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EEOC Files Discrimination Law Suit Against Trans States Airlines, Inc.

July 21, 2003

Source: HR Next

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On July 21, 2003 HR Next reported that "the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Thursday filed a post-9/11 backlash discrimination lawsuit against Trans States Airlines, Inc., a regional commuter airline. The EEOC has filed six cases alleging this type of discrimination to date... EEOC alleges that Trans States discriminated against Mohammed Hussein, a pilot, because of his Islamic religious beliefs and his Arabic appearance. Hussein...

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Community Outreach Liaison for New Jersey

July 21, 2003

Source: The Times

http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1058774724267540.xml

On July 21, 2003 The Times reported that "a new face has joined a panel engaged in increasing cultural awareness. Sitting next to representatives from the U.S. Justice Department, Anti-Defamation League, state police and the state's bias crime unit is a mother of six from Middlesex County... This woman with brown eyes and hair covered by a scarf serves as a...

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Editorial: A Different American Dream for Muslim Americans

July 20, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/jul/07202003/commenta/76743.asp

On July 20, 2003 The Salt Lake Tribune printed an editorial by Abtihal Raji-Kubba stating that "for many Muslim immigrants, the American dream is rarely about owning a home, a car, or a boat. Rather, it is about experiencing political and religious freedom. Most leave their countries because of political and religious persecution. They leave their comfortable homes and loved...

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Utah Imam Educates Law Enforcement Officers about Cultural Sensitivity

July 20, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Jul/07202003/utah/77049.asp

On July 20, 2003 The Salt Lake Tribune reported that "over the course of the dozens of presentations he has given to college students, churches and community groups about Muslim culture since Sept. 11, 2001, Shuaib-Ud Din practically had become an official spokesman for Utah Muslims... Now the imam at West Valley City's Khadeeja mosque is doubly certified -- this time by the U.S....

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Delaware's Blue Laws and its Impact on Jews and Muslims

July 20, 2003

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2003/07/20bluelawsaburden.html

On July 20, 2003 The News Journal reported that "the nation's blue laws have long required people of non-Christian faiths to adjust their lives to accommodate Sunday observances and laws... This year, the General Assembly discussed moving Delaware's primary from Saturday to Tuesday to avoid disenfranchising Jewish voters wishing to keep the...

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Arab-American Agent Files Discrimination Lawsuit against F.B.I.

July 19, 2003

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/20/national/20AGEN.html

On July 19, 2003 The New York Times reported that "the F.B.I.'s highest-ranking Arab-American agent has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the bureau, charging that he was kept out of the investigation of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackings because of his ancestry... The agent, Bassem Youssef, filed the lawsuit on Friday in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr....

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Mormon Church Having Difficulties Registering With Government

July 18, 2003

Source: Cybercast News Service

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/1210353.html

On July 18, 2003, Crosswalk.com posted a Cybercast News Service story , which reported, "While Russian Orthodox, Muslim and most other denominations practice in Tatarstan with relative ease, the Mormon Church is still having problems registering with the government in Tatarstan and is challenging the government's refusal...A U.S. State Department human rights report released...

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Muslim Community Puts on Play in LA to Foster Understanding Between Muslims and Non-Muslims

July 18, 2003

Source: MPACnews

On July 18, 2003 MPACnews reported that "Since February of 2002, Cornerstone Theater Company, a community-based theater company, has been meeting with members of the Los Angeles and Orange County Muslim communities.  The result of these meetings is 'You Can’t Take It with You (hel-Yome): an American Muslim Re-mix,' a play based on the stories and experiences of the Muslim community in Southern California... 'You Can’t Take It with You (hel-Yome): an American Muslim Re-mix' is a modern-day adaptation of the American comedy...

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Finding Halal Food in New Jersey

July 16, 2003

Source: Newhouse News Service

http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/news-1/105835024062400.xml

On July 16, 2003 Newhouse News Service reported that "in July 2000, New Jersey became the first state to pass a law to protect consumers of halal food, but three years later the rules still have not been implemented, to the dismay of the Muslim community... The delay has not slowed the rapid expansion of halal food options in the state... 'When...

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Pakistani Students Killed Near D.C.

July 16, 2003

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2003/07/16/nat22.htm

On July 16, 2003 Dawn reported that "two Pakistani students were shot dead near Washington early Tuesday by unidentified gunmen. The local police are treating the shooting as robbery but friends say the two could have been targeted because of their race... Sair Saeed Butt, 26, and Hammad Chaudhry, 23, both from Lahore, were shot outside Butt's home in Prince George's Country, Maryland, at 3am. Mr Butt died in the ambulance and...

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Update: CAIR Reports Rising Anti-Muslim Incidents

July 16, 2003

Source: Pakistan News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=aa77851a8f4e70ab38abced1ffa39b95

On July 16, 2003 the Pakistan News Service reported that "two Pakistanis were killed this week near Washington D.C. prompting concerns from an American Muslim group that the victims may have been targeted because of their race... The students were shot dead just outside of the capital by unidentified gunmen....

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Update: Islamic Advocacy Group Alleges Governmental Actions Increased Harassment of Muslims

July 15, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.cair-net.org/

On July 15, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "government efforts to crack down on terrorism contributed to an increase in reports of discrimination and harassment of Muslims in the United States last year, an Islamic advocacy group says. The Justice Department called the allegations 'unfair...' The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Tuesday that post-Sept. 11 government actions have broadly targeted Arabs and Muslims... Of...

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California State Attorney General Announces Decreases in Hate Crimes

July 15, 2003

Source: KXTV 10

http://www.kxtv10.com/storyfull.asp?id=4873

On July 15, 2003 KXTV 10 reported that "the trend in crime of targeting victims based on hate is going back down in California, the state Attorney General announced Tuesday morning... In the months after the September 11 terrorist attacks, hate crime spiked across the U.S. and the state, going up nearly 30 percent in California. Last year, however, hate crimes in the Golden State fell by nearly 27 percent, Attorney...

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