Islam

Ohio Seminar to Address Counseling Services for Muslim Women

June 21, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2003106210173

On June 21, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "Aneesah Nadir said it’s no wonder many Muslims are afraid to seek counseling services, given the stereotypes many non-Muslim counselors have about Islam... Many non-Muslims, for example, assume incorrectly that Islam teaches that women are inferior to men. So if a Muslim woman complains of spousal abuse, it’s...

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Update: Robert Goldstein Sentenced

June 20, 2003

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/sfl-cterror20jun20,0,7174780.story?coll=sfla-news-florida

On June 20, 2003 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that a "Pinellas County podiatrist who amassed weapons and a list of 50 Islamic centers throughout Florida was sentenced on Thursday to 12 1/2 years for plotting to bomb a mosque in retaliation for the Sept. 11 attacks and...

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Update: Muncie Muslims Reach Out to Community

June 20, 2003

Source: The Star Press

http://www.thestarpress.com/tsp/news/local/03/jun/0615islamiclunchnews.php

On June 20, 2003 The Star Press reported that "when a sign outside the Islamic Center was recently vandalized, members of the congregation didn't get angry at their neighbors. Instead they invited them over for a barbecue... On Saturday, leaders of the Islamic Center, 1717 N. Ball Ave., hosted a lunch for anyone who wanted to come... They made calls...

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Muslim Groups to File Discrimination Charges against Fleet Bank

June 20, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpacnews.org/

On June 20, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "MAS Freedom Foundation, along with a Boston-based coalition of civil rights, civil liberties and religious groups, and other concerned citizens, announced today they plan to file discrimination charges against Fleet Bank on behalf of MAS member Hossam Al-Gabri, a Muslim whose account was closed by the bank without explanation... The coalition was formed in response to complaints of...

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Interfaith "Abrahamic Dialogues" Occur across the Nation

June 19, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0619/p17s01-lire.html

On June 19, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "since Sept. 11, most Americans have become starkly aware of the great gaps in understanding and heightened tensions among Muslims, Christians, and Jews at home and abroad. Recognizing the need to build bridges and to strengthen moderate voices, many are experimenting with new forms of what some call 'Abrahamic...

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Stanford Baccalaureate Celebration Acknowledges Diverse Religious Traditions

June 18, 2003

Source: Stanford Report

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/june18/bac-618.html

On June 18, 2003 the Stanford Report reported that "Sumir Meghani, a graduating senior in economics, read... lines of Hindu scripture Saturday morning in the Quad at the beginning of the 2003 [Stanford] Baccalaureate Celebration... The event, which also included readings, prayers and music from the Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Shinto traditions, took place on an...

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Federal Government Forbids Racial or Ethnic Profiling

June 18, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/6113850.htm

On June 18, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "the Justice Department on Tuesday took a historic step toward fulfilling President Bush's vow to end racial profiling in the United States, forbidding federal law enforcement officers in most cases from using race or ethnicity to target criminal behavior... Civil libertarians say the new policy, effective immediately, goes further than many...

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New Islamic Center Opens in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

June 17, 2003

Source: Hattiesburg American

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/news/stories/20030617/topstories/497931.html

On June 17, 2003 the Hattiesburg American reported that the Hattiesburg Islamic Center "opened June 1 [and] will be used for prayer services and as a base for the group's community outreach programs... Hattiesburg has one other Islamic Center, located at 215 S. 25th Ave., near the University of Southern Mississippi, and there is a...

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Update: NY Judge Resigns after "Terrorist" Question

June 17, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/newyork/sns-ap-brf-ticket-terror,0,4294763.story

On June 17, 2003 Newsday reported that "a judge who admitted asking an Arab-American woman if she was a terrorist when she went to court last month to fight a parking ticket has stepped down... Village Justice William Crosbie, 79, resigned in a letter Monday to the mayor. The incident led the woman to file a complaint with the state...

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Baptist Convention Speaker Denounces Islam

June 17, 2003

Source: Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/03/06/34508659.shtml

On June 17, 2003 the Tennessean reported that "one year after the Rev. Jerry Vines generated a year's worth of controversy by calling the founder of Islam 'a demon-possessed pedophile,' Ergun Caner, a theology professor from Criswell College in Dallas, picked up where Vines left off... Caner, a Turkish immigrant who converted to Christianity as a child, spoke to pastors at the...

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