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This is What the NYPD’s Failed Muslim Surveillance Program Actually Looked Like
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On Tuesday, the NYPD announced it would dismantle its Demographics Unit, the controversial squad of plainclothes officers tasked with monitoring and gathering intelligence in New York’s Muslim neighborhoods.

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Latent and manifest Islamophobia: An inception of ideas
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Has the Islamophobia industry used fear to lull our intellect to sleep and implant racist ideas about Muslims?

Christopher Nolan’s 2010 movie “Inception” engaged the world of dreams and the complexity around the sources and materials that produce feelings and experiences in the mind.




Q&A with Islamic studies scholar John L. Esposito
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Q: What made you interested in Islamic-Christian relations?

A: Obviously, I have a strong Christian background. I realized that if we are going to talk about a Judeo-Christian tradition, then we should be talking about a Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition — that there is a connection.




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.




NYPD stops Muslim surveillance program
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The NYPD has disbanded a special unit that was at the center of the controversy surrounding surveillance of the Muslim community and has reassigned its officers, a police spokesman said Tuesday.




KKK: We Aren’t Hatefilled Terrorists, We Are Peaceful Christians
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Just last month the KKK (which has seen an increase in membership) was dropping off leaflets in Virginia on peoples lawns, claiming they aren’t hate-filled terrorists but peaceful Christians.




U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists
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On Sunday, a man shot and killed a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and then drove to a nearby Jewish retirement community where he shot and killed a third person. Police arrested a suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, who shouted “Heil Hitler” after he was taken into custody.




Neighbors To Fight Mosque Expansion Again
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By Ashley Knight

The Islamic center on East Drive in Mobile is tattered and torn. Its president, Shafik Hammami has requested redevelopment, but was turned down last year by city council. And they aren’t the only ones with objections.




Islamic centre under second ‘hate’ attack
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(SBS.com)

Operators of Australia’s biggest Islamic centre have appealed for better police protection, after an attack that has caused extensive damage.




Oral Traditions in Islam and Judaism
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by JustStoppingBy

One of the sources of Islamophobia and Judeophobia is the selective quoting of religious passages that, either taken out of their literal context or without the context of how they have been interpreted, suggest that the adherents of Islam and Judaism repeat and harbor seemingly harsh views.