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The Week in Death: The First Muslim Female Olympian Snubbed Adolf Hitler
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Halet Çambel, who has died aged 97, was an Olympic fencer and the first Muslim woman to compete in the Games; while she failed to take home a medal from the Berlin Olympics in 1936 she won international acclaim by refusing to meet Hitler. Post-war, she became a renowned archaeologist.




Muslim Woman Covers the Yellow Star of Her Jewish Neighbor with Her Veil on the Streets of Sarajevo in 1941
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The above photo was taken in Sarajevo in 1941, showing a Muslim woman walking with her Jewish neighbor and covering her yellow star with her veil. “The Jewish family was actually staying with the Muslim family after their home was destroyed.




NYPD cops’ training included an anti-Muslim horror flick
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HBO,This month, when a group of New York City police officers showed up for their required counter-terrorism training, they got to watch a movie. And not just some diddly 20-minute educational film, either.




Needs of a Stranger: Muslims Saving Jews During World War II
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For Norman H. Gershman, it seemed like an unimaginable story. Which was why he had to see it for himself.

“Muslims that saved Jews during World War II?” Gershman said in a recent interview from his home in Basalt, Colo., just south of Aspen. “Whoever heard of that?”




Newsweek: “Stealth Jihad” is Paranoid Speak
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Robert Spencer popularized the term “Stealth Jihad,” and some in the Conservative wing such as Newt Gingrich have ran with it and are using it all the time. As has been exposed on Loonwatch and other sites, “Stealth Jihad” is paranoid speak and just another anti-Muslim conspiracy theory.




Ruud Lubbers opposes coalition deal with Wilders
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Three-time Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, who brokered talks on forming a government between his Christian Democrats, the Liberal Party, and the anti-Islam Freedom Party, said he now opposed the plan, citing concerns about freedom of religion.