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Hate crimes targeting Muslims increased 91% in the first half of 2017

Hate crimes targeting Muslims increased 91% in the first half of 2017

2017-10-18
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Prosecutors secured a relatively rare federal hate crime conviction punishable by a tough sentence on Thursday as a Florida man pleaded guilty to leaving a voicemail that threatened to shoot people at a mosque. Legal experts and Islamic advocates sai...
Strong religious beliefs are only one part of Muslim American identity

Strong religious beliefs are only one part of Muslim American identity

2017-09-17
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Nearly all Muslim Americans (97%) say they take pride in being a member of the Islamic faith. But their devotion to core religious beliefs and practices is only part of a religious identity that also includes concerns about social justice and the env...
Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

2017-06-09
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Coordinated US rallies against Islamic law, known as Shariah, have the already rattled Muslim community on edge. The worshippers at the Eugene Islamic Center are worried about their security. A man recently appeared outside the mosque and threatened ...
New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

2017-05-31
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When the Islamic Institute of America bought a Baptist church, the plan initially was to remove the pews — until the mosque’s leader objected, in part because he saw keeping the benches as a way of showing Islam’s compatibility with...
To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors

To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors

2017-05-12
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Americans are more likely to view Muslims, who make up 1 percent of the U.S. population, as extremists if they do not know one personally, according to a February poll by the Pew Research Center. The same survey found that 60 percent of Americans who...
Local mosques open their doors to promote understanding of faith

Local mosques open their doors to promote understanding of faith

2017-04-02
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Across Eastern Massachusetts Sunday, Muslims gathered, shoulder to shoulder, to begin afternoon prayers. But at the back of the room at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury, a crowd of Christians, Jews, agnostics, and atheists had...
More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

2016-10-24
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The revelation of an alleged domestic terrorism plot to kill Somali immigrants in southwest Kansas serves as a glaring illustration of what experts say is a growing concern. Across the country, they say, anti-government extremists are shift...
Feds drop Muslim outreach program whose counseling teams were said to have sown mistrust

Feds drop Muslim outreach program whose counseling teams were said to have sown mistrust

2016-10-21
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An FBI-led program to establish “shared responsibility committees” to intervene at an early stage to prevent or counteract radicalization was canceled. The committees would have included mental health workers, clergy and counselors in local communities.
U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

2016-10-10
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A recent study by Pew found that a record near-half of all refugees that entered the United States in FY2016 were Muslim, marking the highest number of Muslim refugees recorded since religious self-reporting data became available 14 years ago.
New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

2016-10-03
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At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, people of other faiths in the surrounding community were...
Quran Stands by American Islamic Outreach Foundation

Quran Stands by American Islamic Outreach Foundation

2016-09-13
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American Islamic Outreach Foundation are pleased to announce that the Quran stand Project is going full force. They have 26 Qurans Stands in and around Charlotte. Each stand is equipped with free information about Islam. Free Qurans in both Engl...
U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

2016-09-12
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Following terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino in 2015, Dr. Rushdi Abdul Cader cancelled his family's vacation to focus on his grassroots educational program called Anti-V.I.R.U.S.(Anti-Violent Ideology Recruitment in the U.S.) to help comba...
U.S. to track religious discrimination in schools as anti-Muslim sentiment grows

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

2016-09-11
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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 publ...
Muslim Gathering Laments a ‘Normalization of Bigotry’

Muslim Gathering Laments a ‘Normalization of Bigotry’

2016-09-10
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An imam of a mosque in New York City and his associate shot dead while strolling following afternoon prayers. A presidential candidate calling for Muslims to be barred from entering the United States. Muslim women harassed and phy...
Trump Proposes Ideological Test for Muslim Immigrants and Visitors to the U.S.

Trump Proposes Ideological Test for Muslim Immigrants and Visitors to the U.S.

2016-08-23
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Donald Trump called Monday for a Cold War-style mobilization against “radical Islamic terror,” repeating and repackaging calls for strict immigration controls — including a new ideological litmus test for Muslim visitors and migrant...
United States of Hate: Muslims under Attack

United States of Hate: Muslims under Attack

2016-08-18
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Award-winning director and producer Steph Atkinson brings us this one-off documentary, which investigates the terrifying scale of the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in the US.
Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

2016-08-16
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Will Smith was in the Middle East on Sunday promoting the movie "Suicide Squad", but the Hollywood star said his time in Dubai is also a chance to counter an increasingly anti-Muslim climate surrounding the U.S. presidential race.
Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

2016-08-15
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No hijab-wearing players are present on the basketball courts at the Rio Olympics, for instance ― and it’s not for lack of qualified players. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has long prohibited athletes from wearing “equipment that may cause injury to other players.” For some reason, FIBA deems hijabs to fall into that category, but a growing body of athletes and advocacy organizations are working to change that.
Campaign Aims to Register a Million U.S. Muslims Voters in Anti-Trump Move

Campaign Aims to Register a Million U.S. Muslims Voters in Anti-Trump Move

2016-07-27
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Muslim leaders in the United States have begun to register a million voters to help combat Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s rhetoric against Muslims.
The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

2016-07-27
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More U.S. employers are taking steps to make Muslims feel accepted and safe at work, as their faith comes under scrutiny with the rise in terror attacks and calls by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ban on Muslim immigrants.
Which U.S. religious groups are oldest and youngest?

Which U.S. religious groups are oldest and youngest?

2016-07-18
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Data from the Pew Research Center has revealed the youngest and oldest religious groups in the United States. U.S. Muslims in the survey have a median age of 33 and about four-in-ten Muslim adults in the U.S. are under the age of 30. The average age within Judaism is 50 years old, Catholics (49 years old), Orthodox Christians (40 years old), Buddhists (39 years old), Hindus (33 years old) and the median age of the entire U.S. population is 46 years old.
Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

2016-07-16
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Despite heated campaign rhetoric and the Orlando shooting, new polls show that the American public’s views of both Islam and Muslims have become more favorable. Here’s why.
In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

2016-07-16
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President Barack Obama clobbered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Friday for suggesting that America should deport Muslims who profess a belief in Islamic Sharia law, telling a gathering of diplomats in Washington that the idea is 'repugnant.'
How a Muslim advocacy group in Florida is doing what the government has so far failed to do

How a Muslim advocacy group in Florida is doing what the government has so far failed to do

2016-07-12
545 Views
It had been 10 days since Omar Mateen, a self-declared adherent to the Islamic State, massacred 49 people at an Orlando nightclub. And Nezar Hamze, a police officer in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, wanted to prepare this mosque’s c...
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