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Update: Senator Glodis Angers Muslims with Circulated Flyer

June 27, 2003

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/DiRaB_41/4278_41.asp

On June 27, 2003 The Anti-Defamation League issued a press release stating that "In an open letter to Massachusetts State Senator Guy Glodis, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called upon him to publicly apologize from the Senate floor for having distributed an incendiary and bigoted flier that 'purports to provide a formula for responding to Muslim extremism...'" The letter states, "Your...

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Hindu Delivery Man Beaten because Assailants Thought He Was Muslim: Police Filed Hate Crime Charges

June 27, 2003

Source: The Standard-Times

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/06-03/06-27-03/a09lo052.htm

On June 27, 2003 The Standard-Times reported that "community leaders from across the state yesterday denounced the robbery and beating of a pizza delivery man, an attack local police have categorized as a hate crime... Two local Domino's Pizza franchise owners, Nelson Hockert-Lotz and Anthony Squizzero, offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest...

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Muslim Converts in Chiapas, Mexico

June 27, 2003

Source: Knight Ridder

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/6182920.htm

On June 27, 2003 Knight Ridder reported that Juan "Gómez, 26, a former Protestant who became a Muslim in 1996, is learning the language as a convert to Islam. He embodies a religious phenomenon in Chiapas [Mexico], where one-quarter of the 3.9 million people are poor Maya peasants who practice myriad religions, often blending ancient rituals with Roman Catholicism... The religious conquest...

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Leaflet from Mass State Senator Angers Muslims

June 27, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On June 27, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts state "senator Guy W. Glodis has angered Muslims and a civil rights group over a flier he sent to fellow senators that says terrorist attacks could be deterred if convicted Muslim extremists were buried with pig entrails... A Muslim group denounced the flier as 'slanderous garbage.'"

Press Release: U.S. Department of Justice to Hold Protocol Seminars

June 27, 2003

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

http://www.usdoj.gov/crs/prflorida06262003.htm

On June 27, 2003 U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release stating that "The U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS) will sponsor an Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Awareness and Protocol Seminar for law enforcement, local officials, and community leaders.. The seminar is cosponsored by the Florida Commission on Human Relations, Florida State University, the Center for the...

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Muslim Leaders Call on Democrates to Focus on Civil Rights Issues

June 25, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=2354

On June 25, 2003 Religion News Service reported that "despite Muslims' and Arab-Americans' frustration with President Bush over what they perceive as unfair treatment, Democrats shouldn't automatically expect those voters to swing their way in 2004, Arab and Muslim leaders say... Bush captured a majority of the Arab and Muslim vote in 2000 after he joined GOP activists in reaching out to their...

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Raising Muslim Children in Wisconsin

June 25, 2003

Source: Marshfield News-Herald

http://www.wisinfo.com/dailytribune/wrdtlocal/278052248980616.shtml

On June 25, 2003 the Marshfield News-Herald reported that "unlike most of their American counterparts, 13-year-old Hassan, 10-year-old Uswa and 7-year-old Hussain scan everything first for a small K or UD on the food's packaging, signifiying that its contents are halal or kosher... Muslims are required by their religion to eat halal food - pork products are...

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2002 Census Shows More Muslims than Presbyterians in Mayo

June 25, 2003

Source: Western People

http://www.westernpeople.ie/news/story.asp?j=14222

On June 25, 2003 the Western People reported that "In (County) Mayo there are now more Muslims that Presbyterians, 370 compared to 289. There are 1,731 Muslims in Connacht as against 1,086 Presbyterians. The figures are contained in the 2002 Census of Population, and show that times are indeed changing in religious affiliations. The country is slowly evolving from 'holy Catholic Ireland' to a...

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Interfaith Group Supports Muslims in Building a Mosque

June 24, 2003

Source: Marshfield News Herald

http://www.wisinfo.com/newsherald/mnhlocal/278100915729824.shtml

On June 24, 2003 Marshfield News Herald reported that "members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths who have joined together to advocate for tolerance of different cultures, races and religions say they are backing an effort by Muslims in Marshfield to build a mosque to serve north central Wisconsin... Members of Marshfield Social Justice, which was formed...

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Hindu Delivery Man Beaten because Assailants Thought He Was Muslim: Police Filed Hate Crime Charges

June 24, 2003

Source: Standard-Times

http://www.s-t.com/daily/06-03/06-25-03/a01lo005.htm

On June 24, 2003 the Standard-Times reported that "a vicious robbery of a pizza delivery man escalated when the assailants mistook the graduate student for a Muslim, Fairhaven police said yesterday, as they filed hate crime charges against a second man arrested in the attack... Police Chief Gary F. Souza said Ryan Marsh, 17, of 369 Brook St. was one of four men who helped ambush Saurabh...

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Diversity of Views and Religious Beliefs on the American University Campus

June 22, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6499-2003Jun17.html?nav=hptoc_c

On June 22, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "On the first full day of the Iraq war, Abdul Aziz Said stood before an overflow crowd inside the domed sanctuary of American University's Kay Spiritual Life Center, a unique place in the life of AU, both in its form and function. Perched among gray rectangular buildings, the circular Kay...

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Editorial: Sultaana Freeman License Case

June 22, 2003

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=11614

On June 22, 2003 the First Amendment Center printed an editorial by Charles Haynes stating that "Sultaana Freeman’s refusal to remove her veil for a driver’s license photo has touched a nerve. Talk-show exchanges and letters to the editor are filled with exasperation – even outrage – over the Muslim woman’s lawsuit against the state of...

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