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September 11, 2001
Open Directory - Society: Issues: Terrorism: Incidents: September 11, 2001: Backlash
Society: Ethnicity: Asian: Middle Eastern: Arab: Arab-American
Society: Issues: Race-Ethnic-Religious Relations
Society: Issues: Race-Ethnic-Religious Relations: Race and Racism: Racial Profiling
Society: Issues: Warfare and Conflict: Specific Conflicts: War on Terrorism: Human Rights and Liberties
Society: Religion and Spirituality: Islam
Society: Religion and Spirituality: Religious Tolerance
Society: Religion and Spirituality: Sikhism
ADL Responds to Violence and Harassment
- Anti-Defamation League responses to incidents of violence and harassment against Arab Americans, Muslim Americans and other individuals or groups that are perceived to be of Middle Eastern descent. Also commentary from groups, ranging from civil rights groups to extremist organizations.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
- Includes hate crimes hotline, incident reporting, advice for educators and Arab-American parents, educational resources, and statements of support.
Amnesty International: The Backlash
- Statement by AI on the racist attacks against Muslim, Asian and Middle Eastern people.
Attack on America - Islamic Resource Center
- Provides reactions from Muslim leaders, a list of Muslim victims, news on the anti-Muslim backlash in US and information on Islam.
BBC News: Pigs' heads left at Islamic centre
- Reports of vandalism and arson at mosques.
BBC News: Scottish Muslims describe fears
- Muslims meet to draw up a plan to change attitudes, Sikhs report fears, too.
Seattle Times: Beaten Sikh is out of the Hospital
- Relates two separate attacks on Sikh men, and sympathy forthem expressed by SeaTac residents.
Seattle Times: Understanding turbans: Don't link them to terrorism
- Includes an illustrated guide to turbans, in response to reports of attacks on Sikhs in the local area.
The Muslim Council of Britain
- Includes news, incident reporting, fact sheets, and newsletters.
Tolerance, Civil Rights, and Justice in Wake of September 11 Tragedies
- Statement from the US Commission on Civil Rights urging Americans to resist the temptation to unfairly target the members of any ethnic or religious group. Includes hotline for reporting racial violence, and journalist's guide of facts about the Arab American community.
United States: "We are Not the Enemy"
- Human Rights Watch reports on hate crimes after September 11 against Arabs, Muslims, and those perceived to be Arab or Muslim and the local, state and federal response to it.
Ethnic and Religious Profiling in America
- Anai Rhoads reports on incidents of abuse directed against Arab-Americans since 911. (November 13, 2002)
Rediff.com: Complaints of harassment of Muslims rising in Montreal
- Police in the Canadian city have received about 95 complaints of harassment and physical assaults from Muslims and members of the local Arab community in the past month. (October 12, 2001)
OutLookIndia.com: Alone In The Crowd
- An article by Kamla Bhatt about hate crimes against Asians and the factors involved. [Free registration required to view.] (October 01, 2001)
Rediff.com: Sikh student shot at in US hate crime
- A college student reports being harassed and shot at while driving on a highway. (September 26, 2001)
St. Petersburg Times: Mail brings slur, threat to citizen born in Iran
- In the second recent anti-Islamic incident in St. Petersburg, a family flees their home. (September 23, 2001)
St. Petersburg Times: In a country they love, a dose of hate
- A column by Mary Jo Malone about a local woman attacked because she is from Afghanistan. (September 23, 2001)
DC Indymedia: Arabs, Muslims, Others Face Violence and Harassment in D.C.-Area
- A summary of some of the recent incidents in the Washington D.C. area. (September 23, 2001)
BBC News: Extra police to protect Muslims
- Police draft in more officers and take extra measures to protect UK Muslims from violent reaction to the US terror attacks. (September 21, 2001)
Rediff.com: Now New Zealand Sikhs target of racial attacks
- Threats to Sikh gurdwaras (prayer halls) and the community by extremist organisations have been reported, also two Hindu temples have been vandalized. (September 21, 2001)
CNN: Muslims targets in terror backlash
- Reports of an upsurge in anti-Muslim attacks all over Europe. (September 19, 2001)
CNN: Immigrants fear backlash to terror attacks
- The fear of a backlash cuts across several immigrant communities in the United States after reports that one Sikh in Phoenix, Arizona, and one Pakistani in Dallas, Texas, have been killed in what the police suspect could be hate crimes. (September 19, 2001)
CNN: Jewish, Arab groups join to fight 'backlash'
- Representatives of a dozen Jewish, Arab and community groups came together Wednesday to speak out against what they see as a surging racist backlash against Muslims and Arabs in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States. (September 19, 2001)
CNN: Hate crime reports up in wake of terrorist attacks
- Reports of hate crimes against Muslims and southeast Asians have risen exponentially across the U.S. (September 17, 2001)
CNN: Bush denounces Muslim harassment
- Those directing their anger against Muslims in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon should be ashamed, President Bush said Monday. (September 17, 2001)
BBC News: Racist attack on Afghan taxi driver
- Police are investigating a racial attack in which remarks were made about the atrocities in the US which left an Afghan minicab driver paralyzed. (September 17, 2001)
CNN: Man questioned in shooting death of Sikh
- Police question a man in the shooting death of a gas station owner in Mesa, Arizona. (September 16, 2001)
CNN: Arab-American community 'keeping its head down'
- Reports of death threats, attacks, and hate messages. (September 15, 2001)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Community answers targeting of mosque
- Lewis Kamb reports that Jews, Christians, and Buddhists joined Muslims for an interfaith service at a mosque the day after an attempted arson, just one in a string of anti-Islamic acts reported in the area since September 11th. (September 15, 2001)
CNN: Mosque firebombed in Australia
- Molotov cocktails were thrown at a mosque in Brisbane, Queensland. (September 14, 2001)
Cincinnati Enquirer: Muslims say they can feel the hate
- The Ohio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which receives about two calls about threats or harassment against Muslims per week, received more than 70 calls September 12th. (September 14, 2001)
Cincinnati Enquirer: Muslim Criticizes Backlash
- Dr. Salem Foad explains what it is to be Muslim and why America should not stereotype an entire religion. (September 14, 2001)
Cincinnati Enquirer: Muslims urged to give aid
- Kevin Aldridge and Earnest Winston report that area Muslims have called on their community to donate blood, give money and pray for the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th. They plead with the public not to take out its anger on them. (September 13, 2001)
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