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Hey America Im a Muslim Lets Talk

I have developed an overwhelming urge to tell everyone I meet I’m a Muslim. As a Muslim woman who doesn’t wear a headscarf, I’m often mistaken for a Latina and other ethnicities that my features match. But as anti-Muslim sentiment has risen across the United States, so has my urge to say: “Hey America: I’m a Muslim. Let’s talk.”

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The New Tools of Protest in the Arab World

Khaled Said is not the first Egyptian whom police allegedly beat to death. But his death has sparked a virtual revolution that is affecting Egypt's tightly controlled society.

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EXCLUSIVE: 9/11 Rally - Nine Years Later - Lower Manhattan

This collection features street photography in Lower Manhattan on 9th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Much has changed in the city, but one thing that remains unchanged is its character: always diverse, controversial and human.

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EXCLUSIVE: 9/11 Rally - SIOA/FDI Stop the 'Ground Zero Mosque'

On September 11, 2010 a rally organized by the Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) was held in remembrance of the 9/11 attack and to voice an opposition of the selected location for the Park51 (formerly known as Cordoba House) Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque.

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EXCLUSIVE: 9/11: March Against Racism and Anti-Islamic Bigotry

Organized by the National Action Center, a gathering and march in opposition to “September 11 Remembrance Rally Stop the Ground Zero Mosque” was held in Lower Manhattan.

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Stand Up for the Freedom to Offend

Offence drew me to Park51, the proposed Islamic community centre and mosque in Lower Manhattan, two blocks from Ground Zero. But not for the reasons you think.

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Muslim-Americans Have a History Before 9/11

I live in Harlem on a street that is home to three churches and a mosque. The mosque is next door to one of those churches and when male congregants mingle on the sidewalk, it’s impossible to tell who had just been in church and who in the mosque. It’s only some of the women’s headscarves that tell you.

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“Ground Zero Dialogue” Informs Mosque Debate

Created by Unity Productions Foundation, a documentary filmmaker dedicated to “promoting peace through its media,” “Ground Zero Dialogue,” is a free website that provides visitors with access to a number of informed and well-produced videos on Islam and Muslims in America.

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Building on Faith in Lower Manhattan

As my flight approached America last weekend, my mind circled back to the furor that has broken out over plans to build Cordoba House, a community center in Lower Manhattan. I have been away from home for two months, speaking abroad about cooperation among people from different religions.

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Bay Area “Muslim Serve”

Re-launched this year to encourage Muslim-Americans to fight positively against the increased bigotry that the Park 51 controversy and Qur'an burning event have brought, citizens across the country will be participating in community service and interfaith efforts this Saturday, September 11.