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County GOP Official Calls Muslims ‘Parasites’ On Facebook

The chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota is condemning comments about Muslims a county GOP chair made on his Facebook page. Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley called Muslims “parasites” and wrote “FRAG ‘EM!” when they travel to Mecca, slang for a fragmentation hand grenade.

11/20/2014

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2-Day Event Builds Christian-Muslim Relationships

The Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting a two-day conference designed to build bridges between Christians and those of Muslim faith. The conference is on Friday and Saturday.

11/14/2014

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Iowa Halal Food Supplier Indicted Over Beef Exports

The founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn’t meet the countries’ import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday.

10/24/2014

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Councilman’s Muslim Cabbie Comment Heats Up Monticello Mayoral Race

Words spoken at this week’s city council meeting are heating up the mayor’s race in Monticello. Councilmember Glen Posusta is running to become the city’s next mayor, but a reference he made at Monday’s council meeting is being taken by many as derogatory and unnecessary.

09/26/2014

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Ramadan Arrives Monday, Asks Greater Sacrifice For Muslims

Ramadan begins Monday night and this year it means an even greater sacrifice for local Muslims.

07/08/2013

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Opinion: Obama Needs To Stay At The White House During Middle East Protests

President Barack Obama needs to stay in Washington, D.C., suspend campaigning, and address the threats against Americans in the Middle East.

09/13/2012

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Hijab Day Hopes To Dispel Muslim Misconceptions

Faith was a big discussion point throughout downtown Minneapolis on Saturday. About 50 volunteers joined a young women’s Muslim group to walk up and down Nicollet Mall in honor of Hijab Day.

07/28/2012

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Free Weekend Giveaway In Minneapolis: Hijabs

Visitors to downtown Minneapolis this weekend can pick up an interesting freebie: a hijab.

07/27/2012

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McCain Speaks Out On ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ Controversy

Republican Sen. John McCain on Wednesday strongly defended a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton against unsubstantiated allegations that her family has ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, repudiating charges leveled by another Republican, Rep. Michele Bachmann.

07/18/2012

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Convicted Muslim Protests Ban On Headscarf

A Muslim woman convicted of conspiring to funnel money to terrorists in Somalia is protesting a ban on headwear at the Sherburne County Jail where she’s an inmate.

10/27/2011

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Court Considers Release Of TiZA Records

A federal judge will consider unsealing records in the two-year legal standoff between the American Civil Liberties Union and a Minnesota charter school accused of promoting religion.

04/29/2011

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) becomes emotional as he testifies during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Homeland Security held the hearing to examine "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keith Ellison Mixes It Up With Sean Hannity

Rep. Keith Ellison appeared on Fox News with host Sean Hannity to discuss the investigation into the radicalization of Muslims in America. As you might predict, the discussion got somewhat heated. We’ve got a link to the video.

04/21/2011

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Minn. Muslims, Somalis Watch Terrorism Hearing

A congressional panel investigating homegrown terrorism in America displayed sharp divisions Thursday over how to frame the discussion, reflecting a country still struggling with how best to combat terrorism nearly a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks.

03/10/2011

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Testimony Doesn’t Match Furor Over Terror Hearing

The Republican congressman who has organized controversial hearings into radical Islam called Muslims “part of the mosaic” of America Wednesday and said they shouldn’t feel threatened or intimidated by his inquiry.

03/09/2011

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White House Promotes Muslim Help Against Terrorism

The White House is pushing a message of religious tolerance ahead of this week’s congressional hearing on Islamic radicalism, which has sparked protests on grounds it unfairly singles out Muslims.

03/07/2011

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