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Hotels Offering Variety of Holy Books

July 10, 2003

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/vacations/destinations/2003/2003-07-11-bibles.htm

On July 10, 2003 USA Today reported that "bucking a ubiquitous hotel industry tradition that dates back to 1908, the Borgata has nixed in-room Bibles in favor of stocking its lobby library with loaner editions of the Gideon Bible and 12 other religious texts, from Jehovah the First Godfather to the Bhagavad-Gita... And as the beleaguered hotel...

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Patriotism and Discrimination

July 9, 2003

Source: The Village Voice

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0328/pyne.php

On July 9, 2003 The Village Voice reported that "the government's roundup and detention of U.S. citizens and immigrants perceived to be Arab, South Asian, or Muslim is likely fostering discrimination and prejudice above and beyond the impact of 9-11, say social psychologists... The violent attacks of September 11 and their aftermath have created a real-world experiment for social scientists who...

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Interfaith Dinner for N.C. Muslims, Christians, and Public Officials

July 9, 2003

Source: CAIR

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

On July 9, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "on Friday, July 11, Muslims, Christians and public officials in Charlotte, N.C., will gather for an interfaith dinner designed to promote tolerance among people of all faiths and to counter planned protests at local mosques by an extremist group... 'The goal of this interfaith event is to acknowledge and welcome the diversity present in Charlotte, and to forge positive relationships with members of the...

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Being a Muslim in Los Angeles

July 9, 2003

Source: L.A. Independent

http://www.laindependent.com/link.asp?smenu=1&sdetail=207

On July 9, 2003 the L.A. Independent reported that "before Sept. 11, 2001, Tajuddin Shuaib could answer his cell phone in Arabic in public places. Today he worries that being overheard speaking in his native tongue could lead to trouble... 'There’s a feeling that, ‘Oh, there’s a Muslim — the Muslim’s gonna do something to us,' he says, acting out the cautious...

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Muslim Groups Demand Apology From Buddhist Priest

July 9, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/queens/nyc-mus0710,0,4454118.story

On July 9, 2003 Newsday reported that "a national Muslim organization demanded an apology Wednesday from a Flushing [NY] Buddhist priest who allegedly made disparaging remarks about Islam that were posted on the Internet... Ghazi Khankan, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations-New York, said the Rev. Jisei Nagasaka made disparaging...

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Editorial: the Muslim and Jewish Experience

July 9, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0709/p09s02-coop.html

On July 9, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor printed an editorial by Ahmed Nassef stating that "Muslim-Americans, especially, face a critical challenge that demands an unequivocal stand against the trap of ignorance and bigotry. In the current chilling political climate of racial profiling, secret detentions, and the mainstream acceptance of anti-Muslim bigotry, we have much to...

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Community Leaders Ride Bus to D.C. for Immigrant Rights

July 8, 2003

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/129926_freedom08.html

On July 8, 2003 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that "an unprecedented coalition of immigrant rights advocates, community groups and labor unionists plans to get on the bus in Seattle and nine other cities this fall and take their cause to the nation's heartland and on to Washington, D.C.... The 'Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride,' is intended to highlight U.S....

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Update: Muslim Youth Camp in Iowa Approved

July 8, 2003

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

http://www.press-citizen.com/news/070803arson.htm

On July 8, 2003 the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported that "investigation of a small fire set under the home of Bill Aossey, founder of the group planning to build a Muslim youth camp just outside of North Liberty, has been declared inactive... 'We have no leads at all,' said Al Brockhohn, investigator with the Cedar Rapids Fire Marshal's Office. 'I don't have a suspect, so it could have been...

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A Lesson in Political Participation for N.C. Islamic Center

July 8, 2003

Source: The News Observer

http://newsobserver.com/front/story/2677357p-2482289c.html

On July 8, 2003 The News Observer reported that "on the surface, it was a fight over parking. Ever since Raleigh's [NC] Islamic Center began growing, its neighbors in the Method community near N.C. State University have complained about the logjams on Friday afternoon, when Muslims converge for the most important weekly service, known as Jum'a prayer... For Muslims, the...

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Labeling the United States: From Judeo-Christian to Abrahamic

July 7, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

http://www.dispatch.com/news/religion/faith-story.php?story=dispatch/2003/07/04/20030704-03901.html

On July 7, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "even though the United States is a nation of many religions, its image to the world is defined greatly by two — Judaism and Christianity — and its value system has come to be called 'Judeo-Christian...' Recently, American Muslims have begun to...

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Muslim Americans: Part of the American Mosaic

July 7, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/070703dnmetmuslims.77ef8.html

On July 7, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported that "the Islamic Society of North America chose the Fourth of July weekend to hold a regional conference in Dallas for a reason. Its leaders wanted to send a message to Muslims and non-Muslims that Islam is a part of the American mosaic... The theme of the conference was 'Better Muslims for a...

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Muslims Gather in Philadelphia to Voice Concerns

July 6, 2003

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6242879.htm

On July 6, 2003 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "fifteen thousand members of two major Muslim organizations have gathered this weekend for the first time in Philadelphia, where the U.S. Constitution was written, partly to voice their alarm that rights set forth in that document are under siege... This meeting, which ends today at the Convention Center, included sessions...

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Fulbright Scholars Study Religious Diversity in Utah

July 6, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.harktheherald.com/article.php?sid=88751

On July 6, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "17 Fulbright scholars from countries such as Bangladesh and Brazil, Cameroon, the Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Slovakia and Spain, have come here to see U.S. religious diversity firsthand... They arrived in Utah on Saturday... It seems an odd place to study diversity, given the fact that this state has a dominant religious majority in...

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