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Toronto School Defends Muslim Prayers In Cafeteria
Posted in Uncategorized on 13 July 2011
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TORONTO (RNS) A majority-Muslim public school in Toronto is defending its policy of allowing an imam to lead Friday prayers in the cafeteria, saying students who leave school for prayers at a mosque typically don’t return to school.

Islamic Society Of North America Convention Will Address Islamophobia, Religious Cooperation
Posted in Uncategorized on 24 June 2011
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With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 looming, attendees at North America’s largest Muslim gathering next month will be told that the best way to deal with Islamophobia is not to lay low, but get involved in politics, interfaith work and community affairs.

Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
Posted in Uncategorized on 18 May 2011
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(RNS) Religious and human rights activists are asking U.S. churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim bigotry.

British Man Sentenced To 70 days For Burning Quran
Posted in Uncategorized on 20 April 2011
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LONDON (RNS) A British former soldier has been jailed for burning a copy of the Quran in front of shoppers in England — an act the judge described as “theatrical bigotry.” Andrew Ryan was sentenced to 70 days for setting fire to the Islamic holy book on Jan. 19 in Carlisle with a cigarette lighter after his first attempt with matches failed.

Terry Jones: Holy Hand Grenade Outreach Center
Posted in Uncategorized on 6 April 2011
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By Cathleen Falsani

(RNS) The website of the Dove World Outreach Center describes the tiny church in Gainesville, Fla., as “a New Testament church based on the Bible, the Word of God.”

Southwest Airlines Apologizes To Muslim Passenger
Posted in Uncategorized on 25 March 2011
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Southwest Airlines has apologized to a Muslim woman who claims she was removed from a flight from San Diego on Sunday (March 13) because of her Islamic headscarf and South Asian background.

Democrat Announces Alternate Hearings On U.S. Muslims
Posted in Uncategorized on 24 March 2011
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WASHINGTON (RNS) Barely two weeks after House Republicans held hearings on the threat posed by radicalized American Muslims, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat announced his own hearings on threats to American Muslims’ civil rights.