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‘We shouldn’t have to keep saying sorry’ – anger and fear in the wake of London attacks

  By: Jennifer Hassan Source: The Washington Post LONDON — Even before authorities named the assailant in the Westminster attack as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, the word “Muslims” began trending on Twitter. Despite limited details on the attacker’s faith and hours before ISIS claimed responsibility, Muslims almost instantly came under fire on social media. As more details on the attack outside Parliament unfolded, many people expressed their concerns about the dangers of finger-pointing online. Some highlighted the fear that many Muslims face during and after terrorist attacks. The Muslim Council of Britain swiftly condemned the attack, along with two leading London mosques. In...

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US: Jewish-Muslim cooperation in a climate of hate

By: Al Jazeera Source: Al Jazeera They sat on either end of the Congressmen’s couch, one a Jewish healthcare executive whose parents fled Germany in 1936, the other the Kashmiri Muslim chairman of a well known American furniture chain. The men, Stanley Bergman and Farooq Kathwari, came to draw attention to an outbreak of hate crimes. But Bergman and Kathwari hoped their joint appearance would also send a broader message: that US Jews and Muslims could put aside differences and work together. “What drove us was the growing prejudice that has emerged in the United States,” Bergman said. “What starts small, from a historical point of view, often grows into something...

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UK Muslims raise over £12k for victims of Westminster terror attack

By: RT Source: RT A Muslim initiative to fundraise for the family of killed PC Keith Palmer raised over £12,000 (US$15,000) in less than one day. The campaign starter and communications expert, Muddassar Ahmed, witnessed the terrorist attack and found himself inside the Westminster lockdown in the hours that followed. “I have been in touch with networks within British Muslim communities and can assure you that we all stand with fellow Londoners during these difficult times and want to extend our support by raising funds to help with the immediate, short-term needs of the families of Keith Palmer, the other victims and their families,” Ahmed wrote on the fundraising page. “Though this is a...

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