Wednesday, December 11, 2019   

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Disturbing YouTube video of Russian thugs burning Quran, beating up Muslims sparks police investigation
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(Al-Bawaba)

Moscow police said they are investigating a YouTube video showing football fans burning a Quran and forcing a beaten man to renounce Allah.




Israeli soccer fans burn Qur’an, insult Islam
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Al-Aqsa Mosque Director Sheikh Najeh Bakirat has denounced the burning of the holy Quran and insults to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad by Israeli football fans in the northern Israeli city of Sakhnin on Wednesday.




Discipline recommended for 7 U.S. troops in Quran burning
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A U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February, The Associated Press has learned.




Senator Russ Feingold Takes on Islamophobia
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Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold is known for taking on monumental challenges. In 2001 he was the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act. These days, Feingold has turned his attention to another cause—US foreign policy.




Angry, Paranoid and Sporting a Fu Manchu: A Triumphant Terry Jones Does Dearborn
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Last year Jones was denied a permit to protest on Good Friday in front of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan, prompting howls of protest all across the looniverse. Anti-Muslim bigots accused the court of subverting the US Constitution and caving in to Sharia.




Imam Abdullah Antepli: An Open Letter to Violent Muslim Protestors
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We witnessed another violent and tragic set of events in reaction to the most recent Quran burning scandal by NATO soldiers in Afghanistan and the dust has yet to settle. Violent protests continue in different parts of the country and several civilians have lost their lives.




America’s Islamic Blind Spots
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by Naomi Wolf, The Project Syndicate

In the wake of the Koran-burning by troops at the United States’ Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, protests continue to escalate, and the death toll mounts. In the process, three US blind spots have become obvious.




Salon.com: The causes of the protests in Afghanistan
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Most American media accounts and commentary about the ongoing violent anti-American protests in Afghanistan depict their principal cause as anger over the burning of Korans (it’s just a book: why would people get violent over it?) — except that Afghans themselves keep saying things like this:




Dr. David Liepert: Time for a Little Honesty: Sometimes Muslims Burn Qurans
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Twenty years ago, back in the “good old days,” when Rambo still fought alongside the Mujahedeen in Hollywood and Osama bin Laden still worked in Afghanistan for the U.S. Department of State, I discovered I had a problem.




White House Apologizes For Quran Burning
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The White House is apologizing for the burning of Muslim holy books in a pile of garbage at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Press secretary Jay Carney says it’s a “deeply unfortunate incident” and doesn’t reflect the respect the U.S. military has for the religious practices of the Afghan people.