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Town rallies around vandalized Cold Lake mosque
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When Mahmoud Elkadri arrived at the mosque in Cold Lake, Alta., early Friday morning, he was met with a disturbing sight. The words “Go home” and “Canada” had been sprayed across the front face of the building sometime over the night. […]

Viral post claims Barack Obama has begun a ‘nationwide Muslim outreach program’ for schoolkids
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Several readers recently asked us to check a claim that’s been spreading widely through chain emails and on social media — that the Obama administration is pursuing a “nationwide Muslim outreach program for children” in grades K through 12.

When a Jewish Extremist Talks Like a Nazi
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File this away under “What if this were a Muslim…?” Shimon Gapso, mayor of the Israeli city of Upper Nazareth, has recently published an article for Ha’aretz in which he lays bare his racist and extremist religious ideology. Gapso implicitly endorses a policy of ethnic cleansing, and defends his statements calling for the “Judaization” of his city.

Allen West Helping Raise Funds For Islam, What A Nice Guy
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by Rich Abdil (Wonkette)

Last summer, then-as-yet-undefeated-congressman Allen West took his whirlwind American diplomacy tour to the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Can “jihad” survive Pam Geller?
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MyJihad.org bus ad featuring two volunteers, an American-Muslim and an Israeli-Jew. (Credit: MyJihad.org)

So you want to rebrand a word. It’s hard to think of a more difficult rebranding project than “jihad.”

German Bigotry Shifting From Race to Religion
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(The Local)

“It’s no longer ‘the Turks’ but ‘the Muslims’,” Wilhelm Heitmeyer, head of the institute for research of interdisciplinary conflict and violence at Bielefeld University told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung on Monday.

Wajahat Ali: Death by Brown Skin
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Sunando Sen, a 46-year-old Indian immigrant, recently opened a small copying and printing business in New York City’s Upper West Side with his hard-earned savings. Described by friends as “very educated” and “so quiet, so gentle, so nice,” Sen’s American dream ended in tragedy last Thursday when Erika Menendez fatally pushed him in front of an oncoming subway train.

Sonny Singh: Muslims in Queens Attacked by Bigots and the Media
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Last week, two separate brutal attacks against Muslim men took place in Queens, New York. On November 24, 72-year-old Ali Akmal was nearly beaten to death while going on his early morning walk and remains in critical, but stable, condition.

Knowing Islamophobia when we see it
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by Erik Bleich

Islamophobia was originally developed as a concept in the late 1990s and early 2000s by political activists to draw attention to rhetoric and actions directed at Islam and Muslims in Western liberal democracies.

Bigot Bruce Eden Accuses Muslim Judge of “Jihad” and Applying “Sharia Law”
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A case involving New Jersey’s contentious laws regarding alimony payments has been sidetracked by the insistence of a father’s rights group leader, Bruce Eden in highlighting the religion of a Muslim judge who was simply doing his duty and applying New Jersey law.