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Jennifer Zobair: Muslim American Women Are the New Normal
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Most insults aimed at Muslims are far from subtle.

It is easy to recognize the affront, for example, when someone says she is tired of people saying Islam is a religion of peace, or sponsors ads in subway stations implying Muslims are “savages.”

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VIDEO: Muslims and Jews Vow to Stand Up for Each Other, Build Global Movement of Reconciliation
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by Rabbi Marc Schneier and Russell Simmons for Huffpo

There is a widely accepted belief that Muslims and Jews are enemies and will always remain so. However, nothing could be further from the truth.




Sahar Aziz: Rural America Would Benefit From More Muslim Families
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Days before the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, 40 members of the San Angelo, Texas Tea Party gathered to discuss the purported threat of Muslims in America.




Prabhjot Singh, Sikh Columbia Professor, Attacked In Possible Hate Crime
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According to a New York Police Department source, Dr. Prabhjot Singh, who is Sikh and wears a turban and a beard, was attacked at 8:15 p.m. while walking along 110th Street near Lennox Avenue in upper Manhattan.




Rami Nashashibi: Iftar at the White House- Navigating Power, Privilege & Justice in Ramadan
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Last week, I was among several dozen Muslims who attended an iftar at the White House with President Obama. This has now become an annual tradition where the President extends greetings to the Muslim community and occasionally chooses to speak to other relevant issues.




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.




Qasim Rashid: Do You Even Hear Muslims When We Condemn Violence?
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So let me start with the standard roll call: As an American Muslim, I condemn all violence in the name of religion. Terrorism has no religion and Islam is no exception. If the Tsarnaev brothers are guilty of the Boston bombings, then I hope they are brought to justice.




Pat Robertson, Islamophobic Televangelist, Compares ‘Evil’ Islam To Nazism (VIDEO)
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Controversial televangelist Pat Robertson is known for many things, especially for building a lucrative Christian media organization and leading a cohort of conservative evangelists.




Nathan Lean: Crowdfunding Hate: Indiegogo Profits From Anti-Muslim Campaign
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In an essay at Salon, Chris Stedman, an interfaith leader, assistant chaplain at Harvard, and author of the memoir “Faitheist,” urged the company to reconsider its support for provocative AFDI ads that pitted Muslims and gays against each other.




Engy Abdelkader: Muslims Redefining Community
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Sometimes expressions of community manifest at unexpected yet necessary moments. Illustrative is the American response to the recent proliferation of anti-Muslim hate advertisements on government owned public transit systems in cities around the country.