Islam

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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Update: CAIR Reports Rising Anti-Muslim Incidents

July 15, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61443-2003Jul15.html

On July 15, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "Muslims living in the United States were the target of more than 600 alleged incidents of discrimination, harassment and violence in 2002, a 15 percent increase over the previous year, according to a report released yesterday by a Washington-based Islamic advocacy organization... The annual report by the...

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On Muslim Women in Gwinnett, GA

July 14, 2003

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

http://www.gwinnettdailyonline.com/GDP/archive/article6E1868FE86B046AAA027E701046E45DC.asp

On July 14, 2003 the Gwinnett Daily Post reported that "Americans have turned their eyes toward Afghanistan, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East. But it takes only a short walk through any Gwinnett [GA] shopping center to come face to face with Islam... Selecting groceries, purchasing household items or...

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

July 14, 2003

Source: CAIR

On July 14, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group, will hold a news conference in the nation's capital to release its eighth annual report on the status of Muslim civil rights in the United States, titled 'Guilt by Association...' The report - the only annual study of its kind - details a 15 percent increase in the number of incidents and experiences of anti-Muslim violence, discrimination and harassment during the past year. It...

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EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Houston-Based Seafood Restaurant

July 14, 2003

Source: HR Next

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On July 14, 2003 HR Next reported that "The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Pesce, Ltd., a Houston-based upscale seafood restaurant, for post-9/11 backlash discrimination. The agency alleges the restaurant fired Karim El-Raheb, a general manager, because of his Egyptian ancestry shortly after the attacks on New York and Washington... The case is the EEOC's fifth lawsuit to date charging employers with...

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Week Long Program in Vermont to Focus on Islam and Judaism

July 14, 2003

Source: Brattleboro Reformer

http://www.reformer.com/

On July 14, 2003 the Brattleboro Reformer reported that "the attention to Islam that has crystallized in the United States in the last several years has also brought religion into sharper focus for Muslim Americans, sometimes overshadowing other facets of their identity, according to several local [VT] residents... Speaking to about a dozen people gathered at the School for International Training on Friday night, five residents contemplated...

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Carbondale Ethnic Festival Interfaith Service in Illinois

July 13, 2003

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/rednews/2003/07/14/build/local/LOC001.html

On July 13, 2003 The Southern reported that "people of all religious faiths and backgrounds need to take the messages they learn in their houses of worship and come together as a unified force for the betterment of their communities... That was the message of Rabbi Mark Shook of Temple Israel in St. Louis, who spoke at the Carbondale Ethnic Festival...

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Update: Muslim Youth Camp in Iowa Approved

July 13, 2003

Source: Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/opinion/stories/c2125555/21697425.html

On July 13, 2003 the Des Moines Register published an editorial by the Register Editorial Board stating that "opposition to establishing the first summer camp for Muslim youth in the nation by Coralville Lake may be based on concerns about protecting the environment, the cost of government services needed and increased traffic, but that's not all... Suspicion...

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Controversy Surrounding Norman Geisler's Views on Islam

July 13, 2003

Source: North Jersey

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2NDAyMTAy

On July 13, 2003 the North Jersey reported that "The Rev. Dr. Norman L. Geisler... president of a seminary in Charlotte, N.C., has said repeatedly that the world's second-largest religion is dangerously violent... And he's finding a receptive audience in churches throughout the nation, including two...

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