Interfaith

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

http://chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0110090178oct09.story?coll=chi%2Dnewsnationworld%2Dhed

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

http://www.theadvocate.com/terror/cooksey/cooksey1009.htm

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."

Americans Turn to Religion

October 6, 2001

Source: The Seattle Times

On October 6, 2001, The Seattle Times reported that "a survey by the Pew Research Center found that 69 percent of American adults say they have been praying more since the terrorist attacks."

Americans Turn to Religion

October 6, 2001

Source: Omaha World-Herald

On October 6, 2001, The Omaha World-Herald reported that "as Americans in greater numbers turn to churches, synagogues and mosques for answers to the incomprehensible horror, they may find that clergy, too, mourn. They, too, are not immune to questions and doubts in sorting out the ambiguities of life and faith...Pastors say they find support in the same places they tell others to find it - in prayer, in religious study, in their faith communities and in talking with others."

Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 5, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

On October 5, 2001, The Denver Post reported that "Buddhist teacher Judith Lief encourages people to move beyond fear and despair in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to live more fully...[and that] compassion will help [the] nation heal."

Americans Seek Understanding of Islam

October 5, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 5, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that "sales of the Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, have quintupled in the United States since Sept. 11, according to the book's main US publisher...Purchasing the Koran appears to be one way that Americans are trying to understand what happened."

Muslim Leaders, Scholars, and Community Members Clarify that Terrorism is Contrary to Islam

October 5, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On October 5, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "Muslim students at Grossmont College [San Diego] countered misconceptions about their religion in the wake of recent terrorist attacks by educating their classmates about Islam." Also in the area at the University of California San Diego, "Muslim, Christian, Sikh and other student organizations rallied support for the Islamic community and tried to educate each other about the similarities and differences in their faiths."

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