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Abdul Malik Mujahid: Sharia and the Lives of Muslim Americans
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You might have seen a government-required sign at a McDonald’s restroom telling employees to wash their hands. Muslims do this as a part of living their faith, which is called sharia in Arabic. The Prophet Muhammad also encouraged Muslims to wash their hands before and after eating.




Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy & Akbar Ahmed: Islamophobia’s Implications for the United States
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The fact is that we live in a world alongside one and a half billion Muslims, and regardless of the desire of some on the fringes of society, our Muslim neighbors are not going anywhere.




Anti-Muslim Acts In Five States Being Investigated By Department Of Justice
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FBI agents and civil rights division investigators also are looking into vandalism and other incidents at mosques or mosque construction sites in Arlington, Texas; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Madera, Calif.; and Waterport, N.Y.




Christian Avard: Dr Jack Shaheen: “More leadership needed on Park 51 conversation.”
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The national conversation on the Park 51 Islamic Community Center has taken a turn for the worst. Opponents claim it’s too close to the Ground Zero and is offensive to families who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.




Ahmed Rehab: Tea Party Reveals Real Reason Behind Mosque Opposition Frenzy
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Leaders of astroturf groups opposing the Not-At-Ground-Zero-Muslim-Center can’t seem to decide on an argument. They have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at us in the way of fabricated reasons.




More Than Half Of Republicans View Muslims Unfavorably
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In a survey that underlined the complex views people have about Muslims, 51 percent agreed that a Muslim center should not be built near the former site of New York’s World Trade Center, compared to 34 percent who said it should be permitted.




Mark Potok: Religious Freedom at Stake in Ground Zero Controversy
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Nine days after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, President George W. Bush addressed the nation to say, in part, that while the murder of nearly 3,000 people came at the hands of radical Muslims, Islam was not to blame.