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US Imam Offers Assistance, Counseling to Boston Marathon Victims

Twin explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon turned the event into a scene of horror Monday afternoon.

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Pamela Geller Is Winning the Billboard Jihad: Davi Barker

The billboard wars continue in San Francisco. Every so often Anti-Muslim demagogue, Pam Geller blows a wad of cash on an ad (hominem) campaign against Islam, or at least critical of the boogeyman Muslims she imagines under her bed.

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An Educational Shift Averroes Institute Challenges Paradigms

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. The quote is brilliant but ultimately flawed; one, Einstein forgot ‘she’ and two, he failed to foresee schools like Averroes Institute.

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The Struggle for Jihad

Two opposing groups battle to define the word jihad on public buses and subways.

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No Mosque In My Backyard

A survey from the Pew Forum details the stories of 53 proposed mosques that have encountered community resistance in recent years. Why are Americans afraid of them?

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Outcast Gay Arabs Struggle with Backlash in Dearborn

I'm not afraid. Somebody has to start the conversation, said Chris Ramazzotti, who's Lebanese and agreed to reveal his name while discussing homosexuality among Arabs here.

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Muslim Chaplains Are Not Imams: Tricia Pethic

Dr. Ingrid Mattson, a Canadian-born Muslim convert and the first female President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), spearheaded the establishment of the nation's only accredited Islamic Chaplaincy Program at Hartford Seminary. She once lamented that chaplains were often taking on the title of imams after graduation.

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Death of a Prisoner Guantanamos Legacy

Adnan Latif's death, 10 years after being imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, leaves its mark.

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Latina Immigrants The New Ambassadors of Islam

Latina Muslim women in the United States are now assuming leadership roles in Islamic organizations and leading efforts to spread Islamic teachings in Latin America and beyond.

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American Convert Will Coley Wins Liberty Inspiration Award

For the first time, an American Muslim has won a national award for work promoting the compatibility of Islam and classical liberalism or “limited government.”