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U.S. Elected Officials and Government Agencies Make Satements in Response to Backlash

September 14, 2001

Source: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

http://www.usccr.gov/tragedy/tragcmpl.htm

On September 14, 2001, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) issued a statement announcing a telephone complaint line for "backlash" incidents related to religious or racial identity. The statement read, in part: "The United States Commission on Civil Rights has received complaints from Arab and Muslim Americans who are being targeted in the wake of Tuesday's attacks. In order to address these...

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U.S. Elected Officials and Government Agencies Make Satements in Response to Backlash

September 14, 2001

Source: Web Site of Senator Daschle

http://www.senate.gov/~daschle/frontstoryuseofforce.htm

On September 14, 2001, Senator Tom Daschle issued a statement on the Joint Resolution Authorizing the Use of Force to Defend America Against Terrorist Attacks. This statement read, in part: "We will be fierce in the defense of our ideals. We will make whatever material or physical sacrifice that is required of us to punish those who attacked our nation, and to prevent future attacks...

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In the U.S.: Muslims, Sikhs, Arabs, South Asians Face Threats, Violence - Immediate Backlash

September 14, 2001

Source: ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/wtc_backlash_010914.html

On September 14, 2001, ABC News reported on "Arab-Americans Feel Backlash: Firebombs, Name-Calling, Threats Reported." Continuing coverage included an chat with Al-Haaj Ghazi Khankan, director of Interfaith Affairs at the Islamic Center of Long Island and executive director for the Council...

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Increasing Intolerance in US

September 14, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On September 14, 2001, The New York Times reported on the increasing harassment and attacks against Muslims, Sikhs, Arabs, and others. "From Texas to Chicago to Long Island, there have been reports of arson, personal attacks and the police stopping men in Middle Eastern-style head coverings. The incidents are increasing despite many interfaith prayer services and calls from President Bush and other officials for the public not to single out anyone because of religion, race or ethnic origin." Across the country, reports continue to...

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

September 14, 2001

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On September 14, 2001, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published an editorial on "Misguided patriots" which read, in part: "Within hours of the terrorist attack, bomb threats had been made against a mosque in west St. Louis County. Taunts and cruel jokes were being directed at Muslim high school students. Threats and curses were hurled at Arab-Americans -- even at Sikhs, people from India who practice a completely different religion. Elsewhere, bullets shattered windows in a Texas mosque. Beatings and violence were reported in...

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Religious Communities and Advocacy Organizations Issue Statements Regarding Backlash, Scapegoating

September 14, 2001

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

http://www.nccbuscc.org/comm/archives/2001/01-163.htm

On September 14, 2001, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a joint statement with U.S. Muslim leaders, which read, in part: "Catholics and Muslims meet regularly as friends and religious partners in dialogue and engage together in many community projects. We are fully committed to one another as friends, believers, and citizens of this great land. We abhor all...

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