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Nathan Lean: Since 9/11, U.S. policy enforces Islamophobia
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Opinion by Nathan Lean, special to CNN

(CNN) – The attacks of September 11, 2001, were unthinkable, and are rightfully memorialized with the somber reflection that marks other tragedies of our nation’s past.




Mother Mosque of America woven into fabric of life in Cedar Rapids
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA // The oldest standing mosque in the US is not an imposing building. It lies in a quiet residential neighbourhood just north of downtown Cedar Rapids.




‘Shameful’ graphic novel promotes Islamophobia
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There is nothing subtle about Frank Miller’s newest graphic novel,Holy Terror. The book opens with the quote: “If you meet the infidel, kill the infidel”, which Mr Miller attributes to the Prophet. From there the jingoism, violence and Islamophobia take off.




Lawyers Seek to Prevent NYPD From Destroying Muslim Surveillance Records
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Civil liberties lawyers will seek to impose a restraining order on the NYPD in federal court today to stop the destruction of any evidence related to the alleged surveillance of Muslim communities since the September 11 attacks.




Prejudice against Islam has little to do with September 11
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“We don’t [have] you at gunpoint,” one of the officers said. “We’re not going to throw you down on the ground or handcuff you right now. We just want to make sure that you guys are good people.” “We are praying,” one of the men replied. “You know, this is a Muslim prayer. Is that enough for you to say that this is suspicious activity?”




It’s Baaaack: ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Becomes Campaign Issue In Race For Weiner’s Seat
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If you thought the controversy over New York City’s Cordoba House Islamic Center was long over, Republican NY-09 candidate Bob Turner wants you to think again.




‘There’s no them and us – it’s just us’: Obama honors Muslim 9/11 victims at White House Ramadan dinner
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Tears flowed as U.S. President Barack hosted the traditional Ramadan dinner at the White House, only one month shy of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.




N.J. Governor: ‘This Shariah law business is crap’
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Critics have used the very track record Christie cited to depict Mohammad, an Indian-American, as a radical unfit for the bench. Steve Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism in January derided Mohammad as a “longtime mouthpiece for radical Islamists”.




Islamic publishing house flourishes in US
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For decades, Islamic publishing in the US was a small but steady market, with just a handful of players. But after the September 11 attacks, interest in the religion heightened, as did enrolment in Islamic studies courses at universities across the United States.




Group plans on spreading fear about Islam to high school students
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According to Cass’ press release, “Christians across the US will be outside strategic high schools located near mosques with known links to terrorism. They will be handing out literature that tells students the truth about Islam and Mohammad and their violent,