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Justice Stevens voices support for NYC mosque
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“We should never pass judgment on barrels and barrels of apples just because one of them may be rotten,” said Stevens, who left the court in June. He commented on an issue of public debate in a way he most likely would have avoided had he still been serving as a justice.




Bullies Charged for Hate Crime against Muslim Boy
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The four suspects – three 14-year-old Latinos and a 15-year-old African-American – were arrested on charges of assault and aggravated harassment – both as hate crimes. They were all released to their parents and are expected to be formally charged as early as today as minors. Their names were not made public.




Muslims Report Rising Discrimination at Work
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Such complaints were increasing even before frictions erupted over the planned Islamic center in Lower Manhattan, with Muslim workers filing a record 803 such claims in the year ended Sept. 30, 2009.




New York Muslim groups support Park51, condemn promotion of ‘ethnic and religious hatred’
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It is “unethical, insensitive and inhumane” to oppose the planned mosque near ground zero, more than 50 leading Muslim organizations said Wednesday as they cast the intense debate as a symptom of religious intolerance in America.




Drunk Man Pees On Prayer Rugs At Queens Mosque
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One told the Post, “He stuck up his middle finger and cursed at everyone… No one can pray now because the rugs are completely soiled. It was disgusting… He calls us terrorists, yet he comes into our mosque and terrorizes other people… This is a true hate crime.”




Mr. Lazio’s Bid for Attention
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The former congressman Rick Lazio may be the front-runner in the Republican primary race for New York governor, but he lags far behind the Democratic nominee, Andrew Cuomo, in both the polls and fund-raising. That may explain, but can never excuse, his increasingly hysterical attacks on plans to build an Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from ground zero.