2010 Arizona Muslim Publication: Texas Shooter ‘Well-Liked,’ ‘Kids Adore Him’

“The first thing you notice is the warm and welcoming smile. Any brother standing in the doorway is sure to get a big smile, hearty handshake, and some sort of kind conversation,” Kawthar Ijai wrote in a February 2010 Arizona Muslim Voice profile of Elton Simpson, the man who officials said carried out a terrorist attack in Garland, Texas on Sunday.

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Saudi Man Sentenced to Death for Ripping Koran, Cursing Muhammad

A Saudi court has sentenced a young man in his 20s to death for posting a video online that purportedly showed him ripping up a Koran and then striking it with a shoe before cursing Islam’s Muhammad, according to the Saudi Gazette.

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Re-enacting Muhammad in Copenhagen

Shouting the jihadist battle cry declared by Islam’s prophet Muhammad himself, “Allahu-akbar” (“Allah is greater”), on Saturday, February 14, 2015, a Muslim gunman opened fire on participants at a Copenhagen, Denmark, conference on freedom of expression, killing 1 and wounding 3 others.

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Iran Launches Holocaust Denial Cartoon Contest

On Thursday, Iran launched its second international competition based on the theme of Holocaust denial. The 2nd International Holocaust Cartoons Contest was organized by Iran’s House of Cartoons and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex in reaction to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s publication of Muhammad.

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New Charlie Hebdo Print Run Boosted To 5 Million

The newest Charlie Hebdo magazine, which went on sale throughout France Wednesday, reportedly sold out almost immediately. The three million copy print run has now been boosted to five million, AFP reports.

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French Muslim Students Yell “Allahu Akbar,” Dishonor Moment Of Silence For Charlie Hebdo Victims

Throughout many schools in France, Muslim students refused to comply with a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. While some spoke obnoxiously loudly during the 60 second period, others yelled “Allahu Akbar!” or “God is great.” In another incident, a group of young Muslims dishonored the moment of silence, telling their teacher, “You reap what you sow,” the Washington Post reports.

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Pakistani Imam Hosts Parade Honoring Charlie Hebdo Killers

An Imam in Peshawar, Pakistan hosted a parade on Tuesday to honor the two Al Qaeda-linked brothers who were responsible for carrying out the jihadi retribution killings of twelve at the offices of Charlie Hebdo.

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