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Knee-jerk Islamophobia: why Trevor Kavanagh is wrong about British Muslims
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On 6 August, after an extraordinary night in the Olympic Stadium, the Sun‘s Oliver Harvey was moved to write: “A ginger bloke from Milton Keynes, a mixed race beauty from Sheffield, an ethnic Somali given shelter on these shores from his war-ravaged homeland.

Muslim Hunting: David Horowitz’s Antagonistic Career
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There’s no question that there are extremist Muslim groups in the United States. The problem is when it goes from particular extremist to all Muslims,” she says. “I think Horowitz is just coming up to the line of Islamophobia and not stepping over it.” For that, he has the legions behind him.

Faith Inspires: Muslim American Society Community Center
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By Gina Ryder

On a hot weekend in July, Muslim women were hard at work operating a flea market to raise funds for fall programming at their Muslim American Society community center in Astoria, N.Y.

Colorado Muslims Mourn Batman Victims
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AURORA – The Muslim community in Colorado joined thousands of fellow Americans on Monday, July 23, in mourning the victims of a shooting spree at a crowded midnight movie. “We are part of this community,” Dr. Ashraf Azeem, a local pediatrician, told Reuters.

Amiens: two elderly Muslims attacked by far right thugs on way to mosque
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By France-Soir News / Service Miscellaneous Facts (with AFP)

En route to the mosque, the two old men were beaten by two men claiming the extreme right.

Muslims open mosque to Quad-City community
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Water bubbles up from a fountain next to the front entrance of the new mosque for the Muslim Community of the Quad-Cities in Bettendorf. Its soothing sounds complement the structure that is set back from East Kimberly Road.

My favorite 2011 Good News Stories About Muslims
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If you type “Muslims” or “Islam” into any google search, most of what comes up will be something negative. If any Muslim, anywhere, does something criminal, or just stupid, that story will be written about and reposted so that hundreds of articles will come up on that negative story.

Dutch mosques defaced 117 times
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Between 2005 and 2010 mosques in the Netherlands were defaced 117 times, according to research by social researcher Ineke van der Valk. The acts of vandalism were motivated by a hatred of Islam, the researcher is quoted as saying on VPRO radio programme Argos.

NYC mayor doesn’t address Muslim boycott of event
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NEW YORK – More than a dozen Muslim clerics and civic leaders skipped Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s annual interfaith breakfast Friday, saying they were upset that he supported police department surveillance efforts in their neighborhoods.

Queensland: mosque protest turns ugly with pig’s head posted on fence
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The battle to stop a mosque being built in a Gold Coast hinterland estate is turning nasty, with a pig’s head posted on a fence and signs publicising the Islamic project vandalised.