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Ann Arbor Islamic school to host Michigan’s first Muslim spelling bee Saturday
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Founded in 2010 and enrolling just 31 pupils, Precious Sprouts of Ann Arbor may not be the longest-standing pillar in the local Islamic community. But what it lacks in enduring presence, it makes up for in heart.

New chaplain first Muslim leader to serve University of Michigan students
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by Chris Asadian | AnnArbor.com

When Mohammed Tayssir Safi was an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan from 2004 to 2006, there was not a Muslim figure he could go to for guidance.

Muslim woman threatened with gun
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The woman, who wears a head scarf, or hijab, told Ann Arbor police she was in her car at the intersection of State Street and Eisenhower Parkway when a driver in a black Dodge Ram truck behind her started honking and later pulled up beside her, where he hurled insults.

Another protest of ‘radical Islam’ planned Saturday in Dearborn
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The Order of the Dragon, a pro-Israeli group, is planning the 3 p.m. demonstration to call attention to the “implementation of Sharia” or Islamic law in some court rulings, said Frank Fiorello, the head of the group’s Michigan chapter.

UM-Ann Arbor discussion focuses on Muslim women stereotypes
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She told the diverse crowd, which asked several questions about the subject, that the choice to wear a hijab (Islamic traditional headscarf) is based on a wide variety of different factors.