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The Slingshot: Defining Islamophobia; Bilking seniors; Americanizing Copts

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Author Khaled Beydoun and his book, “American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear” Images courtesy of University of California Press

Need to know: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Legal scholar Khaled Beydoun says it’s time to finally define Islamophobia

In his new book, the law professor offers one of the first scholarly examinations of Islamophobia’s ties to American law, policy and profiling by the state.

Megachurch pastor charged with defrauding elderly investors

Federal authorities have charged the pastor of a Texas megachurch and a Louisiana financial planner with defrauding elderly investors out of more than $1 million.

The Americanization of an ancient faith

A new conversation has emerged among the faithful: Can an Americanized church truly count as Coptic?

Church of England goes cashless for worshippers’ contributions

Contactless payment machines will first be used for funeral fees, wedding notices and, eventually, for the weekly offering to the collection.

Israeli national library showcases Benghazi Haggadah

The haggadah was printed by Jewish volunteers from Palestine in the British Army on the backs of documents left behind by the retreating Fascist Italian forces.

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