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Few Safe Places for Central African Republic’s Muslims
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Posted in New York Times on 29 March 2014
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BODA, Central African Republic — There is only one neighborhood in Boda where Muslims are safe from the bullets and machetes of Christian militia fighters. Many who ventured out were killed, their throats slit or their cars showered with gunfire.

Mighty, Muslim and Leaping Off the Page
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Posted in New York Times on 6 November 2013
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With most superheroes, when you take away the colorful costume, mask and cape, what you find underneath is a white man. But not always. In February, as part of a continuing effort to diversify its offerings, Marvel Comics will begin a series whose lead character, Kamala Khan, is a teenage Muslim girl living in Jersey City.

A French Town Bridges the Gap Between Muslims and Non-Muslims
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Posted in New York Times on 6 August 2013
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ROUBAIX, France — Wearing head scarves and long skirts, the women glide along the faded back streets of this poor French town as they make their way to the mosque to hear the last prayer of the evening.

Pope Sends Message of Respect for Muslims
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Posted in New York Times on 2 August 2013
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In a demonstration of what the Vatican spokesman called Pope Francis’ “particular attention to relations with the Muslim world,” the pope on Friday personally signed the Holy See message for Muslims at the end of Ramadan, calling for “mutual respect through education” between Christianity and Islam.

More Overreach by the N.Y.P.D.
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Posted in Mother Jones on 26 June 2013
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The revelation in 2011 that the New York City Police Department was spying on law-abiding Muslims rightly attracted scrutiny from the Justice Department, which announced last year that it intended to review the program.

Edward Snowden: Ex-CIA Worker and NSA Whistleblower’s Other Revelation
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Posted in New York Times on 10 June 2013
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Mr. Snowden, a native of North Carolina, told The Guardian that he signed up in 2003 for an Army Special Forces training program because he wanted to fight in Iraq. “I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression,” he said.

One Region in Myanmar Limits Births of Muslims
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Posted in New York Times on 27 May 2013
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The local authorities in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing during earlier sectarian violence.

Gitmo Is Killing Me
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Posted in New York Times on 15 April 2013
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By SAMIR NAJI al HASAN MOQBEL

ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity.

Local Russian Hijab Ban Puts Muslims in a Squeeze
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Posted in New York Times on 19 March 2013
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When local school officials in the sparsely populated far east of the Stavropol region announced that girls in hijabs, the Islamic head covering, would no longer be allowed in government schools, the Salikhovs had to make changes.

NYC subway murder deemed a hate crime by police
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Posted in New York Times on 29 December 2012
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A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train.