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Indian Population Rises in New England

July 1, 2001

Source: INDIA New England

On July 1, 2001, INDIA New England reported that "reflecting...the community's growth across the United States, New England's Indian-American population has more than doubled in the past 10 years...The availability of work visas, the lure of academic institutions and the vitality of the region's high-tech industry have fueled this increase locally...The...2000 census reported 76,157 Indian-Americans in New England," up from 36,282 in 1990. "In New England, Massachusetts has the largest Indian-American population -- increasing from...

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Product of Muslim/Jewish Book Proposal Angers Some Muslims

July 1, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On July 1, 2001, The Washington Post reported on the American Jewish Committee's 'Children of Abraham' project, which involved "publishing a book on Islam for Jewish readers and a book on Judaism for Muslims, then marketing them as a package to promote understanding between the two faiths...But [the] project is generating more interfaith arrows than embraces, as some Muslims have assailed portions of the guide to Islam and criticized the committee's choice of author...The author has gone into hiding under heavy security...

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California Mosque Vandalized

June 30, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On June 30, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "sheriff's investigators are treating a series of crudely worded messages scrawled on the doors and walls of a Thousand Oaks mosque as a hate crime...More than 200 families are members of the Islamic center...The [vandal] scrawled profane insults directed at members of one of Ventura County's only Islamic mosques and warnings that the congregation was doomed because they don't follow the teachings of Christianity."

Muslim Leader Speaks at California State University

June 30, 2001

Source: The Fresno Bee

On June 30, 2001, The Fresno Bee reported that "Imam W. Deen Mohammed, the leader of the Muslim American Society... plans a free public talk...July 8 in the North Gym at California State University, Fresno."

Muslim Women in America Share their Experiences

June 30, 2001

Source: Sojourners

In its May-June 2001 issue, Sojourners published an article about what it is like to be a Muslim woman. "To many Westerners, Muslim women have been unknown others...Islam and Christianity have much in common, [many Muslim women] say...For many Muslim women who are immigrants, faith serves as a guiding element in negotiating drastically different cultures...Discrimination is a common experience for many Muslim women in the [U.S.]."

Central Californian Muslim Population on the Rise

June 30, 2001

Source: The Fresno Bee

On June 30, 2001, The Fresno Bee reported on "a growing community [of Muslims] that numbers 10,000 in the central San Joaquin Valley...In the Valley, the number of Muslims has doubled in 10 years and increased tenfold in the last 20.'

Muslim Leaders Protest Muslim Student's Expulsion from White House

June 29, 2001

Source: Detroit Free Press

On June 29, 2001, the Detroit Free Press reported that "a White House effort to reach out to Muslim Americans ended in hard feelings...when Secret Service agents mistakenly evicted one guest and the other participants walked out in protest." The evicted student "is also the nephew of Mazen al-Najjar, a Palestinian who was jailed for three years after the government alleged he used an Islamic think tank at the University of South Florida as a front for terrorism."

Muslim Leaders Protest Muslim Student's Expulsion from White House

June 29, 2001

Source: Associated Press

On June 29, 2001, the Associated Press reported that "a group of Muslim leaders walked out of a White House meeting..., angered when a Secret Service officer ordered one of them out of the building." The evicted student "is the nephew of Mazen Al-Najjar, a Palestinian who was jailed in Florida for three years after the government alleged he used an Islamic think tank...as a front for terrorism. He was released last December after a panel of judges and Attorney General Janet Reno agreed there was no reason to keep him behind bars...

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Muslim Leaders Protest Muslim Student's Expulsion from White House

June 29, 2001

Source: Knight Ridder Newspapers

On June 29, 2001, Knight Ridder Newspapers reported that "about two dozen representatives from various Muslim organizations filed out of a meeting with White House officials after Abdullah Al-Arian, a congressional intern and an outspoken critic of Israel, was asked to leave. A Secret Service spokesman said the eviction was a mistake... The security mix-up added a new strain to Bush's already difficult relations with the Muslim community and Arab Americans. After supporting Bush in the November election, members of both...

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Muslim Leaders Protest Muslim Student's Expulsion from White House

June 29, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On June 29, 2001, The New York Times reported that "American Muslim leaders walked out of a White House meeting in protest...after a Secret Service agent suddenly removed a Muslim student with their group, without explanation. The student had joined the Muslim leaders for a meeting...with members of the staff of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives...Secret Service officials later apologized for what they said was a mistake...The Muslim leaders...issued a statement saying, 'This incident is...

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Muslim Leaders Protest Muslim Student's Expulsion from White House

June 29, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61471-2001Jun28.html

On June 29, 2001, The Washington Post reported that "about two dozen Muslim community leaders walked out of a White House briefing in protest... after a member of their group, a congressional intern, was summoned from the meeting by a security guard and escorted out of the building." The student's father "is head of the National Coalition to Protect...

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Muslim Leaders Protest Muslim Student's Expulsion from White House

June 28, 2001

Source: The American Muslim Council

On June 28, 2001, the American Muslim Council issued a press release reporting that, "Following...the unexpected removal of Abdallah Al-Arian, a 20-year-old college senior and intern...from a...meeting to brief the American Muslim leadership on the President's Faith and Community Based Initiative, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer reported that: 'The President is very concerned that an action was taken that was wrong, inappropriate and the President apologizes for it on behalf of the White House.' Although we...

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Candidate for New Jersey Governor Prevails Despite Islamophobia

June 27, 2001

Source: cair-net

On June 27, 2001, the Council on American-Islamic Relations reported that "Bret Schundler, the mayor of Jersey City, N.J., won the Republican nomination for governor..., defeating a former congressman in a race tainted by accusations of Islamophobia." Schundler had been criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for speaking at a meeting of the American Muslim Alliance on the grounds that AMA's leaders had challenged policies of the state of Israel. Schundler said that "he would be caving in to anti-Muslim bigotry if he shunned AMA representatives...

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Farrakhan Urges Rap Artists to Choose Lyrics Wisely

June 26, 2001

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On June 26, 2001, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan urged rap artists at this month's Hip-Hop Summit in New York to take their lyrical discourse to a higher level...Hip-hop's reverence for Farrakhan is just one reason why...the Muslim cleric enjoys the distinction of being the only...religious figure in America who commands respect among considerable portions of America's black youth...Farrakhan...urged the artists...to choose words wisely...'I am learning every day that...

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