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Michigan Muslims to Hold Candidate Forum

  On Sunday, October 10, the Michigan office of the Council onAmerican-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Michigan) and the American Muslim TaskForce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT) will hold a town hall meeting andcandidate forum in the Detroit suburb of Novi. The event, which is free and open to the public, is designed to provide anopportunity for members of the Muslim community to meet with and askquestions of local, state and national political candidates. (A similarevent will

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CAIR-DC: New Poll Measures Hostility to Islam in U.S.

  WHAT: On Monday, October 4, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to release theresults of a major survey designed to measure the American public’s levelof hostility to Islam and Muslims. WHEN: Monday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.WHERE: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 13th Floor, National PressBuilding, 14th and F Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair-net.org The random phone survey of 1000 Americans, conducted by

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New Poll Measures Hostility to Islam in U.S.

  WHAT: On Monday, October 4, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to release the results of a major survey designed to measure the American public’s level of hostility to Islam and Muslims. WHEN: Monday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.WHERE: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 13th Floor, National Press Building, 14th and F Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair-net.org The random phone survey of 1000

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Only 1 Day Left to Register for CAIR-DC Dinner

  There is only one day left to register for CAIR’s 10th Anniversary Banquet in Washington, D.C. Highlights of the dinner includes speeches by presidential Candidate Ralph Nader, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, and James “Yusuf” Yee. TO REGISTER, GO TO: http://www.cair-net.org, call 202-488-8787 or 202-646-6043, or e-mail events@cair-net.org(CAIR dinners have sold out in the past, so reserve your tickets today!)  

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IL Groups to Protest Candidate’s Islamophobic Remarks

  On Friday, October 1, 2004, representatives of Chicago-area interfaith, Latino, Asian, and immigrant organizations will hold a news conference at the Downtown Islamic Center to protest what the groups say is “hate-filled” rhetoric about Muslims by Illinois Republican congressional candidate Kurt Eckhardt. Media reports quote Eckhardt as saying he distrusted Islam “for years” and supports planting human monitors in mosques to track the activity of those practicing the religion there. Eckhardt added that acts

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Pelosi: Hate Crimes Prevention Legislation is Right Thing to Do

  Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today urged her colleagues to accept hate crimes provisions that are included in the Defense Authorization bill. “We must continue to fight for justice, hope, and freedom by ensuring that hate crimes prevention provisions are enacted into law. That would be a true and fitting memorial to James Byrd, Matthew Shepard, Waqar Hasan, Gwen Araujo and so many others who have died because of ignorance and intolerance,” Pelosi said. For

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