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Islamophobic Florida Republican Would Legalize Textbook Censorship
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by Dean Obeidallah

A state senator who says Muslims threaten America and gays deserve to die of AIDS wants to give more control to local school boards after a hate group asked students to tear out one book’s chapter on Islam.

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Florida girl attacked after wearing hijab to school
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A Florida girl said she has been verbally and physically assaulted because she wears a hijab, or head scarf, to school. Zahrah Habibulla, 14, said she didn’t have problems at school with other children until she started wearing her hijab on Dec. 14. The Polk County teen said she wears the hijab for religious reasons.




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.




Venice speakers denounce Islam at 9/11 ceremony
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VENICE – What was billed as a 9/11 memorial service took on elements of an anti-Islamic rally Wednesday, including a lengthy speech by the leader of what has been labeled an anti-Muslim hate group.




Pro-Islamic bias? Brevard School Board to discuss textbook
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One Brevard School Board member believes a textbook used in many ninth-grade classrooms has a pro-Islamic bias, but the board chair said the book was properly vetted before Brevard Schools adopted it. A third board member wants more information.




South Florida Freakout Over “Jihad” Tag
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by Emperor

I know one place that needs a #MyJihad campaign: Florida. Some Southern Florida citizens went into freakout mode when they saw the word ‘Jihad’ tagged on the side of I-95 North near Delray Beach, not too far from Miami.




Did the FBI Execute Ibragim Todashev?
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The FBI’s track record with the Muslim American community has been less than stellar to say the least. They have used former criminals such as Craig Monteilh as spies to infiltrate US mosques as “undercover/fake (one might say ‘stealth’) Muslims” who are tasked with finding, at times, even inducing incriminating “intelligence.”




Fla. State Senator: We Need to “Vaccinate” Against Shariah
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As I reported in a piece for the print magazine last summer, Florida has emerged as sort of the Thunderdome of the anti-Shariah movement, with a host of lawmakers at the municipal, state, and federal level working hand-in-hand with a dedicated group of activists to combat the invisble spectre of Islamic law.




Florida advances Sharia ban
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BY JILLIAN RAYFIELD

Florida is once again mulling a ban on sharia law, this time passing a bill out of the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee that would prevent courts from considering “foreign law” when handing down legal decisions.




Feds looking into Port Orange shooting as possible hate crime
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By Lyda Longa

The U.S. Department of Justice and police are investigating the shooting of a Port Orange man driving over the Dunlawton Bridge as a hate crime.