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  • Along with Arab Americans, Indian and Pakistani Americans, Afghan Americans have become the targets of threats and harassment in the wake of Tuesday’s terror attacks against the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. Many fear devastating military attacks against Afghanistan, already one of the world’s poorest countries. International aid workers and U.N. staff have evacuated from the country.
    September 14, 2001 | Story
  • In the midst of the rising tide of congressional and Bush administration calls for a harsh military response to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, there is a remarkable, hawkish unity in the views being expressed in the mainstream media. [includes rush transcript]
    September 13, 2001 | Story
  • An ugly and perhaps predictable backlash is sprouting across the nation, as federal officials point to the Middle East in their investigation of the terror attacks in New York and Washington. Meanwhile, Congress and the Bush administration continue to issue calls for vengeance and harsh military retaliation, fueling anxiety among Muslim and Arab Americans, who remember from the Persian Gulf War and the Oklahoma City bombing where such calls...
    September 13, 2001 | Story
  • In the immediate wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, U.S. officials immediately speculated that Osama bin Laden was likely to be found responsible. A CNN anchor said, "Whenever something like this happens, you have to look to the Middle East." Amidst this climate of official and media speculation, Muslim and Arab-American organizations have immediately reported harassing and threatening emails and phone calls...
    September 12, 2001 | Story
  • This is a special one-hour live report on the WTC and Pentagon attacks.

    [includes rush transcript]

    September 11, 2001 | Story
  • Last week, Muslim leaders walked out of a White House meeting in protest at the exclusion of one of the attendees. Abdullah Al-Arian, a Muslim student at Duke University who had just begun an internship with Representative David Bonier (D-MI), was approached by a security guard and asked to leave the premises. No reason was given for his removal.
    July 05, 2001 | Story
  • "[The Arabs] all look alike to me," quips the American heroine in the 1937 movie "The Sheik Steps Out."
    June 22, 2001 | Story
  • Last week New York Senate Candidate Hillary Clinton returned $50,000 from a fund raiser held by the American Muslim Alliance after the New York Daily News broke a story that said members of the Alliance support the right of Palestinians to use violence as a means of securing nation statehood.
    November 03, 2000 | Story
  • In the hours following the bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, despite a dearth of information as to the identity or motives of the perpetrators, the media was quick to link the violence with followers of one of the world’s oldest religions — Islam. Reports were full of references to the "Muslim minority in Kenya", "Arab-looking men", and "Islamic dress." The suspect taken into custody shortly after the...
    August 10, 1998 | Story
  • Some 2,000 official delegates are expected to attend the three-day summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference which beings today in Tehran, Iran. They include some 35 heads of state from Muslim countries all over the world. The 55-member organization’s summit will discuss issues such as the Arab-Israeli conflict and ways of improving trade and economic relations between Islamic countries.
    December 09, 1997 | Story