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

February 18, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/metro/atlanta/0203/18protest.html

On February 18, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "two hundred solemn faces -- some seasoned with age, others fresh with youth -- packed the pews at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday night as leaders from various faiths took to the pulpit to pray for peace... The choice of venue for the Interfaith Prayer Meeting for Peace was...

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Muslim Student Finds Acceptance in ROTC Program

February 17, 2003

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

On February 17, 2003 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that "as President Bush talks to the country about war with Iraq, Sarah struggles through every day at school, looking different, feeling different... She's easy to identify at Boca Raton High because she dresses according to her Muslim faith... But she's found a bit of acceptance in the school's ROTC program... Not because of its connection with military training, but because of the commander, a man with brown skin and accented English, a man who knows what it's...

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Faith-Based Matchmaking

February 14, 2003

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On February 14, 2003 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "Scott McWilliams didn't believe that God had chosen one woman for him -- until he met and married the woman of his dreams through Equally Yoked, a club for Christian singles... Susan Jacobs, 26, an Orthodox Jew from Squirrel Hill, met her boyfriend at a conference on modern Orthodoxy... Before then, Jacobs had tried matchmakers, singles events, and even two Jewish Internet dating services... for Orthodox Jews... The Internet, where the greatest growth in faith-...

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U.S. Muslims Repudiate Latest Bin Laden Message

February 13, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/5168265.htm

On February 13, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "in a tape aired worldwide Tuesday by the Al-Jazeera television station, a man believed to be the terrorist mastermind urged Muslims to fight with Iraq against the United States and its allies... Although most Muslims repudiate bin Laden, they have not been able to escape his taint since the Sept. 11 attacks, noted Osman bin Bakar, a...

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"Islam in America" Campaign to Foster Greater Understanding

February 13, 2003

Source: CAIR

On February 13, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "a prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today announced it will launch a year-long 'Islam in America' advertising campaign designed to foster greater understanding of Islam and to counter what the group says is a rising tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States... The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will kick off the campaign with an ad, headlined 'We're All Americans,' in the New York Times editorial page on Sunday, February...

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FBI Director Meets with Muslim and Sikh Leaders

February 13, 2003

Source: United Press International

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20030213-055842-5312r.htm

On February 13, 2003 United Press International reported that "FBI Director Robert Mueller has invited American Muslim leaders to discuss the agency's response to terrorist threats. The meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, will also discuss the backlash against Muslims following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks... An FBI letter, received Thursday by Muslim...

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Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 12, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/metro/0203/12eid.html

On February 12, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "about 7,000 Muslims began celebrating Eid al-Adha on Tuesday at Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta. Winter coats covered new, colorful clothes. Gloves warmed hands freshly dyed with henna... Lemiya Alexander, 33, said this is a 'transitional period' for Islam in America. 'There's more of a community feeling...

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World Sabbath of Religious Reconciliation Interfaith Service in Detroit

February 12, 2003

Source: Detroit Jewish News

http://www.detroitjewishnews.com/news/newsdetails.cfm?uuid=000051DC-FC80-1E3F-BC80AB07D88578F0

On February 12, 2003 the Detroit Jewish News reported that "among the more than 400 participants in last Saturday’s World Sabbath of Religious Reconciliation interfaith service were Jews and Arabs — in prayer together for world healing and peace... 'It was an amazing moment to see leaders of the...

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Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 12, 2003

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134632618_eid12m.html

On February 12, 2003 The Seattle Times reported that "yesterday was a day of celebration for Muslims, the first of three days of Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice for God... But even as several thousand Muslims from across Western Washington gathered at the building in North...

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Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 12, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-limusl123127973feb12,0,7375710.story

On February 12, 2003 Newsday reported that "for most members of Sharaara Rahman's family, Eid ul-Adha was a day begun with morning prayer at a mosque, then celebrated with feasting on dishes of korma and curried meats... Sharaara, however, like many Muslim students enrolled in public schools, felt obliged to spend most of yesterday in...

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Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 12, 2003

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On February 12, 2003 The Houston Chronicle reported that "the president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston told thousands of Muslims on Tuesday that being a good Muslim is about being a good parent, neighbor and citizen... 'Being a good Muslim is about being a good human being,' Aziz Siddiqi said at a celebration of Eid Ul-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice. 'It's about quietly going through your life in a way that people of other faiths can admire and want to imitate...' More than 10,000 Houston Muslims converged on the...

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