Tag: Muslims

Scott PowersJanuary 24, 2018
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Heat of the Israel-Palestinian conflict flared Wednesday at the Florida House Government Accountability Committee when a pro-Palestine student charged that a resolution supporting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a threat to peace, and then the bill’s sponsor interpreted her comments as apparent threats of terrorism. “There will be no true peace and safety […]

Florence SnyderApril 9, 2017
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In the 1960s, “morning announcements” at Miami Crestview Elementary School were served up with a side order of morning Scriptures.  The daily Bible readings skewed heavily New Testament, and the Jewish kids always dreaded spring, with its Easter ham-handed swipes at “Christ-killers.” It was confusing, unsettling and sometimes downright scary. Somehow, we managed to weather […]

Associated PressJanuary 30, 2017
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Trump’s temporary halt to the U.S. refugee program — the most consequential policy he’s unveiled in his presidency’s opening days — wreaked havoc at airports and sparked protests across the country. The order left Trump’s own government agencies scrambling, his Republican Party divided and allies around the world uneasy. A federal judge issued an emergency […]

Scott PowersJuly 5, 2016
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Orlando Imam Muhammad Musri, other American Islam leaders and faith leaders from other religions from throughout the country called over the weekend for a national inter-faith march on Washington D.C. to promote peace and denounce extremist violence. Musri, Orlando-based president of American Islam, said the “March For America” rally will be aimed at both showing Islam […]

Associated PressJune 16, 2016
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While his victims texted heartbreaking last words to loved ones from the blood-drenched bathrooms, Omar Mateen apparently went on Facebook to measure the shockwaves his attack on a gay nightclub was generating. He searched for the terms “Pulse Orlando” and “Shooting,” according to a letter released by a Senate committee. The letter detailing Mateen’s Facebook […]


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