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Two Muslim Teens Beaten Outside New York Mosque: Rights Group

July 5 – Two Muslim teenagers were beaten outside a New York City mosque by an attacker who shouted slurs at them, a rights group said on Monday, calling for police to investigate the incident as a bias crime. The attack early on Sunday was at least the third involving Muslims in the United States

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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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Islamophobia: The Outsiders

American Muslims are on edge By Zahir Janmohamed In the time it takes you to read this piece, it is possible that another anti-Muslim incident might have occurred in the United States. I began reporting this piece on February 11, after news broke that a 68-year-old Afghan American Muslim man, Abdul Jamil Kamawal, was beaten

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Philadelphia Shooter Described as Quiet, Devout Muslim

By Idrees Ali and Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA, Jan 9 – The gunman who claimed allegiance to Daesh after shooting a Philadelphia police officer was described by people who knew him as a devout, quiet Muslim who became more “combative” after trips to Egypt and Saudi Arabia. As police charged Edward Archer on Saturday with attempted

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