New Jersey School Board Member Quits Over Anti-Muslim Comments

April 23 – A New Jersey school board member resigned on Friday after drawing fire for anti-Muslim Facebook posts, including one saying, “America needs to get rid of people like you,” the board president said. Elmwood Park Board of Education member Gladys Gryskiewicz had come under pressure to step down after attention was drawn to

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French Minister Under Fire For Linking Veil-Wearing To Slavery

PARIS, March 31 – France’s minister for womens’ rights came under fire on Thursday for saying Muslim women who wear veils were like black slaves in favor of slavery. An online petition claiming over 18,000 people had signed it accused her of racism, and her words were denounced by an anti-Islamophobia campaigner. “Of course there

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Obama Knocks Republicans for anti-Muslim Rhetoric, Seeks to Set 2016 Tone

By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Jan 13 – President Barack Obama knocked Republican presidential candidates for anti-Muslim rhetoric and accused critics on Tuesday of playing into the hands of Daesh in a speech aimed at setting an optimistic tone for his last year in office. Obama, delivering his last State of the Union

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