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NEWS: “Morgan Freeman Discusses Religion & Islamophobia”

From The Daily Beast The second season of The Story of God, which premieres Jan. 16, consists of three episodes following Freeman across the world as he speaks with members of various faiths, including a 9-year-old Minnesotan boy who Tibetan … Continue reading

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SMITHSONIAN: “Statue of Liberty Was Originally A Muslim Woman”

From Smithsonian Magazine The United States has debated immigration since the country’s founding, and the Statue of Liberty—a potent symbol for immigrants—is often invoked as an argument for why we should usher in those who seek safety and opportunity with open arms. A little-known fact about … Continue reading

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“Target Ad Featuring Muslim Woman Causes Controversy”

From The Daily Mail (UK) Department store chain Target has sparked a heated debate on social media after featuring a mother wearing a hijab in its back-to-school catalogue. On Wednesday, Facebook users shared photographs of the catalogue, which also featured … Continue reading

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NEWS: “1 in 4 Students at Illinois Catholic College Are Muslim”

From Chicago Tribune Zainub Fiaz did her homework on Benedictine University before enrolling in the quiet institution in west suburban Lisle. She found out that its education major is rigorous and has affiliations with strong school districts in the area, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: “Katy Perry Condemns Muslim Registry by Donald Trump”

Haru is an 89 year old American woman of Japanese heritage who grew up in Riverside, California. She recalls how her family was put on a registry and incarcerated in an internment camp where they were forced to remain for … Continue reading

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PBS VIDEO: “Smithsonian Exhibit Shows Divine Art of Quran”

From PBS Newshour A major exhibition on the art of the Quran is being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S. Sixty-eight of the most important and exquisite Qurans ever produced are on view now at the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: “Dear America: We Need More Muslims on Television”

From VOX Writer Reza Aslan thinks a Muslim Will and Grace could truly change American perceptions of Islam. Watch Video Below:

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“Unknown Fire Completely Destroys Islamic Center in Texas”

From KEYE-TV LAKE TRAVIS, Texas — A building under construction by the Islamic Center of Lake Travis is expected to be a complete loss after a fire fully engulfed it overnight, said the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office and Lake Travis … Continue reading

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“Canadian Donates $1.5 Million to Help Syrian Refugees”

From The Guardian (UK) On a recent snowy Saturday, Jim Estill went knocking on his neighbours’ doors, offering to shovel snow from walkways and driveways for cash. Behind him stood a handful of Syrian refugees, newly arrived to the Canadian … Continue reading

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“Islamic Mosque Serves as Winter Homeless Shelter in Canada”

From Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Vancouver’s oldest mosque is operating as an overnight shelter for anyone in need of refuge from the streets during the winter cold. Members of the Al Jamia Masjid congregation opened the mosque on Dec. 18 when temperatures … Continue reading

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