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After the Attacks, Tech Workers Face Challenges

October 17, 2001

Source: USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/2001/10/17/tech-visa-worker-woes.htm

On October 17, 2001, USA TODAY reported "Tech visa workers feel heat from attacks, layoffs." The article notes that "It's a tense time for...Asian and Middle Eastern workers in the United States on H-1B visas. They came in large numbers in recent years to fill high-tech jobs. Many came from India, and they are predominately Hindus. But tensions �...

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Buffalo Religious Leaders Organize Interfaith Rally Against Racism

October 15, 2001

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20011015/1021485.asp

On October 15, 2001, The Buffalo News reported that "the interfaith 'Banners Against Racism' rally Sunday afternoon united about 30 local faith leaders and hundreds of others in an unprecedented community-wide effort to confront racism in the Buffalo Niagara region...Before singing a powerful song of peace, Cantor David Goldstein of Temple Beth Zion noted that 'racism - in its...

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Muslim Scholar and Civil Rights Leader Notes Changes in America

October 13, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On October 13, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Agha Saeed has received a tremendous number of invitations to speak on Islam since the terrorist attacks of September 11. "As a professor at the University of California at Berkeley...he teaches a full load of courses...; as the head of the American Muslim Alliance, Saeed runs a civil rights organization that has 7,000 members and 95 chapters...Born and raised in Pakistan, Saeed says he has seen two examples of U.S. character in the month since the Sept. 11...

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Milwaukee's Islamic Center Hosts Interfaith Forum

October 13, 2001

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/religion

On October 13, 2001, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "about 180 people of many faiths and ethnic backgrounds gathere ...at Milwaukee's Islamic Center for the first of four forums the Milwaukee Association for Interfaith Relations is holding in response to the Sept.11 terrorist attacks...Panelists from Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist and Christian traditions each spoke for 15 minutes on their faith's teachings about...

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Murder Of Palestinian American Raises Questions of Motive

October 13, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 13, 2001 The Los Angeles Times reported the death of Abdullah Nimer "a Palestinian American and father of six who was murdered while selling clothing door-to-door in working-class South Los Angeles. The funeral was traditional, yet tinged with a new ambiguity that seems likely to plague any violent death of a Muslim living in America: No matter how explicitly the police say otherwise, family members cannot let go of the conviction that Nimer died because of his religion or race."

Christian Tract Defaming Islam Distributed to Ohio Homes

October 12, 2001

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On October 12, 2001, The Columbus Dispatch reported that "some members of central Ohio's Somali community say they're irate about a Christian tract distributed in the Westerville area that attacks Islam. The tract, from Chick Publications in Ontario, Calif., is in cartoon form. Panels show Muslims...threatening to kill critics or vowing to topple Christianity and take over America. Other Chick publications assert ...certain Catholic practices were inspired by Satan or by pagans; and that Jews who reject Jesus will go to hell...

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