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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-10 09:39 AM
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"The issue I can sense brewing on hate sites is 'These Muslims are celebrating on September 11'"
Muslims Worry as Ramadan Celebration Falls on 9/11 Anniversary

Published August 13, 2010 | Associated Press



Aug. 11: Muslim men pray at the Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on the first day of Ramadan.

NEW YORK -- The lunar calendar that Muslims follow for religious holidays is creating a potential for misunderstandings or worse in a year when American Muslims are already confronting a spike in assaults on their faith and protests against new mosques.

Eid al-Fitr, a joyous holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, this year falls around Sept. 11. Muslim leaders fear that their gatherings for prayer and festivities could be misinterpreted by those unfamiliar with Islam as a celebration of the 2001 terrorist strikes.

The Muslim Public Affairs Council, an advocacy group based in Los Angeles, is contacting law enforcement and the Justice Department civil rights division to alert them to the overlap.

The Islamic Circle of North America, which organizes Muslim Family Days at the Six Flags amusement park in several cities around Eid al-Fitr, this year planned nothing for Saturday, Sept. 11, because of the anniversary. A founder of Muslim Family Day, Tariq Amanullah, worked at the World Trade Center and was killed in the attacks.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based civil rights group, is urging mosques to review the group's security guidelines, including clearing brush where people could hide and installing surveillance cameras.

"The issue I can sense brewing on hate sites on the Internet is, 'These Muslims are celebrating on September 11,'" said Ibrahim Hooper, national spokesman for CAIR. "It's getting really scary out there."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/13/muslims-worry-rama... /
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-10 09:45 AM
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1. As a Jew I think the hate against Muslims in this country is worrying
the people who allegedly carried out the 9/11 attacks have been denounced by Muslim religious leaders.
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