For 30 years there has been a mosque in the small city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. When the mosque recently announced plans to build an Islamic Center next door to accommodate their growing community (right around the time of the uproar over Park51 in lower Manhattan) 20,000 people signed a petition against the center and arsonists set fire to construction equipment. Local religious leaders came out in support of the center.
Sakena Yacoobi (The Atlantic)
Chaplains at work help employees handle stress (Orlando Sentinel)
NW today: Mormon skit draws complaint at school (The Spokesman Review)
- A Canadian line of Campbell's soups has activists stewing over Islamic connection (Washington Post)
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