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Thomas Jefferson’s Iftar
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“Ramadan,” said President Obama at a White House iftar dinner in 2010, “is a reminder that Islam has always been a part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan — making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago.”




The Anti-Muslim Inner Circle
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By Robert Steinback Illustration by Bri Hermanson
The apparent recent surge in popular anti-Muslim sentimentin the United States has been driven by a surprisingly small and, for the most part, closely knit cadre of activists.




Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy & Akbar Ahmed: Islamophobia’s Implications for the United States
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The fact is that we live in a world alongside one and a half billion Muslims, and regardless of the desire of some on the fringes of society, our Muslim neighbors are not going anywhere.




Woman weightlifter fights to compete in hijab
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Kulsoom Abdullah, who was born in the United States to Pakistani parents, discovered weightlifting at her gym, Crossfit, in Atlanta in 2008. She entered her first open competition last year, and was thrilled to find out that she was actually pretty good in the competitive sport.




The Young Conservative’s Hip Hop Guide to Muslims (Satire)
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The Young Conservative’s Hip Hop Guide to Muslims is social commentary through satire on the gross, yet common misconceptions perpetuated about Muslim people. Cutaways to competing facts are provided to help fight ignorance and intolerance.




Army Investigation Over False Accusations Ruined Our Lives, Say Muslim Soldiers
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Five Muslims who joined the Army to work as military translators say their lives and careers were ruined after they were falsely accused of trying to poison their fellow soldiers.




Burning the myths about Islam
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The ‘Arab Spring’ shows that the Quran burning riot in Afghanistan had little to do with Islam itself. The recent violent protests in Afghanistan – a reaction to the burning of the Quran by a small church in the United States last month – recalled an inescapable reality.




Wajahat Ali: Understanding Sharia Law
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In the past year, a group of conservative pundits and analysts have identified sharia, or Islamic religious law, as a growing threat to the United States. These pundits and analysts argue that the steady adoption of sharia’s tenets is a strategy extremists are using to transform the United States into an Islamic state.




It’s official: Sharia will be an issue in 2012 Presidential Election
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We saw last year in the “ground zero mosque” saga just how politically potent fear of Islam can be. So perhaps it’s no surprise that theincreasingly high-profile “issue” of sharia, or Islamic law, has now entered presidential politics.




Obama’s Secret Plot To Bring 100 Million Muslims to the US
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In the past few years, paranoid conservatives have cooked up all sorts of conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama. Some have claimed he has a secret plan to confiscate guns. Others have said he has a secret plan to confiscate IRA accounts.