Islam

Multifaith Group Raises Habitat for Humanity Home

April 27, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/5727163.htm

On April 27, 2003 The Charlotte Observer reported that "during the past two days, more than 30 Charlotteans from diverse faiths hung windows and rolled out roofing paper for a new Habitat for Humanity home... And they began laying the foundation for what they hope will be something bigger: a deeper understanding of people from all religious backgrounds... The home, now...

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Historical Markers Placed at Three Different Religious Sites

April 26, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20030426&Category=NEWS10&ArtNo=104260136&Ref=AR

On April 26, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "historical markers will be dedicated at three sites in northwest Ohio tomorrow as part of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission’s recognition of the state’s religious heritage... The area markers, which are among 12 in the state, are being...

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FBI Establishes Arab American Advisory Committee

April 24, 2003

Source: Civil Liberties Digest

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=8734ace218198363473a825cd1a7f438

On April 24, 2003 the Civil Liberties Digest reported that "to improve relations with the Arab American community, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) established the first Arab American Advisory Committee and appointed Dr. James Zogby as a member... The committee, which will meet on a monthly basis,...

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Update: Youth Proceeds with Hate Crime Suit

April 24, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-suit24apr24,0,7034779.story

On April 24, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "days after his jaw was unwired, an Arab American teenager spoke out against the youths who allegedly attacked him with baseball bats, golf clubs and screwdrivers at an Orange County park two months ago, demanding justice for what he believes was an ethnically motivated attack... Rashid Alam, an 18-year-old Muslim of Lebanese...

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Asian Americans Concerned about Becoming Targets of Hostility

April 23, 2003

Source: Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=1ca4655c2e04ee672e4ffdddd3120730

On April 23, 2003 the Pacific News Service reported that "when 50 leading Asian American and Pacific Island civil rights organizations met recently in Washington, D.C., SARS was only one of many dangers they see threatening their communities. Other recent events -- an alleged Chinese American spy, the North...

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Update: Muslim Group Meets with F.B.I. about Alleged Hate Crime at UCLA

April 23, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpacnews.org/

On April 23, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "on Saturday April 19th, UCLA Medical Center staff found what appears to be pig blood poured into a drawer containing Muslim prayer rugs. The bloodied drawer was found in a chapel that is used by various religious groups in what appears to be an obvious hate crime... A container labeled 'pig's blood' was left in the drawer, which was labeled 'Muslim Prayer Rugs.' The compass, which...

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Hip-Hop and Islam

April 23, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/music/5685019.htm

On April 23, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "Islam has flavored hip-hop from its beginnings with Afrika Bambaataa to current rappers Jurassic 5 and Mos Def. But current events have made Muslim rappers feel like they're under attack. Muslim rappers are also struggling to make their varied beliefs understood... Some are changing their names to avoid backlash...

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Muslims Concerned about White House Briefing with Evangelical Christians

April 22, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A7981-2003Apr21?language=printer

On April 22, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "Muslims were upset that Franklin Graham, who had condemned Islam as evil, preached at the Pentagon last week. Now comes word that the White House held a private briefing for 141 evangelical Christian leaders March 27 to discuss the Iraq war and other subjects... Those invited included Jerry...

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Interfaith Meeting between Muslims and Christians in Sacramento

April 22, 2003

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=57e63a9660ab4e863c81fe2679cf89db

On April 22, 2003 the Pakistan Link reported on "the Al Momineen Sunday School at the Downtown [Sacramento, CA] Mosque in full session as the group of about 20 members of the Woodland Presbyterian Church arrived to a reception committee comprising the Mosque President Bashir Chaudhry, Imam Mumtaz Qasmi, Mr. Shahid...

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Editorial: Sunni Chaplains for Shia Muslims in Prison

April 22, 2003

Source: The Weekly Standard

On April 22, 2003 The Weekly Standard printed an editorial by Terry Eastland questioning "why... has New York state, in treating the religious activities of Muslim inmates within its prisons, favored one Islamic sect over another--namely, Sunni Islam over Shia Islam?" He stated, "that question is at the heart of a lawsuit filed against the state by four Shia Muslim prisoners at Fishkill Correctional Facility. The lawsuit challenges current policy under which the New York State Department of Correctional Services accommodates, as...

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