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Call for ‘Muzzer blood’ to be spilled over plan to rebuild Farnworth mosque
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Earlier this month Bolton Council’s planning committee unanimously approved plans by the Sughra Masjid to demolish their existing one-storey place of worship, which has occupied the site since 1987, and replace it with a three-storey building.

No NSA reform can fix the American Islamophobic surveillance complex
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Better oversight of the sprawling American national security apparatus may finally be coming: President Obama and the House Intelligence Committee unveiled plans this week to reduce bulk collection of telephone records.

Jewish, Hindu and Muslim leaders condemn attack at Queens mosque
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Jewish, Hindu and Muslim leaders from Queens gathered with lawmakers to denounce the possible hate crime committed at a Kew Gardens Hills Mosque earlier this month, and city Comptroller John Liu suggested some of the NYPD’s policies could make bias crimes more common.

Police: West Hartford Man Charged with Hate Crimes Against Muslim Woman
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations today requested involvement of the Federal Government in this incident. An email newsletter sent out by the organization to subscribers Monday afternoon contained a link to this story and similar stories published by other news organizations.

Springbrook sophomore blends faith, sports
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Hijab-wearing Springbrook softball player aims to make mark

Sumaiya Delane realizes that when most people see her play softball, they notice her wardrobe before anything else.

‘Suspicious’ arson leaves students in cold
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“One second I’m comfortable in bed, and the next second I’m running out of the house in the freezing cold, running for my life,” recalls Mohamed Soltan. Soltan, a sixth-year in economics at Ohio State, and his roommate Ahmed Mahmoud, a third-year in finance, were victims of arson in their Hilliard home on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

MP Philip Hollobone’s planned law to ban wearing the burka in public is binned by Parliament
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Tory Philip Hollobone’s Face Coverings (Regulation) Bill failed to get a second reading on the last day for consideration of backbench MPs’ Bills this parliamentary session.

Experience: I was mistaken for a suicide bomber
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by Goudarz Karimi

‘I noticed a police officer on the other side of the street, crouching down and partly obscured by a tree… He slowly approached me, and I realised he had a gun’

New Pro-Romney Super PAC Run By Operative Behind Racist Willie Horton, ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Ads
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The Washington Post reported last week that a new “Super PAC” — a political committee that can accept unlimited corporate contributions — has been set up by Mitt Romney supporters to run ads for the 2012 election.

How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory
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His network has relentlessly hyped phantom menaces like the planned “terror mosque” near Ground Zero, inspiring Florida pastor Terry Jones to torch the Koran. Privately, Murdoch is as impressed by Ailes’ business savvy as he is dismissive of his extremist politics.