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Anti-Defamation League exploits fear of Muslims to undermine anti-gay bill
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by Alex Kane, Mondoweiss

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) can’t quit pushing anti-Muslim bigotry. The latest instance emerged in a peculiar fashion: in opposition to an anti-gay bill in Arizona pushed by religious conservatives.




US religious freedom rep funded by Islamophobes
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the US’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, repeated its request to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to investigate one of its own members, this time for being funded by the same group that backs a notorious Islamophobe.




New York Mayor announces academic holidays on Muslim festivals
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NEW YORK: The New York’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has announced plans to implement a policy allowing public schools to be closed for holidays on biggest Muslim festivals including Eid-ul-Adha and Eid-ul-Fitr.




Manteca Mosque Vandalized with Graffiti, Raw Bacon
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking the FBI to investigate a recent vandalism at a Manteca mosque as a hate crime.




Judge tosses suit against Muslim group over speech
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ALLEGAN, Mich. — A federal judge has dismissed a conservative Christian advocacy group’s lawsuit against a Muslim rights organization over the cancellation of a speech by an anti-Muslim speaker at a southwestern Michigan school.




Study: Muslim Bias Still Strong in Calif. Classrooms
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New America Media, News Report, Semany Gashaw, Posted: Jan 10, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Pearl Abdo, a mother of seven children in San Jose, lived one of her worst fears: the bullying of her children in school for being Muslim.




Nearly Half of Muslim Students in California Schools Have Been Bullied in Some Way: Report
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By Matt Coker

Nearly half of California’s Muslim students say they have been subjected to some form of bias-based bullying, according to a first-ever report released Thursday.




Greenwald: Groups who question his ties to CAIR are helping government erode freedom
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Glenn Greenwald, the civil rights attorney and journalist who helped reveal evidence that the U.S. was spying on its citizens and allies, said it’s crucial to safeguard the civil liberties of American Muslims to ensure the rights of all Americans.




Critic of Islam accuses partner organizations of financial motives
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Dave Gaubatz, author of the book Muslim Mafia, reportedly sent an email to his supporters on Saturday announcing his retirement from his fight “to expose Pure Islam” and explaining his reasons for quitting.




Florida Parents Protest Textbook With Chapter About Islam
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By Chris Joseph

Parents upset about a history textbook that they say emphasizes Islam more than other religions protested outside Volusia County school district headquarters.