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H.R. McMaster Breaks With Administration on Views of Islam

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion, rejecting a key ideological view of other senior Trump advisers and signaling a potentially more moderate approach to the Islamic world….MORE: NYTIMES.COM

WHY DO SOME AMERICANS FEAR MUSLIMS? DECADES OF DENIAL ABOUT AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD.

A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. The bodies of at least another 35 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza during a truce, raising to over 900 the overall death toll of Israel's onslaught on the territory since July 8, medics said. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)THERE’S BEEN LOTS of attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone polls show small majorities opposed, while web and automated polls find small majorities continue to support it.What surprises me about the poll results isn’t that …MORE:  theintercept 

Bannon, Flynn and Sessions: How Trump’s top advisers view Muslims, in their own words

Months before they became two of President Trump’s top advisers, Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, engaged in a winding conversation about Islam on Bannon’s talk-radio show.

“The dirty little secret, Steve, that nobody wants to tell you, (is) what the bad guys do — what al-Qaeda does or what ISIS is doing right now — is not fundamentally un-Islamic,” said Gorka, who at the time of the April 2016 show was a Breitbart writer, but today is a deputy assistant to the president.

The recordings of Bannon’s Breitbart News Daily radio show shed light on how a cadre of top Trump administration officials view immigration and, more specifically, Muslims.more:….USATODAY.COM

Suspect gets 30 years in Florida mosque fire | U.S. News |

The Associated PressJoseph Schreiber, dressed in a burnt orange jumpsuit, his wrists and ankles shackled, pleaded no contest during Monday’s hearing before Circuit Judge Steven Levin. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea. Schreiber answered Levin’s questions in a clear, unwavering voice before sentencing. He was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution although damages exceeded $100,000. Because he was declared a habitual offender, he could have received a life sentence…more: usnews

Who Are Quebec Mosque Victims?

The lives of six Canadian Muslims were ended by a suspected lone-wolf, supporter of Trump and Marianne Le Pen, wrecking the life of parents, civil servants, academics who had left their countries of origin seeking a better life.
Alexandre Bissonnette, a French-Canadian student, was charged on Monday in connection with the shooting…more: ABOUTISLAM.NET