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Muslim artist’s open letter: Banner incident adds to cycle of hate, hysteria and fear

Muslim American Society Community Center of Staten Island takes down posterCommunity activist and local Staten Island artist Scott LoBaito gets a poster meant for religious practice taken down from the front of the Muslim American Society Community Center of Staten Island in Dongan Hills. (Staten Island Advance/Mary Sharmaine)

Dear Mr. LoBaido,

This is a letter from one local artist to another. We have met before, but in case you don’t remember me, my name is Omnia Hegazy and I am a lifelong Staten Islander and musician, who happens to be a Muslim. I’d like to offer a different perspective surrounding the airplane artwork in front of the Muslim American Society, which was was taken down as a result of your efforts..more  .silive.com

Inter-faith Groups Condemned the Wisconsin Shooting

Inter-faith groups have condemned the Wisconsin gurudwara shooting incident, describing it as a “senseless” act of violence on religious freedom and urging the Obama administration to take steps to ensure prevention of hate crimes against religious minorities in the country.…