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About half of New York City’s 50,000 cabbies are Muslim and for many of them, remaining observant isn’t easy in an urban environment where it’s hard enough to find a place to pee, let alone a place to park and pray. Muslims are required to pray five times daily between sunrise and sunset for a […]

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There are no mosques in Cuba. The closest thing there is to a public prayer room for Muslims is an exhibit of a prayer room at a state-run Arabic museum in old Havana. Inside the Casa de los Arabes, which translates to “House of Arabs,” there are mannequins and dioramas of old school-looking Arabs in […]

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A right wing group out of Washington, D.C. that laughingly calls itself the American Center for Law and Justice, is suing NYC for allowing the construction of a “victory mosque” blocks from the World Trade Center site. Founded by extremist Christian radical Pat Robertson, the ACLJ claims the city should have granted landmark status to […]

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Scattered around the city and within blocks of the WTC site are starkly designed posters that encourage the public to weigh in on the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ – ‘Islamic Community Center’ debate that has died down considerably since 9/11, but is ready to flare back up at a moment’s notice. […]

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Donald Trump is still, hands down, a magnificently shameful asshole who doesn’t mind toying with explosive issues to get his terrible hair on the news. […]

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The New York Post, one of the few media outlets that still calls a proposed Islamic center in Lower Manhattan the “Ground Zero mosque,” says it has definitive proof the World Trade Center’s boundaries extend further than the site by way of a map detailing the dispersion of human remains. It was created by firefighters […]

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No longer a bastion of pluralism and tolerance, according to a New York Times poll, two-thirds of city residents want a proposed Islamic center near the WTC site moved to another location. With the 9th anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaching, the results aren’t all that shocking and considering that New Yorkers have discriminated […]

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Far from the hallowed ground that is now all of Lower Manhattan lies DuPage County, Illinois and its another place in America that’s been swept up by anti-Muslim hysteria. […]

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Many opponents of an Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan say it’s way too close to the hallowed ground surrounding the WTC site and so the New York Times’ Clyde Haberman explores just how far that “elastic” boundary extends. He also notes how two blocks can mean a world of difference in Manhattan. Of course, […]

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NPR tries to find some good amidst all the bad at this weekend’s mosque protests in NYC. […]

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