Thursday, October 22, 2020   

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Running the Boston Marathon in a Hijab
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Like many participants in the Boston Marathon on Monday, Leanne Scorzoni will be running to honor the victims of last year’s bombing. But Scorzoni will also be running in a hijab: she converted to Islam after the attack, and wants her participation to emphasize that Boston’s Muslim community was also hurt by the bombings.




At The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston-Area Muslims Reflect On The Quran
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NPR Boston

The Bible has inspired countless works of art: paintings, sculptures and murals that transform the text of Christianity into images.




In life and words, Muslim leader bridges cultures
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By Lisa Wangsness (Boston Globe)

On a rainy afternoon in early April at Boston’s largest mosque, the sheikh in the seersucker suit was in his office, offering comfort and advice.




Muslim Cabdriver, an Army Reservist and Iraqi veteran,assaulted for being Muslim
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An Army reservist and Iraq veteran who works as a cabdriver says a passenger he picked up early Friday at a Northern Virginia country club accused him of being a terrorist because he is Muslim, then fractured his jaw in an attack being described by Islamic activists as a hate crime.




Tenn. lawmaker’s Facebook post frightens Muslims
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“This may just be a picture to him, but for us it is very threatening,” said Kokoye, an Antioch resident who has lived in Tennessee for 17 years. “Muslims in Coffee County should not feel safe to walk outside their homes.”




Fox News host: Denouncing violence against Muslims ‘could be perceived’ as offensive
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Though the vast majority of his speech focused on the ADL’s importance in fighting hate crimes, some conservatives have become outraged that Holder denounced “misguided acts of retaliation” against Muslims. Kelly addressed the issue during a segment on Monday.




TheOnion: Jihadist Woman Wishes Her Sons Could Be More Like Those Tsarnaev Boys
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Weeks after bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s alleged attack on the Boston Marathon that left three dead, local Yemeni woman and fervent jihadist Adila Nasser told reporters Monday that she wished her sons could be as dedicated…




Qasim Rashid: Do You Even Hear Muslims When We Condemn Violence?
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So let me start with the standard roll call: As an American Muslim, I condemn all violence in the name of religion. Terrorism has no religion and Islam is no exception. If the Tsarnaev brothers are guilty of the Boston bombings, then I hope they are brought to justice.




Coulter: Boston suspect’s widow ‘ought to be in prison for wearing a hijab’
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Appearing on Fox News Republican talk show “Hannity” Monday night, right-wing columnist Ann Coulter said she’s sad that not only does she think the Boston bombing should shut down the nation’s immigration reform debate, she would like to see the alleged bomber’s widow in jail too, not for committing a crime but for “wearing a hijab.”




Boston Marathon Bombings in Perspective: Is Dzhokhar the Joker All Al-Qaeda Has Left?
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Predictably, the Boston Marathon bombings have spawned a renewed interest in “jihadist” (why is this in quotes?) terrorist activity. We are once again reminded of the “looming threat of radical Islam.” We are told that this is the existential struggle of our generation.