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"We Are Brooklyn": One Muslim, One Jew, One Community

September 11, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0911/p12s01-ussc.html

On September 11, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the aftermath of 9/11, Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn had the potential to become a powder keg. Home to one of the highest concentrations of Jews and Muslims living together, the city's largest mosque and its largest Orthodox synagogue sit just three blocks apart. Dozens of FBI agents and immigration officials...

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Islamic Society of Boston Hosts Interfaith Gathering on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/11/muslims_other_faiths_unite_to_reflect_heal/

On September 11, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Several dozen worshipers -- from spiritual mystics to Hasidic Jews and members of the Church of God in Christ -- joined the Boston Chapter of the Muslim American Society yesterday to trade jokes and suggestions about coping with life in today's fearful...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith...

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Oslo Synagogue a Target of Terrorists

September 11, 2006

Source: Aftenposten

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1453707.ece

On September 11, 2006 Aftenposten reported, "Norway's largest synagogue received an ominous warning last November that it would be one of two targets of terrorist attacks in Oslo. The threats came in conjunction with the arrests in Italy of several members of an alleged terror group. 'I can confirm that we received information that an attack was planned against the synagogue,' Anne...

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In Leicestershire, an Interfaith Cricket Match with Hindu and Jewish Umpires, Muslim and Christian Players

September 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/5332070.stm

On September 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "An inter-faith cricket match is being held in Leicestershire to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Local Christian clergy and Muslim imams will play each other in a Twenty20 cricket match at Grace Road, home of cup winners Leicestershire.

In addition to the Christians and Muslims on the pitch, the match...

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Religion in the Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities - and Respect

September 9, 2006

Source: Charlotte Observer/ Orange County Register

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/living/religion/15477263.htm

On September 9, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "Attorneys Richard Streza, Dave Brown and Tim Voorhees, partners at Brown and Streza LLP in Irvine, Calif., hold weekly Bible study in the office. Farmers Insurance broker Belal Dalati has a sign of Allah on his Anaheim office wall and pauses from work five times a day to pray....

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In Wichita, Interfaith Interest in Islam Tapering Off Five Years Later

September 9, 2006

Source: Witchita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/15474263.htm

On September 9, 2006 the Witchita Eagle reported, "In the weeks and months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, learning about Islam was high on the agenda of many non-Muslim congregations in the Wichita area. Five years later, interest seems to have diminished. 'There are still requests, but it's definitely not like before,' said Nabil Seyam, a member of the Islamic Society of Wichita...

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Women's Interfaith Circle of Palm Beach County to Hold First Retreat

September 8, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pwomen08sep08,0,5430645.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On September 8, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Enough fighting already! A group of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Quaker women don't want to argue about religion. They want to talk. The women don't have solutions to the world's religious conflicts. But they...

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American Muslims Live Under the "Specter of Suspicion"

September 8, 2006

Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week1002/profile.html

On September 8, 2006 Religion and Ethics Newsweekly reported, "[I]t's a place best known for its surf and sand lifestyle, seemingly endless miles of suburban sprawl, and for being the home of that 'happiest place on earth,' Disneyland. However, Orange County is also a center of Islam, home to over 130,000 Muslim Americans, many of them immigrants from the...

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CAIR Reports Increasing Intolerance, Hate Crimes Against South Florida Muslims

September 8, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-cmuslim08sep08,0,1327167.story

On September 8, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Incidents of anti-Muslim discrimination are on the rise in South Florida, from slurs painted on mosque walls to a woman told she would have to remove her head covering if she wanted to keep her job, a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations said...

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New Jersey Schools Recognize 75 Religious Holidays

September 8, 2006

Source: Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-8/1157697998222550.xml?starledger?ntop&coll=1

On September 8, 2006 the Star-Ledger reported, "To keep her perfect attendance record, Tahera Ali's 13-year-old daughter used to go to school for only a couple of hours on the Islamic Day of Ashurah, getting out just in time to attend prayers for what is a holy day of sorrow. 'We wear all black on...

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Anniversary of Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis Celebrated as Methodists, Muslims, Catholics Protest Anti-Defamation League

September 7, 2006

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/D8D0A7D94311BDB7862571E300174172?OpenDocument

On September 7, 2006 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, "More than 400 people gathered Thursday evening at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis. Outside the hotel, about a dozen people...

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Amidst Rising Anti-Semitism, ADL Hosts Security Meeting

September 7, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-security7sep07,1,3595731.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california

On September 7, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Concerned for the safety of their congregants during High Holy Days, more than 60 Jewish security chiefs gathered at the Anti-Defamation League's headquarters Wednesday to learn how to, as one of them put...

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Manchester a Hotbed of Anti-Semitism

September 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/5322878.stm

On September 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "Manchester has one of the UK's highest rates of anti-Semitic attacks, a cross party group of MPs has said. The Parliamentary Committee Against Anti-Semitism said nearly a quarter of UK anti-Semitic incidents happened in Gtr Manchester in the last six months. Only London had a higher level of anti-Semitic attacks. When the group...

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