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Here’s reason for us to fear fear itself
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Below are four quotes. Each is from one of two sources: the Bible or the Koran, although, just to make things interesting, there’s also a chance all four are from one book. Two were edited for length and one of those was also edited to remove a religion-specific reference. Your job: identify the holy book of origin. Ready?




The Suicide Bomber Prophet
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A clear majority of conservative Republicans (66%), white Evangelicals (60%), and Tea Baggers (67%) believe Islam is more violent than other religions, with a plurality of whites (44%) and older folks (42-46%) also thinking this. (Of note is that blacks, Hispanics, and liberal Democrats are significantly less bigoted towards Islam.)




Pastor Terry Jones oversees Qur’an burning in Florida church
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The burning was carried out by pastor Wayne Sapp under the supervision of Terry Jones, who last September drew sweeping condemnation over his plan to ignite a pile of Korans on the anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks.




Men avoid Qur’an-burning charges
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Seven men accused of burning a Koran in a Gateshead pub car park and posting the video online will not be prosecuted. Wendy Williams of the Crown Prosecution Service said the majority of people would find the inflammatory incident “repugnant”. But she added there is not enough evidence to create a realistic chance the men would be convicted of any offence.




Needs of a Stranger: Muslims Saving Jews During World War II
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For Norman H. Gershman, it seemed like an unimaginable story. Which was why he had to see it for himself.

“Muslims that saved Jews during World War II?” Gershman said in a recent interview from his home in Basalt, Colo., just south of Aspen. “Whoever heard of that?”




An Agnostic Jew talks about her experience with the Koran
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Lesley Hazleton explores the intricacies of the Qur’an with insight that affirms the Qur’an as a book that should be read, understood, listened to, experienced and discussed, not misinterpreted and hijacked by extremists or Islamophobes.




Most Religious Leaders (except Franklin Graham) Support Park 51 Mosque
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TIME conducted interviews with eight prominent, diverse religious voices in the U.S. on the subject of the so-called Ground Zero mosque and community center in New York City.




Beer thrown at mosque following Kingston protest march
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Masked men threw bottles of beer and urinated on a mosque following a march against Muslim extremism.

Bacon was also left on cars near Kingston Mosque during the attack by a group of 10-15 youths on Sunday.




The Wrong Way to Combat ‘Islamophobia’
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Europe, United States, This week, member states of the United Nations will vote on what has become an annual resolution, “On Combating Defamation of Religions,” put forward by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a group of 57 states with large Islamic populations.




Muslims at mosque in N.Va. await Obama’s speech
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Many at the ADAMS Center mosque in Sterling recall the pride and hope they felt when they heard President Obama’s first major address to the Muslim world last year. Some quote parts of it by memory: “Let there be no doubt: Islam is a part of America.”