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Bagley interfaith dialogue remains civil

August 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BAGLEY — After tense confrontations this year between Christians and Muslims in Bagley, an interfaith dialogue there Saturday went off without incident.

Saly Abd Alla, a civil rights attorney and panelist at the event, fought back tears when it …continue reading on dglobe.com

For Muslim leader Lori Saroya, the challenges are opportunities

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — At the Capitol Thursday, Lori Saroya used an example from her own life to tell a group of Muslim and Jewish high school students about the impact profiling can have on a person’s life.

“I was flying to Washington, D.C., and there …continue reading on dglobe.com

A new home, a fresh start: Bhutanese refugees see ND as a place to build a future

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A year ago, Harka Rai left behind the confines of a refugee camp and came to Fargo, where she, along with her parents and 13-year-old son, moved into an apartment in a public housing complex.
Soon after arriving, Rai’s elderly mother sli…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A new home, a fresh start: Bhutanese refugees see ND as a place to build a future

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A year ago, Harka Rai left behind the confines of a refugee camp and came to Fargo, where she, along with her parents and 13-year-old son, moved into an apartment in a public housing complex.
Soon after arriving, Rai’s elderly mother sli…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

‘American Muslim’ families are just like the rest of us

November 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A long time ago, before it became better known for such monstrosities as “Toddlers and Tiaras” and “Kate Plus 8,” TLC was called The Learning Channel. I suppose you can learn something from watching pushy moms prepare their tiny daughters for lifetimes of therapy by dressing them like miniature hookers, but the channel returns to its more substantive roots with Sunday’s premiere of the fascinating eight-part series “All-American Muslim.” Continue Reading

A common thread

April 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Local Arabs say revolts show similarities between Americans, Middle EasternersThe past several weeks have been filled with anguish and indescribable happiness for Nasser Kazmouz, a Crookston doctor, a Muslim and a Syrian. Continue Reading

UN envoy: UN workers killed running from bunker

April 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Fearing for their lives, the U.N. workers dashed into a dark bunker hoping to escape the mob of Afghan protesters angry over the burning of a Quran by a Florida church.
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Temple Beth El receives threat: Phone message warns of ‘special package’

January 11, 2011 in INFORUM

Fargo police took a report last week of a threatening phone message left at Fargo’s lone synagogue. Continue Reading

Florida pastor wins car for canceling Quran burning

October 15, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A New Jersey car dealer plans to keep his word after offering Florida pastor Terry Jones a new car if he promised to not burn a Quran. Continue Reading

Minn. faith groups gather for prayer service in response to Muslim anger

September 28, 2010 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Religious leaders from a variety of local faith groups are gathering in Minneapolis for a service in response to recent high-profile cases of anger directed at Muslims. Continue Reading