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No One Helped A Muslim Teen When A Man Spat On Her, Called Her A Terrorist: Reports
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A man on board a New York City bus allegedly spat on a 15-year-old Muslim girl on Tuesday, pushed her, and called her a “terrorist.” DNAinfo reports police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

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The Muslims Are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror – review
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By Robin Yassin-Kassab (The Guardian)

Arun Kundnani’s book, vastly more intelligent than the usual “war on terror” verbiage, focuses on the war’s domestic edge in Britain and America.




Robert James Talbot: Texas Patriot Terrorist Said it Was the Will of God to Bomb Federal Buildings
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I wonder why we haven’t heard more about this guy and isn’t it curious that he isn’t described as a terrorist? He believed that “stopping the regime with action by bloodshed,” was the “will of God.”




Islamophobic hoax exposed
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The fact that it has been taken seriously in the news media is a worrying reflection of the extent to which anti-Muslim prejudice in the UK today has destroyed journalists’ capacity for critical thinking when it comes to evaluating spurious Islamophobic propaganda.




Proposed mosque fuels debate
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POCATELLO — A Pocatello hearing officer is expected to make a decision by Tuesday regarding the Islamic Society of Southeastern Idaho’s request for a conditional use permit to establish a mosque on South Fifth Avenue. Meanwhile, a public debate on the proposal has been going on for days.




Another non-terrorist non-Muslim Plane Hijacker: The Sochi Plot
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The Associated Press article on the Ukrainian hijacker who tried to divert a plane to Sochi on Friday is interesting for the words it does not use. (I’m not picking on AP– all the other articles on this subject are like this one in this regard.)




Saudi top cleric calls suicide bombers ‘criminals’
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Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti branded suicide bombers as “criminals” who will go to “hell,” Al-Hayat daily reported Thursday. Suicide bombings are “great crimes” and bombers are “criminals who rush themselves to hell by their actions,” Sheikh said during a lecture in Riyadh a few days ago, according to Al-Hayat.




U.S Drone Strike on Yemeni Wedding Party Kills 17
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By Zaid Ali and Laura King (LA Times)

SANA, Yemen — Anger over the American drone campaign against militants in Yemen swelled Friday with word that most of those killed in a strike a day earlier were civilians in a wedding party.




Breaking News: Rohingyas’ Shops at Maungdaw Municipal Market on Fire
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The resolution called for the government to provide equal access to citizenship, to free political prisoners, and to crackdown on Buddhist violence against the Rohingya and other Muslims in the southeast Asian country.




Malala Yousafzai tells Obama drones are ‘fueling terrorism’
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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met in the Oval Office Friday with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakastani girl who was shot in the head on her school bus by Taliban gunmen for criticizing their rule, including banning education for girls.