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US Muslim petition rejects terror

A leading Islamic advocacy group in the US has launched an online petition designed to dissociate Islam from the violent acts committed under its banner. The Council on American Islamic Relations’ petition, called “Not in my Name”, follows the beheading in Iraq of a US hostage by a group said to be linked to Al Qaeda. The move reflects a growing defensiveness among American Muslims who feel they are being forced to prove their patriotism. The message could not be clearer: “We hope this effort will demonstrate once and for all that Muslims in America and throughout the Islamic world reject violence committed in the name of Islam.” Full Story

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