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The International Museum of Muslim Cultures in Mississippi

January 6, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-muslim6jan06001441,0,3811539.story

On January 6, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "it was the summer of 2001, and the organizers of an exhibit about Islam were weighing whether to turn it into a permanent museum. The temporary display had drawn well enough to encourage museum boosters to think bigger... Then came Sept. 11 -- and eruptions of bias...

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The American Muslim Hour in Central Florida

January 6, 2003

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/orl-liv-view010603,0,1182104.story

On January 6, 2003 the Orlando Sentinel reported on "the American Muslim Hour, on 660 AM (WORL) [in Central Florida]... The show is the only one of its kind airing in Central Florida, and one of the few radio voices of Islam outside major cities... Program coordinator Lauri Lott is a Windermere homemaker and convert to the faith...

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Editorial: The Challenges of Islam and Radical Christianity

January 5, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/columnists/jane_eisner/4874415.htm

On January 5, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer printed an editorial by Jane Eisner that stated, "the U.S. State Department has posted a series called 'Muslim Life in America,' but it is clearly for foreign consumption. The upbeat collection of stories and photographs on the department's official Web site deftly...

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Growing Muslim Population in Contra Costa, CA

January 4, 2003

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/4873449.htm

On January 4, 2003 the Contra Costa Times reported that "two of Central Contra Costa County's biggest mosques have launched ambitious expansion plans and are considering joining a third mosque to form a unified, major worship center serving the region's booming Muslim population... The Islamic Center of Contra Costa on Clayton Road plans to buy a 2,500 square-foot former carpet store adjacent to its...

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Pledge for "Intimidation-Free" Campuses for Jewish Students Debated

January 4, 2003

Source: The Boston Herald

On January 4, 2003 The Boston Herald printed an editorial by Matan Chorev and Karim Bin-Humam that stated, "the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has served as the ultimate topic of deliberation, peaceful and otherwise, on campuses coast to coast. But at what cost? The intensity of the campus dialogue has propagated inappropriate behavior among people on all sides of the conflict, and most college communities are not responding adequately. A recent statement calling for 'intimidation-free campuses' was circulated widely and signed...

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INS Detains Hundreds of Muslim and Middle Eastern Immigrants in California

January 4, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/bayarea/4873223.htm

On January 4, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "with a deadline less than a week away, immigrant community leaders say they're worried that visitors from Afghanistan, Lebanon and 11 other countries may not register as part of a new national security program because they fear they'll be detained or deported... The Immigration and Naturalization Service took hundreds of men from five Middle Eastern...

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

January 3, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

On January 3, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will review public comments before deciding whether to move forward with plans to lease land for a proposed Muslim Youth Camp. The deadline for public comment on the project was Thursday and most of the letters and e-mails the corps of engineers received about the camp voiced opposition to the plan. The land, about 106 acres, is about two miles northeast of North Liberty near Coralville Lake and is managed by the corps. The property...

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Muslim Community Newspaper: Minnesota Muslim

January 3, 2003

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/4862904.htm

On January 3, 2003 the Pioneer Press reported that "Minnesota Muslim [made a debute] a few weeks ago during Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, with the next issue to be delivered to mosques and some Muslim-owned businesses later this month. The 75-cent publication was started by a group of Muslims to offer an alternative to mainstream coverage of their communities and...

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Update: Community Rebuilds Vandalized Ohio Mosque

January 3, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On January 3, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "workers have installed fresh wallboard where ceilings and walls were bowed after water gushed from smashed pipes. Heartsick worshippers pulled up soaked carpeting, only to discover oak floors beneath the threadbare rugs. Volunteers -- engineers, schoolchildren, housewives -- came as news spread about the desecration of the center at 1428 E. Broad St. An estimated $379,000 repair bill was cut to $140,000.'Yes, something good has come from something bad,' said Al-Akhras,...

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INS Detains Hundreds of Muslim and Middle Eastern Immigrants in California

January 3, 2003

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=328

On January 3, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "MPAC has opposed the INS registration process because of its selective enforcement against immigrants from Muslim countries, its incrimination of innocent people, its deceptive approach, questionable treatment of detainees, and ineffectiveness at enhancing our national security... Therefore, MPAC is launching...

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Jewish and Muslim Dinner to Promote Dialogue and Peace

January 3, 2003

Source: Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/nsheik3_20030103.htm

On January 3, 2003 the Free Press reported that "for the first Sabbath of 2003, a Jewish congregation hopes to start a new tradition to promote peace... Tonight, Congregation Chaye Olam will invite members of the Arab community for a Middle Eastern meal at the Sheik restaurant in Orchard Lake... The dinner, said Cantor Stephen Dubov, will be a chance for people of opposing viewpoints to agree...

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Second-Annual Day of Peace

January 2, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

On January 2, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "Muslims, Jews and Christians and people of diverse ethnic backgrounds gathered at a mosque to call for a future without war and conflict. About 150 people attended the second-annual Day of Peace at the Islamic House of Wisdom Wednesday [in Michigan]. U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, initiated the event, which focused on young people. The program featured songs and poems of peace performed by children from elementary through high school and ended with refreshments to...

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Editorial: Encouraging Greater Civic Participation for Muslim Americans

January 1, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/4850303.htm

On January 1, 2003 The Kansas City Star printed an editorial by Lewis Diuguid that stated, "on Christmas Eve... Adults and children with the Crescent Peace Society and the American Muslim Council-Heartland Chapter donated and served holiday dinners to men at the homeless shelter... Jason Erb, director of government affairs with the Council on American-Islamic Relations... wants Muslims to...

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Life Enrichment Center in Michigan

January 1, 2003

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news-9/1041436261225710.xml

On January 1, 2003 The Flint Journal reported that "C. K. Venkateswaran, a Sunday school teacher at the local Hindu Temple and Chinmaya Mission, began the readings with a peace prayer in Hindu... The Rev. Deborah Kohler, pastor of Woodside Church of Flint, read a Christian...

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