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Right-Wing Radio Host Says She Won’t Go In A Taxi With A Somali Driver
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Conservative talk show host Lisa Benson warned on Sunday that Somali refugees control the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and insisted that she will not ride in taxis with Somali drivers out of fears for her safety.

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Ergun Caner Loses ‘Fair Use’ Lawsuit In Failed Attempt To Silence Critics
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Submitted by Brian Tashman,

Ergun Caner has lost his lawsuit against a blogger who criticized the Religious Right figure as a fraud, with a federal judge ruling last week that Caner’s case had no merit.




NYPD Abandons “Demographic Unit” That Astroturf Muslim Groups Advocated
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The NYPD has decided to dump the “Demographic unit” which was responsible for mapping Muslim communities and spying on so-called “hot spots”; mosques and Muslim owned businesses such as restaurants and cafes.




TV Crew Filming Episode on Unsolved Elk Grove Double Murder
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by Sam Cohen (Fox40)

An unsolved double murder in Elk Grove three years ago is getting some media attention this week. Parts of Stockton Boulevard near Power Inn Road will be closed to allow a TV show crew to film.




Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the dangerous anti-Islamic logic of the war on terror
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t’s been over a week since students at Brandeis compelled their university to refuse Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree, and the blogosphere is still roiling with grievance. Kirsten Powers laments Islam’s preferential treatment in USA Today.




Shari’a Law event moved from Farragut High School to local church
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A Shari’a Law event that some say discriminates against Muslims has been moved from its prior location to a local church. “Act for America” planned to hold that town hall at Farragut High School, but that stirred up some controversy between a UT Muslim group and organizers of the event.




Running the Boston Marathon in a Hijab
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Like many participants in the Boston Marathon on Monday, Leanne Scorzoni will be running to honor the victims of last year’s bombing. But Scorzoni will also be running in a hijab: she converted to Islam after the attack, and wants her participation to emphasize that Boston’s Muslim community was also hurt by the bombings.




Evict Muslims from Hindu areas: Pravin Togadia
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(Times of India)

RAJKOT: wan’s (VHP) president Pravin Togadia sent temperatures soaring in Bhavnagar on Saturday evening with a hate speech that targeted Muslims for buying properties in Hindu areas.




Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor
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By Associated Press, Published: April 19

NEW YORK — A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor “Osama” and a “terrorist” attacked him, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said Saturday.




Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in C.African Republic
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BODA Central African Republic (Reuters) – In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and a bustling market in the diamond-mining town in Central African Republic.