabian and Lebanese families that has recently moved to Mississippi, Elgenaid Hamadain established the masjid in a refurbished residential home in a quiet...

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In the Schools: Harassment and Unity

September 19, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-000075156sep19.story

On September 19, 2001, The Los Angeles Times published the article "Arab American Youths Endure Taunts at Schools." The article noted that, following reports of harassment at local schools, "...the Los Angeles district sent out a memo Friday to remind students that they will be punished for hate crimes including any 'physical and/or verbal assaults directed to selected groups of...

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Acts of Support and Solidarity Following the Backlash

September 18, 2001

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On September 18, 2001, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on letters from local school children, sent to the President, the rescuers, and to children at Al-Salam Day School, a local Muslim school that had closed due to threats. The article reported, "Riverview Gardens schools Superintendent Chris Wright told school principals that the recent terrorist acts, which have been linked to Islamic extremists, offered students a chance to learn about American values as well as about discrimination against Arab-Americans or Muslims...

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