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January 22, 1995 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Worried that calls by two Jewish organizations for a government crackdown on terrorists could lead to widespread civil rights violations against all Muslims, the leaders of six Islamic groups issued a joint declaration Saturday urging respect for American pluralism. The declaration comes amid growing concern among Muslim Americans and Islamic leaders over what they see as a renewal of negative stereotyping of Muslims in the United States.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2001 | MARLON MOHAMMED, Marlon Mohammed is an actor. He lives in Baldwin Park
Now that a little time has passed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that stunned our nation (and, indeed, the entire world), people are examining some of the issues created in the aftermath of the attacks. One such issue concerns what is perceived to be a growing sense of suspicion and hostility directed at American Muslims.
OPINION
January 7, 2005
Re "Some See God's Hand in Remade Landscape," Jan. 5: Only selective and tortured thinking can lead anyone to "see God's hand" in anything related to this tsunami disaster. Surviving another disaster, the Shoah, I could either believe in God and reject it for the 6 million victims or realize the travesty my nation was stuck with. Either way, there can't possibly be a God I want to worship that makes a Shoah or a tsunami. Albert Reingewirtz Carlsbad I read the Jan. 5 commentary, "What Was God Thinking?"
NEWS
February 19, 2005 | Lillian Nakano, Lillian Nakano is a third-generation Japanese American from Hawaii and was active in the redress campaign as a member of Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress. She lives in Torrance.
Feb. 19, 1942, was a day that changed the lives of Japanese Americans forever. I was a teenager growing up in Hawaii when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which set into motion the removal and incarceration of more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry in inland concentration camps. After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, a tense atmosphere of suspicion and hysteria engulfed the West Coast and Hawaii.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
After Friday-night prayers, inside a modest mosque behind a McDonald's on Murchison Avenue in Pomona, nearly 400 Muslims were gathered for a rare town hall meeting on the situation in Iraq. They were Shiites and Sunnis, men, women and children from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds from throughout Southern California. But, inside Ahlul-Beyt Mosque, a Shiite house of worship, those labels appeared not to matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2001 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Muslim Americans stood with their government Monday, most backing U.S. airstrikes against Afghanistan havens of terrorism and resoundingly rejecting Osama bin Laden's call for an Islamic war against Western powers. The widespread show of support reflected a subtle but distinct shift taking hold in many Muslim American circles, as people shy away from criticizing U.S. policies to avoid appearing unpatriotic. For years, many Muslims have taken issue with U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2006 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
When suicide bombers blew up a London subway last year in an attack that British police suspect involved several local Muslims, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca began questioning what else he could do to help prevent homegrown terrorism here. So he called a man he thought could offer some answers: Maher Hathout, senior advisor to the Los Angeles-based Muslim Public Affairs Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2000 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Calling themselves a "sleeping giant," Muslims gathered Saturday in Irvine to brainstorm ways to increase their clout in the U.S. political system and the November elections. A bipartisan slate of speakers--from Rep. Tom Campbell (R-San Jose) to California Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres--encouraged Muslims to register to vote, volunteer on campaigns, donate money and forge personal relationships with elected officials.
NEWS
August 24, 2006
Cindy Chang's annoyance with Americans who ask her if she speaks English ["Just Consider Her the Girl Next Door," Aug. 17] reminds me of the pharmacist with the Chinese name and accent who insisted on addressing me in Spanish. I was born in the U.S. and speak English without an accent, so I found the woman's decision to practice her Spanish on me amusing and, yes, slightly off-putting. Ms. Chang has discovered that life is not fair. But Ms. Chang attempts to make a connection between her pique and the 1942 internment of Japanese Americans and what is causing Muslim Americans to be singled out today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1999 | FAWAZ A. GERGES
Bloody and costly as it is, the conflict in the Balkans has the potential to transform the historically hostile relationship between Islam and the West into a partnership, particularly if it succeeds in restoring and empowering the more than 600,000 displaced Kosovo Albanian Muslims.
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