Islam

Americans Seek Understanding of Islam

October 5, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 5, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that "sales of the Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, have quintupled in the United States since Sept. 11, according to the book's main US publisher...Purchasing the Koran appears to be one way that Americans are trying to understand what happened."

Americans Turn to Religion

October 4, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 4, 2001, The Boton Globe reported that "people of many religions have turned to faith to help cope with the pain of Sept. 11. In the weeks since the terrorist attacks on the United States, attendance at churches, synagogues and mosques south of Boston has swelled."

Muslim Shopkeeper Killed in California: Suspected Hate Slaying

October 4, 2001

Source: The San Jose Mercury News

http://www0.mercurycenter.com/partners/docs1/019145.htm

On October 4, 2001, The Mercury News reported on the funeral of Abdo Ali Ahmed, a Yemeni-American shopkeeper killed in a suspected hate crime. The article reported that some 500 people came to the funeral, including "Quaker pacifists, Latino farmworkers, Sikhs and Christians joined the local Muslim community at the white-domed mosque, Fresno Masjid."

Interfaith Group Takes Stand Against Domestic Violence

October 4, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 4, 2001, The Arizona Republic featured the editorial "Faith Finds Help for Abuse Victims" which stated that "Religious leaders are frequently the first persons a victim approaches for help, yet they are often poorly equipped to deal with the realities of abuse... The Religious Response to Domestic Violence, an interfaith task force drawn from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim congregations, seeks to change the climate of congregations so that victims find information, safety, and support in their faith communities; and...

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Afghan-Americans Support US Military Action

October 4, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 4, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "decrying last month's terrorist attacks on the East Coast, leaders of the nation's largest Afghan expatriate community [in Northern California]...urged decisive strikes against the perpetrators and the Taliban government in their homeland."

Afghan-Americans Speak Out

October 4, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 4, 2001, Los Angeles Times reported that "decrying last month's terrorist attacks on the East Coast, leaders of the nation's largest Afghan expatriate community... urged decisive strikes against the perpetrators and the Taliban government in their homeland. But at the same time, they expressed hope that President Bush would avoid a full-scale war that would threaten the lives of innocent Afghans."

International Dimensions of "Backlash"

October 4, 2001

Source: Amnesty International

http://www.web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/recent/ACT300282001?OpenDocument

On October 4, 2001, Amnesty International issued the press release, "Caught in the backlash: Human rights under threat worldwide in aftermath of September 11 attacks." The release cites a report by Amnesty International, which voices concerns about civil rights around the world and states, "Mosques, Hindu temples and community centres have been attacked and...

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Minnesota Islamic Institute Hosts Forum

October 3, 2001

Source: Star Tribune

On October 3, 2001, the Star Tribune reported that "Twin Cities-area residents gathered Tuesday for a forum at the Islamic Institute of Minnesota in Maplewood to explore feelings, fears and the future following the Sept. 11 attacks. The forum [was] part of the Making the Global Local series...sponsored by the Star Tribune and Twin Cities Public Television."

Increase in Hate Crimes in Metro Washington, DC

October 3, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On October 3, 2001, The Washington Post reported that incidents suspected as hate crimes "have increased around the region since Sept. 11, with most victims being Arab Americans, Muslims, Sikhs and people who look Middle Eastern. More than 20 such incidents have been reported in Fairfax County ...Montgomery County has had 12 reported hate crimes...Police said they suspect that many incidents are not being reported, [they] have increased patrols at all of the county's mosques and Islamic schools...A few of the recently reported...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 3, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On October 3, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "the Rev. Stephen Perotti, pastor of Brush Creek Christian Church in Cranberry, invited to his church's Sunday service a guest, Farooq Hussaini...director of interfaith relations at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh...[to] ask Christians to seek unity in shared beliefs."

Increasing Intolerance in US

October 3, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61641-2001Oct3.html

On October 3, 2001, The Washington Post reported "For 'Other' Americans, A New Kind of Terrorism." The article noted, "All of a sudden -- because of their dress, their beards, their religion, their names, their cultural backgrounds -- some of our neighbors and co-workers have become branded as 'outsiders.'" This article focused on the experiences of a Baltimore...

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Hospital Hosts Islamic Society Community Event

October 2, 2001

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On October 2, 2001, The St Petersburgh Times reported that doctors and other staff members of the Oak Hill Hospital have felt the need to be active in supporting the local Muslim community who "have felt like targets themselves in the weeks after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C....To help unite and bring understanding to the community, the Islamic Society of Hernando County is sponsoring a community-wide reception...on the campus of Oak Hill Hospital."

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