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‘Jesus is a Muslim’ Billboards Stir Local Minister to Action
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COLUMBUS (Rob E. Wells) — A group of billboards set throughout Central Ohio so offended one local minister that he says he’s taking his message to the streets this weekend. Dave Daubenmire, of Pass the Salt Ministries, says he plans to organize a rally.




Local Muslims hope Ramadan events will build bridges with non-Muslims
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By JoAnne Viviano, The Columbus Dispatch

Muslims in central Ohio are inviting their non-Muslim neighbors to learn more about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan by partaking in one of the evening fast-breaking meals that mark the observance.




Soldiers visit with Islamic center’s members as cultural lesson
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If their mission was successful, the 30 or so Army Reserve soldiers from B Company, 412th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), also left the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Hilliard yesterday with a greater understanding of Islam and experience interacting with people from other cultures.




Ohio Muslim inmates settle meal preparation suit
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By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Muslim death row inmate has settled a lawsuit that accused the Ohio prison system of denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law while providing kosher meals to Jewish prisoners.




Terrorism Training Casts Pall Over Muslim Employee
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The man at the center of this story is 59-year-old Jordanian-American Omar al-Omari. He looks very much like the college professor that he is — tweed jacket, button-down shirt, thick round glasses, drinking coffee.




FBI Issues Appeal For Help In ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation
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A woman was harassed for being Muslim and sprayed with pepper spry by her attacker. Now the FBI is looking for help in the investigation.

I guess Islamophobia is all made up?




Muslim woman reports attack outside Ohio mosque
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A 20-year-old immigrant from Somalia said someone assaulted her with pepper spray outside an Ohio mosque and told her to leave the country, spurring investigations by police and likely the FBI.




When America feared and reviled Catholics
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The mind-set is all too familiar: A radical religious group, lurking inside the country, owing loyalty to a foreign power, threatens America. No one denies that its members have a right to worship as they please, but good Americans, patriots, feel compelled to call for curbs against the menace they present.




Fathima Rifqa Bary Update: Mike Thomas on the Noor Mosque
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Recently, conservative attorney John Stemberger who volunteered to represent Rifqa is now claiming that the real danger to the girl comes from the Mosque that her father attends.




Fairfield County Weekly: Fathima Rifqa Bary Case Doesn’t Add Up
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The girl who ran away from her house in Ohio and joined a Christian pastor’s family in Florida and is now being held in foster care until a judge can ascertain whether or not she should be returned home. She has made serious allegations against her family that they will kill her if she is returned to them.