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Aug 16, 2011
Ramadan Waste in Dubai

It’s a little weird that the Jerusalem Post – an Israeli paper – is taking umbrage with the most holy of Muslim holidays, but it raises a fair point, so …

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Nov 16, 2010
Hey, the Hajj!

Wow, you move out of the Middle East and you totally stop hearing about it! Today’s the Hajj, Muslims’ annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
This would have been a big deal …

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Oct 12, 2010
Cordoba House Parallels

I guess I haven’t talked about the Cordoba House Islamic Center at 51 Park Place on Manhattan for some time, but the other day I ran across a fantastic article …

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Oct 11, 2010
Cambridge Schools Celebrate Muslim Holidays

Wow, Cambridge, Massachusetts’ public schools are closing for Eid al-Fitr in the 2011-2012 school year.
Check out this article from Sunday’s Boston Globe: “School system to get Muslim holiday.”
“At a time …

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Sep 27, 2010
Poniewozik on the Press Herald in Print

For weeks I’ve been talking about Portland Press Herald publisher and editor Richard L. Connor’s apology for covering Ramadan and then his rephrasing of that apology.
Unfortunately the story gained only …

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Sep 22, 2010
Stephen Colbert Picks Up Apology

So I wrote to Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart after Richard L. Connor’s apology for Ramadan coverage on September 11th.
After a week of not seeing anything, I gave …

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Sep 21, 2010
Richard L. Connor Recants his Apology

I have to mention this (a few days late). Portland Press Herald editor and publisher, Richard L. Connor, has written another article about his apology for the Ramadan coverage …

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Sep 16, 2010
Press Herald Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor of the Portland Press Herald regarding their apology are finally up: “More Letters to the editor, Sept. 16, 2010: Same day, different views: Eid and Sept. …

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Sep 15, 2010
Poniewozik on the Press Herald

Whoa! James Poniewozik of Time Magazine has picked up the Portland Press Herald apology story (and gives it a great title, too!): “Paper to Readers: Sorry for Portraying Muslims …

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Sep 14, 2010
Apologygate Cover

As I’m under 40 and read my news online, I hadn’t actually seen the cover of Saturday’s apology-worthy Portland Press Herald (“No Journalistic Standards Since 2010″) until now:

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Sep 14, 2010
USA Today on the Apology

I’m not letting this die until Jon Stewart is poking fun of the Press Herald or Keith Olbermann lists Richard Connor as a “Worst Person in the World”.
The Associated Press …

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Sep 13, 2010
Justin on the Apology

Our old friend Justin Ellis has weighed in on the Portland Press Herald apology: “Journalism Fail: Why the Portland Press Herald’s apology for covering Ramadan is wrong.”

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Sep 12, 2010
Goodbye Maine Sunday Telegram

I belong to that increasing population of people, mostly under the age of 40, who get most of their news from the internet. During the week I don’t buy …

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Sep 6, 2010
Portland, Ramadan and Sports

Yesterday’s Maine Sunday Telegram had an interesting article about local Muslim teens who play sports while observing Ramadan, “Holy month presents challenge to Muslims who play sports.”
I’m not quite sure …

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Aug 25, 2010
More on the Cordoba House

If the debate over the proposed Muslim community center in NYC were actually a discussion, we’d probably see more articles like this one from the Christian Science Monitor: “Sex shop …

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Aug 24, 2010
Mickey Hates Muslims, too? Shit.

Yuh-oh. Nobody wins here: “Disneyland Prohibits Muslim Worker from Wearing Hijab on the Job, Suit Claims.”

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Aug 20, 2010
Pentagon Mosque

This article is from a week and a half ago, sadly it doesn’t seem to have picked up much traction in the whole Cordoba House brouhaha: “There’s a mosque inside …

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Aug 19, 2010
Cordoba House

I could go on-and-on about the Cordoba House Mosque and Islamic Center controversy all day. But most of my thoughts are being said elsewhere on the internet tubes, so …

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Aug 11, 2010
Ramadan Kareem!

Today’s the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. I spoke about the practices back on the Newlywed in Dubai blog (see Ramadan).
The basic gist is …

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Aug 5, 2010
Bloomberg on the Mosque

So by now you’ve heard of the mosque planned for two blocks from the former site of the World Trade Center in New York – you know, the one Sarah …

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