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Jews, Christians And Muslims Study Together At Hartford Seminary
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BY DENISE BUFFA, dbuffa@courant.com

Call them warriors of hope in a crusade against ignorance. They are fighting for tolerance and trust among Jews, Christians and Muslims in a peaceful way.




A soldier, an American, a Muslim: N.J. man leads fight against NYPD spying
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By Jason Grant/The Star-Ledger

NORTH BRUNSWICK — His patriotism was never in question. Not when he dropped out of Rutgers University and enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 2001.




Muslim Taxi Family Reaches Out to Mormon Victims in Fatal Crash
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The grieving family of a New York City cab driver who was killed in a rainy night accident on the Long Island Expressway reached out to the Utah relatives of the grandmother who died in the same crash, trying to shield her 11 year old grandson in the back, passenger seat.




Modesty x Couture | New Muslim Modeling Agency in NYC
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The American-born Muslim designer Nailah Lymus seeks out to bridge the gap between fashion and modesty. She does so by launching a new modeling agency in New York City for Muslim models.




NYPD built secret files on NJ, Long Island mosques
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Americans living and working in New Jersey’s largest city were subjected to surveillance as part of the New York Police Department’s effort to build databases of where Muslims work, shop and pray. The operation in Newark was so secretive even the city’s mayor says he was kept in the dark.




‘Blow away’ text lands Muslim in Canada jail
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A Muslim businessman in Canada became a terror suspect for telling his sales staff in a text message to “blow away” the competition at a New York City trade show, a religious association said Friday.




New York Muslims to snub Bloomberg breakfast in surveillance protest
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A group of prominent Muslim figures in New York City have said they will boycott an annual meeting on Friday with Mayor Michael Bloomberg in order to protest against police surveillance of their communities.




‘Shameful’ graphic novel promotes Islamophobia
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There is nothing subtle about Frank Miller’s newest graphic novel,Holy Terror. The book opens with the quote: “If you meet the infidel, kill the infidel”, which Mr Miller attributes to the Prophet. From there the jingoism, violence and Islamophobia take off.




It’s Baaaack: ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Becomes Campaign Issue In Race For Weiner’s Seat
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If you thought the controversy over New York City’s Cordoba House Islamic Center was long over, Republican NY-09 candidate Bob Turner wants you to think again.




Boy’s Remains Found in Refrigerator; New York Man in Custody
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NEW YORK—A young Brooklyn boy who vanished while walking home from a day camp in one of the safest parts of the city was killed and dismembered by a stranger who he had turned to for help after getting lost, police said Wednesday.