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9/11 remembered by peace activists for resulting in more violence listen

09/11/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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While groups around the country are remembering the victims of 9/11, other groups are marking the day for a different reason. A group of Peace activists rallied at USF and downtown Tampa today to remind people that American lives weren’t the only ones lost as a result of the attacks that day. Gonzalo Valdes with the group Tampa Against the War on Terror said more people were lost post 9/11.

“9/11 was the beginning of this war on terror. That’s when the world changed. I personall...

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Debate: The Enemy Is Not Islam?

07/16/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, Welcome to Radioctivity. I’m Rob Lorei

Thanks to you if you donated last week during our membership drive. We did come up a little short and there is still time to donate—by going online to wmnf.org and selecting the “Give Now” button.

Today we’ll feature a debate that promises to be very spirited. Earlier this year Chris Ingram who is a contributing columnist for the Tampa Tribune and a Republican political analyst at Bay News Nine wrote a [column in May “I...

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Activists call on Florida Department of Law Enforcement to ditch anti-Muslim training contractor listen

07/11/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Thirty Muslim groups are asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to sever ties with one of their counter-terrorism trainers. Hassan Shibly, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, said Sam Kharoba teaches law enforcement officers to unfairly stereotype Muslims.

“Kharoba claims radicals can be identified by ten to twelve physical markers such as headbands, types of facial hair or a prayer bump on the forehead from frequent contact with a prayer mat. One...

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Muslim woman attacked by stun gun in Tampa listen

01/05/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Police have been investigating whether a shopper in Tampa hit by a stun gun was the victim of a hate crime. A Muslim woman who does not want to be identified was wearing an Indian-style dress known as a salwar was attacked Sunday at a WalMart on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. We spoke with Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Tampa Chapter of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“She is a 62 year old American Muslim Pakistani woman who was just shopping at WalMart and unfortu...

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CAIR-Tampa reacts to the death of Osama Bin Laden listen

05/02/11 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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There has also been local reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Today they held a press conference at their office in Temple Terrace, welcoming the Al Qaeda leader’s demise. CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, and one of the first joint American Muslim groups to condemn the attacks on 9/11, just hours after they occurred. Ramzy Kılıç is the Communications directo...

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Dr. Robert Putnam talks about religion in America listen

12/06/10 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The United States is religiously devout yet also religiously tolerant. That's according to Professor Robert Putnam. He wrote a book on how religion units and divides Americans and he spoke last Thursday about the topic at Forum Truth in Sarasota.

Putnam told about 200 Bay Area residents about the results of research he conducted for his new book, “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.” After surveying 3,000 Americans in 2006 and 2007, he found that since the 1950s, Ameri...

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USF students and faculty fast to raise funds for charity listen

11/11/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Go hungry for a day so another won't have to- this was the pledge some USF students and faculty took when they participated to the Fast- A-Thon organized by the Muslim Students Association at USF on November 10. This year, the event raised more than $5,000 for charity. The funds were donated to a local food pantry, a free health care clinic and for flood victims in Pakistan.

No food, no water for 12 hours for a good cause - this was the pledge that student Avan ...

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Despite Koran burning cancellation, peaceful protests ensue in Gainesville listen

09/13/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Pastor Terry Jones did not burn any copies of the Muslim holy book in Gainesville Saturday, but that didn’t stop scores of peaceful demonstrators from coming to town. Amid an amped-up police presence, a reported 300 people carried signs and chanted messages of peace and tolerance across the street from Jones’s church.

University of Florida student Lila Jonas is with the sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi. She came out with her sorority sisters to stand in solidarity with Muslims.

She said t...

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St Pete for Peace will hold protest vigil against Quran burning in Gainesville listen

09/07/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. This year the anniversary coincides with an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment across the country. That includes opposition the Park51 Islamic Cultural Center in lower Manhattan, to crimes against a Muslim congregation in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and even a planned Quran burning in Florida.

On Saturday, a church in Gainesville called the Dove World Outreach Center plans...

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At WMNF Peace Awards, Goodman critical of NYC Islamic Center controversy listen

08/30/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Amy Goodman was keynote speaker at WMNF’s 2nd annual Peace Awards on Saturday. During her half-hour address she spoke about her arrest at the 2008 Republican National Convention, the death of her mother and the controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic Cultural Center in lower Manhattan. Goodman criticized opposition to what some media outlets, like MSNBC, still incorrectly call the “Ground Zero Mosque.”

We’ll make Goodman’s entire speech available as a thank-you gift during ...

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