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Houston: Dead pig left in front of mosque
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HOUSTON (KTRK) — A disturbing discovery was made outside of a Houston area mosque and now Islamic community leaders are calling it a hate crime. A dead pig was left in front of the mosque Tuesday in Cypress.




French summer camp workers sacked over Ramadan fast
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PARIS — Tensions between French authorities and the country’s Islamic community resurfaced on Tuesday after it emerged that four summer camp instructors had been sacked for fasting during Ramadan.




Islamic Center of Little Rock Robbed
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — They were just waiting around for an evening prayer when armed robbers hit a Little Rock mosque over the weekend. And one of the victims spoke out Monday. Both victims, a 19-year-old college student and a 51-year-old man, escaped unharmed. But there’s still a sense of lingering disbelief that such a crime could happen on sacred ground.




Bus driver charged in attack on Madera Planned Parenthood
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MADERA — A Chowchilla school bus driver has been charged with firebombing a Planned Parenthood office here last September, and authorities said Thursday he also is responsible for vandalism and menacing signs left at the city’s Islamic center.




Islamophobia? Not in This Quiet Neighborhood
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The cars slowly turn onto the long driveway, their wheels occasionally crunching the adjacent ground frozen from the night before and speckled with the merest dusting of snow. Rabbi Yossi Kaplan and Mohammad Aziz walk side by side in the direction of the oncoming line of traffic.




The Great Islamophobic Crusade
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Nine years after 9/11, hysteria about Muslims in American life has gripped the country. With it has gone an outburst of arson attacks on mosques, campaigns to stop their construction, and the branding of the Muslim-American community, overwhelmingly moderate, as a hotbed of potential terrorist recruits.




Defaced pages from Qur’an sent to Muslim activist
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An Islamic activist has been sent pages of the Koran with graffiti scrawled on them.

Mohammed Salim, of Letchworth Avenue, Rochdale, received three pages of the Muslim holy book graffitied with the words “crap”, “paper” and “toilet”.




Eric Allen Bell: One Mosque Too Many?
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MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE: a small town with nearly 200 churches where a single mosque is one mosque too many. Murfreesboro is home to the one of the largest universities in Middle Tennessee where the ROTC building is named after the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest




Planned Quran-burning could endanger troops, Petraeus warns
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The U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Monday criticized a Florida church’s plan to burn copies of the Quran on September 11, warning the demonstration “could cause significant problems” for American troops overseas.




The Divide Over the Islamic Center
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I’m very disappointed with the poll results, as I’d thought New Yorkers were better than that. Although I live in Manhattan and have an income above $100,000, my demographics are otherwise aligned with those New Yorkers who oppose the Islamic center, and I want my voice to be heard.