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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.
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September 1, 2002 | ERIKA HAYASAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hedab Tarifi received a crash course in quilting this month. Beginning at 5 p.m. every day for the last two weeks, Tarifi, 41, along with two other women from the Islamic Center of Southern California, worked until 1 a.m. or later, embroidering cursive letters or stitching together 98 red, white and blue fabric squares. They spent Saturday putting on borders and trim. The women expect to send the finished quilt, with about 3,000 embroidered names listed alphabetically, to New York next month.
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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.
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April 20, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
As they sipped tea and nibbled on dates, more than 100 men and women listened to a litany of speakers sounding the same message: The FBI is not your friend. "We're here today to say our mosques are off limits," Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations for Greater Los Angeles, told the crowd last month at an Anaheim mosque. "Our Koran is off limits," Ayloush said. "Our youth, who they try to radicalize, are off limits.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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October 22, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau
NPR's decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams for remarks he made about Muslims on airliners was not only roundly criticized by conservatives Thursday, but also was viewed with alarm by some Muslim American activists and scholars. Williams said Monday on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" that he worries when he sees Muslims in traditional garb on airplanes. NPR fired Williams on Wednesday, saying that his comment violated the news organization's ethics guidelines and undermined his credibility.
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