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Anti-Islam Agitators Stretch Fight Beyond Murfreesboro Mosque, Tennessee

Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, August 6, 2012




    • Fight Against Islam Stretches Beyond Tenn. Mosque (Tennessean)

    • Mosque opponents say they are fighting for the soul of America. Now that the mosque is set to open this month, they are changing their tactics and broadening the scope of their complaints against Islam. Their latest tactic is to protest requests for accommodations for Muslim students to pray in local schools. Dozens of critics of Islam showed up at a recent Rutherford County school board meeting to voice their disapproval. And they plan to oppose any attempts by local Muslims to influence life in Rutherford County.
      • Crosses Placed Near Tenn. Mosque Send a Message
        "It was more or less to make a statement to the Muslims about how we felt about our religion, our Christianity," said Mack Richards, a Middle Tennessee Baptist Church member who built the crosses at the request of Grace Baptist member and friend Bobby Francis. "We wanted them to see the crosses and know how we felt about things."
      • Muslims Battle 'Un-American' Bias (Wis. State Journal)
    • Muslim Arrests Remembered, Protested at Albany Mosque
      After the highly publicized FBI sting operation , Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain were sentenced to fifteen years in federal prison. To this day, many people believe the government targeted them because they are Muslim, entrapped them, and took their lives away.
    • Ramadan Sees Rise in Demand for Halal Meat (Post-Gazette)
      During Ramadan, demand for halal meat -- which is slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law -- is up at local grocers and producers, as members of Pittsburgh's Muslim communities look to prepare meals for the nightly break-fast meals.
    • CAIR: U.S. Muslim Solidarity for Syria
      Dozens of mosques and Islamic centers across the United States will join hands in a solidarity protest with the Syrian people next week to raise awareness about the ongoing humanitarian disaster created by the dictatorial regime of President Bashar Al-Assad.
  • Hadith of the Day: Forgetfulness in Fasting
    The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever forgets he is fasting and eats or drinks is to complete his fast, as it was God who fed him and gave him something to drink." The Prophet also said: "God will not hold anyone ... responsible for what is done in error, forgetfulness or under coercion." (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)
    • China Forces Uighurs to Eat in Ramadan
      The statement, posted on the Xinjiang government website, urged party leaders to bring "gifts" of food to local village leaders to ensure that they were eating during Ramadan.
  • D.C. United's Bill Hamid Balances Body, Spirit in Ramadan (Wash. Post)
  • FBI: New York Police Violate Muslims' Rights
    The New York City Police Department's surveillance of Muslims violates their rights and produces no intelligence of any value, the FBI has found.
  • Audio: CAIR Rep in NPR Report on Romney's Mideast Comments
  • Anti-Islam Conservative Plots to Take Down Grover Norquist
    If Frank Gaffney gets his way, Grover Norquist won't be at a high-profile conservative gathering known as the Conservative Political Action Conference in October.
    • CAIR-FL: A Pointless Pledge on Guest Speakers (Tampa Bay Times)
      The made-up controversy over guest speakers in the public schools shows how far some Hillsborough County tea party activists will go to throw the entire school system in reverse. This campaign is aimed not solely at censoring the voices of Muslims in this community. It stands as a warning shot to the board that a vocal minority not entirely sold on public education in the first place wants to micromanage the eighth-largest school district in the country.
  • CT: Muslims United Against Poverty, Saturday Sept 29, 2012
  • 2 Pig Heads Hung Outside French Mosque







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