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Islamic Society Of North America Convention Will Address Islamophobia, Religious Cooperation
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With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 looming, attendees at North America’s largest Muslim gathering next month will be told that the best way to deal with Islamophobia is not to lay low, but get involved in politics, interfaith work and community affairs.




Daniel Tutt: ‘My Fellow American’: Short Film Offers Platform for Combatting Islamophobia
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After watching the short film, the viewer is encouraged to visit the website, where dozens of Americans have already submitted short YouTube stories about a Muslim they know and admire.




Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
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(RNS) Religious and human rights activists are asking U.S. churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim bigotry.




Imam Abdullah Antepli: A Day of Deep Sorrow: An Imam’s Reflections on Yom Hashoah
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This is the first Holocaust remembrance day (Yom Hashoah) since I, together with seven other Muslim American leaders, visited various Nazi concentration camps in Germany and Poland last summer.




Omar Regan: Can Religion Be Funny? Getting ‘Funatical’ By Laughing At Differences
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A lot of people ask me what it’s like to be a Muslim comedian and if it’s possible to be religious and funny. I believe laughter and prayer helps people heal. Islam is not just something I practice, like working out or something.




Terry Jones: Holy Hand Grenade Outreach Center
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By Cathleen Falsani

(RNS) The website of the Dove World Outreach Center describes the tiny church in Gainesville, Fla., as “a New Testament church based on the Bible, the Word of God.”




Democrat Announces Alternate Hearings On U.S. Muslims
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WASHINGTON (RNS) Barely two weeks after House Republicans held hearings on the threat posed by radicalized American Muslims, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat announced his own hearings on threats to American Muslims’ civil rights.




Miroslav Volf: Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God
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Muslims and Christians can work together to depose dictators and assert the power of the people. We’ve seen it happen on the Tahrir Square in Cairo during the 2011 revolution in Egypt, with devout Muslims and Coptic Christians protesting side by side.




Statement Of Muslim American Imams And Community Leaders On Holocaust Denial
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On August 7-11, 2010, we the undersigned Muslim American faith and community leaders visited Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps where we witnessed firsthand the historical injustice of the Holocaust.




Frank Fredericks: The Egyptian Revolution: An Interfaith Movement
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Seeing the Egyptian protests on American media may lead you to believe that this is an Iranian-style revolution, with a probable result being an Islamic regime. However, when you look at the details of what is happening on the ground, this is an interfaith movement.