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Jordan: Learning From Scratch

A campaign has mounted a challenge to Jordan’s education system By Maysa Zureikat Schools are widely recognized as being on the frontline of countering violent extremism. And a campaign is now underway to push the Jordanian government to reform the nation’s education system. Its principal target? A curriculum that has, for years, been taught in the

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UK PM Cameron Launches English Language Campaign for Muslim Women

LONDON, Jan 18 – Some migrants to Britain who cannot pass an English test within 2-1/2 years of arriving may not be allowed to stay, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday in a move aimed at fostering greater integration by Muslim women. Cameron said there were 190,000 British Muslim women who spoke little

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U.S. Muslim Woman Gets Thrown Out of Trump Rally

By Karen Brooks Jan 10 – A U.S. Muslim woman who was ejected from a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina while engaging in a silent protest said on Saturday she wanted to make the Republican presidential candidate’s backers recognize they are supporting “hateful rhetoric.” Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant from North Carolina, stood

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Gunman Ambushes Philadelphia Policeman ‘In the Name of Islam’

By Daniel Kelley and Jarrett Renshaw PHILADELPHIA, Jan 9 – A gunman claiming allegiance to Daesh militants shot and seriously wounded a Philadelphia police officer, saying he ambushed his patrol car “in the name of Islam,” the city’s police commissioner said on Friday. Edward Archer of Philadelphia approached Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, shortly before midnight

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San Bernardino Shooters Buried in Quiet Funeral

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 17 – Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who opened fire on a San Bernardino holiday party earlier this month, were buried Tuesday in a quiet, graveside funeral guarded by FBI agents. Many of those who attended mosque with the couple refused to attend, two mosque members said. U.S.-born

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In U.S. Mosques, Growing Safety Concerns — And More Armed Guards

By Idrees Ali CORONA, Calif., Dec 14 – From the suburbs of Los Angeles to the outskirts of Washington, D.C., mosques around the United States are warily stepping up security in the face of growing fears about reprisals on American Muslims. The increasing safety concerns described by American Islamic leaders—and the steps they are taking

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Trump’s Muslim Ban Scrambles Republican Outreach to Jewish Voters

By James Oliphant and Michelle Conlin WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Dec 10 – For the Republican Party, a tough job just got a little tougher thanks to Donald Trump. For years, Republicans, backed by some influential donors, have carefully cultivated the vote of Jewish-Americans who regard the security of Israel their top concern. Less than a week

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Donald Trump Urges Ban on Muslims Entering U.S.

By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, Dec 7 – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to last week’s shooting spree by two Muslims who the FBI said had been radicalized. “We have no choice,”

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Daesh Broadcast Claims Its Followers Carried out California attacks

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Rory Carroll BEIRUT, Dec 5  – Daesh said in an online radio broadcast on Saturday that two followers of the militant group had carried out Wednesday’s attack on a social services agency party in California where 14 people were killed. The group’s declaration, in an online radio broadcast comes three days

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