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Bush again urged to repudiate anti-Muslim hate

Bush again urged to repudiate anti-Muslim hate A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today again called on President Bush and other elected officials to repudiate anti-Islamic rhetoric, just as American Muslims repudiate anti-Christian or anti-Semitic hate speech. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) made that request following two more in a series of attacks on Islam and Muslims by right-wing and evangelical commentators. (CAIR recently issued a statement opposing anti-Semitism that read

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Muslims pleased by arrests, caution against speculation

Muslims pleased by arrests, caution against speculation A national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today congratulated law enforcement officials for the arrest of two suspects in the series of sniper attacks in the Washington, DC, area, and at the same time cautioned against speculation and stereotyping based on the name of one suspect. “Along with all Americans, Muslims hope today’s arrests will bring an end to this tragic episode. The swift apprehension of the

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Hawaii Mosque targeted by hate literature

Hawaii Mosque targeted by hate literature The FBI is investigating hate literature distributed at an Islamic center in Hawaii warning that Muslims in that state will be watched by “patriotic residents.” Officials with the Muslim Association of Hawaii in Honolulu report that hundreds of small leaflets, headlined “ATTENTION RAG HEADS,” were thrown into the fenced yard of the mosque sometime after 8 a.m. today. The incident prompted a national Islamic civil rights group to call

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Muslims urged to donate for D.C. sniper victims

Muslims urged to donate for D.C. sniper victims A national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today asked members of the American Muslim community to help those impacted by recent sniper attacks in and around the nation’s capital by donating to a fund set up for that purpose. FOR BACKGROUND, SEE: “Fatal Shooting Of FBI Analyst Tied to Others” The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) urged Muslims to send donations to the National Capital

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CAIR publishes guide to Muslims in North America

CAIR publishes guide to Muslims in North America On Monday, September 30, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group, will hold a news conference in the nation’s capital to announce the publication of a first-of-its-kind guide to the North American Muslim community. The 350-page book, called “The North American Muslim Resource Guide: Muslim Community Life in the United States and Canada [Routledge],” is the first comprehensive analysis

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Report: American Muslims one year after 9/11

Report: American Muslims one year after 9/11 A report released today by a national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group indicates that American Muslims took a strong stand against terrorism in the year since the 9/11 attacks. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) report, called “American Muslims: One Year After 9/11,” outlines condemnations of the attacks by national Muslim leaders, Islamic scholars and local religious institutions. To download the report, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/911report The report

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