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John Ashcroft      Bush, Ashcroft Condemn Anti-Muslim Hysteria

(WASHINGTON, DC - 9/13/2001) - A prominent American Muslim advocacy group today applauded remarks by President Bush, Attorney General John Ashcroft and other government officials condemning attacks on American Muslims ... [ Read More ]





    Crowd protests at Illinois Mosque

(BRIDGEVIEW, IL - 9/13/2001) - Police turned back 300 marchers - some waving American flags and shouting "USA! USA!" - as they tried to ... >>

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    Muslim Bookstore in Virginia Vandalized

(ALEXANDRIA, VA - 9/12/2001) - Islamic bookstore manager Hazim Barakat looked grimly through his broken glass caused by four bricks thrown ... >>


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San Francisco Police Investigate Hate Crime
    (BAY CITY NEWS - 9/12/2001) - The San Francisco Police Department reported today that someone left a bag filled with a red substance thought to be blood on the doorstep of the Islamic Community Center and investigators are treating the incident as a hate crime.

Muslims ask elected officials to help unify America

    (WASHINGTON, DC - 9/12/2001) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a prominent Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, today faxed a letter to all members of Congress asking them to support the American Muslim community as reports of an anti-Muslim backlash begin to surface in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.

Dallas-area mosque target of shooting

    (ASSOCIATED PRESS - 9/12/2001) - At least six bullets shattered windows of a North Texas Mosque this morning, causing about $3,000 in damage, officials said. Windows at the Islamic Center of Irving were found shot out when workers arrived at the mosque about 6 a.m. Nobody was at the mosque when the shooting occurred and no injuries were reported.

Muslims condemn acts, fear reprisals

    (WASHINGTON POST - 9/12/2001) - Major American Muslim organizations yesterday forcefully condemned the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington and called on their communities to donate blood, medical aid and other assistance for the victims. But they also voiced fears of a backlash if the perpetrators turn out to be Muslim, and urged Islamic institutions to take extra precautions.

Arab-Americans fear backlash

    (BBC NEWS) - A wave of apprehension and fear is sweeping through the Arab and Muslim communities of the United States in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Members of the Arab-American and Muslim communities have already received death threats and several have been attacked as Americans lash out in anger against those they see as responsible.

     

U.S. Muslims Condemn
Terrorist Attacks

[ Read statement ]

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We at the Council
on American-Islamic
Relations along with
the American Muslim
community are deeply
saddened by the
immense loss of
human life from
Tuesday's tragic
events.

[ Read statement ]


Anti-Muslim Incidents

Total reported incidents
to CAIR National: 210


- Remains of two Muslim
businesses that were
burned down [ Video ] -



Help for Victims

What you can do for the
victims of the WTC and
Pentagon attacks

 1. American Red Cross

 2. Donate to the NY/DC
      Emergency Relief Fund

 3. Crisis Counselling

Messages of Support

The following are
letters of support
CAIR has received.
View in PDF format.

 1. Rep. Jim Moran >>
 2. Congressman Mike
     Pence >>
 3. Josepth Cardinal
     Bernardin Center >>
 4. Congressman David
     Bonior >>




 

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