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Article Archive for September 2012

Activist arrested in New York for defacing anti-Muslim poster
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Mona Eltahawy, the prominent Egyptian-American writer and activist, has been arrested in New York after spraying paint over a controversial poster on the subway that has been condemned for equating Muslims with “savages”.




Video: Muslim women arrested in Paris for wearing (perfectly legal) headscarves
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by Ali Abunimah (Electronic Intifada)

A video first published by Le Parisien and shot on Saturday shows French police arresting women in the Place du Trocadéro in Paris apparently just for wearing headscarves.




Craig Considine: One Film 9/11 can make a difference
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The anti-Islamic propaganda film Innocence of Muslims exacerbated the stereotypes and animosities between Americans and Muslims worldwide. The anti-American protests that have swept across the world have proven that for better or worse, one film can make a difference.




Dearborn: Where Americans Come to Hate Muslims
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In April 2011, pastor Terry Jones burned a Koran in Gainesville, Florida, sparking deadly clashes in Afghanistan and Pakistan. One year later, he burned a Koran again, and no one paid any attention. That same month he came to Dearborn, Michigan, to protest in front of the Islamic Center of America, the nation’s largest mosque.




Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: Muslims Are Not Savages
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When did the memo go out that it was okay to call Muslims savages?

A week ago Joe Scarborough responded to the deadly Muslim protests of the anti-Islamic film by calling it “savagery.”




Loon “Flog a Quran Day” was a Bust
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Yesterday was the big day when Zombie Muhammad was expected to flog a Qur’an with a cat ‘o nine tails at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Judging by the nonexistent press coverage, even in the local paper, the event was a bust, if it happened at all.




#MySubwayAd: People Respond To Anti-Islamic Subway Ads
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This morning controversial pro-Israel, anti-Islamic ads went up on 10 locations in New York City subway stations. The ad, which was condemned by several Jewish groups, reads: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.




PHOTO: Counter-Vandal Opposes Anti-Islam Message
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On Friday, Boston Police responded to a report about a piece of anti-Islamic graffiti near the intersection of Main Street and School Street. The message read “Islam sucks! You rat pack Islamic rats. The Warlock. USA #1.”




Anti-Islam, pro-Bachmann ad kind of backfires
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Michele Bachmann has been on a rather intense anti-Islam tear recently, fearmongering about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the government. Recently, she’s touted the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya as proof of her conspiracy theories.




Judge orders attack suspect to write 10-page report
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BAY CITY, MICH. (AP) — A Michigan man who authorities say attacked two men because he believed they were Muslims has been ordered to write a report on the history of Hinduism.