Muslims of US Navy Aid Search to Understand Islam

October 12, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 12, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported that after the terroist attacks of September 11 on board the USS Enterprise "crewmates stared, silence replaced greetings and life for some of the 50 or so Muslims aboard this U.S. aircraft carrier changed. Soon enough, the giant ship's Muslim chaplain said, there was curiosity, questions and a search for understanding. 'More questions have come up, and people want to understand how, why and what is Islam about as a religion,' said Lt. Muhiyyaldin, the chaplain. 'I applaud them...

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Boston's Religious Leaders Condemn Backlash

October 12, 2001

Source: The Boston Herald

On October 12, 2001, The Boston Herald reported that "more than 30 religious leaders gathered in Boston yesterday to renew their calls for calm amid a backlash against Muslims and Arab-Americans."

Islamic Studies Professor Speaks at Interfaith Forum

October 12, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On October 12, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi', a professor of Islamic Studies and co-director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Connecticut seminary, tried to explain the diversity within Muslim religion, culture and history...The forum, titled "Violence and the Sacred: An Interfaith Response to Recent Terrorism," attracted nearly 600 people."

San Diego Muslims Educate about Islam

October 12, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On October 12, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "San Diego Muslims are discovering an antidote to the fear and suspicion surrounding their faith: education ...Despite their numbers, Muslims remain largely strangers among us. There are an estimated 6 million to 7 million followers in this country, including approximately 100,000 in San Diego County...'We as a Muslim-American community have been here for over 100 years, but we've been living in a cocoon,' said Mohamad Nasser, chapter director of the Muslim...

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Rally Calls for End to Violence Against Sikhs

October 11, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 11, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "several hundred Sikhs, religious leaders from various faiths and politicians came together Wednesday in Santa Ana to call for an end to violence against Sikhs in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks."

Increasing Intolerance in US

October 9, 2001

Source: The Chicago Tribune

On October 9, 2001, The Chicago Tribune reported "Hate Crime reports reach record level." It noted, "There already have been hundreds of reports of hate crimes against Muslims and other religious and ethnic groups following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the...

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Congressman John Cooksey on Racial Profiling

October 9, 2001

Source: The Advocate

On October 9, 2001, The Advocate reported that "U.S. Rep. John Cooksey has dropped references to Arabs wearing 'diapers' on their heads, but a new ad in his U.S. Senate campaign says 'terrorist profiling is necessary' to protect the safety of American citizens. Within a two-week period, Cooksey’s campaign will spend up to $200,000 to air the message on TV stations throughout the...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 7, 2001

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On October 7, 2001, the The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "the terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11 may have expected that their deeds would separate American Muslims from mainstream American society. The opposite occurred. A new era of interfaith dialogue has begun. People of many faiths have reacted to the attacks by inviting Muslims to pray with them and to teach them about Islam."