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Editorials Regarding the Backlash, Scapegoating: Immediate Responses (Sept 13-16)

September 15, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On September 15, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle ran the editorial "Scapegoating our own." This editorial noted, "America's reaction to this week's terrorist attacks was wrapped in grief, anger and determination. One aspect it must not include is any scapegoating of loyal Arab Americans and Muslims living in this country. Already the country has felt this ignorant rage on the rise. Shattered windows of Middle Eastern businesses, hate messages on the Internet and vandalism of mosques are examples across the nation. There...

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National Day of Prayer and Remembrance

September 15, 2001

Source: The Oregonian

On September 15, 2001, The Oregonian reported on local observance of the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance in the article, "Oregonians find comfort, strength in many faiths." The article noted, "In Oregon's largest gathering, about 3,000 people gathered at the Rose Quarter Commons for a multifaith service. Firefighters in uniform stood with Muslim women wearing hijab, Zen students, people waving large flags and throngs of metro-area residents to hear messages of healing."

Masjid Makki

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 15 September 2001.

Contact Information

Address: 1959 Macy St, San Bernardino, CA 92411

Religious Communities and Advocacy Organizations Issue Statements Regarding Backlash, Scapegoating

September 14, 2001

Source: ACLU

http://www.aclu.org/news/2001/n091401a.html

On September 14, 2001, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued a statement "urging tolerance and respect for everyone in America in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington and urged police officials across the country to respond quickly to reports of violence or threats against all people. 'We are deeply disturbed about the increasing reports of violence and threats against Muslims, Arab...

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Darul Falah

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 October 2006.

Phone: 714-838-2325
Website: http://www.darulfalah.org
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Muslims Targets of Backlash in Workplace

September 14, 2001

Source: USA TODAY

On September 14, 2001, USA TODAY reported that the backlash against Muslims and others is extending to the workplace. In the wake of numerous incidents, some companies have taken a proactive position. "PolyOne, a specialty chemical company based in Cleveland, sent out a message from its CEO to all employees about efforts to provide support and help. '(The search for suspects) may lead to very angry feelings and calls for retribution, perhaps against particular ethnic groups,' the message read. 'Do not blame the innocent for the crimes of...

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Editorials Regarding the Backlash, Scapegoating: Immediate Responses (Sept 13-16)

September 14, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On September 14, 2001, The Washington Post published the editorial "Adding Shame to Grief." This ediorial noted, "The rage and sorrow that have filled the country are no excuse for giving in to ugly stereotypes that label whole communities for the acts of extremists. This week many Muslims have struggled to remind their neighbors that they are Americans too, shocked and outraged by the slaughter of innocents. If anger and vengeance are allowed to drown out that message, it will only add shame to the nation's grief."

Editorials Regarding the Backlash, Scapegoating: Immediate Responses (Sept 13-16)

September 14, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/257/editorials/Misplaced_angerP.shtml

On September 14, 2001, The Boston Globe published the editorial "Misplaced Anger," which stated, "Americans who wish to take a stand against the blind, irrational cruelty of terrorism can begin by opposing the blind, irrational scapegoating of ordinary Arabs and Muslims in this country. The terrorists who coldly plotted mass murder for months or years...

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Debate on the Role of Talk Radio in Tense Times

September 14, 2001

Source: Orlando Sentinel

On September 14, 2001 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "as Central Floridians crawled through morning traffic Thursday, a talk-radio host told his listeners that Muslims at 'the mosque on Goldenrod' were celebrating Tuesday's terrorist attacks on America... A talk-show caller related the tale of a melee at the University of Central Florida prompted by rejoicing Arab-Americans... Neither incident occurred. There was no celebration. And there was no fight... The airing of anonymous callers making unchecked claims about local Muslims...

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U.S. Sikhs Ask for Unity, Work for Increased Understanding

September 14, 2001

Source: The Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force

http://www.sikhmediawatch.org/media_watch/mr20010914.htm

On September 14, 2001, The Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force issued a press release entitled, "Sikhs Blamed for Attack on America; Ask for Help." The statement read, in part: "...we are becoming the mistaken targets of 'retaliation'. In different parts of the country, Sikhs have been harassed, threatened, attacked, and brutally beaten. An elderly Sikh man is...

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