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A small town in West Virginia responds to anti-Muslim sentiment

ISAR-WVA-mosqueBy Omar Ghabra, Al Jazeera America

PRINCETON, W.Va. -- On Dec. 16 of last year, Dr. Riaz Riaz drove from his home to his local mosque -- a humble building nestled among the quiet foothills of the Appalachian Mountains -- to perform his afternoon prayers. When he arrived at the Islamic Society of the Appalachian Region (ISAR) Center, he was shocked to find Islamophobic insults sprayed on the walls in bright red paint.

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Florida University Muslim Students Found a Listening Device in a Campus Prayer Room

FIU-listening-deviceBy Kyle Swenson, Miami New Times

The evening was sliding toward midnight, but the students were still hanging out. It was February 9, 2013, and the five members of Florida International University's Muslim Student Association had finished their evening prayers in the room they used daily at the Graham Center, the student union on the school's Modesto Maidique Campus.

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CAIR-MN Protests Closures Of Muslims' Bank Accounts

MN-bank-closuresBy Katie Rucke, MintPress News

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-- For years, Twin Cities' residents who identify as members of the Islamic community say they have had their bank accounts closed unnecessarily and without reason by the Minneapolis-based TCF Financial Corp.

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