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Meet the Anti-Muslim Leaders Advising Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

Date: March 29, 2016 | Categories: Islamophobia, News, News,

Source: SPLC Following the attacks in Brussels on March 22, GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz issued a call for the United States to “immediately halt the flow of refugees from countries with a significant al-Qaida or ISIS presence.” Surprisingly, he also called for a “need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” …


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Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack against militants

Date: December 22, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News,

Source: BBC.COM A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants “to kill them together or leave them alone”, a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of …


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U.S. Muslim Leaders Announce Major Initiatives in Light of Recent Rise in Islamophobia

Date: December 22, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, Press, Press,

Source: ICNA.ORG The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today announced major educational, outreach and civic empowerment initiatives to address growing Islamophobia in America and to enhance national security through the promotion of freedom and justice. Proposed USCMO initiatives include a drive to register one million voters prior to the 2016 presidential …


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Sorry, Islamophobes: Your Anti-Muslim Rallies Ended Up Inspiring Acts Of Love And Service

Date: October 12, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, News, News,

Source: Huffington Post A loosely affiliated group of armed protestors organized anti-Muslim hate rallies across the country on Friday and Saturday. But instead of dividing the communities they targeted, news about the rallies strengthened bonds between interfaith allies and inspired numerous acts of community service around the U.S. Grassroots organizers behind the so-called “Global Rally For Humanity” used Facebook to encourage “fellow patriots” to protest Islam …


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How Interfaith Activists Will Counter This Week’s Anti-Muslim Rallies

Date: October 7, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, News, News,

Source: Huffington Post Even though statistics show that domestic terrorism and white supremacists are a much bigger threat to Americans than radical Islam, anti-Muslim sentiment and hate crimes have swelled in America in recent years. Now, a disturbing string of nationally coordinated rallies — some that may draw angry andarmed protestors — is being planned for October 9 and October 10 at roughly …