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Article Archive for August 2011

Altercation at New York amusement park after Muslim women banned from rides for wearing headscarves
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A New York amusement park was temporarily shut down Tuesday after a large-scale altercation erupted between Muslim patrons and park rangers over a disagreement on headgear rules.

Threat to America’s Freedom? It’s Not Islamic Law
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Imagine, for a minute, that Muslims in America were openly advocating at meetings and conferences to take control of major sectors of public life, such as the government, media, and the law.

Most US Muslims feel targeted by terror policies
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More than half of Muslim Americans in a new poll say government anti-terrorism policies single them out for increased surveillance and monitoring, and many report increased cases of name-calling, threats and harassment by airport security, law enforcement officers and others.

9/11 Coloring Book Influences Kids With Islamophobia
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Believing that the upcoming 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 is best memorialized in crayon, Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. is publishing a new coloring book entitled “We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids’ Book of Freedom.”

Former Mitt Romney Staffer Revealed As Key Player Behind Nationwide Islamophobia Push
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A ThinkProgress investigation found that a top employee at ACT! for America, Chris Slick, was a key staffer in South Carolina for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign and continues to be a “rabid Romney volunteer” this year.

Eid Ul-Fitr 2011: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan
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Eid ul-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a three-dayIslamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid ul-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month which follows Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.

Pamela Geller Ready to Start Holy War Over Mistranslated Bumper Sticker
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But what if some nutty Muslim somewhere decided to put up a crazy bumper sticker, so what? Have you seen the crazy bumper stickers some Evangelical Christians put on their cars? In fact, they actively sell them on “respectable” sites.

Daliah Merzaban: Laylat al-Qadr: The Night of a Thousand Months
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Determined not to have the night pass me by, I spent these five odd-numbered nights awake until the break of dawn, in prayer, reading passages from the Quran, offering duaa (supplications) for loved ones, and trying to grasp how one night could hold such immense power.

Ohio Catholic school cancels Muslim goodwill event due to anti-CAIR campaign
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Complaints and a request from the archbishop have led a Cincinnati Roman Catholic high school to drop plans for a Ramadan dinner to build goodwill with Muslims.

5 Teens Arrested After Shot Fired Outside Mosque
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Members of the mosque in Waterport said they have been harassed since they were first founded in 1974. They said they have experienced everything from people speeding by and shouting vulgar language to having their fence torn out and burned down.