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Obama urges 'calm reflection' after Zimmerman acquittal

Obama urges 'calm reflection' after Zimmerman acquittal

SANFORD, Fla., July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Sunday Americans should "respect the call for calm reflection" from Trayvon Martin's parents after the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

Pressure cooker found near Muslim conference

DEARBORN, Mich., May 28 (UPI) -- Michigan police said they evacuated a hotel where a Muslim conference was taking place when a pressure cooker was found in a women's bathroom.

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Gun store stops selling Muslim target

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A Muslim civil rights group said the owner of a Michigan gun shop has agreed to halt sales of a target picturing a skeleton in Muslim garb with an AK-47.

FBI investigates fire, graffiti on mosque

DEARBORN, Mich., June 13 (UPI) -- The FBI was investigating a fire and graffiti at an event center associated with a Dearborn, Mich., mosque, officials said.

Mich. mosques warned to tighten security

DETROIT, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Leaders of a national Muslim civil rights group have warned mosques in Michigan to beef up security in light of a Christian prayer summit next week.
Jackson urges Muslims to support issues

Jackson urges Muslims to support issues

DEARBORN, Mich., March 29 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson urged unity on issues, including healthcare, at a meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
American Muslims fear renewed backlash

American Muslims fear renewed backlash

DETROIT, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Detroit area's Muslim community are asking non-Muslims not to tie them to the suspect in last week's foiled terror attack aboard an airplane.

Michigan rep fights terrorism words ban

HOLLAND, Mich., July 23 (UPI) -- The intelligence bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives includes a ban on a new policy about which words officials should use to describe terrorists.

Muslims wary of charitable giving

DETROIT, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. investigations of Muslim charities have made some South Asian-Americans in the Detroit area wary of contributing for flood relief.

Detroit case dismissed over Muslim veil

DETROIT, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A Detroit judge has come under criticism for throwing out a small claims court case because the Muslim plaintiff refused to remove her full-face veil.

Islamic group calls for reporter's release

CANTON, Mich., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations Thursday called for the release of a U.S. freelance reporter held by insurgents in Iraq. Jill Carroll was kidnapped almost two weeks ago after she attempted to interview a Sunni leader.
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