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Jewish scholar lectures on ‘How Islam Saved the Jews,’ at UAB on April 24
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David J. Wasserstein, a professor of Jewish History at Vanderbilt University, will lecture on “How Islam Saved the Jews” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

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TV Crew Filming Episode on Unsolved Elk Grove Double Murder
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by Sam Cohen (Fox40)

An unsolved double murder in Elk Grove three years ago is getting some media attention this week. Parts of Stockton Boulevard near Power Inn Road will be closed to allow a TV show crew to film.




Shari’a Law event moved from Farragut High School to local church
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A Shari’a Law event that some say discriminates against Muslims has been moved from its prior location to a local church. “Act for America” planned to hold that town hall at Farragut High School, but that stirred up some controversy between a UT Muslim group and organizers of the event.




Scholar Speaks on Influence of African American Muslims
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Zaheer Ali ’94, scholar and former vice president of the Harvard Islamic Society and the Black Students Association, spoke about the increasing influence of African American Muslims on American culture at a talk at the Barker Center Thursday evening.




Running the Boston Marathon in a Hijab
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Like many participants in the Boston Marathon on Monday, Leanne Scorzoni will be running to honor the victims of last year’s bombing. But Scorzoni will also be running in a hijab: she converted to Islam after the attack, and wants her participation to emphasize that Boston’s Muslim community was also hurt by the bombings.




Evict Muslims from Hindu areas: Pravin Togadia
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(Times of India)

RAJKOT: wan’s (VHP) president Pravin Togadia sent temperatures soaring in Bhavnagar on Saturday evening with a hate speech that targeted Muslims for buying properties in Hindu areas.




Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor
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By Associated Press, Published: April 19

NEW YORK — A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor “Osama” and a “terrorist” attacked him, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said Saturday.




Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in C.African Republic
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BODA Central African Republic (Reuters) – In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and a bustling market in the diamond-mining town in Central African Republic.




Threat letter to French mosque praises far right
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(The Local)

A mosque in the Paris suburbs said on Friday it had filed a complaint with police after slices of pork paté and a threatening letter were stuffed into its mailbox.




Allen West: ‘Radical’ Muslims waging ‘jihad’ in U.S. — by voting and obeying election laws
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Former Republican Congressman Allen West (R-FL), who is currently employed as a Fox News contributor, on Thursday warned that Muslims were organizing to “destroy” the United States by exercising their legal right to vote.