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EEOC Reports, Responds to Workplace Bias After September 11

December 11, 2001

Source: EEOC

http://www.eeoc.gov/meetings/12-11-01.html

On December 11, 2001, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published remarks of Commission Members Cari M. Dominguez and Paul M. Igasaki from the meeting on "Employment Discrimination in the Aftermath of September 11" at EEOC headquarters. Remarks of panelists, which include Dr. Ziad Asali of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Amardeep Singh of The Sikh Coalition, Jean AbiNader of the Arab American...

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Rochester Interfaith Group to Visit "Ground Zero"

December 11, 2001

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesternews.com/1211story5.html

On December 11, 2001, The Democrat and Chronicle reported "Diverse area delegation on visit to ground zero." The article noted, "An interfaith delegation from Rochester will journey to New York City today. Approximately 50 participants -- representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh communities -- will make the trip, hoping to reflect on the events of Sept. 11 and to solidify their...

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Rocks Thrown at East Bay Mosque

December 11, 2001

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/partners/ns/mosque_20011211.htm

On December 11, 2001, The Contra Costa Times reported, "Concord mosque attack probed as hate crime." The article noted, "Two men wearing dark hooded sweatshirts threw a total of two rocks through the front window of the Islamic Center of Contra Costa at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, said Concord police Lt. Dan Siri. No one was injured, though many parishioners were worshipping...

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Rocks Thrown at East Bay Mosque

December 10, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On December 10, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported "Rocks shatter mosque's peace." It noted, "Rock-throwing vandals smashed the front window of an East Bay mosque early yesterday while 15 worshipers were inside celebrating a notably prayerful time in the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. Two large river rocks, each twice the size of a fist, crashed through the 10-foot-by-5-foot window at The Islamic Center of Contra Costa on Clayton Road in Concord, showering the interior with broken glass." The article explained...

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Multifaith Service for Unity on Long Island

December 10, 2001

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/longisland/ny-liisla102503970dec10.story?coll=ny%2Dlinews%2Darchive

On December 10, 2001, Newsday featured the article "Religious leaders reach out with unity service at LI mosque." It reported, "In an unprecedented act, the leader of Long Island's Catholic Church visited the Island's largest mosque yesterday, attending a multifaith service aimed at...

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New York Halal Shops Appeal to Non-Muslim Immigrants

December 10, 2001

Source: Newsday

On December 10, 2001, Newsday reported that "in the 1970s in New York, halal butcher shops were so small in number 'you could count them on one hand,' said Louis Abdellatif Cristillo, field director of a Columbia University research project on Muslim communities in New York. But now, he said, there are at least 30 halal meat preparation businesses in the city which are keeping pace with the growth of New York's Muslim community. Where a mosque would spring up in the city, a halal shop would soon follow, he said... But meat prepared in the...

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Arson at New York Sikh Center, Gobind Sadan USA

December 10, 2001

Source: United Press International

On December 10, 2001, The United Press International reported that "the 'real story' of the blaze at the Gobind Sadan shrine actually developed into a rather marvelous one, recounts Ralph Singh, the center's spokesman... Jews, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists came out to express their solidarity, Singh recalled. And then there were individual acts of kindness... With a trembling voice, Ralph Singh spoke of the 'outpouring of love' the 100-strong congregation at the former farmstead received from neighbors and...

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Muslim Women Speak at Interfaith Program

December 9, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On December 9, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that wearing hijab, a head scarf, is a "religious practice [that] singles a woman out in America, but the Muslim women who took part in the clergy-sponsored interfaith program [in Plymouth, MA] said they welcomed the increased attention Americans have paid to their religion after the September terrorist attacks... organizers [of the program] focused the final session of 'Exploring Islam: An Interfaith Conversation' on the role of women. Three women from the UMass-Dartmouth Islamic...

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Columbus Religious Communities React to NY Rabbi's Proposal to Join in Hannukah Celebration

December 7, 2001

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On December 7, 2001, The Columbus Dispatch reported that a "New York rabbi wants all Americans to celebrate Hanukkah this year as a show of unity against terrorism... [he thinks] this year's Hanukkah should reaffirm all Americans' commitment to the sanctity of life, the power of communities to support their members through difficulties and the desire to build and move on." Not everyone agrees however. Ohio Christians with "Vietnamese heritage said they have participated in candlelight vigils and other expressions of unity in...

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San Diego's Large Muslim Community Becomes More Visible

December 7, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On December 7, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "today, up to 100,000 Muslims live throughout San Diego County, quietly and largely unnoticed until Sept. 11. The revelation that the county is home to 80,000 to 100,000 Muslims surprises many... 'Meet Your Muslim Neighbors,' a series of town hall meetings organized this fall by several religious and interfaith groups, is intended to bridge the void of knowledge and unfamiliarity between the region's Muslims and their non-Muslim neighbors."

Editorial: "Pearl Harbor's Legacy"

December 7, 2001

Source: USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/news/comment/2001-12-07-edtwof2.htm

On December 7, 2001, USA Today featured the editorial "Pearl Harbor's legacy." It noted: "Amid all the Pearl Harbor memorials one stood out as particularly fitting � a remembrance of America's worst instincts and a tribute to its best. ... Last weekend, a group of Japanese-Americans reached out to Muslim-Americans in a Pearl Harbor ceremony at a mosque in Santa Clara, California....

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Atlanta Area Police Force Holds Interfaith Blessing for its Cars

December 6, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On December 6, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "religious leaders, including Buddhists, Roman Catholics, Hindus and Muslims, lined up side by side one day last week while uniformed police officers stood inside the open doors of their cars, engines roaring, blue lights flashing. Taking turns, each cleric approached a podium and offered a special prayer during the first interfaith blessing of the fleet for the Morrow Police Department... A Buddhist monk concluded the ceremony by splashing...

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