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Groups Use September 11 to Foster Hate

November 14, 2001

Source: The Kansas City Star

On November 14, 2001, The Kansas City Star featured an article on "a two-year study recently released by the Center for New Community, a faith-based Chicago nonprofit group that monitors hate groups... The study's author said the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have been a boon, as many white-power organizations have tried to use the incidents to rouse anti-Semitic sentiment and latch onto anti-immigrant feelings that have sprung up in some parts of the country."

AJC Protests CAIR's Participation in Civil Rights Conference

November 14, 2001

Source: The Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=sfl%2Dptribal14nov14

On November 14, 2001, The Sun-Sentinel reported, "Jewish leaders try to block Islamic speaker at West Palm civil rights meeting." The article noted that leaders of the American Jewish Committee tried to block the participation of a panelist from the Council on American-Islamic Relations at the Florida Commission on Human Relations...

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Muncie Interfaith Roundtable

November 14, 2001

Source: The Star Press

http://www.thestarpress.com/Local_News/1114faith.html

On November 14, 2001, The Star Press reported, "Tragedy brings varied faiths together." It reported on a gathering of local Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Hindus: "The Muncie Interfaith Roundtable event was the first time in recent years that members of such varied religions in Muncie [IN] had gathered to share their beliefs and feelings about current events. This time they had good reason to...

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Steven Emerson: Controversial Terrorism Expert

November 13, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24457-2001Nov13.html

On November 13, 2001, The Washington Post featured an article about Steven Emerson, "The man who gives terrorism a name: Expert's finger-pointing troubles Muslim groups." It reported, "His slashing accusations that some Muslim groups in the United States tolerate terrorism draw denunciations from groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations...which...

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National Council of Churches Faces Challenges

November 12, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On November 12, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "the greatest challenge facing the nation's largest ecumenical agency is not getting along with U.S. Muslims -- although terrorism, humanitarian relief and Muslim/Christian cooperation will be on the agenda when its General Assembly meets this week in Oakland..In recent years, the group has been struggling to reinvent itself, broaden its membership base and stay out of debt. Although the National Council of Churches encompasses 36 Protestant denominations and...

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Op-Ed: "Christian in a Muslim World," by Julia Duin

November 12, 2001

Author: Julia Duin

Source: National Review Online

http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-duin111201.shtml

I first met Imad Shehadeh at a press conference — and an uncomfortable press conference at that. Several of us in the media, along with some Christian clergy, were sitting in a hotel room in Amman earlier this year listening to a Catholic and three evangelical Protestants talk about being Christian in overwhelmingly Muslim...

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Ramadan In America 2001

November 11, 2001

Source: The Seattle Times

On November 11, 2001, The Seattle Times reported that "the Islamic holy month begins later this week, and a community gathering in Redmond explored the event in words, song and food...About 250 people -- many of them families with children -- attended the event, organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Seattle chapter. The event was designed to help people gain a better understanding of Islam."

Orange County: Construction of New Religious Centers Expands

November 11, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On November 11, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "within the next few years, construction of more than a dozen major buildings in various religious communities will give Orange County's spiritual skyline a more cosmopolitan feel, complete with a Buddhist monastery, one of the country's largest mosques and a $65-million Jewish community center."

Atlanta Mixed-Faith Couples Influenced by Terror Attacks

November 11, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On November 11, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution featured an article on "Atlanta couples where one partner is Muslim and the other is of a different faith. In interviews with four such couples, all said the events of Sept. 11 had a profound influence on their relationships. They've questioned each other about their cultures. Two couples said the attacks have brought them closer."

Muslim Women Find Empowerment and Fear in Hijab

November 11, 2001

Source: Newsday

On November 11, 2001, Newsday reported that after Sept. 11, many American-Muslim women experienced their own kind of 'profiling.' Some put aside the hijab out of fear. Some had it pulled off their hair by angry strangers. Others were merely labeled... In our own country, where some wear the hijab out of tradition or identity or as a daily connection to religion, there are endless internal and external debates among educated Muslim women...But the intense feelings that surround what the women wear reflect and echo the enormous symbolic...

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Airport Discrimination Against Sikhs, Muslims

November 10, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 10, 2001, The New York Times reported that Dr. Ahluwalia, an American Sikh who is chairman of the department of preventive medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, "had already passed through a metal detector and been scanned by a hand-held wand, setting off no warning beeps. So, he said, he was stunned when the guardsman told him to remove his turban...Sikh travelers say that since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks they have been singled out for questioning by the police and security workers at American...

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New Study Produces U.S. Religion Statistics

November 10, 2001

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/folio/index.htm

On November 10, 2001, The Houston Chronicle reported that "while much is made of America's spiritual renewal, the number of adults with no religious identification more than doubled in the past decade, according to a...study, released recently by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York...The survey fills a gap left by the U.S. Census, which does not ask about religion...The survey also found that:...

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Ramadan In America 2001

November 10, 2001

Source: The Tampa Tribune

On November 10, 2001, The Tampa Tribune reported that "America's sudden awareness of Islam has a local school district...suggesting a lunchtime alternative for Muslim students during Ramadan, a holy month of daylight fasting that starts Nov. 17." Schools in the district may begin "asking parents whether they prefer their children spend time in the library or another class instead of in the cafeteria during lunch."

For Many, their Muslim Doctors are "the Face of Islam"

November 10, 2001

Source: The Hartford Courant

On November 10, 2001, The Hartford Courant reported on "dozens of Muslim physicians in Greater Hartford -- and thousands across the country -- who are the face of Islam to many non-Muslims. For many Americans, Muslims in the healing professions may be the only Muslims they know...Dr. Shahid Athar of Indianapolis, president of the Islamic Medical Association of North America, said there are about 20,000 Muslim physicians in the United States...In the first few days after the attacks, Athar said, he got a couple of harassing phone...

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