Supreme Court Declines to Consider Religious Discrimination and Racial Profiling Cases

October 2, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 2, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "the Supreme Court, showing little interest in the issue of racial profiling, refused Monday to hear a challenge to a small New York town's decision to stop and question every young black man in the area as police looked for a crime suspect who was black. The court also turned away a job bias claim from a Muslim woman who says her boss at a rental car agency told her she could not wear a full head scarf while serving customers...The two cases were among more than 1,800 the...

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Muslims Against Terrorism

October 1, 2001

Source: No source given.

A new organization, Muslims Against Terrorism, has been formed to "stand against those who preach violence and hatred in the name of Islam and to promote peace and understanding through interfaith and intercultural coalition building."

In the Schools: Harassment and Unity

October 1, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On October 1, 2001, The Washington Post reported that "Despite a trend toward multiculturalism in schools and record numbers of immigrants during the 1990s, educators say there exists deep ignorance in the United States about people beyond its borders. The attacks, they say, should lead to a broader curriculum that takes students outside Americans' traditional...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 1, 2001

Source: Newsday

On October 1, 2001, Newsday reported that "Hundreds of Queens residents gathered...for a solemn and, at times, spirited multifaith service honoring World Trade Center victims. Reflecting the borough's diversity, representatives of virtually every major global religion delivered remarks, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist."

Americans Seek Understanding of Islam

October 1, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 1, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that Muslims from the Boston area "welcomed about 300 people to the Islamic center of New England to learn more about Islam...Reports of discrimination against Muslims appear to be spreading, and some community members are trying to respond...Many who attended heard about the event through their schools, church, or synagogue...To try to battle misperceptions about Islam, organizers of [the] event distributed informational fliers, spoke to the crowd about the principles of Islam, and...

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After Backlash, New Public Service Advertisements

September 28, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On September 28, 2001, The New York Times reported that "American Muslim and Arab groups have enlisted government officials, Islamic scholars and even a teenage pop star to combat what many fear could be a rising tide of harassment and hate crimes....The announcements were recorded by Attorney General John Ashcroft; Senator John McCain; Mary Frances Berry, chairwoman of the Commission on Civil Rights; and Mandy Moore, a 17-year-old singer popular with preteenagers."