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Metro Detroit Muslims Tire of Defending their Faith

September 11, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060911/NEWS05/609110377

On September 11, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "For a good half hour, the speaker inside the gleaming Dearborn mosque exhorted the Muslim crowd to educate Americans about Islam. 'You have two options -- hide or come forward,' Hassanain Rajabali declared at the Islamic Center of America on a recent Friday night. 'Step up to the plate. ......

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Muslims Say Condemnations Can't Be Heard Amidst Vocal "Counter-education Campaign"

September 11, 2006

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/display.php?id=1321436

On September 11, 2006 The Gazette reported, "Mainstream American Islamic leaders have broadcast the same message since hours after the terrorist attacks five years ago. 'American Muslims utterly condemn the vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians,' said a statement the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued Sept. 11, 2001... The message may have convinced some people, but...

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Australian PM Calls on Muslims to Speak Out Against Terror

September 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5333564.stm

On September 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Australian Prime Minister John Howard has called on moderate Muslims to be more critical of terrorism. In comments to mark the anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks in the US, Mr Howard said: 'No decent genuine Muslim would support terrorism.' He also said Muslims must fully accept that Israel had a right to exist. Islamic leaders in Australia have...

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"We Are Americans Too": Hate Crimes Report Issued on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1980135,curpg-2.cms

On September 11, 2006 Times of India reported, "Sikhs and Muslims in the United States were most affected by hate crimes and discrimination after 9/11 while Hindus remained largely untouched by the backlash, a report on the fall-out on South Asian communities from the terror attack on America has said.

The main findings of the study by a Harvard...

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An Assessment of Extremism within the American Muslim Community

September 11, 2006

Source: Belief Net

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/194/story_19415_1.html

On September 11, 2006 Belief Net reported, "Ahmad Musa Jebril had a shady reputation that preceded him, yet he was a still mystery to many in suburban Detroit’s Muslim community. The son of local imam who had been dismissed by his mosque because of his radical views, the younger Jebril had also been barred by some area mosques for his own extremist rhetoric. So when Jebril started coming...

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Islamic Society of Boston Hosts Interfaith Gathering on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/11/muslims_other_faiths_unite_to_reflect_heal/

On September 11, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Several dozen worshipers -- from spiritual mystics to Hasidic Jews and members of the Church of God in Christ -- joined the Boston Chapter of the Muslim American Society yesterday to trade jokes and suggestions about coping with life in today's fearful...

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Boston Muslims Navigate the Religious-Secular Divide

September 10, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/10/proud_to_be_both_muslim_and_american/

On September 10, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Many of the suspected perpetrators of last year's London transit bombings have a similar profile: they are young, native-born Muslims of Pakistani descent. Some of those accused last month of plotting to blow up transatlantic airliners also share those characteristics...

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Documentary Film, "Ties that Bind," Highlights Women's Interfaith Connections; Screenings Bring Together Diverse Audiences Across the U.S.

September 10, 2006

Source: CBS2Chicago

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_253213829.html

On September 10, 2006 CBS2Chicago reported, "In the days and years following 9/11, many in the Muslim community found themselves on the attack. As CBS 2’s Joanie Lum reports, Muslims gathered on the eve of the 5th anniversary to share their experiences now documented in a new movie. Seven Chicago women from different religious and ethnic backgrounds use a ball of yarn to...

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After Post-9/11 Decline, Muslim Immigration Now on the Increase

September 10, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/10/nyregion/10muslims.html?_r=2&ref=todayspap&oref=slogin

On September 10, 2006 The New York Times reported, "America’s newest Muslims arrive in the afternoon crunch at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Their planes land from Dubai, Casablanca and Karachi. They stand in line, clasping documents. They emerge, sometimes hours later, steering their carts toward a flock...

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Toledo Muslims "Good Citizens and Good Neighbors"

September 10, 2006

Source: Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060910/NEWS28/60908069

On September 10, 2006 the Toledo Blade reported, "Local Muslims are still feeling the repercussions from the World Trade Center’s collapse, fearing that they have a long way to go to overcome ignorance and stereotypes about their faith. 'I don’t think people understand Islam,' said Najwa Badawi of Toledo. 'They listen to talk-show hosts...

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Sikhs in Stockton Seek Civic Engagement Post-9/11

September 10, 2006

Source: RecordNet.com

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060910/SPECIALSECTIONS98/609100324/1001/NEWS01

On September 10, 2006 RecordNet.com reported, "To some, their long beards and colorful turbans illicit thoughts of Taliban and al-Qaida jihadists bent on destroying the United States. But members of San Joaquin County's thriving Sikh community say they are Indian, with a religion far different from...

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Yakima Muslims Wary in Post-9/11 Climate

September 10, 2006

Source: Yakima Herald Republic

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On September 10, 2006 the Yakima Herald Republic reported, "When a Yakima Herald-Republic reporter approached a group of local Muslims to ask them how the community has changed since Sept. 11, 2001, their actions said it all.

Realizing they might be quoted in the newspaper, they recoiled at having their names published.

One grabbed the reporter's notebook and scribbled out his name and the names of the other Muslims interviewed...

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In Leicestershire, an Interfaith Cricket Match with Hindu and Jewish Umpires, Muslim and Christian Players

September 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/5332070.stm

On September 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "An inter-faith cricket match is being held in Leicestershire to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Local Christian clergy and Muslim imams will play each other in a Twenty20 cricket match at Grace Road, home of cup winners Leicestershire.

In addition to the Christians and Muslims on the pitch, the match...

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