Imam: Pastor 'absolutely wrong' The Rev. Terry Jones says he is rethinking the decision not to burn QuransJones says he's planning to meet with Muslim leaders in New York He says he was assured the Islamic center near New York's ground zero will be movedBut center developers say no move is planned, and no meeting has been set (CNN) -- A Florida Muslim leader is disputing claims by the Rev. Terry Jones that he brokered a deal to get the Islamic center project near New York's ground zero moved if the pastor called off his Quran burning event. No deal made to halt Quran burning, Muslim leader says
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New York cab driver Ahmed Sharif shows the gashes in his arm and neck. Union rep: Donations to Ahmed Sharif fund "barely enough" to pay for baby formula Officials: Sharif was stabbed by a passenger who asked if he were Muslim Police: Michael Enright, 21, is facing hate crime, attempted murder charges (CNN) -- New York cab driver Ahmed Sharif cannot bring himself to talk about the young man who allegedly cut his throat and nearly killed him last week, a taxi union representative said Sunday. "Ahmed is a strong man, but mentally he has limits," said Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance. Stabbed cabbie out of work, worries about feeding family
Pastor’s Plan to Burn Korans Adds to Tensions Mr. Jones, 58, a former hotel manager with a red face and a white handlebar mustache, argues that as an American Christian he has a right to burn Islam’s sacred book because “it’s full of lies.” And in another era, he might have been easily ignored, as he was last year when he posted a sign at his church declaring “Islam is of the devil.” But now the global spotlight has shifted.
<br/><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/us">ABC US News</a> | <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/business">ABC Business News</a> Copy The attorney for Michael Enright, the New York City college student charged with attempted murder as a hate crime for allegedly stabbing a Muslim cab driver Tuesday, denied that his client had acted out of hatred for Muslims. "I don't believe that he has any underlying hatred or animosity towards Islam or Muslims in general," said attorney Jason Martin. Cab Driver Stabbing: Lawyer Says Alleged Attacker Michael Enright Was Not Motivated By Anti-Muslim Hate
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By Zaid Jilani on August 16, 2010 at 1:49 pm "Laura Ingraham To Co-Founder Of Ground Zero Mosque In December 2009: ‘I Like What You’re Trying To Do’" One of the most vociferous opponents of the proposed Park 51 Islamic community center and mosque that will be built two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City is Fox News contributor and conservative personality Laura Ingraham. Earlier this month, Ingraham appeared on Good Morning America and told host George Stephanopolous that there’s a “disconnect between how elites” think about the proposed mosque and how the rest of the country thinks about the project. Think Progress » Laura Ingraham To Co-Founder Of Ground Zero Mosque In December 2009: ‘I Like What You’re Trying To Do’
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PRUDEN: The 'Zionist plot' to build a mosque The ground zero mosque, which is stirring such a sandstorm in New York City, isn’t so popular in certain precincts of the Middle East, either. Some Muslims there think President Obama and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York are nuts.
This guy will probably think twice before walking through another anti-mosque rally. On Sunday opponents of a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero accosted a black man who tried to navigate through a crowd of anti-mosque protesters. Someone calls the man a "coward," prompting the man to yell, "Y'all motherfuckers don't know my opinion about shit." Maybe not, but that doesn't stop a guy in a blue hardhat from getting in the man's face as the crowd renews its chants of, "No Mosque Here." Soon, a peace-seeking protester gets between the two men and the tension is eventually defused. Anti-Islamic Center Protesters Harass Random African-American Man (VIDEO)
NEW YORK - The proposed Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero drew hundreds of fever-pitch demonstrators Sunday, with opponents carrying signs associating Islam with blood, supporters shouting, "Say no to racist fear!" and American flags waving on both sides. The dual protests had taunts, tensions and the occasional minor scuffle. Protests, taunts, tension over planned Islamic center | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Headline | National and International News
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Mosque Planner Says Opposition Goes 'Beyond Islamophobia' Updated Aug. 23, 2010 12:44 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—A leader of a planned Muslim community center near Manhattan's Ground Zero compared opposition to the project to the persecution of Jews, in comments that could add to the controversy over the center's proposed site. "We are deeply concerned, because this is like a metastasized antisemitism," said Daisy Khan, who is spearheading the project with her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.
Post-Hutaree: How Glenn Beck and Fox News spread the militia message Reading last week's disturbing news accounts about the Midwestern arrest of nine alleged members of a Christian militia known as the Hutaree, a group whose members were reportedly planning to kill cops in order to spark a wider, armed revolt against the U.S. government, I noticed this nugget [emphasis added]: FBI agents moved quickly against Hutaree because its members were planning an attack sometime in April , prosecutors said. My hunch is the self-described "warriors" of the Hutaree probably circled April 19 on their calendars for any cop-killing fantasy they might have planned to pull off. Why April 19? That was the day, 17 years ago, when the FBI staged its final failed assault on cult leader David Koresh's heavily armed compound in Waco, Texas. It was on April 19, 1993, following a 51-day siege , that Koresh's fanatical followers, rather than surrendering to authorities, staged mass suicides (and, in some cases, executions) as the compound burned to the ground.
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