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Accused Islamic State supporter appears in Virginia court – The Washington Post

The marriage caused friction with Duncan’s family, his sister’s fiancé told The Washington Post. At 36, Sadeq is considerably older than her husband and according to her LinkedIn profile worked as a doctor. The couple lived in western Pennsylvania until June, when, according to the affidavit, their infant son died and they moved to Sterling, Va. Duncan had previously expressed interest in studying at an Islamic educational institute in Herndon, law enforcement officials allege. He faces up to 20 years in p

Source: Accused Islamic State supporter appears in Virginia court – The Washington Post

House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism – World Religion News

The House rejected a Republican proposal on July 14 which called for studying Islamic religious doctrines and schools of thought. Opponents decried the bill saying it is unconstitutional. They also believe that adoption of this measure will lead to targeting Muslims. Democrats were joined by 20 GOP centrists to defeat the amendment. The bill’s vote was 208 for and 217 against.

Source: House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism – World Religion News

Boston Launches Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign : The Two-Way : NPR

The city of Boston is launching a poster campaign to fight Islamophobia by encouraging bystanders to intervene, in a nonconfrontational way, if they witness anti-Muslim harassment.

Starting Monday, the city began installing 50 posters around the city with advice on what to do if you see Islamophobic behavior. The posters recommend sitting by a victim of harassment and talking with them about a neutral subject while ignoring the harasser.

Source: Boston Launches Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign : The Two-Way : NPR