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Update: Cross-Burning at College Park Mosque Angers Community

August 3, 2003

Source: Middle East Times

http://metimes.com/2K3/issue2003-31/opin/time_to_preach.htm

On August 3, 2003 Middle East Times reported that "flaming cross shoved into the ground and set alight frightened students and teachers of Al Huda, a small Muslim school in College Park, Maryland, USA last week. Also in July, two Pakistani students were shot dead in the same county in an apparent hate crime... Worried at the larger implications of such attacks, Christian,...

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Update: Two Teens Charged in College Park Cross-Burning Incident

August 2, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2003/08/02teenschargedin

On August 2, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "two 17-year-olds face hate crime charges for allegedly lighting a 3 1/2 -foot-tall cross on fire in front of a College Park mosque and Islamic school last week... The teens - one from College Park, the other from Edgewater - were arrested late Thursday after being questioned by Prince George's...

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Interfaith Couple Launches New Organization in Ohio

August 2, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030802/NEWS10/108020120

On August 2, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "a Toledo couple known for their efforts in promoting interfaith programs have launched a new organization, the Multifaith Council of Northwest Ohio, to better facilitate understanding and acceptance among the area’s diverse religious communities... 'What’s so different about us? We...

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Leader of Islamic Society of North America Honored at Human Rights Leadership Awards Dinner

August 1, 2003

Source: India Abroad

On August 1, 2003 India Abroad reported that "Srinagar-born Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Syeed was among those honored last month at the 35th anniversary Human Rights Leadership Awards dinner, sponsored by Freedom, a journal published by the Church of Scientology. Syeed is Secretary General, Islamic Society of North America, which he founded in the early 1980s."

National Treasurer of the American Muslim Council Sues Northwest Airlines

August 1, 2003

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-muslim01.html

On August 1, 2003 The Chicago Sun-Times reported that "Mohammed Ali Khan walked up to the ticket counter at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas last year to take his return flight home to his wife and three children in suburban Chicago... But rather than receiving a boarding pass, Khan was questioned in front of other passengers, paraded through the airport by police,...

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Domestic Violence in American Muslim Community Since 9/11

July 31, 2003

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.com/news/944564.asp

On July 31, 2003 MSNBC reported that "since 9/11, domestic violence has been on the rise in the American Muslim community, according to social-service agencies nationwide. The weak economy, an insulated culture and intense scrutiny from law enforcement and locals alike have created a powder keg that’s all the more frightening because there are so few resources to deal with the problem; only three shelters in the United States...

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Update: Jewish Groups Opposed to Pipes Nomination

July 31, 2003

Source: Mpac News

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=590

On July 31, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "a broad coalition of Jewish peace groups today called upon President Bush to withdraw his controversial nomination of Daniel Pipes to the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace... The Jewish peace groups also lauded the decision of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee last week to table a...

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ADL Supports Resolution to Protect Arab, South Asian, Muslim, and Sikh-Americans

July 30, 2003

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/DiRaB_41/4288_41.htm

On July 30, 2003 The Anti-Defamation League issued a press release stating that "(ADL) today urged the Speaker of the House of Representatives to schedule a floor consideration of a measure condemning bigotry and violence against Arab-Americans, South Asian-Americans, Muslim-Americans and Sikh-Americans on the House agenda. Resolution 234 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on...

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Court Overturns Syndey Council's Decision to Prohibit Mosque Construction

July 30, 2003

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/07/30/1059480380772.html

On July 30, 2003 The Sydney Morning Herald reported that "the NSW [New South Wales] Land and Environment Court...overturned a Sydney council's decision to refuse a development application for a Muslim prayer centre. New Century Developments director Abbas Aly took Baulkham Hills Council to the Land and Environment Court in a bid to reverse a decision because he said...

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Plans to Build Mosque North of Athens Cause Controversy

July 29, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3104893.stm

On July 29, 2003 the BBC News reported that "if the Greek Government has its way, [Peania, a small town north of Athens, the capital] will become the focus for tens of thousands of Muslims living in the capital with the construction of the first proper mosque in the Athens area for almost 200 years.

The Foreign Ministry is pushing hard for a large mosque and Islamic cultural centre to be built before...

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Latinos Celebrate Muslim Roots

July 28, 2003

Source: The Jersey Journal

http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1059387008155480.xml

On July 28, 2003 The Jersey Journal reported that "the Islamic Educational Center of North Hudson took its message to a new demographic yesterday: Latinos... In a one-day celebration at the Union City center, Muslims and Latino converts sought to teach their neighbors, the vast majority of whom are Latino, about the Spanish Moors, who ruled Spain from the...

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U.S. to Deport Largest Number of Visitors from Muslim Countries

July 28, 2003

Source: Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20030728-080915-8935r.htm

On July 28, 2003 the Washington Times reported that "the United States is moving to deport the largest number of visitors from Muslim countries in U.S. history... In a report Monday, the Washington Post said with little public notice, the government is moving to deport more than 13,000 of the nearly 83,000 men older than 16 who complied with the 2002 alien...

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