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"Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet" to Air on PBS

December 12, 2002

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/tv/20021212owen1212fnp1.asp

On December 12, 2002 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "[Alexander] Kronemer, a 1978 graduate of Charleroi High School, is credited as creator and producer of the program with Michael Wolfe. It tells the story of Muhammad, who established the religion of Islam. Kronemer, who is Muslim, said one of the difficult tasks in telling the story of Muhammad was finding a way to...

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Wicca in American Universities

December 12, 2002

Source: Fox News Channel

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,72791,00.html

On December 12, 2002 the Fox News Channel reported that "members of Syracuse University's Pagan Society lighted candles in the campus chapel, while curious students signed up for a new class on witchcraft. And at the University of Arizona and Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, believers can be excused from class on Wiccan holidays... 'There is a cultural shift with college students identifying...

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Editorial: Islam and America

December 12, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-marayati11dec11,0,3809441.story

On December 12, 2002 the Los Angeles Times printed an editorial by Salam Al-Marayati, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. He stated, "when... violent Old and New Testament verses are quoted, they usually are put in proper historical context. Yet the same standard of interpretation is not applied when the Koran is...

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American Muslims and Home Schooling

December 12, 2002

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.com/news/840205.asp

On December 12, 2002 MSNBC reported that "Sharifa Abukar teaches at a public school in San Diego, but she says she wanted more for her four children. “I wanted to go beyond the curriculum taught in public schools and teach my children character building, too,” says Abukar, who like many Muslim parents believes that home schooling provides a shield from a permissive culture and a haven in a sometimes hostile post-Sept. 11...

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December: Celebrations and Dilemmas, 2002

December 11, 2002

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/11/nyregion/11NATI.html

On December 11, 2002 The New York Times reported that "aided by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, a Queens family sued the city on Monday in United States District Court in Brooklyn, charging that its policy on holiday displays in schools discriminates against Roman Catholics. The policy permits what it calls secular holiday decorations, including 'Christmas trees,...

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Interfaith Awareness Week Celebration at Wisconsin State Capitol

December 11, 2002

Source: Wisconsin State Journal

On December 11, 2002 Wisconsin State Journal reported that "Buddhists set up [a] display alongside those of other religious groups at the fifth annual Interfaith Awareness Week program Tuesday at the state Capitol. Other faiths participating in the noon program were Orthodox Christian, Mennonite, Unitarian Universalist, Jewish, Hindu and Muslim. The Interfaith Awareness Week program was organized by the Rev. John-Brian Paprock... a priest at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission in Madison.

Menorahs, Star and Crescent, but No Nativity? Catholic League Sues New York's Education Holiday Policy

December 11, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.fac.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=17348

On December 11, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "New York is discriminating against Christian students by allowing Islamic and Jewish holiday symbols to be displayed in public schools while banning Nativity creches, a Catholic organization suing the city charged yesterday. 'All we're asking for the city of New York to do is to treat Catholics the same way they do Jews...

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American Muslims in the U.S. Military

December 11, 2002

Source: American Forces Press Service

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Dec2002/n12112002_200212115.html

On December 11, 2002 the American Forces Press Service reported that "Muhammad, whose real name is withheld for security reasons, is one of an estimated 15,000 Muslims in the U.S. military. He was on his way to a meeting at a nearby office complex when he heard news of the terrorist attack. His first thought was to call his mother back home in the Midwest...

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December: Celebrations and Dilemmas, 2002

December 10, 2002

Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

On December 10, 2002 The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that "seven-year-old Alana Amrose stood entranced, looking at the fruits, animals, faces, symbols and writing of the Hindu calendar - a Nakara Chaturdasi. She glowed with excitement at the Children's Museum of Richmond's 'Our Community, One World in Celebration' exhibit featuring six miniature houses decorated with symbols of holidays observed around the end or beginning of the year. The girl's first stop last week was the Diwali display, focusing on the Hindu...

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December: Celebrations and Dilemmas, 2002

December 9, 2002

Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph

On December 9, 2002 the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported that "Christianity isn't the only faith in a nation that is founded on the principles of religious freedom. Religious diversity is a way of life in Four Seasons Country, but during the holidays, Christmas is in the air. 'We celebrate Christmas,' Dr. Bhasker Pujari said. 'We don't have any qualms about it.' Pujari is a Hindu. He said that Hindu philosophy encourages embracing all faiths. 'We have a saying: 'All that exists is but one,'' he said. Doris Sue Kantor and...

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Concerns about Islamic Charities

December 9, 2002

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On December 9, 2002 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "like many Muslims in metro Atlanta, [Fazi] Khan is still worried about repercussions from the Sept. 11 attacks. As part of its war on terrorism, the Bush administration earlier this year identified and froze the assets of several Islamic charities that it claims supports terrorism. The results were chilling. Even if they were not included on the administration's list, some charities reported contributions were off 30 percent to 70...

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"Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet" to Air on PBS

December 9, 2002

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1209/p09s02-coop.html

On December 9, 2002 The Christian Science Monitor printed an editorial by Alexander Kronemer that stated, "Pat Robertson has taken issue with the president, after Mr. Bush recently reaffirmed his belief that Islam is a peaceful religion that has a welcomed place among the other faiths practiced in America... In rejecting the president's words, Pat Robertson and other Christian...

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FBI Reports Rise of Hate Crimes against Muslims Post 9/11

December 8, 2002

Source: Newsday

On December 8, 2002 Newsday reported that "religious, ethnic and gay organizations say factors from victims' fears of reporting such [hate] crimes to police indifference in pursuing them add to the problem... The hate crimes report for 2001, released by the FBI on Nov. 25, cited a 17 percent increase over 2000 in such crimes. That included an alarming 1,600 percent increase over 2000 in attacks on individuals, businesses or organizations identified with Islam, a jump attributed to post-Sept. 11 bias... But if the FBI reports are to be...

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Cotroversy over Azizah covers

December 7, 2002

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On December 7, 2002 The Dallas Morning News reported that "the mother of Amadou Diallo shared the story of how she turned to the strength of her Muslim faith after her son was shot and killed by new York police officers in 1999... Ms. Diallo's account of perseverance is typical fare for Aziaah, a Muslim quarterly women's magazine whose Arabic title translates to dear, bold, noble and strong... But its covers, all like the one featuring Ms. Diallo, have drawn rebukes from conservative Muslims for whom religious rules of...

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