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The flag-draped coffin of Salman Hamdani is carried from a New York mosque, Friday, April 5, 2002.
The flag-draped coffin of Salman Hamdani is carried from the mosque of New York's Islamic Cultural Center, April 5. (AP/WWP - Ed Bailey)

Muslim American Hero of September 11 Remembered

Washington - At 12 years old, Salman Hamdani was the kind of boy who rescued sick pigeons from New York's streets and nursed them back to health. His mother Talat grew accustomed to seeing him return to their Queens home with new patients tucked gingerly under his arm. "Always compassionate," Talat says of her eldest son.

At 23 years old, Hamdani was the kind of man who would rush to the scene of an emergency to help people, even if it meant putting himself in danger. His family believes that is what he did on the morning of September 11, when en route to work in Manhattan he changed course and headed for the World Trade Center, arriving before the towers fell. Complete text

Algerian-born Elias Zerhouni to lead National Institutes of Health

Washington — Dr. Elias Zerhouni, President Bush's nominee to head the National Institutes of Health, is both a medical expert known for his innovations in radiology and a skillful administrator at one of America's best medical schools. If the Senate confirms his nomination, he will also be one of several Arab-Americans and Muslim Americans to fill a top administration job in the U.S. government.

A native of Algeria, Zerhouni came to the United States 27 years ago as a resident doctor at Johns Hopkins University. He worked his way up as an instructor and assistant professor, then as a director of some of the school's radiology divisions. Presently, Zerhouni, 50, is a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering and serves as the executive vice dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Complete text

Other News
• Arab-American Delegation Meets With Colin Powell April 3
• Palestinian-Born Author Talks of His Life in the United States, 03 April 2002
• American Muslim Council Condemns Netanya Attack, 27 March 2002
• New Book Explores Media and the "Clash of Civilizations", 25 March 2002
• Magazine Focuses on Muslim Women in America, 18 March 2002
• Bush Marks Opening of Afghanistan Schools in Radio Address, 16 March 2002
• Georgetown University Educates U.S. Teachers About Arab World, Islam, 15 March 2002

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