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NYS Assemblyman Wants New Channel Dropped From Cable Packages
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Subscribers to various cable TV packages may have noticed a new channel recently, but a New York State assemblyman wants it removed — and is threatening to boycott the provider.




‘Salat Man’ is symbol of resistance for Muslims in Ethiopia
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The appeal of non-violence as a means of social transformation is almost universal. Few deny its awesome power when unleashed with discipline. However, in the face of an impeding danger, especially one known to be as brutal as they come, it takes a lot of courage to remain nonviolent.




Barack Obama urged to halt Ramadan force-feeding at Guantanamo Bay
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Lawyers for four inmates have also filed petitions with the US government to stop this procedure during the religious festival. Islamic community leaders are asking Barack Obama to stop the practice of force-feeding Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay who are on hunger strike during Ramadan.




Guantanamo Prisoners Ask Judge To Stop Force-Feeding So They Can Observe Ramadan
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Lawyers for four hunger-striking Guantanamo prisoners filed a motion Sunday in federal court in Washington, DC, asking a judge to intervene and stop prison officials from force-feeding the men and administering medications associated with the procedure without their consent.




Lupe Fiasco counters anti-Islam video
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Cross posted from Al Jazeera

Many tweets included SAW, or “sallallahu alayhi wasallam”, which translates to “peace be upon him”. The hashtag #MuhammadShowedMe quickly went viral, receiving almost 15,000 mentions in just two days.




Islamophobia and the Republican Party
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by Robert Grenier, Former CIA station chief Robert Grenier heads ERG partners, a financial consultancy firm

“Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness… Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?”




Al Jazeera English: The Israeli Dervish
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Cohen is a 58-year-old college teacher who has ‘discovered’ the works of Jalal ad-Din Rumi, a 13th-century Muslim poet and Sufi mystic. Attracted by Rumi’s writings and philosophy, Miki translates his works into Hebrew and practices whirling in worship.




Further attack on Llanelli mosque
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(Via Islamophobia-Watch.com)

Last September the mosque in the Welsh town of Llanelli was attacked. Thugs racially abused a group of elderly women who were entering the mosque and kicked the door in. As a result, extra CCTV cameras were installed.




The Anti-Muslim Inner Circle
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By Robert Steinback Illustration by Bri Hermanson
The apparent recent surge in popular anti-Muslim sentimentin the United States has been driven by a surprisingly small and, for the most part, closely knit cadre of activists.




Analyst: Muslims distancing from extremism
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But now that people in Arab countries see that they have hope and can change the political climate, they are putting their energies and abilities toward rejecting fear, ending corruption, demanding decent governance and affirming human and democratic rights, he said.