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Editorial: Support and Solidarity for Muslim Neighbors

August 17, 2003

Source: We Refuse To Be Enemies Coalition

On August 17, 2003 the We Refuse To Be Enemies Coalition printed an editorial by Adam Davis, David Good and Uzma Mirza stating that "this mistreatment of and discrimination against our Muslim neighbors is a threat not only to them but also to the very democratic principles of our country, founded as it is on that most remarkable document, the United States Constitution. Explicit in this Constitution is a 'pledge to protect' all the residents of this country, regardless of race, gender or religious affiliation....

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Muslims in Pineville, NC Dialogue With Law Enforcement

August 17, 2003

Source: News 14 Carolina (Charlotte, NC)

http://www.news14charlotte.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=38575

On August 17, 2003 News 14 Carolina [Charlotte, NC] reported on a special town hall meeting between Muslims and area law enforcement in Pineville, NC. The meeting was held in response to Muslim concerns that "they are the targets of government insecurities about security and that the American Patriot Act crosses the line on a...

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Interfaith Gatherings in Memphis, Tennessee

August 16, 2003

Source: Go Memphis

http://www.gomemphis.com/mca/faith_values/article/0,1426,MCA_4076_2184829,00.html

On August 16, 2003 Go Memphis reported that "they started talking a few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001... Memphis Christians and Jews. Memphis Muslims and Hindus. Memphis Buddhists and Baha'is... Their first gathering was on neutral ground, a local public high school. Hundreds of people came from many religious traditions. They talked about what...

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Christian-Muslim Relations Tense in Wichita

August 16, 2003

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/6543468.htm

On August 16, 2003 The Wichita Eagle reported that "a neighborhood flier announcing a Christian sermon on the dangers of Islam attracted a couple dozen new faces to Wichita's Pleasant Valley Church of Christ last month. 'Did you know that the events of 9/11 are virtually described in the Quran?' the flier stated... Among those in the audience were nearly a dozen Muslims. They left believing...

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Mapping the Future of Interfaith Dialogue

August 16, 2003

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/living/6543458.htm

On August 16, 2003 The Wichita Eagle reported that "informational dialogue has helped situations in which Christian and Islamic leaders differ sharply in opinions, said [Jane Smith, professor of Islamic Studies at the Hartford Seminary in Connecticut]. But confrontational conversations can't build inter-faith relationships... 'I don't know that type of conversation gets us very far,' she said. '...

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Thich Nhat Hanh to Speak in Chicago

August 15, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/archives

On August 15, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned Buddhist monk and prolific author... will bring his cross-cultural message to Chicago on Aug. 22, in a public talk titled 'Building a Century of Peace.' About 3,500 of the 5,000 tickets for the speech at Loyola University's Joseph Gentile Center have been sold, many of them to students and other young people, said Laurie Lawlor, an...

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Update: Daniel Pipes

August 14, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http ://w ww.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/08/14/national1314EDT0575.DTL

On August 14, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "a broad array of Arab, religious and Muslim groups Thursday denounced the expected appointment of outspoken Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes to a federally funded peace think tank... The groups slammed Pipes as a racist, anti-Islam extremist whose appointment to the U.S. Institute of Peace would be akin to naming former Ku Klux Klan figure...

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Rochester Hills Mosque to Expand

August 14, 2003

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/cfp/4/tpray14_20030814.htm

On August 14, 2003 the Detroit Free Press reported that "more than 100 women settled into informal rows in the Rochester Hills mosque [in Michigan]... Men at this mosque get to watch the imam lead prayers live; there isn't enough room for the women to join them... So the women pray from the old dining room -- accommodations mosque leaders hope to change with a proposed $1-million-plus...

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Update: Daniel Pipes' Nomination Stalls

August 14, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpacnews.org/

On August 14, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "MPAC, along with a very wide coalition of interfaith, civil rights and academic freedom groups, participated in a packed press conference this morning at the National Press Building in Washington DC decrying the possible recess appointment of Daniel Pipes to the United States Institute for Peace (USIP)... The press conference was moderated by Dr. Reverend Welton Gaddy, president of the...

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Window Broken at VA Islamic Cultural Center

August 14, 2003

Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

On August 14, 2003, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a statement requesting law enforcement authorities to investigate an incident of vandalism at a VA Islamic center as a possible hate crime.

Interfaith Citizen Corps

August 14, 2003

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/20030814.htm

On August 14, 2003 Catholic News Service reported that "Bruce Netter and Sofian Abdelaziz are working together. Netter, a Jew, is manager of disaster relief services for Catholic Charities of the Miami Archdiocese. Sofian, a Palestinian, is director and counselor of the Miami-based American Muslim Association of North America... Netter described Citizen Corps as 'a national...

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Faiths Team Up for Emergency Preparedness

August 14, 2003

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/20030814.htm

On August 14, 2003 the Catholic News Service reported on a joint emergency preparation effort between members of the Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Islam and Judaism): "Be it a hurricane or a terrorist act, disaster does not discriminate. Muslims died in the World Trade Center. People of every race and religion lost their houses during Hurricane Andrew. That is why...

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Muslim American Voter Registration Drive

August 13, 2003

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=1B61E7C6-8C21-4E68-B62589C58302C85B#

On August 13, 2003 Voice of America reported that "Muslim-Americans are not known for their political influence in Washington. But some Muslim activists are vowing to change that. A voter registration drive is targeting the estimated six to seven million American Muslims in hopes of strengthening their political clout... The new voter...

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