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Man with sword stopped by stun gun outside Islamic centre
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Posted in General on 21 May 2014
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Police arrested a 47-year-old man early Tuesday morning who was caught trying to vandalizing a Rosemont Islamic community centre. It’s the fifth time since April that same mosque has been targeted.

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Saudi Muslims Fine Bikini-Clad Italians $3500? Nope: It’s a Hoax
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Posted in General on 20 May 2014
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by Nathan Lean, NathanLean.com

One week ago, the Internet was abuzz over reports that Saudi Arabia fined three Italian tourists $3500 for wearing bikinis in the presence of Muslims.

State of Oklahoma owes $303,333 in plaintiffs’ legal fees over Sharia law case
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Posted in General on 20 May 2014
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by Rick Green

Oklahoma will have to pay $303,333 in legal fees to plaintiffs’ attorneys who brought lawsuit against Sharia law ballot measure.

Knowledge as Politics by Other Means: An Interview with Wael Hallaq (Part One)
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Posted in General on 17 May 2014
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An important interview series at Jadaliyya with one of the leading scholars in Islamic studies, Wael Hallaq. Discussions on the inability or lack of interest of Western and Islamic scholars to confront one another in dialogue and the uncritical adoption of hegemonic Western liberalist discourse.

The New Face of India
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Posted in General on 16 May 2014
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In A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth writes with affection of a placid India‘s first general election in 1951, and the egalitarian spirit it momentarily bestowed on an electorate deeply riven by class and caste: “the great washed and unwashed public, sceptical and gullible”, but all “endowed with universal adult suffrage”.

‘Stop the Islamization of America’ is disparaging and can’t be trademarked, Federal Circuit says
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Posted in General on 16 May 2014
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By Debra Cassens Weiss

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has refused a trademark for the phrase “Stop the Islamization of America” because it is disparaging to Muslims.

Muslim mayor of Paris, Texas, calls it quits — for now
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Posted in General on 15 May 2014
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Paris is about to lose its first Muslim mayor. Dr. Arjumand Hashmi, a prominent cardiologist selected by his Paris City Council peers to be mayor in 2011, confirmed Wednesday that he won’t seek the mayor’s post next Monday.

Jewish, Muslim schools bridge faiths through learning
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Posted in General on 15 May 2014
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When she lived near Israel, in the predominantly Muslim country of Jordan, Katie Al-Akhras observed that much of the conflict between people of Islamic and Jewish faiths resulted from divisions “bred” into children of both faiths.

5 Myths About Sharia Law
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Posted in General on 14 May 2014
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The problem with discussing Sharia law in the U.S is that very few people seem to know what they are talking about, as Dr. Sherman Jackson, one of the foremost experts on Islamic law in the U.S., points out. Myths about “creeping Sharia” and the take-over of Islamic law abound.

The random Muslim scare story generator: separating fact from fiction
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Posted in General on 13 May 2014
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The Niqab, by Nesrine Malik, TheGuardian

Halal meat is on every menu; sharia law is taking over; the niqab is undermining the nation. Ever noticed how often the same old stories keep appearing about Muslims in Britain? Here’s the truth about these and other media myths