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Lawyer: Oregon man fears return after FBI actions
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An attorney for an American man who claims he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates at the behest of the U.S. government said Friday that his client is too afraid to try to travel back home.




American Muslim Alleges FBI Had a Hand in His Torture
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Last June, while Yonas Fikre was visiting the United Arab Emirates, the Muslim American from Portland, Oregon was suddenly arrested and detained by Emirati security forces. For the next three months, Fikre claims, he was repeatedly interrogated and tortured.




Man arrested for hate crime in fire at Ore. mosque
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A 24-year-old man has been arrested on hate crime charges for the November firebombing of a mosque in Corvallis, Ore., where the suspect in a Portland, Ore., bomb plot once worshipped, a federal law enforcement official said Thursday.




Muslims often put on no-fly list without explanation
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McLEAN, Va. — The calls have reached a point of repetitive regularity for civil rights lawyer Gadeir Abbas: A young Muslim American, somewhere in the world, is barred from boarding an airplane.




Maine rabbis deplore mosque desecration
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We, the undersigned rabbis of Maine, would like to register our collective anger, disappointment and disgust at the desecration of a mosque in Portland by unknown persons in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden.




Graffiti on Portland mosque under investigation
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PORTLAND — Portland police are investigating anti-Islam graffiti painted onto the Maine Muslims Community Center on Anderson Street.

The graffiti included: “Osama today, Islam tomorow (sic),” “Long live the West” and “Free Cyprus.”




Hate-crime suspect arrested, placed on immigration hold
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A Gresham man accused of harassing and threatening a local Muslim woman is behind bars for allegedly violating an anti-stalking order. Gresham police arrested Martin Cervantes-Gracida, 30, of Gresham at his home in the 17400 block of Southeast Stark Street at 6:37 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9.




Frank Fredericks: Portland Bomber: How Must Muslim Americans Respond?
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While I have lived in New York now for over six years, I grew up just outside Portland in a small town called Battle Ground, and frequented downtown Portland most of my life, including for school and church.




Arson attack on Portland Islamic centre after failed bombing attempt
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Someone set fire to an Islamic center on Sunday, two days after a man who worshipped there was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony.