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City Councilman Staffer/Pastor – No Muslims in the GOP!

A community outreach director for a Houston city councilman has decided that Muslims don’t belong in the Republican party. Trebor Gordon, a staffer for at-large councilman Mike Knox, tried to block the appointment of Syed Ali as precinct chair claiming Ali’s religion was at odds with Republican principles. “I move to remove the chairman and founder of the Muslim Council of USA Syed Shaid Ali on the ground that Islam does not have any basis or any foundation. It is […]

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Misinformation, fear, fuels backlashes against Muslims after Paris attacks

Photo of the Islamic Center of America from Wikipedia

Following a string of violence directed at Muslims in North America, writer Tasbeeh Herwees new piece for GOOD magazine documents incidents ranging from arson to the rhetoric of presidential candidates and stereotypes of mosques as violent, hate-filled places. Her work, titled Let Me Tell You About My Mosque, is a first person history of her experiences in her mosque, a place that has provided her a refuge in a world in which she experiences discrimination and hatred.

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Islamophobic attacks in Britain–particularly against veiled women–have increased dramatically

Still from video by Caroline Wyatt, who interviewed Muslim women to ask them about their experiences.

Islamophobic attacks have soared in Britain, rising by 70% from last year. Most of these attacks are against women, particularly women wearing the Niqab or Hijab.

Many western critics of Islam and Islamic cultures center their criticisms on the rights of women, portraying the entire faith and adherents to it as inherently misogynistic, and contrasting their own cultures as more tolerant and accepting. These attacks sharply question […]

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Are we all responsible for the killings in Chapel Hill?

Last week, an angry man killed three of his neighbors over what he claims was a long-running parking dispute.

The three victims were all Muslim. Yusor Abu-Salha was a 21 year old planning to attend UNC Chapel Hill dental school that fall. She had recently been interviewed for NPR’s StoryCorps, by her 3rd grade teacher. Her little sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, was also killed, as was her husband, Deah Barakata, 23, who was enrolled as a dental student at UNC.

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