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Local Muslims Find Support After Recent Controversies

September 17, 2010

Author: Helen Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/17/2231355/local-muslims-find-support-after.html

Mustafa Hussein of the Islamic Center of Greater Kansas City didn’t know what to expect.

 

The proposed Islamic center and mosque in New York City blocks from ground zero has drawn harsh anti-Muslim reaction.

 

A Florida pastor threatened to burn...

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2 Afghans Are Killed In Protests Over Koran

September 16, 2010

Author: Rob Nordland

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/world/asia/17koran.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Two Afghans, at least one of them armed, were killed Thursday in another protest over a rumored burning of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, nearly a week after a pastor in Florida who had incited widespread outrage over his plans to incinerate Korans in a 9/11 memorial bonfire canceled...

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Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/16/papal-visit-linking-godless-lack-values-wrong

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.

 

Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of...

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Valarie Kaur: Shadow Generation

September 15, 2010

Author: Valarie Kaur

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valarie-kaur/shadow-generation_b_716769.html

Nine years ago today, the murder of a family friend changed the course of my life. His name was Balbir Singh Sodhi. Four days after 9/11, he was shot in the back in front of his gas station by a man who yelled when arrested, "I'm a patriot! Arrest me and let those terrorists run wild."

Sodhi was a...

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ADL Starts Interfaith Coalition to Help US Muslims

September 14, 2010

Author: Jordana Horn

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=188103

One month after taking a stand against construction of the proposed Islamic Cultural Center near the destroyed World Trade Center site in Manhattan, the Anti-Defamation League has started an interfaith coalition meant to help American Muslim communities that are facing opposition to the building of mosques.

The Interfaith Coalition...

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Conn. Muslims Ask for Equality From City Council

September 14, 2010

Author: Everton Bailey, Jr.

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gW1xHFWZTQLD-N6V4-EsN-KOshdwD9I7D8C00

The Hartford City Council's decision to replace a scheduled Islamic prayer with an interfaith moment of silence before its meeting sends the wrong message to Connecticut's Islamic community, Muslim leaders said.

Mongi...

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Tensions High Across Kashmir After Koran Protests

September 14, 2010

Author: Jim Yardley

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/world/asia/15kashmir.html

The authorities expanded a strict curfew across Kashmir on Tuesday and sent more security officers across the restive Himalayan region after bloody protests erupted there a day earlier, fueled partly by a report of Koran desecration in the United States.

 

The bloodshed, which rippled across different districts in...

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Part Of the Fabric Of the City, a Growing Islamic Community

September 14, 2010

Author: Julia O'Malley

Source: Anchorage Daily News

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/153155

I sat in the back of the gym at the Fairview Recreation Center on Friday, counting the people lined up for prayers at Anchorage's Eid Day, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. Four hundred. Five hundred. Maybe, with children, close to 600.

I went to a similar gathering five years ago, then the group in the gym had been half the size. I tried to...

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Students’ New Campaign Fights Islamophobia

September 13, 2010

Author: Mary E. O'Leary

Source: The New Haven Register

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/09/13/news/new_haven/doc4c8d99ae18b9f677991290.txt

Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker who has fought racism for the past nine years, and still she found herself overwhelmed and paralyzed by the anti-Muslim sentiment flowing from controversy over the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York.

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Imam Talks Compromise on Islamic Center

September 13, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/nyregion/14imam.html

The imam working on the planned Muslim community center near ground zero said Monday he was open to all options to resolve the fierce dispute surrounding it, while possibly provoking the project’s opponents by declaring that the site, two blocks from the former World Trade Center, was not “hallowed ground.”

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