Islam

Imam W. Deen Mohammed Speaks at the Apollo Theatre

August 8, 2003

Source: Muslim Journal

On August 8, 2003 the Muslim Journal reported that Imam W. Deen Mohammed spoke on June 21, 2003 at the Apollo theater in Harlem, N.Y. to over 3,000 people. Imam Mohammed addressed the topic "'New Africa: A New Mind, A New Life, A New Beginning for Black People in America.'"

Editorial: Japanese Americans Sympathize With Discrimination Against Muslims

August 7, 2003

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/08/07/DD297141.DTL

On August 7, 2003 columnist Annie Nakao of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about the solidarity found between Japanese Americans and Muslims in America after Sept. 11: "The catalyst for this friendship was Sept. 11, 2001, the day terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center and changed America forever. In a single stroke, they also laid bare the...

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

August 7, 2003

Source: Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/200332/princegeorgescty/county/171755-1.html

On August 7, 2003 the Gazette reported that "Islamic community members said they would like to see the two juveniles charged in connection with the cross burning outside of a Muslim school and mosque rehabilitated... Public Safety officials announced Friday that fire investigators had arrested two teenagers the previous night. Prince George's County Fire Chief Ronald...

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Update: Indian Immigrant Family Attacked in New York

August 5, 2003

Source: CAIR

On August 5, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned an attack on a Sikh family in New York that was apparently motivated by religious or ethnic bias. The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said preventing bias-motivated attacks must be a 'top priority' for American political and religious leaders... According to media reports, three men attacked the family - a married couple and a relative - when they were returning to their Queens, N.Y., home...

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Editorial: Adopting Islam to Life in America

August 4, 2003

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0804/p09s01-coop.html

On August 4, 2003 the Christian Science Monitor printed an editorial by Ahmed Nassef stating that a "gulf between the highly conservative nature of most Muslim American institutions and the liberal views of many Muslims born and raised in America is reflected in issues such as the role of women and literalist readings of religious texts. It has sown the seeds for a progressive Muslim...

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Religious Program Provides Peace and Calm for Ohio State Prison

August 4, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/6453310.htm

On August 4, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "inmates at the [Ohio] state prison here say calm has replaced rampant drugs and violence since the arrival of a new warden seven years ago... As well as starting more education and job training programs at Marion Correctional Institution, Warden Christine Money has drawn national attention for programs that allow inmates greater freedom to exercise...

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Immigrant Children Learning about their Roots in Church

August 3, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A15588-2003Aug2?language=printer

On August 3, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "many non-Christian immigrants are keeping their religions alive in America by looking to an unlikely place: church. In some cases, such as the Chinmaya Mission, stories and songs might be infused with Christian teachings and concepts. In other examples from Buddhist temples to Sikh gurdwaras,...

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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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