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Canadian anti-Muslim sentiment is rising, disturbing new poll reveals
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by John Geddes

In the early evening of Sept. 17, before dark, a 17-year-old girl strolled from the Al-Noor Mosque in St. Catharines, Ont., to the plaza across the street.




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.




Gene Simmons calls Muslims ‘vile’
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Legendary rock legend Gene Simmons sparked outrage in Australia earlier this month when he made anti-Muslim comments on a Melbourne radio station. “This is a vile culture and if you think for a second that it’s willing to just live in the sands of God’s armpit, you’ve got another thing coming,” the Israeli-born musician said on Melbourne’s 3AW radio.




Prominent Islamophobes Identified As ‘Heading Up The Radical Right’
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Increasing anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. has shown enormous growth in the past two years, leading the Southern Poverty Law Center to mention three notorious Islamophobes on their list of “30 new activists heading up the radical right.”




Sikh temple vandalized–but were Muslims the intended target?
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By Sarah Cwiek

Vandals targeted a Sikh house of worship in suburban Detroit this week. But there are signs they intended to target Muslims.




San Diego woman denied flight blames King hearings for rising anti-Muslim sentiment
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A San Diego Muslim woman wearing a headscarf who was removed from a Southwest Airlines plane at Lindbergh Field on Sunday has received several apologies from the airline and a voucher good for a free flight “as a gesture of goodwill”.




Muslim Advocacy Group Sues Over Okla. Shariah Ban
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The suit, filed by the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, seeks a federal district court’s order to prevent board of elections officials from enacting the constitutional amendment. Seventy percent of Oklahoma voters Tuesday approved State Question 755, which bans the use of shariah law in state courts.




Asma Uddin: Caliphate on the Range? The Shariah Precedent in American Courts
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Judging by how Oklahoma voted in the recent election, one might conclude that despite its tiny Muslim population, Oklahoma was on the verge of becoming an Islamic caliphate in Middle America.




Oklahoma Muslims Unsure of Status After Shariah Referendum
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(RNS) Born and raised in Oklahoma, Sarah Albahadily will wear her headscarf to a Brad Paisley concert and her cowboy boots to mosque. There are two things she says she never misses: Friday prayers and University of Oklahoma football games.




Shabana Syed: Why the ‘rise in crimes against Muslims’ becoming a dangerous fact?
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In America the terrorist threat posed by radical Islam has been exaggerated, according to a study by researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.