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Half-Jewish, half-Arab housewife arrested, released in 9/11 scare

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Shoshana Hebshi, who describes herself as “half-Arab, half Jewish,” was at the center of an in-flight scare that made headlines Sunday. The self-described housewife was arrested at gunpoint at the end of a Frontier Airlines flight after other passengers reported […]

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Prayer permeated the Ground Zero ceremonies Sunday

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Prayer, scripture-reading and talk of the Almighty resounded as Americans stood together on the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America. At the Flight 93 Memorial in Pennsylvania, a Navy tenor’s voice wafted clear the words of the “Battle Hymn […]

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NY Times: Bush, Clinton appeal for unity at Shanksville 9/11 ceremony

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The dedication of a 9/11 memorial in a grassy field near Shanksville, Pa., Saturday gave former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton a chance to appeal for unity. Neither “specifically mentioned the fractured state of relations in Washington,” observed Katherine Q. […]

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First responders bicycling to all three 9/11 sites to pray, remember

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On September 11, as Americans commemorate the tenth anniversary of that fateful day, more than 350 9/11 first responders, injured veterans, victims’ family members and supporters will embark on a 540-mile Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) bicycle trip to visit each […]

Thousands to fill Dodger Stadium to pray, commemorate 9/11 attacks on America

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A time of prayer at a Christian outreach event Saturday at Dodger Stadium will likely be the largest gathering in the nation to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S., said evangelist Greg Laurie. Harvest Los […]

Bishop T.D. Jakes: A prayer for 9/11

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“Dear God,” offers Bishop T.D. Jakes, the pastor of the Potter’s House church in Texas, “Thou who has been our help in ages past, thou who dispenses your comfort to all those who mourn. We seek your grace to strengthen […]

No thanks to God or first responders at Mayor’s secular 9/11 ceremonies

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants Sunday’s 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks to focus on the victims and their families — not on God or the heroes who rushed into the burning towers to save as many as they […]

USA Today: Bloomberg’s exclusion of clergy at 9/11 ceremonies is a mistake

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Writing on USA Today‘s editorial page, attorney Jay Sekulow says “New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision not to invite clergy of any faith to commemorate the anniversary Sunday at Ground Zero is a mistake.” The move is deeply offensive […]

Biola University prof: 9/11 attacks are a depressing indictment of humanity

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The September 11, 2001 attacks on America reveal what is often hidden to us about ourselves, writes Clay Jones, a professor at Biola University near Los Angeles. “We are scared of our own mortality,” he writes. “We tend to call the […]

Billy Graham’s daughter: September 11 attacks were a wake-up call from God

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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were a wake-up call from God, says the Rev. Billy Graham’s daughter, Anne Graham Lotz. She recalls how she was at home by herself on the day of the terrorist attack. “My daughter […]

Muslim protesters “will make as much noise as possible” during 9/11 moment of silence

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Demonstrators from London’s “Muslims Against Crusades,” whose website shows a graphic of a plane heading towards New York’s World Trade Center, say they “will make as much noise as possible during the planned mark of respect for the dead.” Their disruption […]

Wall Street Journal: Clergy banned from NYC’s September 11 ceremonies

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Prayer and religious leaders have been left out of New York City’s official ceremonies observing the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, reports the Wall Street Journal. “As the city of New York prepares to remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11, religious […]

72% of Americans polled say 9/11 Cross belongs at the NYC memorial

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When workers were cleaning up after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, they found a steel girder that had been sheared on both sides to form a cross. As America cheered, workers raised the cross-shaped steel […]

Commentary: Torture Didn’t and Doesn’t Make Us Safer

By LINDA J. GUSTITUS c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Immediate claims by supporters of the Bush administration’s torture program that Osama bin Laden was found and killed based on information obtained through torture leaves one almost breathless. Disregarding the […]

Muslims Confront Government over Travel Woes

By JAMES EWINGER c. 2011 Religion News Service PARMA, Ohio (RNS) Government officials told Arab-Americans and Muslims that some post-9/11 security measures are easing, and acknowledged that Muslims are often subject to a higher degree of discrimination in travel. The […]

Transit Worker Fired for Burning Quran Gets Job Back

By GINGER GIBSON AND CHRIS MEGERIAN c. 2011 Religion News Service TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) The New Jersey Transit employee fired for burning pages of the Quran at the site of a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero will get his […]

Ground Zero Cross on the Move Again

NEW YORK (RNS) The Cross at Ground Zero was one of thousands of I-beams used to construct the iron skeletons of the World Trade Center towers. This one fell from the fiery, apocalyptic heavens during the 9/11 terror attacks and […]

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