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St. Petersburg Man Accused Of Hate Crime Against Muslim

February 5, 2011

Author: Kameel Stanley

Source: The St. Petersburg Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/st-pete-man-accused-of-hate-crime-against-muslim/1149809

Authorities have arrested a 52-year-old man they say committed a hate crime against a man he learned was a Muslim.

 

According to an arrest affidavit, Bradley Kent Strott, of 4300 58th Ave. N, stabbed the unidentified...

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Cameron Criticizes ‘Multiculturalism’ In Britain

February 5, 2011

Author: John F. Burns

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/world/europe/06britain.html?ref=religionandbelief

Faced with growing alarm about Islamic militants who have made Britain one of Europe’s most active bases for terrorist plots, Prime Minister David Cameron has mounted an attack on the country’s decades-old policy of “multiculturalism,” saying it has encouraged...

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Dutch Jews Want Fast Punishment For Anti-Semitism

February 2, 2011

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/02/AR2011020201514_pf.html

Jewish groups in the Netherlands called Wednesday for swifter punishment for Holocaust deniers as parliament debated how to combat rising anti-Semitism.

Among other measures, a Jewish umbrella organization said it wants...

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Conservative German State Bans Burqas for Civil Servants

February 2, 2011

Author: Erik Kirschbaum

Source: Reuters FaithWorld

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/02/conservative-german-state-bans-burqas-for-civil-servants/

Hesse, a state run by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, on Wednesday became the first German region to ban Muslim face veils for public sector workers.

 

Hesse Interior Minister Boris Rhein announced it...

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Muslims Seek Change In Their Hollywood Story

February 2, 2011

Author: Gillian Flaccus

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/02/AR2011020201517.html

After years of watching Muslims portrayed as terrorists in mainstream TV and movies, an advocacy group hopes to change that image by grooming a crop of aspiring Muslim screenwriters who can bring their stories - and perspective - to...

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Religious Leaders Demand Apology From West for Anti-Islam Comments

February 2, 2011

Author: Sarah Posner

Source: The Religion Dispatches Magazine

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/sarahposner/4164/religious_leaders_demand_apology_from_west_for_anti-islam_comments/

An interfaith group of religious leaders has sent a letter to freshman Republican Allen West of Florida, calling him to apologize for anti-Islam remarks he made recently on an...

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51 Organizations Tell Congress that Hearings Targeting American Muslims Are Divisive

February 1, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Advocates

http://www.muslimadvocates.org/latest/51_organizations_tell_congress.html

Today, Muslim Advocates, working in coalition with 50 faith, civil rights and human rights organizations, formally asked Congressional leaders to object to divisive hearings targeting millions of American Muslims that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY) has called for later this month...

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Interfaith Services Encourage Respect Among Religions

January 31, 2011

Author: Bennett Louden

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20110131/NEWS01/101310315/1002/NEWS

Two Christian churches included Jewish and Muslim readings in their services Sunday to demonstrate respect for other faiths and to counter recent religious conflicts.

 

The Rev. Denise Yarbrough, pastor of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 1360 Lake Ave., was joined...

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