Islam

Arson at New Muslim Restaurant Weeks before Opening

May 30, 2002

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On May 30, 2002 The Columbus Dispatch reported that in Columbus, Ohio the United Muslim Cafe, a new restaurant that was within weeks of opening was purposefully set on fire. Two other properties in the area were also burned. "Columbus fire investigators say they have no idea who set the fires or whether they are related. They wouldn't detail how they know it's arson."

Suspicious Fire at San Diego Islamic Center

May 29, 2002

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On May 29, 2002 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "detectives investigating a suspicious fire and explosion Saturday at the Islamic Center of San Diego say there is no indication the incident was a hate crime... The center has been the target of hate crimes and vandalism since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, police say."

EEOC Issues Worksheets to Prevent Continued Rise in Workplace Backlash

May 27, 2002

Source: Sacramento Bee

http://www.eeoc.gov

On May 27, 2002 the Sacramento Bee reported that "the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is moving to stem the rise of workplace discrimination against Muslims, Arabs, South Asians and Sikhs.

The EEOC has instituted a new data base code... [to] track the number of charges received by members of these groups who believe they are experiencing what the agency calls 'backlash discrimination' as a result of the events of Sept. 11... As...

Read more about EEOC Issues Worksheets to Prevent Continued Rise in Workplace Backlash

Muslims, Jews, and Christians Pray Together in Brooklyn for Peace

May 26, 2002

Source: New York Daily News

On May 26, 2002 the New York Daily News reported on a prayer meeting attended by Christians, Jews and Muslims in Bay Ridge, NY. The meeting was part of ongoing efforts "to remain united despite the crisis in the Middle East... Nearly 100 people from the three religions gathered... to pray for an end to the conflict abroad, and for continued calm in their neighborhoods... The prayer meeting was sponsored by the Unity Task Force, a group comprised of Bay Ridge religious and civic leaders who organized almost two years...

Read more about Muslims, Jews, and Christians Pray Together in Brooklyn for Peace

Seattle Hosts Interfaith Dialogue on Middle East Conflict

May 25, 2002

Source: The Seattle Times

http://www.toolsforchange.org

On May 25, 2002 The Seattle Times reported that in Seattle, WA, there was "an interfaith dialogue on the Middle East conflict featuring U.S. Reps. Jim McDermott, D-Seattle, and Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and local religious leaders... The event [was] sponsored in part by Tools for Change Institute, a Seattle nonprofit organization... The goal of the program was to 'acknowledge to God and each other that we don't have the answer and we...

Read more about Seattle Hosts Interfaith Dialogue on Middle East Conflict

Growing Need for Trained Muslim Chaplains at Colleges

May 25, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On May 25, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "as the number of Muslim students at American colleges continues to rise, schools are recognizing the need for trained, paid Muslim clergy on campus... Currently, only one recognized program certifies Muslim chaplains: The Hartford Seminary Islamic Chaplaincy Program... The program, originally developed to help the military educate Muslim chaplains, noticed a need on campuses for professional Muslim chaplains to advocate for students' dietary needs, holiday observances and...

Read more about Growing Need for Trained Muslim Chaplains at Colleges

Sufis from around the World Gather for Meeting in Seattle

May 25, 2002

Source: The Seattle Times

On May 25, 2002 The Seattle Times featured an article on the ninth annual Sufism Symposium being held in Seattle, WA. "Event organizers expect more than 700 Sufis from around the world to attend the event... JoAnn Haymaker, spokeswoman for the [International Association of Sufism], said it's difficult to determine the number of Sufis in the world. There are an estimated 1 billion Muslims worldwide, and the association estimates 20 percent of those are Sufis... Celebrating differences among all religions and among Sufis...

Read more about Sufis from around the World Gather for Meeting in Seattle

Department of Justice Issues Discrimination Brochure in New Languages

May 24, 2002

Source: No source given.

http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2002/May/02_crt_314.htm

On May 24, 2002 The U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division announced "the publication of the Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination brochure in Farsi, Hindi, and Punjabi.... The Division's National Origin Working Group created the brochure to assist individuals in identifying discrimination and bias covered by the laws enforced by the Division. The brochure provides...

Read more about Department of Justice Issues Discrimination Brochure in New Languages

Rabbi Works to Strengthen Interfaith Understanding

May 23, 2002

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0523/p16s01-lire.html

On May 23, 2002 The Christian Science Monitor featured an article on the interfaith work of Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff. "After 28 years in the military - which took him from Vietnam to the top job of Command Chaplain for all US forces in Europe - the retired Navy captain is now working to increase understanding between faiths in the United States... Rabbi Resnicoff became national...

Read more about Rabbi Works to Strengthen Interfaith Understanding

Sikhs, Muslims Discuss Training with Chicago Police

May 22, 2002

Source: Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago press release

http://www.ciogc.org/pages/Media/480/pageDetailPB.html

On May 22, 2002 a Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago press release reported, "In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, Supt. Terry G. Hillard and other top Chicago Police officials began meeting with leaders of Chicago-area Sikh, Muslim, Orthodox Greek and Middle Eastern community groups who voiced concerns about racial...

Read more about Sikhs, Muslims Discuss Training with Chicago Police

Wearing Hijab Gains Popularity with Young Muslim Americans

May 19, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39204-2002May18.html

On May 19, 2002, The Washington Post reported on the "growing number of college-age women -- many with mothers who do not cover their hair -- who have made the choice to wear scarfs, an Islamic expression of female modesty... In the United States, dozens of Muslim women's Web sites have posted...

Read more about Wearing Hijab Gains Popularity with Young Muslim Americans

Pages