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When the Tide of Islamophobia Reached My Hometown Mosque

There is a fine line between stoic resilience and irresponsible passivity. Muslims in America face a growing threat. It is up to everyone in this country to speak and act to fight the hatred and fear-mongering before it spirals out of control. Because to see words like those on the wall of my hometown mosque, at a time of accelerating anti-Muslim hatred, feels like someone, somewhere, is sharpening a knife…MORE:  nytimes.com

Settlement reached in anti-Sharia, Knox Schools lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in a civil rights lawsuit filed against Knox County Schools after approval of an after-school event by an anti-Sharia law group was rescinded in the wake of publicityKnox County Schools Logo

The school board, Superintendent Jim McIntyre and Farragut High School Principal Michael Reynolds were sued earlier this year in U.S. District Court after an after-hours meeting of a group that warns against the advancement of Islamic law was approved but then rejected when publicity about the April event arose. more  knoxnews