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Million Family March Hits the Mall

October 13, 2000

Source: The Baltimore Sun

On October 13, 2000, The Baltimore Sun reported that "Mark Hughes was a sixth-grade teacher at Lombard Middle School in 1995, watching the Million Man March on CNN with his pupils. Hughes resolved that if a similar event were to happen, he would be there in person...'I'm looking to be inspired to action,' said Hughes, 28, who now works for a Sandtown public health agency. Hughes and several other Baltimoreans have engaged in plenty of action on behalf of the Million Family March, with a local committee meeting every Tuesday since...

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US Jews and Muslims Respond to Violence in the Middle East

October 12, 2000

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On October 12, 2000, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that St. Louis area Jews and Muslims are responding to the crisis in the Middle East. The Jewish Federation of St. Louis Communities held a rally in support of "the people and government of Israel." Area Muslims are saying "special prayers of petition for peace and for the victims of the recent violence in Israel."

New Mascot to be More Inclusive

October 10, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 10, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "the quest for a politically correct Christian mascot for Wheaton College has ended. The former Crusaders are now...the Thunder. The decision concludes two years of soul-searching and debate at the conservative Illinois college, whose alumni include evangelist Billy Graham. A few months ago, Wheaton's president sacked the Crusader emblem, saying it was too barbaric for modern times and offensive to Muslims and Jews. A committee was appointed to find a 'gender-neutral,' '...

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Islamic Banking Comes to the Web

October 9, 2000

Source: The New York Times

On October 9, 2000, The New York Times reported that "the Internet may finally be living up to its potential as a truly global network. A case in point is IslamiQ.com, a financial services portal aimed at Muslim investors who wish to manage their finances in accordance with Islamic principles. The company, which began operations in Malaysia in 1999 and has its headquarters in London, held a luncheon in Manhattan last Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its New York office and sign a partnership with the database software...

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Jews and Muslims Pray Peace in the Middle East

October 9, 2000

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On October 9, 2000, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on the prayers of the Jewish and Muslim communities of St. Louis for peace in the Middle East. In the wake of Ariel Sharon's visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, 84 people have been killed in renewed violence beween the Israelis and the Palestinians. "On Friday, the Muslim Sabbath, congregations at mosques on Weidman Road in St. Louis County and West Pine Boulevard in the city said special prayers for those killed in the latest spasm of rage in the Holy Land."...

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Ex-Nun Explains Religious Differences

October 9, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 9, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported on Karen Armstrong. It explained that, "for years she was tagged the 'runaway nun,' the rebellious ex-Catholic with outspoken opinions about religion--comparing, for example, Pope John Paul II to a Muslim fundamentalist. Now, with her 12th book, "Islam, a Short History" (Modern Library), Karen Armstrong has changed her image. She can still be sharp-tongued, inclined to draw conclusions that get a rise out of critics. But something closer to reconciliation, rather than anger, is...

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Muslim Fired

October 7, 2000

Source: Star Tribune

On October 7, 2000, the Star Tribune reported that, "the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a company for firing a Muslim worker who refused to shave his beard for religious reasons. ABB Alstom Power/Integrated C-E Services fired Faieclice Bey of Pittsburgh on March 5 for violating its rule that employees must remain clean-shaven so a half-face respirator mask would remain sealed to his skin, the lawsuit states. But the EEOC said the company discriminated against Bey by firing him instead of letting him wear an...

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Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 7, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 7, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "the latest crisis in the Middle East that has flared into bloody confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians is putting already troubled efforts in Southern California to promote dialogue between Muslims and Jews to a severe test. The Muslim-Jewish Dialogue group, set in place in July 1999, and its newly formed crisis management committee were designed to give the two communities a forum for talking over differences on issues before issuing public statements. But as...

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Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 7, 2000

Source: The Plain Dealer

On October 7, 2000, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) reported that "about 700 Arab-American demonstrators marched from the Federal Building to Public Square yesterday afternoon, chanting 'Stop the killing, stop the crime, our children are dying in Palestine.' As nine more Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire yesterday and a 10th died of previous injuries, the political positions of the Barak-Sharon coalition appeared intractable. And so did the feelings of the Muslim and Christian Arab communities in Cleveland. 'We're here to...

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Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 6, 2000

Source: The Buffalo News

On October 6, 2000, The Buffalo News reported that in an event "described as the first such meeting in recent memory, local Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders came together under one roof Thursday to denounce the violence that has erupted in Jerusalem and has threatened hopes of reviving the Middle East peace process. The local leaders signed a statement pleading for President Clinton to redouble his efforts to bring the parties back to the negotiating table so this conflict can be settled with conversation and not...

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Muslim Leaders Meet with George W. Bush

October 5, 2000

Source: AMC Press Release

On October 5, 2000, The American Muslim Council released the following as a press release, "AMC's President Dr. Yahya Basha, along with over 35 American Muslim and Arab American community leaders met this morning with Governor George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. This meeting comes on the heels of yesterday's meeting with Bush's campaign advisor Condeleeza Rice. Mr. Bush was accompanied by Michigan Governor John Engler and Mrs. Rhonda Fahmi, special aide to Senator Spencer Abraham...

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Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 5, 2000

Source: The New York Times

On October 5, 2000, The New York Times published an article entitled, "New Hostility in Mideast Echoes in a Brooklyn Neighborhood." It reported that "along Eighth Avenue in Brooklyn's Sunset Park, Hasidic Jews and Palestinian Muslims cross paths at every corner. Women with unmistakable Yiddish accents shop in Islamic markets, alongside Arabic women in head scarves. In the evenings, Jewish fathers pass Muslim fathers clutching the Koran, each on the way to pray to God or to Allah. A few return home to the same blocks. In Sunset...

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Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 3, 2000

Source: The Courier-Journal

On October 3, 2000, The Courier-Journal (Kentucky) reported on "a few acres of flat, elevated turf in Jerusalem's old city, revered by Jews as the site of their ancient temple and by Muslims as the scene of a miraculous visit by the prophet Mohammed." It reported that "Louisville-area Jews and Muslims alike say they were not surprised that right-wing Israeli politician Ariel Sharon triggered violence just by showing up there. Five days of fighting have followed Sharon's visit last Thursday on the site that Muslims call the...

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