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    CAIR Concerned by 'Spike' in Anti-Muslim Incidents in Ramadan

    CAIR Concerned by 'Spike' in Anti-Muslim Incidents in Ramadan - Press Releases - CNBC.com

    Poll: Muslim Americans Still Struggling for Acceptance - TIME

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q21jH0YN7yE"]YouTube - CAIR: Shooting at Oregon Muslims' Home Motivated by Hate[/ame]
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    Re: CAIR Concerned by 'Spike' in Anti-Muslim Incidents in Ramadan

    You have any better sources? It's not that I don't trust the sources, it's just that the CNBC article has more typos and numbers then, well, it should, and the Time article isn't even loading.

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    Re: CAIR Concerned by 'Spike' in Anti-Muslim Incidents in Ramadan

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    You have any better sources? It's not that I don't trust the sources, it's just that the CNBC article has more typos and numbers then, well, it should, and the Time article isn't even loading.
    You don't trust, the pages wont load because your connection sucks, I'd heard alot of that though its not my problem, what more to do than 2 articles from both CNBC and CNN and a video from KATU news channel, or just trolling

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    Re: CAIR Concerned by 'Spike' in Anti-Muslim Incidents in Ramadan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed Shaheen View Post
    You don't trust, the pages wont load because your connection sucks, I'd heard alot of that though its not my problem, what more to do than 2 articles from both CNBC and CNN and a video from KATU news channel, or just trolling
    Time Article works now, but the CNBC article still looks like a mess.

    WASHINGTON, Sept 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Police say shooting at Oregon Muslim family's home motivated by hate A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy organization today expressed concern about a recent "spike" in reports of anti-Muslim incidents nationwide during or just prior to the month of Ramadan.

    The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the most recent incident involved a hate-motivated attack on a Muslim family's home in Oregon.

    SEE: Shooting at Oregon Muslims' Home Motivated by Hate (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q21jH0YN7yE "We are concerned that the rising level of anti-Islam rhetoric in our society is contributing to this apparent spike in hate crimes targeting Muslims or those perceived to be Muslim," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. "Our nation's leaders must speak out against the increasing use of anti-Islam hate speech on the Internet, on talk radio and in editorial pages." Yesterday, CAIR's Michigan chapter called for state and federal hate crime charges against assailants who allegedly attacked members of a Muslim family in Ann Arbor yesterday. The FBI and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights are now looking into the case.

    SEE: 5 Teens Attack, Injure Muslim Girl on School Bus (Detroit Free Press) http://tinyurl.com/annarborattack CAIR called for similar charges in the recent case of two men who allegedly called a California assault victim "Taliban" and "terrorist" during the attack.

    SEE: Arraignment Put Off for Two Men Accused in Assault on Pleasanton Cabdriver http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_13293052 In late August, CAIR reported a bias-motivated attack on Muslims in New York.

    The FBI now says it is monitoring that case.

    SEE: Feds Monitoring Apparent Bias Case Involving Muslims (NY Newsday) http://tinyurl.com/longislandassault CAIR also recently reported that anti-Iranian graffiti was scrawled inside a Muslim-owned store in Philadelphia that was ransacked by vandals.

    SEE: Vandalism at Penn. Business Probed as Hate Crime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLOpCMErNZY SEE ALSO: Philadelphia Muslim Store Target of Apparent Hate Crime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkyYZ5WXubk In Maine, a Somali Muslim was shot after leaving prayers at a mosque. No motive has been established for the shooting.

    SEE: Somali Man Shot After Leaving Mosque in Maine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=citW94wpGPw In Missouri, a man was sentenced this week to three years in prison for vandalizing a mosque earlier this year in that state.

    SEE: Cape Man Gets Three Years in Prison for Breaking Windows at Islamic Center http://www.semissourian.com/story/1569159.html Awad cited a poll released yesterday showing that Americans see Muslims as being targeted by bias more than any other religious group.

    "The poll also showed, as does CAIR's previous research, that prejudice is reduced when knowledge of Islam increases," said Awad.

    SEE: Poll: Muslim Americans Still Struggle for Acceptance (Time) http://www.time.com/time/nation/arti...921298,00.html To help educate Americans of all faiths about Islam, CAIR is asking Muslims to sponsor the distribution of 100,000 copies of the Quran to governors, state attorney generals, educators, law enforcement officials, state and national legislators, local elected and public officials, media professionals, and other local or national leaders who shape public opinion or determine policy.

    SEE: Share the Quran http://www.explorethequran.com/ VIDEO: CAIR Hopes to Educate Americans About Islam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfbMApcWd6Q CAIR is also urging American Muslim individuals and institutions to review advice on security procedures contained in its "Muslim Community Safety Kit." SEE: CAIR Muslim Community Safety Kit http://www.cair.com/ActionCenter/CommunityToolKit.aspx CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.

    Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

    CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787 or 202-341-4171, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations URL: http://www.cair.com

    http://www.explorethequran.com/ www.prnewswire.com Copyright (C) 2009 PR Newswire. All rights reserved -0- KEYWORD: District of Columbia SUBJECT CODE: REL

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    I could read it, but those kinds of errors make it hard to pay attention to the article.

    Edit: Woah, the errors are gone when I posted it. Hmm, I wonder if CNBC has HTML disabled for their articles. I'm just going to post the whole article because posting it here seems to make it readable.
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    Re: CAIR Concerned by 'Spike' in Anti-Muslim Incidents in Ramadan

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    Time Article works now, but the CNBC article still looks like a mess.



    I could read it, but those kinds of errors make it hard to pay attention to the article.

    Edit: Woah, the errors are gone when I posted it. Hmm, I wonder if CNBC has HTML disabled for their articles. I'm just going to post the whole article because posting it here seems to make it readable.
    All what worries you is the HTML disabled, ok I'd thank you for posting it in DP , what else ?

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    Re: CAIR Concerned by 'Spike' in Anti-Muslim Incidents in Ramadan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed Shaheen View Post
    All what worries you is the HTML disabled, ok I'd thank you for posting it in DP , what else ?
    Nothing else...oh wait, you want me response to the articles? I'm still half asleep, and I have to go to work in a little bit, so because I am still half in dream land, I don't feel comfortable making any kind of intellectual response at the moment.

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