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Helpline for Domestic Violence in the Muslim Community

April 13, 2003

Source: The Mecury Sun

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/5624219.htm

On April 13, 2003 The Mecury Sun reported that "in response to an increase in calls from Muslim women to Bay Area battered women's hotlines, the Islamic Society of North America is setting up the West Coast's first 'helpline' for domestic violence tailored to the Muslim community... The helpline, which starts Tuesday, is the Palo Alto organization's first step in creating an...

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Religious Leaders Discuss Role of Religion in the Reconstruction of Iraq

April 13, 2003

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/falsani/cst-nws-faith13.html

On April 13, 2003 The Chicago Sun-Times reported that "religious leaders [are debating about] what kind of participation religious groups should have in the rebuilding of Iraqi society... Bishop Mark Hanson, leader of the 5.1-million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, hopes the Bush administration will listen to certain American religious leaders who are...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Apr. 2003

April 12, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15001-2003Apr12.html

On April 12, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "while thousands of raucous antiwar demonstrators marched through the streets of downtown Washington, a different kind of peace effort by a small group of Christians and Muslims was taking place in the parking lot of an aging brick church in Fairfax City... Instead of carrying placards and shouting slogans,...

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Government Officials Dismayed by Pentagon's Sponsorship of Franklin Graham

April 11, 2003

Source: MPACnews

http://www.mpacnews.org/

On April 11, 2003 MPACnews reported that "religious members within the Department of Defense are protesting the Pentagon Chaplain's group sponsorship of an appearance by Franklin Graham at a Good Friday Prayer service scheduled for April 18th.� Graham, a Christian fundamentalist, has repeatedly insulted Islam, calling it a 'wicked religion.'� He is also planning to evangelize Iraqis under the cover of bringing humanitarian aid into the...

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New Muslim Community Center Planned for Amherst

April 11, 2003

Source: Gazette

http://www.gazettenet.com/04112003/news/5013.htm

On April 11, 2003 the Gazette reported that "a new Muslim community center is planned for University Drive [in Amherst, MA], with the goal of providing both a place of worship and interfaith education... Mohammad Idrees of Blackberry Lane was the high bidder in a foreclosure auction of 5.79 acres of vacant land between Newmarket Center and the Eastern Pulp...

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Drug Czar Praises Efforts at Muslim Center

April 11, 2003

Source: Pittsburg Tribune-Review

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/pmupdate/s_128757.html

On April 11, 2003 Pittsburg Tribune-Review reported that "White House drug czar John Walters today praised the efforts of a Monroeville coalition whose goal is to help prevent drug use and drug abuse in the Monroeville [PA] area... Walters had a breakfast meeting with members from the Coalition for Human Dignity at the Muslim Center of Greater...

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Editorial: Religion and Racism

April 10, 2003

Source: Ethnic News

http://www.arc.org/C_Lines/ArcColorLines.html

On April 10, 2003 Ethnic News printed an editorial by Jaideep Singh stating that "the notion of the "Muslim terrorist" is one powerfully etched in the minds of most Americans. By contrast, the perpetrators of the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing, bombers of medical clinics that provide abortion services, murderers of doctors who provide abortions, and members of various white militia groups are never...

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Education Secretary Rod Paige Will Not Resign

April 10, 2003

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On April 10, 2003 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that " U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige said Wednesday that he will not resign his post despite a growing furor about an interview in which he praised Christian values over public schooling... In a hastily organized news conference, Paige attempted to clarify remarks he made Monday to the Baptist Press, the national news service of the Southern Baptist Convention... The news conference was intended to stem growing criticism by the American Civil Liberties Union, the...

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Arab-Americans Concerned about Security

April 10, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0410/p01s03-ussc.html

On April 10, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "when Larme Price confessed to the [three murders] more than a week ago, he said his aim was to kill Middle Easterners, in retribution for Sept. 11... In fact, only one of the four victims was from the Middle East. But it's the intent, say concerned residents, that counts... Across the country, the past few weeks have...

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Texas Requires Minute of Silence for Public Schools

April 9, 2003

Source: San Antonio Express-News

On April 9, 2003 the San Antonio Express-News reported that "the Texas Senate voted Tuesday to require the state's 4.1 million public school students to pause for a daily minute of silent prayer, meditation or reflection... The measure, by Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, also mandates that school districts require students to recite the Texas and U.S. pledges of allegiance before the minute of silence... Students could be excused from the pledge recitals upon written notice from a parent or guardian, but they wouldn't be...

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FBI Agents Visit Seattle Area Mosque to Answer Questions

April 7, 2003

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/116180_mosque07.shtml

On April 7, 2003 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that "three FBI agents appeared at a Mountlake Terrace mosque [WA] Friday as evening prayers were drawing to a close. But they weren't there to interrogate anyone. Rather, it was the agents who faced the questions of an anxious Muslim community... About three dozen men sat on the carpeted floor of Masjid Omar Al-...

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Iowa: Controversy over North Liberty City Officials Plan to Lease Land Intended for Muslim Youth Camp

April 7, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/archives

On April 7, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "in a post-9/11 world and with America at war in an Islamic nation, the debate about the [Muslim Youth] camp has become much more than just how tall the buildings should be and how the sewage should be treated... Distrust and fear of Muslims is palpable when paging through the more than 100 letters and e-mail messages that have been sent to the corps as part of a recent...

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Religion as Both Unifying and Divisive during War in Iraq

April 7, 2003

Source: Religion Writers

http://www.religionwriters.com/public/tips/040703/040703b.shtml

On April 7, 2003 the Religion Writers reported that "since the Iraq war began, Muslims - and those sometimes mistaken for Muslims - say they have experienced discrimination and hate in the United States. Police are investigating possible hate crimes in Illinois, Indiana, Oregon, Wisconsin, California, and Arizona. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, hate crimes against...

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