Islam

Editorial: "Urban Legends about Muslims"

May 10, 2002

Source: The Denver Post

On May 10, 2002, The Denver Post featured the opinion piece "Urban Legends about Muslims" by Asma Gull Hasan, a Muslim-American who grew up in Pueblo, CO. "Recently, someone asked me how anti-Muslim sentiments after the tragic attacks on America on Sept. 11 have changed my life. I realized I've faced anti-Muslim sentiment all my life. The only difference now is that hating Islam and blaming Muslims for all our problems is a growth industry... Beware of urban legends about Islam because their purpose is to scare you from...

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Minneapolis Religious Leaders and Educators Team Up to Improve Schools

May 9, 2002

Source: Star Tribune

On May 9, 2002, the Star Tribune reported that in Minneapolis, MN, "leaders from 60 churches, synagogues, mosques and temples... are pairing up with individual schools to offer tutoring, building space and other support to improve student achievement." The Religious leaders and school officials will meet at a "summit, to take place at a Minneapolis church, the first between the city's school and faith leaders, and the kickoff to a long-term partnership."

Episcopal Priests Visit Mosque in Jacksonville

May 8, 2002

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/050802/met_9348613.html

On May 8, 2002, The Florida Times-Union reported "Priests take closer look at Muslims: Episcopalians visit mosque for a better understanding of Islam." The article explained, "Bishop Stephen Jecko and about 30 clergy members of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida attended a six-hour open house at the mosque in Jacksonville. The clergy wanted to learn more about...

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Rabih Haddad Case Serves as an Example

May 6, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37210-2002May5.html

On May 6, 2002, The Washington Post reported "In Michigan, Anti-Terrorism Effort Goes Public: Haddad Case Forces Rare Glimpse of Secret U.S. Campaign." The article focuses on the case of Rabih Haddad, taken into custody on December 14, after a raid on the Global Relief Foundation, an Islamic charity he helped establish. "In court papers, U.S. officials have...

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Report Documents Treatment of American Muslims Since September 11

May 4, 2002

Source: The Los Angeles Times

On May 4, 2002, The Los Angeles Times featured the article "Islamic Group Reports Sharp Rise in Anti-Muslim Incidents." It reported, "Anti-Muslim incidents in the United States have tripled in the past year, according to a report released this week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Washington-based Islamic advocacy group said it received 1,125 credible complaints from Muslim community members and organizations compared with 366 the previous year. The seventh annual report, 'The Status of Muslim Civil Rights in...

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Religious Discrimination Suit Filed Against Whirlpool

May 3, 2002

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/02/05/17022232.shtml

On May 3, 2002, The Tennessean reported "Muslims charge discrimination at Whirlpool plant in La Vergne." The article explained, "Managers at the Whirlpool Corp. plant in La Vergne entered restrooms to ensure that Muslim workers were not praying and yanked scarves off women's heads, workers at the factory claim in a religion discrimination lawsuit. Sixteen current and former...

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National Day of Prayer: Controversy Over Inclusiveness

May 2, 2002

Source: The Baltimore Sun

On May 2, 2002, The Baltimore Sun reported on the "Range of events planned for 'Day of Prayer.'" The article explained, "Organizers of the 51st annual event say it has taken on greater relevance and urgency since Sept. 11. They expect 'unprecedented' participation. ... But critics say the observance amounts to governmental promotion of religion. ... Others question the National Day of Prayer's inclusiveness. Although officially nonsectarian, the events tend to be heavily weighted toward Christianity. There is scarcely an...

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Report Documents Treatment of American Muslims Since September 11

May 1, 2002

Source: The Tampa Tribune

On May 1, 2002, The Tampa Tribune reported on "a report released... by a Washington-based Muslim advocacy group showing a threefold jump nationwide last year in bias-motivated harassment of and violence against Muslims... In 11 cases, the victims were killed, said Mohamed Nimer, research director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which produced the report... Muslim civil rights in the United States have 'deteriorated sharply in the past year,' the report said... It criticized the government for a number of post-...

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Muslim Women in the Bible Belt

April 25, 2002

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/02/04/16573935.shtml

On April 25, 2002, The Tennessean featured the article "Conference to help Muslim women, girls deal with challenges." Sabina Mohyuddin, 30, organized a conference at Tennessee State University to assist Muslim women and girls with the unique challenges they face in the Bible Belt, particularly after September 11. "The Muslim community in Nashville has changed considerably...

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New Opportunity for Immigrant Communities to Build Civic Leaders and Connections

April 22, 2002

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/3114529.htm

On April 22, 2002, the Mercury News reported that "in an unprecedented partnership, Santa Clara County [CA] and San Jose City College are teaching immigrants how to maneuver through the political system and build strong community networks... In doing so, the county hopes to groom a new generation of...

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Muslim Families to Sue Over Suspension from School for Wearing Hijab

April 22, 2002

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1943999.stm

On April 22, 2002 the BBC News reported that "the families of four Muslim schoolgirls who were suspended from their schools in Singapore for wearing Islamic headscarves are planning to sue the government. Three of the girls - aged six to seven years old - were barred from school in February after a highly-publicised stand-off between the families and the city-state, which said the scarves flouted...

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Catholic Priest Assists Detained Muslim Students in Oklahoma

April 21, 2002

Source: The Chicago Tribune

On April 21, 2002, The Chicago Tribune reported that in Norman, Oklahoma, many Muslim students and residents have been questioned, detained, and arrested on various charges. "As federal investigators searched for terrorist cells across America last fall, they conducted an intense sweep in this college town... Joseph Meinhart, a Roman Catholic priest, read about the arrests... in the local newspapers. After learning that friends of the students were afraid to visit them in jail, fearing they, too, would be arrested, Meinhart...

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Azizah Magazine Caters to American Muslim Women

April 20, 2002

Source: The Seattle Times

http://www.azizahmagazine.com

On April 20, 2002, The Seattle Times featured an article on Azizah, a magazine "created for the 'contemporary Muslim woman.'" The magazine is produced by and for American Muslim women and "is a conversational mix of religion and profiles, family issues and home decor, fashion and health... With articles on the Sept. 11 backlash against Muslims, birth control and feminism, the quarterly doesn't shy from controversy... Azizah doesn't...

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