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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Mar. 2003

March 16, 2003

Source: The Omaha World-Herald

On March 16, 2003 The Omaha World-Herald reported that "hundreds of people marched in Omaha Saturday chanting, 'Drop Bush, not bombs...' The march through downtown Omaha was part of a 11/2-hour rally staged by the Act to Stop War Coalition, a loosely knit group of local people opposed to a U.S. invasion of Iraq... On Saturday, exhortations against war came from such speakers as former U.S. Rep. John Cavanaugh; the Rev. Damian Zuerlein of Our Lady of Guadulupe Catholic Church; Rabbi Craig Marantz of Temple Israel; Ibrahim...

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Jewish Organizations Concerned about War and anti-Semitic Backlash

March 15, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27256-2003Mar14.html

On March 15, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "American Jewish organizations, deeply divided over the wisdom of invading Iraq, are increasingly worried about an anti-Semitic backlash blaming Jewish officials in the Bush administration for any U.S. casualties... Jewish groups voiced outrage yesterday over an article by conservative commentator and former...

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FBI Officials Meet with Maryland's Muslim Leaders

March 14, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23031-2003Mar13.html

On March 14, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "FBI officials met with leaders of Maryland's Muslim community in Frederick yesterday as part of a broader agency effort to combat terrorism by accounting for and building relationships with mosques and Islamic societies... 'If they have information about possible [terrorism], they need to know who to contact...

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Californian Muslims Organize International Fair

March 14, 2003

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/6271004p-7224953c.html

On March 14, 2003 The Sacramento Bee reported that "This Saturday, the many worlds of Islam will be on display at Masjid Annur Islamic Center [in CA]. American Muslims of Pakistani, Egyptian, Saudi, Jordanian, Palestinian, Malaysian, Libyan and Moroccan descent, among others, will re-create an international bazaar with an array of unique clothes, artwork, videos and...

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Jewish-Muslim Dialogue in New York

March 14, 2003

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/14/nyregion/14NYC.html

On March 14, 2003 The New York Times reported that "[Jews met Muslims] in Morningside Heights [NY] two nights ago... there was no avoiding the religious fault lines that were exposed... The setting was the Jewish Theological Seminary, where Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a leading Islamic scholar, spoke for an hour about his religion's past, present and future. Given the time constraints, you could...

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FBI Demands for Membership Lists Raises Concerns for Muslim Community

March 14, 2003

Source: The Final Call

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=dac733c5112b36e6ac7271fabaee5c79

On March 14, 2003 The Final Call reported that "according to the Islamic Society of Frederick, Md., FBI agents who recently requested a meeting with their leadership 'mentioned casually' they would be asking for a list of the society’s members... This sent red flags up for the Islamic Society, who immediately...

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Long Island Rail Incident Encapsulates Post 9/11 Experience for Sikh American

March 14, 2003

Source: India Abroad

On March 14, 2003 India Abroad interviewed Gurpreet Singh concerning the harassment he suffered on a New York City subway train, and the Samaritans who came to his rescue. After recounting the harassment incident, Singh said, "' Then the most amazing thing happened!' Singh recalled. 'This stranger offered me a seat and told me not to worry'... the station was approaching and Singh's savior got up to get off. He first went to the drunk and told him to stay away from Singh or to move to the next car. What no one knew at that time was that...

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Nomination of Daniel Pipes Alarms Muslim Groups

March 14, 2003

Source: Newhouse News Service

http://www.newhouse.com/archive/okeefe031403.html

On March 14, 2003 the Newhouse News Service reported that "author Daniel Pipes has become a lightning rod in America's struggle to contend with the post-9/11 world... Years before Sept. 11, 2001, Pipes warned that radical Muslims had declared war on the United States. He identified the threat as Islamism, an ideology working to submit secular society to Muslim laws and principles... Then and...

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Arab and South Asian Communities Fear Possible Backlash from War with Iraq

March 14, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/religion/5387818.htm

On March 14, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "alarming, perhaps extreme, precautions are being suggested informally in some Arab and South Asian communities because of rising fears of further backlash in this country in the event of a U.S. war on Iraq... Trying to straddle the line between reassurance and alarm, community leaders and officials said an...

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Native American Leaders of World Peace and Prayer Day

March 14, 2003

Source: The Independent

http://www.theindependent.com/stories/031403/new_sioux14.shtml

On March 14, 2003 The Independent reported that "after years of being the holder of the original Sacred White Buffalo Calf Woman pipe, [Oval Looking Horse,] spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation and founder of World Peace and Prayer Day... Looking Horse was the keynote speaker during Hastings College's Religion and Philosophy in Life Week... The focus this week has...

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Update: Democratic Congressman Moran Apologizes to Jewish Groups

March 13, 2003

Source: ADL

http://www.adl.org/Anti_semitism/moran.asp

On March 13, 2003 ADL reported that "ADL leaders across the country have spoken out, calling the congressman’s statements 'outrageous, offensive and baseless.' National leaders and regional directors have responded on the airwaves and in print with the message that crude appeals to anti-Semitism are unacceptable and un-American. ADL’s Washington Regional Office made clear in a letter to Rep. Moran that his...

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Update: Democratic Congressman Moran Apologizes to Jewish Groups

March 13, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17878-2003Mar12.html

On March 13, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "Republicans have seized on the assertion of Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.) that Jews are determining American policy toward Iraq as a new weapon in the GOP's long-term effort to attract traditionally Democratic Jewish voters and donors... House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) told a group of more than 150...

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Reflections about Being Muslim in Maryland

March 13, 2003

Source: The Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/bal-md.muslims13mar13.story

On March 13, 2003 The Sun reported that "members of the Islamic Society of Western Maryland... closed its 5-year-old day care center, which once tended to as many as 25 children, because of lingering concerns by parents and staff about a telephoned threat last year... The incidents, under FBI investigation, have occurred as other Muslim communities in the state have reported problems that they believe are...

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