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Pastor Who Claimed He Raped Teenage Boys to Keep Them “Sexually Pure” Will Not Serve Jail Time
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I’m always surprised at hypocritical Islamophobes who will not fail to report on whether a Muslim picks his nose but have no time for injustices carried out in the name of their own faith.

Iowa Town Named for Muslim Hero Extols Tolerance
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ELKADER, Iowa — Amid an expanse of undulating farmland, deep in the steep valley carved by the Turkey River, the town of Elkader sits most of the year in remote obscurity. Population 1,200 and gradually shrinking, it is the seat of a county without a single traffic light.

Obama Campaign Building Vandalized With Words ‘Muslim Lier’ In Iowa
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by Sabrina Siddiqui (Huffington Post)

President Barack Obama’s campaign building in Des Moines, Iowa, was vandalized with the words “Muslim Lier” (intended to be “Liar”), spray-painted on a large banner.

Muslim community working to educate, dispel myths
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Leaders from the Iowa City Mosque have been doing more recently to reach out to the community in hopes of teaching more locals about Islam and setting straight some of the rampant misconceptions about their faith.

Iowa State Representative, Ako Abdul-Samad recieves threatening letter containing mysterious powder
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Ultimately, a hazardous materials team found the substance not to be dangerous and released a crowd of perhaps 300 lawmakers, staffers and observers who had been sequestered in the House chamber and elsewhere at the Statehouse.

Mother Mosque of America woven into fabric of life in Cedar Rapids
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA // The oldest standing mosque in the US is not an imposing building. It lies in a quiet residential neighbourhood just north of downtown Cedar Rapids.

‘I don’t hate Muslims,’ Bachmann says repeatedly in Iowa
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By NBC’s Jamie Novogrod

ALGONA, Iowa – A feud inside the GOP presidential field provoked Michele Bachmann to defend her hard line on Iran on Saturday while insisting that she doesn’t “hate Muslims.”

Sharia law becomes 2012 caucus issue
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Though discussion about radical Islam and its connection to terrorism has played a central role in political debates and elections since 9/11, a new issue has surfaced both in domestic policy and in the run-up to the 2012 presidential elections: sharia.

That Marriage Vow Guy Says He’s No Sharia Expert But He Hates Sharia Anyway
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The leader of the group behind the contentious Marriage Vow in Iowa says he’s not really trying to ban pornography — that’s just unrealistic, he says.

Robert Spencer’s Co-religionist had Sex with Boys to Cure their Homosexuality, What if He was Muslim?
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Most of us in America learned something about prejudice and stereotypes in school. We know it’s wrong to misrepresent whole groups of people by highlighting only the worst behavior amongst them.