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Muslim 'Twoness': Fearful Of Some, Feared By Others : Code Switch : NPR

October 30, 2016
He leaned against the subway doors in a faded denim jacket, camo cargo pants, combat boots and, to top it off, a black ski mask. I wondered if he had a gun. I wondered if he was a white supremacist. I wondered if he had seen my friend and me, with our brown skin and black hair. Our Islamic faith and immigrant parents — could he somehow see that, too?

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New California Law to Prevent Bullying of Sikh and Muslim Students - World Religion News

October 21, 2016
CA Governor Jerry Brown signs Safe Place to Learn Act to protect Muslim and Sikh students from bullying. The aim of the Safe Place to Learn Act or AB 2845 is to prevent discrimination, harassment, and bullying against Muslim and Sikh students in the classrooms of California. This new law will provide teachers, staff, and administrators with resources that will help them to identify, prevent, and find a solution to bullying and discrimination happening in their schools. The bill comes in the wake of the rise in incidents reported in the California. The law requires the...
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Tennessee Plans to Limit the Teaching of Islam in Schools - World Religion News

September 30, 2016
PARENTS FIGHT “ISLAMIC INDOCTRINATION” IN TENNESSEE SCHOOLS. Tennessee residents have recently requested local education authorities restrict the syllabus on Islam from ten standards to five. The proposed change does not apply to other religions and comes as a measure to restrict children from learning about Islam.

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Muslims Seek New Burial Ground, and a Small Town Balks - The New York Times

September 16, 2016
DUDLEY, Mass. — When Dr. Amjad Bahnassi, a psychiatrist who lives in the central Massachusetts city of Worcester, wants to visit his son’s grave, he braces for the drive to the Muslim burial ground in Enfield, Conn., about 60 miles away. It is the nearest cemetery devoted solely to Islamic burials — and, he said, it is filling up.

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U.S. to track religious discrimination in schools as anti-Muslim sentiment grows - The Washington Post

September 9, 2016
The U.S. Education Department announced it will begin collecting data this year about allegations of discrimination or bullying of students based on their religion, bringing new attention to what educators and advocates call a growing problem in public schools, particularly for Muslim students.

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French ‘Burkini’ Bans Provoke Backlash as Armed Police Confront Beachgoers - The New York Times

August 27, 2016
PARIS — Armed police surrounding Muslim women on beaches and ordering them to remove their modest clothes or leave. Calls from onlookers to “go back to where you came from.” Public humiliation and ostracism with echoes of the morals police of theocratic countries like Iran or Saudi Arabia, not a country that sees its values as a paragon of Western freedoms.

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France’s ‘Burkini’ Bans Are About More Than Religion or Clothing - The New York Times

August 21, 2016
WASHINGTON — There is something inherently head-spinning about the so-called burkini bans that are popping up in coastal France. The obviousness of the contradiction — imposing rules on what women can wear on the grounds that it’s wrong for women to have to obey rules about what women can wear — makes it clear that there must be something deeper going on.

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