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Geller and Spencer OK with passport fraud
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Over at Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion, Richard Bartholomew examines the responses by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer to theconviction of English Defence League leader Stephen Lennon on a charge of passport fraud.

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EDL leader Stephen Lennon jailed for 10 months for using false passport to attend Geller’s conference
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The leader of the English Defence League has been jailed for using someone else’s passport to get into the United States. Stephen Lennon, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of a false identity document with improper intention, contrary to the Identity Documents Act 2010, at Southwark Crown Court.




New York’s top court highlights the meaninglessness and menace of the term ‘terrorism’
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Such is the case with a fascinating ruling released last week by the New York Court of Appeals, that state’s highest court, in the criminal case of People v. Edgar Morales. The facts of the case are quite simple, but the implications of the ruling are profound.




Geller’s new anti-Islam ad to debut in New York – with disclaimer
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Her latest ads, shared exclusively with The Observer, will feature a panorama of the sky the moment the World Trade Center burst into flames in 2001, accompanied by a quote from the Quran that reads “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers.”




Fox News Reignites Islamophobic Campaign Against The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’
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Fox News is again trying to drum up “controversy” around the Park51 Islamic community center in Manhattan. On Sunday, Fox Nation re-published a New York Post article claiming that “community programs” no longer exist at Park51, just Muslims praying.




New Muslim converted her style too
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A life-altering decision about faith has propelled Amanda Redmond into the Muslim fashion business. The Halifax native, 23, was stuck overnight in a New York airport nearly three years ago when the soft light of the airport mosque called her in.




Queens: Second Savage Attack on Elderly Muslim in a Week
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Queens, New York has been the scene of two gruesome separate attacks on Muslim men of South Asian descent in apparent hate motivated attacks. We reported the stabbing attack on Bashir Ahmad (57) that occurred on November 19 which police are investigating as a “hate crime.”




Activist arrested in New York for defacing anti-Muslim poster
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Mona Eltahawy, the prominent Egyptian-American writer and activist, has been arrested in New York after spraying paint over a controversial poster on the subway that has been condemned for equating Muslims with “savages”.




#MySubwayAd: People Respond To Anti-Islamic Subway Ads
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This morning controversial pro-Israel, anti-Islamic ads went up on 10 locations in New York City subway stations. The ad, which was condemned by several Jewish groups, reads: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.




Islamophobia Is Not Pro-Israel
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At a moment when I would otherwise be reviewing Yom Kippur teachings and preparing spiritually for the most sacred day in the Jewish calendar, I instead feel called as an American Jew to respond to the abominable, Islamophobic advertisements in the New York City subways.