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‘People grab our veils, call us terrorists and want us dead’: What it’s really like to be a Muslim woman in Britain
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“It is something I have got used to since 9/11. From being called Osama Bin Laden to Paki-terrorist I have heard it all,” Zab Mustefa, a British Muslim journalist, who specialises in women’s rights and culture, tells me.




Dawkins, Bin Laden, and the Little Honey Pot
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In the summer of 2011, Rebecca Watson found herself alone in an elevator with a man at an atheist convention. The man propositioned her, and the encounter made her uncomfortable. She decided to use the incident as an example of how not to behave at a public event, where she believed women were entitled to feel safe and comfortable.




Arzu Kaya Uranli: Where Is Islamophobia Heading in the U.S.?
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Army veteran Wade Michael Page killed six people and then himself one Sunday morning at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Wis., as number of people gathered there for services last August. The attack is being treated as a hate crime and is considered by the FBI to be domestic terrorism.




Gitmo Is Killing Me
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By SAMIR NAJI al HASAN MOQBEL

ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity.




New round of ‘anti-jihad’ ads headed to Washington Metro
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Have you figured out yet what “anti-jihad” blogger Pamela Geller thinks of Islam? If the “savages” ads and the World Trade Center ads didn’t make the picture clear, you’re in luck: Geller and her group are returning to the Metro, this time with a campaign modeled on a pro-Muslim campaign currently in the system.




Zero Dark Thirty: CIA hagiography, pernicious propaganda
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by Glenn Greenwald (Guardian)

I’ve now seen “Zero Dark Thirty”. Before getting to that: the controversy triggered this week by my commentary on the debate over that film was one of the most ridiculous in which I’ve ever been involved.




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.




Judge orders attack suspect to write 10-page report
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BAY CITY, MICH. (AP) — A Michigan man who authorities say attacked two men because he believed they were Muslims has been ordered to write a report on the history of Hinduism.




Obama at 9/11 Memorial: ‘No Act Of Terrorism Can Ever Change What We Stand For’
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“As painful as this day is and always will be, it leaves us with a lesson: that no single event can ever destroy who we are, no act of terrorism can ever change what we stand for,” the president said at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon.




Whac-A-Raghead for Just $325
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Revenge. It is among the most potent drivers of human behavior. The 9/11 terrorist attacks more than a decade ago shocked the world, and for some, the horrific attacks provoked a powerful demon with a voracious appetite for vengeance.