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Muslim Youth Share Their Views

November 7, 2001

Source: USA TODAY

On November 7, 2001, USA Today featured an article on the viewpoints of Muslim-American teenagers. "Muslim youths of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent in the USA are watching the war on terrorism from a complicated, often tortured vantage point. They say they have felt the soul-searing tug of competing loyalties and have seen their beloved religion distorted by both the nation's enemies and its media." Despite all of the young Muslims recently interviewed "deplor[ing] the terrorist attacks,...many of these young people say their non-...

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Afghan-Americans in Virginia

November 5, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39690-2001Nov4.html

On November 5, 2001, The Washington Post reported, "Va. Afghans Caught Between Old World and New." The article noted, "Before anyone else, they saw the brewing turmoil in Afghanistan. And though Washington's Afghan American community -- one of the largest in the country -- could never have imagined how it would spill over into the United States on Sept. 11, they...

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Seattle Muslims Come Together, Reach Out

November 5, 2001

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134362669_muslimpower05m.html

On November 5, 2001, The Seattle Times reported, "Area Muslims say it's time to join together, speak out." It profiled Tariq Panni, noting that he and "other local Muslims who have not been much of a political force are suddenly making themselves into one." The article explained that, motivated by hate crimes and profiling, diverse local...

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Police and Clergy Meet In Ann Arbor

November 5, 2001

Source: The Ann Arbor News

http://aa.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/20011105a715amb1clergy05.frm

On November 5, 2001, The Ann Arbor News reported that "after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Ann Arbor police reached out to local Muslims. The move came during a national crisis, and new police Chief Dan Oates doesn't want to wait for such an event to meet again. 'That's a particular community that relies on the moral and spiritual...

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Rochester Interfaith Gathering: To Remember, To Unite

November 5, 2001

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesternews.com/1105story3.html

On November 5, 2001, The Democrat and Chronicle reported, "Many faiths seek unity amid conflict: Special rite in Rochester draws 120 worshippers." The event "began with the blowing of a Jewish shofar, followed by Buddhist bells and a Muslim call to prayer. They were at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church yesterday -- Christians, Jews, Muslims and representatives of other faiths -- to remember...

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Editorial on New Interest in Religious Diversity

November 4, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.religiousdiversityfaire.org

On November 4, 2001, the Los Angeles Times featured the editorial "A Readiness to Listen," which stated "interest in other faith traditions, particularly Islam, has increased exponentially. It's as though we've awakened from sleep to find ourselves suddenly confronting our ignorance about people of different faiths, both locally in our neighborhoods, workplaces and schools, and globally in faraway lands." The...

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Muslims Discourage Aggressive US Military Action During Ramadan

November 4, 2001

Source: The Tampa Tribune

On November 4, 2001, The Tampa Tribune reported that Ramadan "is the holiest month in the Islamic faith, marking when Allah revealed the Muslim holy book, the Koran, to Muhammad the prophet. Muslims submit themselves to the will of God, show self-control and remember the needy who suffer deprivation year-round...To protect the fragile alliance with Muslim countries, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has urged the United States to curtail bombing raids on Afghanistan during Ramadan."

American Muslims Find Faith and Community in College

November 3, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 3, 2001, The New York Times reported that many "colleges provide a haven for spiritual exploration... [and that] many American Muslims have become more religious at school." The article focuses on the experiences of American Muslim women in college. Nadia Aziz, communications director for a coalition of West Coast student groups, said "'I've see such a change in Muslim students in the past few years. There are so many more coming to Islam... Within this country there's an Islamic revival'... Many of the newly devout...

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Arson at Church that Condemned Islam

November 2, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On November 2, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that a fire at a church in Pennsylvania was intentionally set. "Old Paths Baptist Church in North Codorus Township [posted] a roadside sign that [said] 'Trust Mohammed to be damned'...The Rev. Matthew Jarrell said 'Somebody has to be right. Somebody has to be wrong,'...'We think the Bible is right and Koran is wrong. We think Jesus is right and Mohammed is wrong.'"

Arrests Follow Arson at Washington Mosque

November 2, 2001

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134361710_mosque03m.html

On November 2, 2001, The Seattle Times reported, "Three arrested in connection with arson at mosque." The article noted, "Police found broken windows and a curtain and door charred at the Masjid Omar Al-Farooq Mosque shortly after midnight. Witnesses said several people were seen running from the scene. A police dog led officers to a nearby home where...

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