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Virginia Police Academy Nixes ‘Advanced Counterterrorism Training’ Taught By Anti-Muslim Activist
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BY IAN MILLHISER

On Saturday, the Roanoke Times reported that Sheriff Jenkins plans to move forward with the training regardless of concerns over Guandolo.

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Muslim Artists Perform to Break Stereotypes
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by Elizabeth Lee

LOS ANGELES — For decades, Arab actors have been successful in Hollywood. Among the most successful are Omar Sharif, Tony Shalhoub, and F. Murray Abraham; the latter won an Academy Award for his role in Mozart.




Nathan Lean: Since 9/11, U.S. policy enforces Islamophobia
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Opinion by Nathan Lean, special to CNN

(CNN) – The attacks of September 11, 2001, were unthinkable, and are rightfully memorialized with the somber reflection that marks other tragedies of our nation’s past.




American Muslims Condemn Boston Marathon Bombings
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By Townsquare News Network

American Muslim organizations are condemning the Boston Marathon bombings and urging Americans of all faiths to join them in praying for the victims and their families.




Salon.com: Bachmann Stands by Muslim Witch Hunt
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Locked in the toughest fight of her congressional career, Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann defended her witch hunt against alleged Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators in the federal government last night during the final debate against her Democratic challenger, Jim Graves.




Muslim Americans Convene Scholars in Mauritania to Discuss Religious Minorities’ Rights
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Last week, ISNA President Imam Mohamed Magid and ISNA Director of Community Outreach Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi convened a small multilateral forum of scholars in Mauritania to discuss challenges faced by religious minorities in Muslim-majority communities around the world.




Well Paid Islamophobe Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy’s Crusade Against American Muslims
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Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy were in the news recently due to the widely condemned slanders that he fed to politicians such as Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann about so-called “Muslim Brotherhood infiltration” into our government.




John McCain’s Staunch Defense of Huma Abedin and American Muslims
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I can’t say I’m generally an admirer of John McCain but the statement he delivered on the floor of the US Senate today in defence of Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin against theparanoid accusations of Michele Bachmann and her colleagues really is worth reading.




Islamophobiapalooza Dispatches: Rep. Peter King’s 5th Hearings on American Muslims and “Homegrown Radicalization”
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This time the exercise in political theater and GOP driven bigotry revolved around the topic of “The American Muslim Response to Hearings on Radicalization in their Community.”




Working with Religious Authorities in N. Africa to Develop Protocols to Protect Religious Minorities
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Last week, ISNA President and ISNA Director of Community Outreach met with high-ranking religious authorities and scholars in Morocco and Tunisia to discuss the rights of religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries across the globe.