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03 29 16

Republicans’ Islamophobia is pushing Muslims to vote

by editors,
Terrified by the idea of Donald Trump or Ted Cruz’s presidency, a large number of Muslims are registering to vote in the November election.
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03 28 16

Cruz, Trump ‘Extreme’ in views on fighting terrorism

By Adam Carter, March 28, 2016
Responding to the Terror Attack in Brussels and seizing the opportunity to look presidential, candidates’ comments focused on national security.
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03 28 16

Muslim-Americans Mobilize Against the GOP

After months of condemning rhetoric they view as hostile, American Muslims are now taking action
by Ashley Pratte
Muslim-American groups and organizations across the United States are mobilizing in an effort to take down GOP front-runners Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz through voter registration drives.
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03 27 16

Islamophobia in the Wake of Terror Attacks

By Paul Elliott Mar 27, 2016
The nonprofit organization recently released a survey suggesting the majority of Muslim voters identify as Democrats and over half plan on supporting Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in the election.
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03 26 16

Feeling G.O.P. Peril, Muslims Try to Get Out Vote

WASHINGTON — American Muslims are watching in growing horror as Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz battle for the Republican presidential nomination, outdoing each other with provocative proposals that have included Muslim registries, immigration bans and fleets of police patrolling their neighborhoods.
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03 26 16

Muslim groups mobilize voters against Trump

by Michelle Hackman on March 25, 2016
Watching with growing horror as the GOP presidential front runners, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, outdo one another with increasingly anti-Muslim policy proposals, Muslim-American groups are organizing in the most proactive way they know how: by boosting the Muslim vote.
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03 25 16

The anti-Muslim G.O.P. vibe is getting Muslims out to vote

by Jonathan Chew, March 25, 2016
That could be one million new voters.
Republican presidential front-runners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have taken hardline stances on a range of issues concerning Muslims, and it could come back to bite them if either becomes the nominee.
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03 6 16

Celebrated scholar Dr. Hassan Turabi passes away

By Dr. Sulayman Nyang
Dr. Hassan Turabi, the celebrated scholar and political leader from Sudan, is now gone.
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02 9 16

New Catholic-Muslim dialogue formed

By Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs announced Feb. 8 that it is launching a new National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, and Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich has been named its first Catholic co-chairman.
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02 7 16

Protesters use Super Bowl 50 to gain national attention

By Matthias Gafni, San Jose Mercury News
SANTA CLARA — As Peyton Manning and Cam Newton practiced inside Levi’s Field in the hours before Super Bowl 50, a block away, Ben Phelps stood on a thin strip of grass in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center and preached how gays would go to hell.
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02 7 16

Super Bowl 50 splendor produces almost-perfect day

By Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News
SANTA CLARA — At times it seemed like an amazing music festival with occasional — less successful — football interludes. But no matter what anybody says about Super Bowl 50, a game with more three-and-outs than thrills, it produced an almost-perfect day and an unforgettable experience for 77,000 fans Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.
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02 4 16

Muslim civic groups outside Islamic world come together

WASHINGTON (RNS) Finding similarities in the problems they face, Muslim leaders from countries outside the Islamic world created an American-led federation to tackle Islamophobia, youth radicalization and integration in their respective societies.
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02 3 16

Remarks by the President at Islamic Society of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland, Feb 3, 2016, 1:04 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Well, good afternoon. And, Sabah, thank you for the wonderful introduction and for your example — your devotion to your faith and your education, and your service to others. You’re an inspiration. You’re going to be a fantastic doctor. And I suspect, Sabah, your parents are here because they wanted to see you so — where are Sabah’s parents? There you go. (Applause.) Good job, Mom. She did great, didn’t she? She was terrific.
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02 2 16

Open door: Bloomington mosque to welcome guests

BLOOMINGTON — Twin City Muslims are opening the doors of a Bloomington mosque to the public to provide a better understanding of their Islamic faith and how they pray.
“With the recent situations happening all over the nation and all around the world, we just wanted to have a public event about the Muslim community, the mosque itself, what we do there, and how we pray,” said Mohammed Zaman, president of the mosque that has served local Muslims since 2007.
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02 2 16

Muslims fight Islamophobia by ‘showing up’ for others

By Barry Carter | The Star-Ledger
February 02, 2016
They recently sent 3,000 bottles of water to Flint, Michigan, a struggling city rocked when it was discovered that state officials allowed residents to drink toxic water from the Flint River for two years.
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01 27 16

Why some Muslims optimistic in the face of Islamophobia

01/26/2016, Antonia Blumberg, Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post
Muslims throughout North America and Europe are increasingly living in fear as a result of rising Islamophobia. Yet, in the midst of this antagonism, some have found a silver lining.
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01 14 16

Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi: New Amir of ICNA Canada

Dr. Iqbal Massod Al-Nadvi has been elected as Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada.
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01 9 16

Syrian refugees treated to dinner & conversation

By Trevor Robb, Postmedia Network, January 09, 2016
Hundreds of Syrian refugees new to Edmonton were treated to dinner and conversation at a friendly meet and greet event at a southeast community centre Saturday.
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01 6 16

ISNA and ICNA condemn killing of Saudi Shia cleric

By Aatif Ali Bokhari, Managing Editor, The Muslim Observer
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) have condemned the execution of Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir An-Nimr and three other Shia activists this week. ICNA and ISNA are two of the largest Sunni Muslim umbrella organizations in North America.
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01 5 16

Help for storm victims from REALTORS, Dallas Muslims

By Tammye Nash, Dallas Voice, Jan. 5, 2016
It’s been just more than a week since a series of deadly tornadoes ripped through Northeast Texas, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. And many of those who lost their homes and possessions are struggling to find a foothold from which they can move forward. Over the New Year’s weekend, two more local organizations stepped forward to help the storm victims take that first step.
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