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In an eerie report on the treatment of Muslims imprisoned for alleged involvement in "terror-like activity," the news agency Inter Press Service tells the story of Tarek Mehanna, a Pittsburgh-born Muslim currently serving a lengthy jail sentence.

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While Egypt may be basking in the glow of what it hopes is the dawn of a new democracy, the U.S.-led attempt in Iraq is still in its terrible twos. One of the worst suicide bombings in recent weeks has devastated the city of Samarra, killing 48 people and wounding 80.

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Two bomb attacks on mosques left more than 60 people dead and scores injured in northwestern Pakistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the most lethal attack, in which a 17-year-old suicide bomber struck a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers.

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The so-called 9/11 mosque controversy just won't go away -- not when Fox Newsers such as Bill "Papa Bear" O'Reilly are still stoking it, as he does in his customary bulldozery way in this clip from "The View" on Thursday. Clearly, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg aren't having it.

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The evil side of America is on display in the form of a media-fueled Islamophobia that recalls some of the worst bigotry in the nation’s past. This is not what we hoped for in the days after Sept. 11, 2001, or the election of President Barack Obama in 2008. The evil side of America is on display in the form of a media-fueled Islamophobia that recalls some of the worst bigotry in the nation’s past.

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