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Washington Muslim Leader Brings Together Interfaith Group

May 22, 2003

Source: King County Journal

http://www.kingcountyjournal.com/sited/story/html/131638

On May 22, 2003 the King County Journal reported that "against a background of war and terrorism, Jawad Khaki stepped into the spotlight... Already a leader in an Eastside [WA] Shi'ite Muslim community, Khaki felt the need to educate people of other faiths about the peaceful side of Islam... As part of his outreach, Khaki brought his community, the Ithnasheri Muslim Association of...

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Interfaith Program Brings Together Jews and Muslims to Discuss Similarities

May 21, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On May 21, 2003 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "two prayer books --- one written in Arabic, the other in Hebrew and English --- brought Huma Faruqi and Jason Burn together, each struck at that moment more by the similarities in their religions than the differences... The Muslim and Jewish metro Atlantans were among those gathered in a hallway at Congregation B'nai Israel in Jonesboro, surrounded by others from their faiths, as they pored over the prayer books --- the air punctuated by...

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Decline in Reports of Ethnic Harassment in Orange County, CA

May 16, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-relations16may16,0,739026.story

On May 16, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "Orange County authorities recorded a steep decline in reports of alleged ethnic harassment, reversing last year's post-9/11 surge in anti-Arab bigotry, according to a report by the Orange County Human Relations Commission released Thursday... In the last year, according to the report, 124 people said they were targeted by...

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Rethinking the "Judeo-Christian" Phrase

May 15, 2003

Source: Newhouse News Service

http://www.newhouse.com/archive/okeefe051503.html

On May 15, 2003 the Newhouse News Service reported that "leading Muslim organizations say it's time for Americans to stop using the phrase 'Judeo-Christian' when describing the values and character that define the United States... Better choices, they say, are 'Judeo-Christian-Islamic' or 'Abrahamic,' referring to Abraham, the patriarch held in common by the monotheistic big three religions...

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H. Res 234 Condemning Bigotry against Arab, Muslim, South Asian, and Sikh Americans

May 15, 2003

Source: House.gov

http ://w ww.house.gov/apps/list/press/oh09_kaptur/bigotry.html

On May 15, 2003 House.gov reported that "Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur today joined Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) to introduce legislation in the House of Representatives condemning violence and bigotry against Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, South Asian Americans and Sikh Americans. Kaptur’s bill also calls upon law enforcement authorities to aid on the prevention and prosecution of hate crimes wherever they occur... 'The district I...

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Challenging the Notion of an Evangelical Christian America

May 14, 2003

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.OrlandoSentinel.com/

On May 14, 2003 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "a Unitarian minister Tuesday challenged the notion that America is an evangelical Christian nation, calling on local religious leaders to revive a group to promote tolerance and civility... 'We are not basically an evangelical Christian country,' said the Rev. John Higgins, president of the Florida chapter of The Interfaith Alliance. Higgins was among five speakers at the University...

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ADL Comments on Nelson Verdict

May 14, 2003

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/CvlRt_32/4260_32.asp

On May 14, 2003 The Anti-Defamation League reported that "the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), while commending the jury for finding Lemrick Nelson guilty of civil right violations, today expressed disappointment that the verdict did not find Mr. Nelson's acts led to the death of Yankel Rosenbaum. Mr. Nelson admitted to brutally stabbing Mr. Rosenbaum as a mob chanted 'Get the Jew!' during the...

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Debate over Proposed Muslim Meat-Processing Plant

May 13, 2003

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/3879444.html

On May 13, 2003 the Star Tribune reported that "a proposal to build Minnesota's first Muslim meat-processing plant is drawing protest from Rice County residents who fear it could damage the environment, lower property values and increase traffic to their rural area... But those may not be the only issues that will bring opponents to a County Board meeting tonight in Faribault, according to the...

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Update: String of Fires Burn Religious Centers in Los Angeles Area

May 12, 2003

Source: Jewish Journal

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=8abf3d223ff9571d553bc141a8db0c24

On May 12, 2003 the Jewish Journal reported that "some 65 detectives from the anti-terrorist and other divisions of the Los Angeles Police Department have been assigned to investigate arson attacks on two synagogues and two other houses of worship in Encino... Early Wednesday morning, apparently a single perpetrator...

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The Jewish Learning Initiative Hopes to Provide Orthodox Jews Support on College Campuses

May 11, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/religion/5832132.htm

On May 11, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "in the contest for Orthodox students' commitment, some fear that the lure of a more liberal university life will win out over the rigors of maintaining tradition... 'Being religious in college is not the most convenient thing,' said Harry Reisig, an Orthodox Jew and 25-year-old law student at the University...

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