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25 Oct 2016

Harvard Arab Weekend Headlined by Prominent Anti-Jewish Activist

The Harvard Arab Weekend (HAW) is due to take place between November 10th and 13th. According to the organisers, HAW will allow participants “to move beyond the current acknowledged reality, beyond the binary concepts of turbulence and stability; peace and war; rise and fall, towards a light of another, better, reality that

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13 Oct 2016

ICNA Organizes Extremist New England Conference

In November, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is hosting a conference in Hartford, Connecticut. Given the organization’s reputation as an incubator of extremism, the speakers addressing the conference are unsurprisingly problematic. The ICNA has previously identified itself as the key American outpost of Jamaat-e-Islami, a genocidal South Asian Islamist movement, considered

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05 Oct 2016

The Muslim Brotherhood Isn’t The Only Gang In Town

First published in the Daily Caller Americans for Peace and Tolerance, like so many other counter-extremist and moderate Muslim groups, has focused almost exclusively on tackling the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat posed by its influence inside American civic institutions, media and the Muslim community. But this singular focus risks

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23 Sep 2016

CAIR Connecticut Relaunches

The Massachusetts branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today encouraged its supporters to attend a fundraiser for a CAIR Connecticut branch, in order “to restart their chapter.” Will CAIR-CT be any less extreme than its Massachusetts neighbour? It seems unlikely. The keynote speaker at CAIR-CT’s fundraiser is Linda Sarsour, a prominent

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17 Aug 2016

Islamic Society of Boston Promotes Hardline Salafi Cleric at Worcester Islamic Center

The Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) is promoting an event with Kamal El Mekki, a Salafist cleric notorious for his extremist ideas. Mekki is due to speak on the 20th August at the Worcester Islamic Center. What might young Muslims who attend expect to hear? Mekki advocates killing apostates –

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14 Aug 2016

Helping Hand Charity Promotes Hardline Cleric

From August 19-21, the Islamic cleric Sulaiman Hani is speaking at four events throughout New England organized by Helping Hand, a prominent Islamic charity. Hani is a hardline cleric, who writes that “‘Freedom of speech’ is a facade of a tool that is used inconsistently by those in power.” It is used,

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10 Aug 2016

Islamic Society of Boston Hires Hate Imam

The Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) has announced the appointment of a new “associate imam”, Abdul-Malik Merchant. The ISB describes Merchant as a convert and former student of Umm al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia. For those attending one of the largest mosques on the Eastern Seaboard, what can Boston Muslims expect

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05 Aug 2016

Islamic Society of Boston (Once Again) Shows Fondness for Sex Slavery Advocates

From August 5-7, the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) is once again hosting the Islamic preacher Hussain Kamani, a notoriously extreme cleric who runs the Qalam Institute. In a pamphlet titled, ‘The Prophetic Code,’ published by the Qalam Institute, Kamani cites Quranic verse and commentary, in which he tells Muslims: “do

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