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Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan, Brace for 9/11 Anniversary

posted by Nicole Neroulias

Ramadan, the holy Islamic month of daytime fasting and spiritual reflection, has ended with the usual Eid-al-Fitr festival fanfare — plus some controversy at Rye’s Playland amusement park (my old stomping grounds), confusion in Indonesia, and continued civil disobedience in Egypt.

Now American Muslims are preparing for the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, which is bound to kick up some Islamophobia — unless the backlash from the Norway massacre is still in effect? As I wrote for USC’s Trans/Missions Scoop blog last week, it seems the best defense may be a good offense. Check out ReligionLink for more on “Muslims a decade after 9/11.” Also, as a necessary reminder that there were innocent Muslim victims on 9/11, check out this CNN report.

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posted September 1, 2011 at 7:33 pm


One important event was brought to our attention by Aziz over in City of Brass. It’s a detailed report on the scurrilous people and organizations carrying out the Islamophobia campaign against our fellow Americans who happen to be Muslims. You can read about it there and download it. There are some big names of organizations that will surprise you and of people that shouldn’t, all contributing to this false demonization of our fellow citizens.



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