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Growth of Technology and Asian American Presence Impacts California Communities

March 26, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/03/26

On March 26, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "results of the 2000 U.S. Census will begin revealing the impact of two of the most powerful forces of demographic change in the Bay Area -- technology and Asian immigration -- on southern Alameda and northern Santa Clara counties...Asian students make up 40 percent of...

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Evangelical Christians Try to Convert Muslims

March 25, 2001

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://inq.philly.com/content/inquirer/2001/03/25/city/EVANG25.htm

On March 25, 2001, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "responding to Muslims has become a keen concern for many Christians as they watch Islam's steady growth in size and respectability in this country. While Roman Catholic and most Mainline Protestant churches promote theological tolerance and dialogue," evangelical leaders have rallied "their troops...

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Deputy Allegedly Threatens Life of Muslim Murder Suspect

March 22, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

http://www.accessatlanta.com/partners/ajc/newsatlanta/alamin/032201.html

On March 22, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin's supporters say a sheriff's deputy threatened to kill Al-Amin...[Al-Amin] is accused of killing Deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounding Deputy Aldranon English in a shootout March 16, 2000...The threat adds to tensions between the sheriff's...

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Muslim Society Plans to Build New Mosque

March 22, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On March 22, 2001, The Washington Post reported that, "reflecting the growth of the Muslim population in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, Muslim leaders have announced plans to build a mosque near Dulles International Airport." The All Dulles Area Muslim Society serves about 1,600 Muslims. "The new mosque will seat 900 people and will house a full-time child care center, library, weekend school and an indoor recreational facility."

Muslim Doctor Victim of Hate-Motivated Assault

March 22, 2001

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

http://www.rgj.com/news2/stories/news/985328798.php

On March 22, 2001, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that "Sparks police said Wednesday the second teen suspect has been arrested in last week's baseball bat attack on two men outside a mosque, and local Muslim leaders said at an interfaith gathering they accept the police theory that it may not be a hate crime...Other Muslims said they think the motivation for the attack may have been the...

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Muslim Doctor Victim of Hate-Motivated Assault

March 21, 2001

Source: The Associated Press

On March 21, 2001, The Associated Press reported that "police joined an interfaith service Wednesday to assure religious and minority leaders they have not ruled out the possibility the beating of two Muslims outside a mosque was a hate crime." They promised "to continue to investigate absolutely everything."

Muslim Population Growth Spurs Plans for New Mosque in Washington Area

March 21, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36795-2001Mar21.html

On March 21, 2001, The Washington Post reported that "reflecting the growth of the Muslim population in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, Muslim leaders have announced plans to build a mosque near Dulles International Airport...It is being built by the All Dulles Area Muslim Society...The society serves about 1,600 Muslims in western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun."...

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Op-Ed Articles Respond to Bush's Faith-Based Initiative

March 21, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On March 21, 2001, The Boston Globe published an op-ed article by Don Muhammad, a regional minister of the Nation of Islam, in which he criticized Bush's faith-based initiative. His principle criticism was of the exclusion of the Nation of Islam from the initiative.

Muslim Doctor Victim of Hate-Motivated Assault

March 21, 2001

Source: The Reno Gazette-Journal

http://www.rgj.com/news2/stories/news/985245836.php

On March 21, 2001, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that "a 15-year-old Hug High School student was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of beating two Muslim men last week in Sparks. The attack was motivated by robbery, not racial hatred as initially suspected, police said...The teen-agers did not know they were at a mosque," where the attacks took place. "The Muslim community is planning an...

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Muslim Doctor Victim of Hate-Motivated Assault

March 20, 2001

Source: Associated Press

On March 20, 2001, the Associated Press reported that "police investigating the brutal beating of Muslims outside a mosque said Tuesday that they no longer believe the baseball bat attack was a hate crime...But some members of the local Muslim community were questioning the investigators' latest conclusion," because the men were beaten so hard after they had been robbed.

New Stamps Feature Islamic Holidays

March 19, 2001

Source: The Washington Times

On March 19, 2001, The Washington Times reported that "a postage stamp commemorating the Muslim community's two most important religious holidays will be issued this fall by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp, which is the first ever to bear a phrase in Arabic, will pay tribute to the Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr festivals...There are an estimated 7 million Muslims in the United States according to figures posted by the American Muslim Council in Washington. About 300,000 of them live in the Washington metropolitan area...Some...

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Foot-and-Mouth Disease May Hurt Halal Butcher Shops in New York Community

March 18, 2001

Source: New York Daily News

On March 18, 2001, the New York Daily News reported that butchers in Astoria are worried about foot-and-mouth disease. "In Astoria, one of Queens' most ethnically diverse areas, small butcher shops usually prosper by serving residents with special diet or religious requirements...Many of Astoria's halal shops buy their goods from slaughterhouses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania."

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