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

September 9, 2016
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 public schools, particularly for Muslim students.

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French ‘Burkini’ Bans Provoke Backlash as Armed Police Confront Beachgoers - The New York Times

August 27, 2016
PARIS — Armed police surrounding Muslim women on beaches and ordering them to remove their modest clothes or leave. Calls from onlookers to “go back to where you came from.” Public humiliation and ostracism with echoes of the morals police of theocratic countries like Iran or Saudi Arabia, not a country that sees its values as a paragon of Western freedoms.

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France’s ‘Burkini’ Bans Are About More Than Religion or Clothing - The New York Times

August 21, 2016
WASHINGTON — There is something inherently head-spinning about the so-called burkini bans that are popping up in coastal France. The obviousness of the contradiction — imposing rules on what women can wear on the grounds that it’s wrong for women to have to obey rules about what women can wear — makes it clear that there must be something deeper going on.

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First Female Muslim-American on Her Way to Becoming Legislator - World Religion News

August 21, 2016
ILHAN OMAR WINS DISTRICT 60B PRIMARY FOR MINNESOTA STATE REPRESENTATIVE. Ilhan Omar recently caused a stir in Minneapolis after winning the District 60B Democratic Primary for State Representative. This win firmly puts her on the track to becoming the first Somali-American to clinch a seat in a U.S. state legislature. With the elections just around the corner, on November 8, Ilhan has been receiving immense support from the Somali community in Minneapolis.

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