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These Muslim store owners shut down their stores to protest Trump order - The Washington Post

February 3, 2017
Thousands rallied in Brooklyn on Thursday to denounce President Trump’s executive order on immigration, drawing perhaps the largest public U.S. protest by Muslims in recent history. They gathered for prayer as speakers condemned Trump’s order, which temporarily bans citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country.

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Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide - The New York Times

January 29, 2017
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Brooklyn came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by President Trump, which sought to keep many foreigners from entering the country, led to chaotic scenes across the globe.

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Sellers Ordered to Stop Selling Burqas in Morocco - World Religion News

January 15, 2017
MOROCCAN GOVERNMENT AIMS AT STEPPING UP NATIONAL SECURITY BY BANNING THE FULL VEIL; HIJABS STILL ALLOWED. The government of Morocco has taken its fight against Islamic extremism to a new height by banning the full veil all across the country. So far, no formal rule has been there forcing women to wear the full veil. Muslim women in Morocco have only been wearing the hijab without covering their faces. However, the full veil has been followed by women in more conservative regions of the African country.

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Muslims, Jews work together to help central Ohio refugees

January 1, 2017
When Charlie Breyfogle saw an image of Aylan Kurdi, a dead Syrian boy lying on a beach, something clicked for the Bexley 13-year-old. "I thought, 'This could have been me,'" Charlie said. That thought is part of what prompted him take his Bar Mitzvah Torah reading a few steps beyond just relating it to a real-life event. He began working to help Syrian refugees in the Columbus area.

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Two U.S. Towns Being Sued for Discrimination This Week for Refusing Permits to Mosques - World Religion News

December 18, 2016
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FILES DISCRIMINATION CASES AGAINST U.S. TOWNS FOR DENYING MOSQUES. The city of Sterling Heights, Michigan is facing a legal suit due to the rejection of a plea by the area’s Muslims to build a mosque. The U.S. Department of Justice has called this discriminatory decision an infringement of the Muslims’ constitutional rights and has filed a case in a U.S. District Court in Detroit.

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Ohio State Attacker May Have Been ‘Inspired’ by Al Qaeda, F.B.I. Says - The New York Times

December 5, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The student who wounded 11 people this week at Ohio State University, plowing his car into a cluster of pedestrians and then slashing some of them with a butcher knife, may have been inspired by Anwar al-Awlaki, a Qaeda recruiter and propagandist, or by the Islamic State terrorist group, investigators said on Wednesday.

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