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Debate over Proposed Muslim Meat-Processing Plant

May 13, 2003

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/3879444.html

On May 13, 2003 the Star Tribune reported that "a proposal to build Minnesota's first Muslim meat-processing plant is drawing protest from Rice County residents who fear it could damage the environment, lower property values and increase traffic to their rural area... But those may not be the only issues that will bring opponents to a County Board meeting tonight in Faribault, according to the...

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Muslim Cable Channel in the Making

May 10, 2003

Source: Wired

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,58773,00.html

On May 10, 2003 Wired reported that "about 6 million to 8 million Muslims currently reside in the United States, yet pop culture images of them are scant beyond the nightly news reports chronicling the war on terrorism... There isn't a single recurring Muslim character, for example, on a sitcom or drama... [Mohamed] Alaoui and some 1,500 other American Muslims like him are eager to change that -- so...

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Update: String of Fires Burn Religious Centers in Los Angeles Area

May 10, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpac.org/

On May 10, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council issued a press release stating that "the Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Salam Al-Marayati, was invited by Los Angeles City Mayor James Hahn, Assistant Chief of Police for LAPD Jim McDonnel, and Councilman Jack Weiss to participate in a press conference announcing the arrest of a suspect for the arson attacks against a church, a Bahai temple, and synagogues in Encino,...

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Editorial: Religious Pluralism in America

May 10, 2003

Source: Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/May/10/il/il42a.html

On May 10, 2003 the Honolulu Advertiser printed an editorial by Robert Ganung stating that "it is almost impossible for me to write about spiritual matters without referring to my spiritual master, Thich Nhat Hanh. Although I am from another religious tradition (United Methodist minister), this gentle Zen monk from Vietnam has influenced my spiritual journey...

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Update: Mother's Day in Multifaith America

May 10, 2003

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/05/10/loc_faithmatters10.html

On May 10, 2003 The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that "Mothers play an important part in the world's religions, such as the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus; Yocheved, Moses' mother who puts him in an ark on the Nile to save his life; and Khadijah, the Mother of Believers in Islam... In the Hindu tradition, a mother is a goddess, as is the case of both Bharat...

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Editorials: Religions in Maine

May 8, 2003

Source: Casco Bay Weekly

http://www.cascobayweekly.com/cbw2003/cover/cover05.08.03-9.stm

On May 8, 2003 the Casco Bay Weekly published an editorial by Najim Animashaun stating that "the Muslim community in Portland is a particularly active spiritual community... Our community is active both at the community level and at the individual and household level in outreach and interfaith activities in the greater Portland area... Portland’s Muslim community...

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Update: Evangelical Leaders Denounce Anti-Islamic Remarks

May 8, 2003

Source: The New York Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40616FA3D5B0C7B8CDDAC0894DB404482

On May 8, 2003 The New York Times reported that "Evangelical leaders meeting in Washington denounce anti-Islam remarks made in last year by leaders of their own movement, including Rev Franklin Graham, Rev Jerry Falwell and Rev Jerry Vines; propose new guidelines for churches to follow in relating to Muslims; affirm their commitment...

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Multifaith Community in San Diego, CA

May 8, 2003

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

On May 8, 2003 the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "Harvard scholar Diana Eck calls America the most religiously diverse nation in the world – and San Diego is no different, home to faiths ranging from Baha'i to Wicca... Here is a look at representatives from four of these other faiths – a Buddhist, a Muslim, a Sikh and a Jew. They talk about their devotion to their beliefs – and how they feel about attempts to convert them."

Update: String of Fires Burn Religious Centers in Los Angeles Area

May 8, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpac.org/

On May 8, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "on Wednesday, May 7, an Encino synagogue was the fourth house of worship to be set on fire in 11 days. Los Angeles police are investigating the incidents as hate crimes and believe that they have been committed by a single arsonist. The attack on the synagogue follows three other Los Angeles area attacks on an Iranian synagogue, a Bahai community center and a Presbyterian church."

Sacramento Police Officers Take Part in State-Mandated Course on Racial Profiling

May 8, 2003

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/6627026p-7579259c.html

On May 8, 2003 The Sacramento Bee reported that "Sacramento police officers, taking part in a state-mandated course on racial profiling, are continuing to discuss with community members the results and ramifications of the department's latest traffic stop study. Training instructor Lt. Kevin Gardner, an African American, said he encourages officers in the classes to...

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