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February 19, 2017
‘It makes you feel you belong’: Schools provide Muslim students space, time for daily prayers
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — Somali immigrants who come to live here quickly learn to deal with the huge differences between Africa and America....
February 19, 2017 - 12:33pm
November 2, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Be loving, but we must remain vigilant
I am responding to an Oct. 27 letter that refers to an event in Bagley quite a few months back, that I attended, which featured Usama Dakdok. The letter referred to a family who was basically recruited to protest the event. I can tell you there was no shouting or taunting, and no...
November 2, 2016 - 6:30am
October 25, 2016
On the Anti-Islam circuit: Speakers urge rural Minnesota crowds to prepare for Muslim attack
WARROAD—At Minnesota's northernmost border, about 120 people filled the Warroad Baptist Church to hear former FBI agent John Guandolo warn...
October 25, 2016 - 2:46pm
October 5, 2016
VIDEO: Anti-Muslim activist interrupts Muslim outreach event in Detroit Lakes
An attempt by anti-Islam activist Usama Dakdok to disrupt Sunday's "Meet Your Muslim Neighbors" community forum in Detroit Lakes was met with...
October 5, 2016 - 12:02pm
December 12, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Anti-Islam not the same as anti-Muslim
Hopefully the staff at Bemidji State University knows the difference between being anti-Islam and anti-Muslim. A Muslim is a person that adheres to a faith. Islam is a collection of ideas and beliefs. In an intellectual environment, people should not be personally attacked. Beliefs,...
December 12, 2015 - 3:40am
December 8, 2015
BSU responds to anti-Muslim sentiment on campus
BEMIDJI -- BSU administrators are trying to calm a ripple of anti-Muslim sentiment at the school while an intensifying faction of the country views Islam as a threat to national security. Martin Tadlock, provost and vice president for academic affairs, sent a memo to faculty Tuesday,...
December 8, 2015 - 5:49pm
Controversial Dakdok holds Bemidji event
BEMIDJI—One brought a pillow to soften a plastic folding chair. Some pulled out little notebooks and jotted away in tidy cursive. Almost...
September 8, 2015 - 10:36pm
September 1, 2015
Controversial speaker Usama Dakdok to hold two Bemidji events
BEMIDJI -- Christian speaker Usama Dakdok of the Straight Way of Grace Ministry will present “Revealing the Truth about Islam” at the National...
September 1, 2015 - 12:15pm
January 19, 2015
Rich Lowry: Of course it is Islam
It is settled: The Paris terror attacks had almost nothing to do with Islam. Consider that on the one hand, you have the chilling new tape of the Charlie Hebdo attackers declaring, "We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad," and on the other, you have the tortured assurances of White...
January 19, 2015 - 11:27pm
June 28, 2014
Letter: Protester disrupted Usama Dakdok’s presentation
I was one of the “angry mob” members who attended the presentation by Mr. Usama Dakdok at the Bagley High School auditorium on June 22. When my friends and I arrived, two young men, accompanied by a woman in traditional Islamic clothing, were very actively protesting outside...
June 28, 2014 - 10:56pm
June 23, 2014
Controversial speaker gives final presentation in Bagley
BAGLEY -- Controversial Christian speaker Usama Dakdok gave a multi-hour speech on the supposed evils of Islam on Monday at Bagley High School, his third and final presentation in three days in this small, northwest Minnesota community. Dakdok spoke to an audience of about 100...
June 23, 2014 - 9:47pm