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Talking points around the Water Cooler: Terrorism and Islam are antithetical

September 12, 2011

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Muslims at work are often drawn into a conversation around the water cooler where they have to defend Islam and Muslims against the “Islam is a terroristic religion” or “All Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims” arguments. The following slideshare presentation should give you enough counterarguments both from historical facts and from […]

Pew Global Attitudes Project 2010: Limited Support for Terrorism in Muslim World

August 10, 2010

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Pew Research Center Support for terrorism remains low among the Muslim publics surveyed. Many fewer Muslims in 2010 than in the middle of the past decade say that suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilians are justified to defend Islam from its enemies. However, the new poll does show a modest increase over […]

Muslims Rising Against Terrorism Globally

June 23, 2010

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BBC Radio U.S.A. India Pakistan United Kingdom This part 1 of 8. Please go to Youtube.com to view the remaining parts. Canada Middle East

Courageous Afghan Girls Brave Taliban Terrorists To Get An Education

June 5, 2010

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English.aljazeera.net The Taliban has waged a violent campaign against girls who go to schools in their Afghan strongholds. A series of attacks against schools and female students have driven many girls to go underground to receive an education. In one attack in Kandahar in 2008, around 15 girls and teachers were sprayed with acid by […]

Pipe Bomb Attack on Mosque in Jacksonville, Florida

May 12, 2010

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Officer Goes Undercover in Terror Fight

May 6, 2010

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By JOEL STONINGTON After the failed attempt to bomb Times Square, New York police are dispatching more officers to be seen on the streets, around landmarks and on subways. But there’s one tactic they hope won’t go noticed at all: getting inside the bands of terrorists-in-the-making. That’s why a young Bangladeshi immigrant working undercover found […]

American Muslims Welcome Arrest in Times Square Bomb Plot

May 4, 2010

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/4/10) — A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today welcomed the arrest of a suspect in connection with last weekend’s failed car bomb attack on Times Square. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with several other national and regional Muslim groups,* said the alleged actions of the Pakistani-American […]

Muslim scholar’s fatwa condemns terrorism

March 3, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun: London, England (CNN) — A Muslim [Sufi] scholar has issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, that says suicide bombers are destined for hell. Tahir ul-Qadri condemned terrorism and criticized Islamic extremists who cite their religion to justify violence. Ul-Qadri’s 600-page fatwa is “arguably the most comprehensive theological refutation of Islamist terrorism […]

Pakistanis Fight Terrorists To Get Education

January 2, 2010

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Al Jazeera Pakistan’s government hailed its military campaign against Taliban fighters in the Swat valley as a great success. However, security forces remain on high alert with daily operations in the area. Daily life is still insecure and services, such as schools, have been disrupted by terrorist attacks and the destruction of buildings. Al Jazeera’s […]

Double Standards for Freedom of Expression At Columbia University

October 21, 2009

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Al Jazeera Blog When President Ahmadinejad of Iran spoke to students at Columbia University in September 2007, the students, the faculty and the media were all given front row seats to condemn and to vilify. Even the President of the University, Lee Bollinger, took the opportunty to get a dig in, telling Ahmadinejad: ““Mr. President, […]

Perilous Job: Reporter Fired Upon By Israeli Soldiers on West Bank

September 13, 2009

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On September 4, 2009, Israeli soldiers have fired tear gas on Palestinians protesting against the Israeli separation barrier (apartheid wall) which cuts through their West Bank village of Bilin. The soldiers also fired tear gas at Jacky Rowland, Al Jazeera’s correspondent who was covering the event live from near the village of Bilin. Here is […]

Somali-American professors angered over repeated airport searches

August 24, 2009

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MPR News by Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio August 24, 2009 Minneapolis — Two Somali-American scholars at the University of Minnesota say they’re outraged by what they consider invasive questioning and searches while traveling abroad this summer. Abdi Samatar chairs the U’s geography department. He’s married to Cawo Abdi, a sociology professor. Since June, the […]

American Muslims Condemn Alleged Temple Bombing Plot

May 25, 2009

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NEW YORK (CBS) ― As we saw after Sept. 11, 2001, the invisible victims of Islamic terrorism are other Muslims, millions of people who are horrified by the thought that some of their own could turn the words of the Quran into a justification for murder. On Thursday, some of them took a stand against […]

National U.S. Muslim Organizations Condemn Terrorist Attacks in India

November 28, 2008

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KAC calls Mumbai Terrorist Attacks Reprehensible Crimes Against Humanity Washington, D.C. November 27, 2008. The Kashmiri American Council (KAC) expressed its utter disgust at the terrorist attacks perpetrated in Mumbai, India. Condemning the bestiality in the strongest terms, the KAC pledged to contribute, in whatever form possible, to the rehabilitation effort of the affected families. […]

Making Islamophobia Mainstream: How Muslim-bashers broadcast their bigotry

October 9, 2008

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www.fair.org A remarkable thing happened at the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) nominations in February 2007: The normally highbrow and tolerant group nominated for best book in the field of criticism a book widely viewed as denigrating an entire religious group. The nomination of Bruce Bawer’s While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the […]

Islamophobia Watch and Call to Action: Steve Emerson Scheduled to Testify Before Congress

July 29, 2008

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Urgent Action Alert: Demand Responsible Testimony in Fight Against Terrorism Self proclaimed terrorist expert Steven Emerson is scheduled to testify this Thursday, July 31st, in a congressional hearing entitled “Foreign Aid and the Fight Against Terrorism and Proliferation: Leveraging Foreign Aid to Achieve U.S. Policy Goals.” Emerson has a formidable history of attacking Islam and […]

United States Seeks to Avoid Linking Islam with Terrorism

May 7, 2008

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U.S. aims to unlink Islamic, terrorism May 7, 2008 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL – U.S. officials are being advised in internal government documents to avoid referring publicly to al Qaeda and other terrorist groups as Islamic or Muslim, and not to use terms like jihad or mujahedeen, which “unintentionally legitimize” terrorism. “There’s a growing consensus [in […]

Muslim women pay an expensive price for wearing hijab in North America

January 12, 2008

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Case #1: Muslim Woman Sues For Being Forced to Remove Her Headscarf A Muslim woman arrested for riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States, claiming her religious freedom was violated when she was forced to remove her headscarf when she was taken to jail. The […]

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