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Hate Crime: Burnt Qur’an sent to Bronx mosque
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The Imam found the Koran in a brown envelope, which showed up at his mosque on East 198th Street at around noon Saturday. There were also papers inside the envelope covered with cartoon like drawing depicting hatred towards Muslims.




Daniel Tutt: Russell Simmons Pledges Support for American Muslims (VIDEO)
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With the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 less than a month away, Simmons has again pledged his support for the American Muslim community. This time he has created a video that calls upon Americans to support the new online campaign, “My Fellow American.”




As 9/11 Anniversary Approaches, ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Developer Hopes No Return Of Media Circus
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As political firestorms go, few have consumed more oxygen than last summer’s “ground zero mosque” controversy in lower Manhattan.




Faith Shared in Iowa: Finding Our Commonalities and Respecting Our Differences
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As we approach the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, we all can recall where we were and what we were doing that horrific day. American Muslims with their fellow citizens stood united in grief and resolve.




Daniel Tutt: ‘My Fellow American’: Short Film Offers Platform for Combatting Islamophobia
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After watching the short film, the viewer is encouraged to visit the website, where dozens of Americans have already submitted short YouTube stories about a Muslim they know and admire.




Spencer Critchley: Quran-Burning Coverage: The Hollowness of “Storytelling” as a Journalistic Value
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In reality, Jones appears to be an obscure bigot with about 50 deluded followers. But in the media, Jones has become the world-famous protagonist of a parable of religious intolerance.




Paper to Readers: Sorry for Portraying Muslims as Human
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Among the outrageous statements that the accompanying article made: that Portland-era Muslims met to mark the end of the month-long holy fast, that they made a traditional call for charity, and that children played soccer.




John L. Esposito: Time to Move On
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The last several months witnessed debates concerning relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, mainly as a result of the proposal to build an Islamic center near Ground Zero. Talk radio hosts and media pundits made the national story that cast Muslims as insufficiently sorry for the acts of 19 hijackers and insensitive to the victims’ families.




Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.: Remembering the Sacred Acts of 9/12/01
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In attacking Park51, the Cordoba Initiative’s Islamic cultural center, the Geller-Palin-Gingrich-Beck-FOX syndicate has suddenly hallowed an old Burlington Coat Factory that lies two blocks from Ground Zero.




Michael Gould-Wartofsky: A New York Teen Speaks Out, September 2001
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In a time like this, after a month of moments of silence for the 5,000, we have to speak respectfully, and we have to speak humbly. But we have to speak, because we need a new way out of this darkness surrounding us.