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Eid al-Fitr in a Changed America

December 17, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52079-2001Dec16.html

On December 17, 2001, The Washington Post featured the article "Celebrating Faith, Teaching Charity" about a local family's observance of the final days of Ramadan. The article noted that the Adil family was amongst the thousands who gathered for Eid prayers at the Capital Expo Center in Chantilly. The article continued, "The family spent the last 10 days of...

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Interfaith Talks Take New Dimensions in Seattle

December 16, 2001

Source: The Seattle Times

On December 16, 2001, The Seattle Times reported that, in Seattle, "two Christian pastors, a Jewish rabbi and a Muslim layman talked about how people of different faiths can learn to trust each other in these troubled times... In the aftermath of Sept. 11, interfaith groups -- especially those featuring Jews, Christians and Muslims -- are finding a renewed sense of purpose. Though Christian-Jewish dialogues have taken place for decades in Seattle, it has only been in recent years -- and especially since Sept. 11 -- that such groups...

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FBI Uncovers Plot to Bomb Mosque and Congressman's Office

December 14, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On December 14, 2001, The Los Angeles Times reported, "At Mosque, Relief and Thanks." While members of the King Fahd mosque community were feeling "gratitude," the alleged bomb plot "also set off another round of acrimony between Muslim and Jewish organizations." The article reported that "The Muslim Public Affairs Council called on the Justice Department to freeze the JDL's assets, just as federal authorities recently shut down the Holy Land Foundation" and "the Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR] demanded that the Anti-...

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Indian Cultural Society of Lansing: Interfaith Efforts to Help Needy

December 14, 2001

Source: The Lansing State Journal

http://www.lsj.com/news/local/011214indians_3b.html

On December 14, 2001, The Lansing State Journal reported, "Indian community helps food bank feed the hungry." The article noted, "Leaders of the area's Indian community Thursday apologized for donating only $10,000 to the Greater Lansing Food Bank this year. But food bank officials were thrilled to receive the money from one of their largest donors during a lunch for senior citizens...

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Memorial Service Reflects on US Solidarity

December 13, 2001

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/orl-asecterror12121201dec12.story?coll=orl%2Dnews%2Dheadlines

On Thursday December 13, 2001, The Orlando Sentinel reported that the University of Central Florida hosted the "United We Stand" memorial on the three month anniversary of September 11. "Speakers from various religions and backgrounds took the stage in front of an American...

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FBI Uncovers Plot to Bomb Mosque and Congressman's Office

December 12, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/onpolitics/transcripts/issa_text121201.html

On December 12, 2001, The Washington Post published the full transcript of the press conference of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) regarding the bombing plot. His statement read, in part: "Although this plot apparently involved members of the Jewish Defense League, I know that Jewish Americans, of which I have some of my colleagues with...

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Kansas City Celebrates Pluralism

December 12, 2001

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.cres.org

On December 12, 2001, The Kansas City Star reported that "since Sept. 11, leaders in government - like those in schools, hospitals, media and business - want to be sure they are discharging their duties with particular sensitivity to religious concerns... As part of a recognition of pluralism in the [Kansas City] area, Jackson County Executive Katheryn J. Shields is developing a six-month calendar of community open houses scheduled by ethnic and faith...

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Conversion to Islam at Time of Crisis

December 11, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On December 11, 2001, the Los Angeles Times featured an article on Dia Richardson, a recent convert to Islam. "Richardson personifies the majority [of converts]: African American, urban, in search of answers and a more disciplined form of worship... Like many new converts of any faith, Richardson came to Islam at a time of crisis. A few weeks ago, she lost her latest job, her apartment in Acton, and then her father broke his hip and slipped into a coma during surgery... She [now] enjoys reading the Koran in English and has been...

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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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