Interfaith

Muslim Shopkeeper Killed in California: Suspected Hate Slaying

October 4, 2001

Source: The San Jose Mercury News

http://www0.mercurycenter.com/partners/docs1/019145.htm

On October 4, 2001, The Mercury News reported on the funeral of Abdo Ali Ahmed, a Yemeni-American shopkeeper killed in a suspected hate crime. The article reported that some 500 people came to the funeral, including "Quaker pacifists, Latino farmworkers, Sikhs and Christians joined the local Muslim community at the white-domed mosque, Fresno Masjid."

Americans Turn to Religion

October 4, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 4, 2001, The Boton Globe reported that "people of many religions have turned to faith to help cope with the pain of Sept. 11. In the weeks since the terrorist attacks on the United States, attendance at churches, synagogues and mosques south of Boston has swelled."

Interfaith Group Takes Stand Against Domestic Violence

October 4, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 4, 2001, The Arizona Republic featured the editorial "Faith Finds Help for Abuse Victims" which stated that "Religious leaders are frequently the first persons a victim approaches for help, yet they are often poorly equipped to deal with the realities of abuse... The Religious Response to Domestic Violence, an interfaith task force drawn from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim congregations, seeks to change the climate of congregations so that victims find information, safety, and support in their faith communities; and...

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Calls for Peace

October 4, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

On October 4, 2001, The Denver Post reported that in Boulder, CO "the Christians, Quakers and Hindus who rallied in front of the Army Recruiting Center on Wednesday said all of their faiths share one mandate: peace."

International Dimensions of "Backlash"

October 4, 2001

Source: Amnesty International

http://www.web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/recent/ACT300282001?OpenDocument

On October 4, 2001, Amnesty International issued the press release, "Caught in the backlash: Human rights under threat worldwide in aftermath of September 11 attacks." The release cites a report by Amnesty International, which voices concerns about civil rights around the world and states, "Mosques, Hindu temples and community centres have been attacked and...

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Minnesota Islamic Institute Hosts Forum

October 3, 2001

Source: Star Tribune

On October 3, 2001, the Star Tribune reported that "Twin Cities-area residents gathered Tuesday for a forum at the Islamic Institute of Minnesota in Maplewood to explore feelings, fears and the future following the Sept. 11 attacks. The forum [was] part of the Making the Global Local series...sponsored by the Star Tribune and Twin Cities Public Television."

Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 3, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On October 3, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "the Rev. Stephen Perotti, pastor of Brush Creek Christian Church in Cranberry, invited to his church's Sunday service a guest, Farooq Hussaini...director of interfaith relations at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh...[to] ask Christians to seek unity in shared beliefs."

Hospital Hosts Islamic Society Community Event

October 2, 2001

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On October 2, 2001, The St Petersburgh Times reported that doctors and other staff members of the Oak Hill Hospital have felt the need to be active in supporting the local Muslim community who "have felt like targets themselves in the weeks after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C....To help unite and bring understanding to the community, the Islamic Society of Hernando County is sponsoring a community-wide reception...on the campus of Oak Hill Hospital."

Elected Officials Visit Mosques, Islamic Centers

October 2, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1002,6439%257E166665,00.html

On October 2, 2001, The Denver Post reported that Governor Owens visited the Colorado Muslim Society "to reassure Muslims in Colorado that acts of bigotry against them will not be tolerated." The article noted, "The mosque was the site of an interfaith gathering Sept. 21 in which more than 1,000 people of different faiths linked arms to encircle the mosque and show...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 1, 2001

Source: Newsday

On October 1, 2001, Newsday reported that "Hundreds of Queens residents gathered...for a solemn and, at times, spirited multifaith service honoring World Trade Center victims. Reflecting the borough's diversity, representatives of virtually every major global religion delivered remarks, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist."

Muslims Against Terrorism

October 1, 2001

Source: No source given.

A new organization, Muslims Against Terrorism, has been formed to "stand against those who preach violence and hatred in the name of Islam and to promote peace and understanding through interfaith and intercultural coalition building." http://www.matusa.org

Americans Seek Understanding of Islam

October 1, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 1, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that Muslims from the Boston area "welcomed about 300 people to the Islamic center of New England to learn more about Islam...Reports of discrimination against Muslims appear to be spreading, and some community members are trying to respond...Many who attended heard about the event through their schools, church, or synagogue...To try to battle misperceptions about Islam, organizers of [the] event distributed informational fliers, spoke to the crowd about the principles of Islam, and...

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In the Schools: Harassment and Unity

October 1, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50170-2001Sep30.html

On October 1, 2001, The Washington Post reported that "Despite a trend toward multiculturalism in schools and record numbers of immigrants during the 1990s, educators say there exists deep ignorance in the United States about people beyond its borders. The attacks, they say, should lead to a broader curriculum that takes students outside Americans' traditional...

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