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Holocaust survivor’s planned talk at mosque angers Sacramento Jewish leaders
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Sacramento’s carefully cultivated interfaith bonds are being stretched to the limit by an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor who is scheduled to speak at a local mosque about the Nazi Holocaust and Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.




Opponent of NYC Islamic center becomes advocate for mosques nationwide
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Stephen Prothero, a prominent religion professor and CNN Belief Blog contributor, said the ADL’s opposition to the Lower Manhattan Islamic center showed that the group and its leader, Abraham L. Foxman, “no longer occupy a moral high ground.”




The Great Islamophobic Crusade
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Nine years after 9/11, hysteria about Muslims in American life has gripped the country. With it has gone an outburst of arson attacks on mosques, campaigns to stop their construction, and the branding of the Muslim-American community, overwhelmingly moderate, as a hotbed of potential terrorist recruits.




Henry Kissinger: “Jews in Gas Chambers is not an American Concern”
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Henry Kissinger, one of the only Nixon officials to escape the taint of involvement in Watergate has officially had his reputation destroyed. A recently released Nixon tape has Kissinger saying that it is not a concern of America if Jews are sent to gas chambers.




It’s not easy to build a mosque in Brooklyn, either
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Depending on whom you ask, the new mosque planned for a quiet block in southern Brooklyn is either the latest target in a wave of coordinated anti-Muslim sentiment, part of an insidious effort to spread political Islam throughout America or simply a parking nightmare waiting to happen.




Charles Heiner: U.S. Muslims Sent to Concentration Camps
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The campaign got into full swing on a night that has come to be known as Hookahnacht, or The Night of Broken Hookahs, during which Muslim-owned businesses like hookah bars, hawala banks, and Middle Eastern grocery stores were attacked and looted by thousands of government forces.




US Religious Leaders Condemn Growing Islamophobia
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Vandals also struck against mosques and Muslim congregations in California and New York State, while plans to build new mosques or expand existing ones have reportedly been put on hold in a number of communities across the country.




For Holy Days, Rabbis Weigh Words on Islamic Center
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With Rosh Hashana here, and Yom Kippur approaching, leaders of Jewish congregations are divided on how — or whether — to broach a controversy over a proposed Islamic Center near ground zero.




Abraham H. Foxman: Exploiting the Mosque Controversy
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On August 18, the Rev. Graham told Time magazine: “President Bush and President Obama made great mistakes when they said Islam is a peaceful religion. It is not. There is no evidence in its history. It’s a religion of hatred. It’s a religion of war.”




Battles Around Nation Over Proposed Mosques
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While a high-profile battle rages over a mosque near ground zero in Manhattan, heated confrontations have also broken out in communities across the country where mosques are proposed for far less hallowed locations.