Islam

Islamic Group Outraged by Cartoon Depicting Prophet Muhammad

December 22, 2002

Source: CAIR

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On December 22, 2002 CAIR, a national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group, issued a press release expressing "outrage at a Doug Marlette syndicated editorial cartoon, headlined 'What Would Mohammed Drive?' showing the Prophet Muhammad driving a nuclear bomb-laden truck similar to that used by Timothy McVeigh in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing... The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR...

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Chicago's South Asian Friendship Center and Bookstore

December 22, 2002

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On December 22, 2002 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "while some evangelical Protestants condemn Islam, those at Chicago's South Asian Friendship Center and Bookstore take the opposite approach. The small storefront opened in 1997 in the city's Little India section, amid dozens of specialty stores that cater to immigrants from India and Pakistan. The majority of people who stop to chat and sip tea are Muslims, though some are Hindus. The center provides many services new immigrants need, with emphasis on...

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INS Detains Hundreds of Muslim and Middle Eastern Immigrants in California

December 20, 2002

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/CvlRt_32/4214_32.asp

On December 20, 2002, the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights group, issued a press release "express[ing] concern regarding the detention and alleged mistreatment of Middle Eastern men and boys in Los Angeles by federal immigration officials. The League urged the Immigration and Naturalization Service to ensure compliance with civil rights laws and to disclose the procedures used in...

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More Muslims than Jews or Orthodox Christians in Chicago

December 20, 2002

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/religion/cst-nws-relbriefs20.html

On December 20, 2002 The Chicago Sun-Times reported that "new population figures for religious communities in the Chicago area show there are more Muslims living in the area than Jews or Orthodox Christians... The figures, from the National Conference for Community and Justice, are based on statistics submitted to the organization by various religious communities...

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INS Detains Hundreds of Muslim and Middle Eastern Immigrants in California

December 20, 2002

Source: United Press International

http://www.Beliefnet.com/story/119/story_11903_1.html

On December 20, 2002, United Press International reported "Muslim and U.S. rights groups have urged the Bush administration to review its policies toward Muslim immigrants in the United States... Muslim advocacy groups say that American Muslims have been living in fear and uncertainty since the Bush administration's crackdown on immigrants from Islamic countries... Officials at...

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INS Detains Hundreds of Muslim and Middle Eastern Immigrants in California

December 19, 2002

Source: ACLU

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On December 19, 2002, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a press release stating that "in a development that confirms the American Civil Liberties Union’s initial fears about a controversial immigrant fingerprinting and registration program, the Immigration and Naturalization Service is apparently using the program as a pretext for the mass detention of hundreds of Middle Eastern and Muslim men and boys... Lucas Guttentag, Director of the ACLU’s...

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Eid al-Fitr in U.S., 2002

December 19, 2002

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=69b528758e3dd704c6ce2f4374b984a0

On December 19, 2002 the Pakistan Link reported that "still reeling from the aftereffects of 9/11, the Muslim community in Sacramento turned out in record numbers for the service for Eid, the end of Ramadan. On Dec. 6, over 2000 worshipers gathered at one of the oldest continuous places of Muslim worship in the...

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Man Sentenced to 6 1/2 Years for Hate Crime

December 18, 2002

Source: Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134598086_mosqueassault18m0.html

On December 18, 2002 the Seattle Times reported that "a Snohomish man has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years for an assault on a Seattle mosque two days after the terrorist attacks... Patrick Cunningham, 54, admitted to trying to set fire to parked vehicles at the Islamic Idriss Mosque and to threatening two worshippers with a loaded .22-caliber...

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

December 18, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On December 18, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "[North Liberty, Iowa]City officials say they will consider leasing 106 acres of federal land on Coralville Lake in an attempt to block a plan to develop a Muslim youth camp on the property. The City Council voted Tuesday to pursue a lease jointly with Johnson County officials, who also have voiced concerns about the camp and conference center proposed by the Muslim Youth Camps of America. County officials also agreed Tuesday to explore a joint lease. The land is...

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INS Detains Hundreds of Muslim and Middle Eastern Immigrants in California

December 17, 2002

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=16527

On December 17, 2002 The Orange County Register reported that "at least 22 men from Arab or Islamic countries were arrested Monday as they went to the Immigration and Naturalization Service's Santa Ana office to register under a new program aimed at improving screening of foreign visitors in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, police officials confirmed... The men...

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Islamic Society of Central Florida Urges Unity

December 16, 2002

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-locrally15121502dec15.story

On December 16, 2002 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "Central Florida Muslims welcomed leaders from top Islamic groups across the country to join them... They heard each other's frustrations, shared perspectives and vowed to unify to end discrimination against Florida Muslims. Now, they hope to unite blacks, Christians, Hispanics and...

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Conflict Over Mosque Construction in East Meadow

December 15, 2002

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/15/nyregion/15MOSQ.html

On December 15, 2002 The New York Times reported that "a Muslim congregation's plan to raze two houses it owns here and build a mosque and a school in their place has drawn protests from some residents who worry about increased traffic... For nearly a decade, the Long Island Muslim Society has been holding meetings for about 150 people at the small Cape Cod-style houses side by side at...

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