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Len Levitt: A Brooklyn Mosque: Ground Zero for Spying
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When it comes to the threat of terrorism versus the NYPD’s pervasive spying on Muslims, the At-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn is where the rubber meets the road. The mosque is one of six plaintiffs, charging in a lawsuit filed last month by the American and New York and Civil Liberties Unions, that the NYPD has unlawfully and unconstitutionally engaged in “religious profiling and suspicionless surveillance of Muslim New Yorkers.”


Media Matters: Pam Geller Protests; New York Shrugs
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by Alexander Zaitchik

If Pam Geller organizes a protest against the Park51 Islamic community center, but there’s no sustained media hype to accompany it, does it make a sound?

It’s Baaaack: ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Becomes Campaign Issue In Race For Weiner’s Seat
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If you thought the controversy over New York City’s Cordoba House Islamic Center was long over, Republican NY-09 candidate Bob Turner wants you to think again.

Robertson And Spencer Agree: Media Love Islam ‘Cult’ Because They Hate America
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Spencer told Robertson, who was upset that no one in the media was telling “the truth about this cult,” that the “hard left” media hate America and Christianity, and therefore “love” radical Islam.

Interfaith service at Washington National Cathedral promotes religious tolerance
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As worshipers entered Washington National Cathedral for Sunday morning’s service, some crossed themselves and some took photographs, some wore ties while others wore shorts and a few even wore yarmulkes.

What if Jared Loughner were a Muslim?
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Shortly afterward, the media reported that a 22-year-old male had been arrested in the shooting. His name had not yet been released. I believe your reaction to that piece of news depended greatly on your status in American society — namely, whether you’re a Muslim.

Bieber gets apology over mosque hoax
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A prominent opponent of the planned mosque and community centre at New York’s Ground Zero has apologized to Canadian teen singing sensation Justin Bieber for being taken in by a hoax about a purported interview the singer never gave.

Emails show Mayor Bloomberg’s office’s help and desire to get Ground Zero mosque built
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The Daily Mail picks up on a story that has already done the rounds in the right-wing media in the US (the paper has in fact lifted it directly from the New York Post).

Anti-Muslim commentary is all around us
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JEFF JACOBY’S logic is flawed when he cites the relatively low number of reports of hate crimes against Muslims (much lower than reports of anti-Semitic crimes) as proof that Islamophobia in the United States is a “myth’’ (“The ‘Islamophobia’ myth,’’ Op-ed, Dec. 8).

What happens in England stays in…wait, not really
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So, what is exactly happening on February 5th in the UK? The English Defence League (EDL) is “peacefully protesting” in the streets of Luton – a large town in Bedfordshire, England. They are protesting to support their “continue[d] fight of the Islamifcation” of England.