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Article Archive for September 2011

President Obama: Judge, Jury and Executioner for Anwar al-Awlaki
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The title may offend some, but here at Loonwatch we do not believe in any sacred cows. By now we have all heard reports about the killing of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. The fact that he was on a “hit list” that included other US citizens was reported back in January.

Tancredo accuses Perry of being soft on migrants and Muslims
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Since Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s debate debacle last week, commentators and conservatives alike have been questioning his readiness and looking for another presidential alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Now, Colorado’s Tom Tancredois piling on.

Pamela Geller Associate John Jay Openly Calls for Mass Murder
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One of the groups founded by anti-Muslim demagogues Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer is called the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an “umbrella” group that provides cover for their other activities and funding for their anti-Muslim advertisements.

Honor Killings: The Epidemic that Isn’t
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True human rights activists don’t discriminate among murder victims. All major human rights organizations address honor killings in context, and they do not promote these crimes as a way to spread fear and hatred toward Islam.

Banned Books Week: Read ‘The Hunger Games’ or the ‘Koran’
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Thanks to the vigilance of the American Library Association (ALA), the list of books banned or challenged in 2010-2011 isn’t as long as it could be, but it’s long enough to keep a person out of books for at least a year.

Florida County Republican Party Appeases Islamophobia And Denies Muslim Republican A Spot On Executive Committee
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After the vote, Hamze said he wished he had received a letter of denial rather than face such a barrage of hostile questions.

Two men charged for Breivik ‘tribute’ attack
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Two men, aged 25 and 26, were charged in Västerås on Friday for attempted murder in connection with attacks on two men of south Asian origin at the end of July. According to the prosecutor the case concerns a hate crime with the men targeting their victims due to their foreign origin.

Mosque burglarized twice this month
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HAGERSTOWN — A ranking member of the Islamic Society of Western Maryland said there have been two burglaries at the mosque this month.

Ali Shafi, a member of the mosque’s board of trustees, said the first burglary was Sept. 12 and the second was early Monday.

Congressman Mike Quigley’s Remark About Rising Islamophobia Stirs the Blogosphere
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Many in the Right-Wing took exception to this with Quigley being castigated as a dhimmi-leftist pandering to “the Mooslims” about a fictional “rise in Islamophobia.”

Muslim mother is abused by schoolchildren
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Tracy Shah, 31, of Shipley, who wears a headscarf, claims she has been spat and sworn at since February by a group of pupils travelling on a bus from St Bede’s Catholic Grammar School, which passes her on Canal Road and Gaisby Lane.