Islam

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."

2000 Glenmary Research Center Survey of Religious Congregations in America

September 21, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On September 21, 2002, The San Francisco Chronicle featured an article on the Glenmary study. "Nationally, the study reflected growing spiritual diversity in the United States by including such once-exotic faiths as Islam, Buddhism and Zorastrianism for the first time...     But the way the study counted American Muslims - and did not include millions of African American Christians - has sparked a statistical brouhaha... Researchers estimated Friday that the report, titled 'Religious Congregations and Membership in the...

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Inmates Discover Community in Islam

September 21, 2002

Source: The New York Times

On September 21, 2002 The New York Times reported that "since Sept. 11, more prisoners than usual have been stepping into the mosque... At... the Eastern New York Correctional Facility... about a quarter of the 1,000 inmates are Muslims. Most of the prison's Muslims are African-Americans who are converts to the religion, and almost all of them converted in prison. Islam has grown significantly as a factor in prison life in the past generation, said Robert Johnson, chairman of the department of justice, law and society at...

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Update: Community Rebuilds Vandalized Ohio Mosque

September 21, 2002

Source: The Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/4121501.htm

On September 21, 2002 The Beacon Journal reported that "In the early morning hours, possibly between 4 and 6 a.m., someone rammed the main entrance... to the Kent Mosque... with a piece of wood, leaving a sizable hole in the glass door. It was the second time in less than a week that an [Kent, OH] area mosque has been the target of vandalism. Kent police said a preliminary investigation...

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2000 Glenmary Research Center Survey of Religious Congregations in America

September 20, 2002

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On September 20, 2002, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on the inclusion of statistics on Muslims in America in the new Glenmary study. "Muslim leadership across the country provided an estimation of what non-Muslims would call 'mosque membership' county by county across the nation...    'It is good they are counting us, but we don't even have memberships, all are welcome at the mosques,' said Imam Waheed Rana, a founder of the Islamic Foundation of St. Louis.    So, Muslim figures are labeled estimates throughout the...

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Arab Brothers Accuse Police of Constitutional Rights Violations

September 20, 2002

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/suit20_20020920.htm

On September 20, 2002 The Detroit Free Press reported that "a lawsuit accuses Waterford [IL] Police Department officers of using their power to 'attack and terrorize' three Arab brothers who were operating a neighborhood ice-cream truck. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges constitutional rights violations, ethnic intimidation, assault, false imprisonment and negligence."

Hate Crime Statistics Soar in California

September 19, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On September 19, 2002 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "the number of hate crimes reported in California jumped 15.5 percent to a record high last year, fueled by anti-Arab sentiment after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Attorney General Bill Lockyer said Wednesday. 'Hate crimes based on religion declined or remained nearly steady in all categories except anti-Islamic hate-crimes, which soared,' Lockyer said as he released his report, 'Hate Crime in California 2001.' Arabs and Muslims bore the brunt of the...

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