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Being a Philly Muslim in the Age of Trump

Six months after Donald Trump descended an escalator at Trump Tower and announced his candidacy for president, a slaughtered pig’s head showed up on the […]

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Philly Native On Trial in Texas “Draw Muhammad” Attack

A Philadelphia native has gone on trial in Texas, accused of helping plot a deadly shooting attack against a “Draw Muhammad” contest in May of […]

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Philly Makeup Artist’s Instagram Page Suspended After Supporting Muslim Woman Kicked Out of Trump Rally

Philadelphia makeup artist Tatiana Ward is best known as BeatFaceHoney, the moniker she’s been using for four years on Instagram, where she’s amassed over 430,000 […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Brotherhood on a Bus in Kenya

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Why Calls for Unity Won’t Solve Donald Trump’s Ugly, Anti-Muslim Bigotry

During this week of heightened attention to anti-Muslim views, our mayor-elect Jim Kenney’s call for unity in Philadelphia sounded more than reasonable. But it really […]

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Temple Prof: Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Perfectly Constitutional. Sort Of.

In today’s New York Times, Temple University professor Peter Spiro penned an op-ed delving into the legal nuances of Donald Trump‘s proposal to ban all […]

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Philly Religious Leaders Condemn Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Yesterday, prior to speaking at a campaign event in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump issued a press release calling for a total […]

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Kenney Condemns Desecration at Philly Mosque

Discovery of pig's head outside Philly mosque sparks police investigation: https://t.co/Ew7LPeFQDK pic.twitter.com/YYhTjsCX6z — NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) December 7, 2015 Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has issued a […]

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What Lots of Americans Don’t Get About Islam

I am a Christian. So is Pope Francis. So was the Rev. Fred Phelps. I don’t think anyone reading this would confuse any one of the […]

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Will Smith Gets Flak for Reported $150,000 Donation to Nation of Islam

Somehow, I missed my invitation to hear Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speak last week at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, which I guess […]

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NYT Op-Ed: SEPTA “Censors” Controversial Speech

An op-ed in today’s New York Times accuses SEPTA and transit agencies in New York and Washington D.C. of “censorship” for policies refusing to feature […]

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Texas “Muhammad Art Exhibit” Sponsored by Group Behind Anti-Islam SEPTA Ads

The same group that sponsored an anti-Islam ad campaign on SEPTA buses last month also sponsored the Texas “art show” where two suspects were killed […]

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Egyptian Religious Authority Condemns Anti-Islam Ads on SEPTA

The controversy about those anti-Islam ads on SEPTA buses has gone international. (See the ads in question here.) An organization described as Egypt’s “most prominent religious […]

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Judge: SEPTA Must Run Ads Comparing Muslims to Hitler

A federal judge has ruled that SEPTA must run anti-Islam ads that compare Muslims to Hitler. Last year, we told you about the American Freedom […]

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Bensalem Muslims Say Township Won’t Let Them Build a Mosque

Bensalem has its fair share of churches and other houses of worship. The Bucks County township of 60,000 has Catholic churches, Protestant churches, synagogues, a […]