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Islamophobia Increases in UK Schools
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“There’s so much more of a focus in the news at the moment about immigrants… it’s a real discussion topic and children aren’t immune to the conversations that happen around them,” Sue Minto, head of ChildLine, told The Independent on Wednesday, December 8.




American Muslims Mourn Rampage Victims
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“The Muslim Community at the Al Hedaya Islamic Center in Newtown CT and at other area Masajid in Danbury CT (Danbury Masjid & Baitul Mukarram) share in the grief of the families of the children in today’s tragedy,” the center said in a statement on its website.




Hijab Handout Clears US Misconceptions
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“The goal was to teach what Islam really is because there’s so much negativity going around about Muslim people who are portrayed so negatively in the media,” Amina Hasan, organizer for the Muslim Student Association (MSA), told Daily 49ER, the university’s news website, on Sunday, December 2.




Women Role Models Inspire US Muslims
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CAIRO – Stimulating a sense of pride in Muslim women, an umbrella Muslim organization has organized workshops to teach leadership skills and promote community engagement among females in Minnesota.




Muslim Students Feed America’s Homeless
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“We were like ‘What can we do to help our community’?” Shaheed Elhamdani, vice president of Marshall University’s Muslim Student Association (MSA), told The Parthenon on Thursday, January 19.




Gallup Poll: Less than 1% of Egyptians want Iran-style Theocracy
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Two major national talk shows delved into questions about the Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday, hearing from the organization itself and an analyst who looked at its role in Syria and region-wide concerns about the region’s most influential Islamist group.




Hoda Osman: Koran By Heart on Easter Sunday
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It was a beautiful Easter Sunday afternoon in New York and time for me to head to my first Tribeca Film Festival screening: Koran By Heart. As a Muslim and an Arab I was by default attracted to the subject matter.




Eboo Patel: From 9/11 to Jan. 25: America’s Changing View of Islam
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A few years ago I did a cable television interview on the youth bulge in majority-Muslim countries. It’s a huge group, I told the anchor, and they have the potential to make a really positive contribution to the world.




Hosni Mubarak resigns as president
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Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces. Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was “waiving” his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the armed forces.




What Do Egypt’s Christians Think?
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Egypt’s Coptic Christians are divided over whether to back beleaguered President Hosni Mubarak, whose secular government gave them certain protections but whose iron-fisted rule left them as broke and powerless as their Muslim neighbors.