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Sept. 11 Marked Turning Point For Muslims In Increasingly Diverse America

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Director Moustapha Akkad (left) with actress Irene Papas during the filming of The Message. The film depicts the life of the Prophet Muhammad. FILMCO INTERNATIONAL / THE KOBAL COLLECTION hide caption

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40 Years On, A Controversial Film On Islam's Origins Is Now A Classic

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Alana Raybon, in a blue head scarf, pauses for a photo with a friend and her children after voting in Nashville's Howard Office Building. Chas Sisk/Nashville Public Radio hide caption

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In A Turbulent Election Year, Mosques Organize En Masse Voting

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Muhammad Ali is remembered as a great athlete and humanitarian — and also as an incisive, defiant black leader. He died Friday at age 74. Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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A Defiant Muhammad Ali Was Cherished By Black Men

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Some women in France say they feel conflicted by a growing presence of Islamic fashion, including the "burkini," a full-body swimsuit. These two are marketed by Marks & Spencer. Courtesy of Marks and Spencer hide caption

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'Islamic Fashion' Causes A Stir In France

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Handout picture dated 1997 and released in 2012 by the UN shows ancient manuscripts displayed at the library in the city of Timbuktu. Al-Qaeda has destroyed ancient texts it considers idolatrous. Evan Schneider/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Timbuktu's 'Badass Librarians': Checking Out Books Under Al-Qaida's Nose

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Sheikh Hassan Lachheb conducts the Portrait of a Prophet course in Lanham, Md. The course is based on the stories of the Hadith, personal recollections of the Prophet Muhammad put down in writing about two centuries after his death. Courtesy of CelebrateMercy hide caption

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Fighting Extremism With Knowledge: Learning The Lessons Of Muhammad

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A group of young Muslim friends in Washington, D.C., meets occasionally to support each other in their work and discuss the struggles their community faces. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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This Is Our Islam: To Be Young, Devout And Muslim In America Today

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Average Mohamed is using cartoons to counter the extremist message of groups like ISIS. Average Mohamed/YouTube hide caption

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Taking On The Appeal Of ISIS, With Cartoons

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As members of the local Muslim community, Summer Hamad and her daughter Marjan Hamad were personally affected by the murder of three young Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Feb. 10, 2015. After the shootings, they both decided to begin wearing the hijab. Reema Khrais hide caption

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Shaken By Shooting, North Carolina Muslims Emerge 'Proud' One Year Later

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President Obama participates in a roundtable discussion with members of the Muslim community Wednesday while visiting the Islamic Society of Baltimore in Windsor Mill, Md. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Religious leaders from more than 100 predominantly Muslim countries attended a summit in Marrakech to counter the extremist ideology that fuels groups like ISIS. Martijn Booister/Flickr hide caption

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Muslim Leaders Vow To Protect Rights Of Religious Minorities

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Nearly 1,000 protesters gather in January across the street from the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, where a Muslim conference against hate and terrorism was scheduled to be held. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Deepening Anti-Islamic Mood In Texas Rivals Post-Sept. 11 Climate

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In Berlin, the Rev. Gottfried Martens lights a candle during a service to baptize Iranians in the Trinity Church. Iranian and Afghan converts make up most of the 900-member congregation. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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For Some Muslim Asylum-Seekers In Germany, Christianity Beckons

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In the video "Does Islam Encourage Violence?" Imam Omar Atia (left) and Zac Parsons discuss modern perceptions of Islam. Screenshot/Reclamation Studios via Youtube hide caption

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Moderate Muslims Counter ISIS Propaganda With Their Own Media Strategy

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