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Rome Mosque Vandalized, Qur’an Burnt
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CAIRO – Italian officials have expressed solidarity with the Muslim community after a mosque in the Italian city of Rieti in the Lazio region was damaged by vandals who stormed the mosque, destroyed its properties and burnt the Noble Qur’an.




Former Navy Seal Ben Smith: Obama Is A Muslim, Drops Quran to the Ground
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There’s no doubt former Navy Seal Ben Smith is a loon, his new line of work as a spokesman for the Right-wing propaganda machine, (pays very well) has him traveling the US ranting to Tea Party members with the well-worn shtick: the US is under attack by Communists, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood and AlQaeda.




No, Jesus WASN’T a Pacifist: The Problem with the Muhammad vs. Jesus Comparisons
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Throughout his book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), professional Islamophobe Robert Spencer misleads the reader by selectively comparing Muhammad to Jesus.




Dearborn: Where Americans Come to Hate Muslims
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In April 2011, pastor Terry Jones burned a Koran in Gainesville, Florida, sparking deadly clashes in Afghanistan and Pakistan. One year later, he burned a Koran again, and no one paid any attention. That same month he came to Dearborn, Michigan, to protest in front of the Islamic Center of America, the nation’s largest mosque.




Local Muslim community looks to educate vandal
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Both the Koran and the Bible have references to loving thy neighbor, said Sheik Osman, a board member of the Islamic Center of Marshall, so whomever defaced the sign outside the meeting place on Main Street should follow that rule.




Karen Armstrong: Islamophobia: We need to accept the ‘other’
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A decade after 9/11, the West seems more bitterly divided from the Muslim world than ever. In Afghanistan, there’s been a violent explosion of anti-Western sentiment after last month’s Koran burning at a U.S. base and the slaughter of 17 Afghan civilians by an American soldier two weeks ago.




EDL member who burned Qur’an part of racist gang that threatened and abused Turkish takeaway workers
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(Via Islamophobia-Watch.com)

A former Carlisle soldier just released from jail for publicly burning the Koran was among nearly a dozen people who racially abused two takeaway workers.




Media Matters: Pam Geller Protests; New York Shrugs
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by Alexander Zaitchik

If Pam Geller organizes a protest against the Park51 Islamic community center, but there’s no sustained media hype to accompany it, does it make a sound?




The Qur’an May Have Reinforced Thomas Jefferson’s Commitment to Religous Freedom
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There is a frequent attempt by Islam bashers to say that Thomas Jefferson’s purchase of the Qur’an was due to the dispute with Barbary Pirates in 1780. This excellent article written by Sebastian R. Prange puts that idea to rest…




Interfaith service at Washington National Cathedral promotes religious tolerance
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As worshipers entered Washington National Cathedral for Sunday morning’s service, some crossed themselves and some took photographs, some wore ties while others wore shorts and a few even wore yarmulkes.