Islam

An Interview with Franklin Graham

September 25, 2002

Source: Citizen-Times

http://cgi.citizen-times.com/cgi-bin/story/news/20730

On September 25, 2002 Citizen-Times reported that "Franklin Graham does not see himself picking up the mantle of his father's legacy. Nor does he consider himself a crusader against Islam, though Graham said he worries too few people realize the extent to which the country has been 'Islamized.' 'I do have experiences in my life that formulated why I believe what I believe but I am not on an...

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Utah Motel Owner Who Cried "Hate Crime" Now Charged with Arson

September 25, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On September 25, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "Alpine Lodge co-owner Mazhar Tabesh has been charged with starting the July 21 fire that caused $100,000 damage to the motel. Tabesh, 39, had claimed that the fire was a hate crime by people prejudiced against him and his family because they are Muslims from Pakistan. The motel, owned by Tabesh and his father-in-law, had been on the market for a while and Tabesh had more than once said he 'wanted out from under it,' [Heber City police Sgt. Jason ] Bradley said."

Hate Crimes Soar in Massachusetts

September 25, 2002

Source: The Boston Herald

On September 25, 2002 The Boston Herald reported that "the number of hate crimes in Massachusetts rose dramatically in the year of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, largely as a result of a backlash against Muslims and Arabs, according to a new state report. A total of 576 incidents were reported in 2001, up 24 percent from the 463 reported in 2000, according to the Governor's Task Force on Hate Crimes. Among them were 133 crimes motivated by religious bias, a 43 percent increase over the previous year's...

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Latino Muslims Receive More Attention and Support

September 25, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On September 25, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "where they once were an unrecognized 'other' in demographic studies of American Muslim communities, the number of Hispanic converts to Islam is growing... 'This phenomenon is quite old,' said Sheikh Zoubir Bouchikhi, Imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston's Southeast mosque. 'It's not only in Houston [TX] but also all over the United States,' he said. 'In the last five years we have an increase in the number of people embracing Islam: Latinos.' A study of...

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Update: Community Rebuilds Vandalized Ohio Mosque

September 25, 2002

Source: The Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/4146439.htm

On September 25, 2002 The Beacon Journal reported that "on Tuesday, several Kent children and their parents began going door to door to gather money and words of support for the mosque, which vandals attacked early Friday... 'The mosque has been a good neighbor,' said David Odell-Scott, whose children are taking part in the effort. 'We just wanted them to know that we care, and they have our support. And...

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Muslims Pray for ‘Soul Of America’ At Capitol

September 25, 2002

Author: Kevin Eckstrom

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/muslims_to_pray_for_soul_of_america_at_capitol1/

Swapping prayer rugs for massive plastic rain tarps, an estimated 3,500 Muslims gathered at the foot of the U.S. Capitol on Friday (Sept. 25) to pray for “the soul of America” in a grassroots demonstration of religious and national pride.

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Web Site to Highlight Architecture of Islamic World

September 25, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On September 25, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "an Islamic spiritual leader has united with Harvard, MIT and six Middle Eastern universities to create a Web site its creators hope will advance architecture throughout the Islamic world. The site, Archnet.org, includes 600,000 archived images, counts 6,000 members in 110 countries and links architecture schools around the world, eliminating the need for education centers in the developing world to build big libraries. The site...

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After Sharing Kidney Donation Experience, New Friends Reach Out to Help

September 24, 2002

Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles

On September 24, 2002 The Daily News of Los Angeles reported that "Patricia Abdullah... [a] white Muslim woman from Sherman Oaks donated a life-saving kidney to... Mike Jones... [an] African-American Christian man in a Sept. 25 [2001] operation performed by two surgeons at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - one Jewish, the other German. A year later, Abdullah wants us to know this: The quality of her life has not diminished after donating a kidney to Jones. It's gotten better... from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the Sizzler...

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Man Charged with Document Fraud Cleared of Explosives Charges

September 23, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On September 23, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "tests that found explosive residue on the bags of a Muslim cleric arrested at Portland's airport on document fraud charges have been thrown out after they were reviewed at an FBI crime lab, the man's lawyer said. Stanley Cohen, a New York civil rights attorney who took the case of Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye, said the FBI tests showed the bags were free of explosives residues. Kariye, 41, is accused of using false information - including a changed name - while...

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Florida Muslim-Americans Question Media Representation of Muslims

September 22, 2002

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miami/news/local/4125342.htm

On September 22, 2002 The Miami Herald reported that "officials from Islamic organizations in Florida gathered Saturday to look for ways they could influence some Americans' perceptions of Muslims in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. At a conference... in Davie [FL], the officials showed visible anger at the detention of three Muslim students on Alligator Alley nine days ago and the...

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Three Muslim Medical Students Detained and Released

September 22, 2002

Source: The Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-cmuslim22sep22.story

On September 22, 2002 The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that "less than a week after Larkin Community Hospital president enraged Muslim community leaders by turning away three medical students cleared of planning terror attacks, Dr. Jack Michel received a hero's welcome at a Saturday afternoon Islamic conference... Michel would not confirm that...

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Government Officials Continue to Encourage "Tipsters"

September 21, 2002

Source: The Washington Times

On September 21, 2002 The Washington Times reported on "the incident surrounding the Georgia woman who called police last week after overhearing three men apparently talking about committing a terrorist act in Miami [FL] has raised concern among government officials that her experience might discourage other tipsters. Eunice Stone's tip proved to be a false alarm, but authorities, including Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, commended Mrs. Stone for her actions. Some Muslim groups called her a racist, saying she acted on her prejudice...

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Islamic Group to Convert Detention Center into Religious Campus

September 21, 2002

Source: The Buffalo News

On September 21, 2002 The Buffalo News reported that "an Islamic group that owns the former Masten Park detention center [in NY] is seeking city permits to convert the cavernous facility into a religious campus. Tentative plans call for the complex near Timon Street to be transformed into a mosque, school and boarding school. The application was submitted Sept. 12 and will be reviewed by city permit and inspection officials over the next two weeks, said David Krug, a city planning coordinator."

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