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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."

Elected Officials Visit Mosques, Islamic Centers

October 2, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1002,6439%257E166665,00.html

On October 2, 2001, The Denver Post reported that Governor Owens visited the Colorado Muslim Society "to reassure Muslims in Colorado that acts of bigotry against them will not be tolerated." The article noted, "The mosque was the site of an interfaith gathering Sept. 21 in which more than 1,000 people of different faiths linked arms to encircle the mosque and show...

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Supreme Court Declines to Consider Religious Discrimination and Racial Profiling Cases

October 2, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 2, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported that "a Muslim woman will not be allowed to pursue claims that her boss violated her rights by pressuring her to stop wearing a head scarf to work." Zenib Ali said she "was told in 1996 to stop wearing the scarf at work or she would be transferred to a position with less customer interaction...She said her religion requires her head to be covered in the presence of men who are not family members...The Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider reinstating Zeinab Ali's lawsuit...

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