CAIR Calls for Protection of Kentucky Mosque Targeted by Terror Threat

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CAIR Calls for Protection of Kentucky Mosque Targeted by Terror Threat

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/27/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to step up protection for a Kentucky mosque that received an emailed death threat this morning.

The Islamic Center of Lexington in Lexington, Ky., received the email, which stated: “I’m going to kill everyone I [sic] there you Muslim f**ks. Salabis is coming for you.”

“This clear terroristic death threat targeting a house of worship must be treated seriously by local, state and federal law enforcement authorities and the perpetrator should be apprehended and brought to justice,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Our nation’s leaders must send a clear message challenging the rising Islamophobia that leads to such threats.”

Hooper added that earlier today, CAIR cited an FBI alert to New York police about an Arizona anti-Islam extremist who is reportedly traveling to that state to “confront” Muslims.

SEE: FBI Warns NY Police About Anti-Islam Arizona Man Who May Be Headed to State to Confront Muslim Group (NY Daily News)

Earlier this week, CAIR released an initial report on the unprecedented backlash and discrimination targeting the nation’s Muslim community since the November 13 terror attacks in Paris.

CAIR notes that it has received more reports about acts of Islamophobic discrimination, intimidation, threats, and violence targeting American Muslims (or those perceived to be Muslim) and Islamic institutions in the past week-and-a-half than during any other limited period of time since the 9/11 terror attacks.

CAIR attributes this spike in anti-Muslim incidents to the Paris attacks and to the mainstreaming of Islamophobia by political candidates and lawmakers in the run-up to the 2016 general election.

Of particular concern is the extreme anti-Muslim rhetoric and falsehoods being espoused by leading Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

Another contributing factor to this marked rise in Islamophobic hostility is state governors and lawmakers playing on public fears and spreading misinformation about the federal government’s ability to screen Syrian refugees being resettled into the United States.

SEE: CAIR Reports Unprecedented Backlash Against American Muslims After Paris Attacks

CAIR offers community leaders free copies of its booklet, “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety,” which was published in response to past threats to and attacks on American mosques. The booklet may be requested through CAIR’s website:  

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is also asking Muslim community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at:  

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171,




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Last minute treat: Melt in Your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Last minute treat: Melt in Your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Originally posted on A literary journey:

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope each and every one of you had an amazing time with your beautiful loved ones!

This morning as I was laying around, being lazy, and sipping my coffee I thought to myself, “I should bake something!” So, I looked and happened to have all of the ingredients I needed, so I made fluffy, delicious, pumpkin cookies. I am not joking, they taste like a cloud, they are so light and airy! They are also simple to make, which is a bonus!

For the cookies, you will need:

  • 2 cups of butter, softened
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 15-ounce of canned pumpkin
  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour

For the frosting, you will need:

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Double Chocolate and Boysenberry Brownie

Double Chocolate and Boysenberry Brownie

Originally posted on life through little squares:

Hey guys,

This is one of my favourite things to make for the summer, its a great take on the traditional brownie recipe. This recipe is from – I highly recommend their recipes as they are delicious and simple to make.

It only takes 60 minutes to make in total (20 to prep and 40 to cook)


  • 150g  butter
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 3  eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g  dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 425g can Boysenberries in Syrup, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C and line a 22cm square cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Put the butter and cocoa into a small saucepan. Over a low heat melt the butter and cocoa and stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence until thick and creamy. Fold in the cooled chocolate mixture…

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Peanut Butter Crepes

Peanut Butter Crepes

Originally posted on Kat's 9 Lives:


Sadly, Peanut Butter Lover’s Month is drawing to a close.  This is the last peanut butter recipe I will be sharing for the foreseeable future (read: until I make a new recipe).


Usually, the recipes I post are not entirely original.  I begin with someone else’s recipe and make a few tweaks here, a few substitutions there, finally arriving at the recipe I post.  However, this recipe is one of a kind.  I am not claiming that no one has ever made peanut butter crepes before, but I did not reference any recipes when I started cooking.  I simply poured a bit of this and that into a bowl and hoped that it would all turn out.  Originally, I was going to make pancakes, but the thin batter is better suited for crepes.  I was quite pleased with the results.


To top my crepes, I whipped up some un-original “nice…

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Raw satsuma cake

Raw satsuma cake

Originally posted on Food Eat Love:

I read an article the other day that most young men would rather leave the house without their wallet than their smartphone. Thinking about it it is amazing how technology has changed our lives so completely. The internet puts information at our fingertips and the smartphones means that we are never far away from anyone. Friends, no matter how far away are close and can be updated in an instant through a phone call, a text message or via social media. My friend once told me I shouldn’t admit to my complete lack of sense of location but it is too obvious not to and the map on my phone has saved me many times!

We use social media to keep in touch with friends and it is also a great way to find new friends, or just get updated by interesting feeds. This is how I came across this…

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Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet Potato Cakes

Originally posted on Have A Little Treat:

Makes 2 Patties


100g Shredded Steamed Sweet Potato

1 Egg White

1 Tbsp Okara

½ Tsp Salt free Garlic Herb Seasoning

1 Pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius
  • In a bowl, mix together the steamed and shredded sweet potatoes, egg white, okara, seasoning and salt, mix well.
  • Equally divide the mixture into two and using a ramekin, cookie cutter or a round shape object, place the mixture inside the object, pop it into the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Lightly heat up a pan with oil on high heat, sear all sides (including corners) of the patty to hold its shape.
  • Bake the patty for 10-15 minutes in the oven, or until golden brown.
  • Serve with some lemon yogurt sauce

Nutrition Facts

Total: 109 calories, 21g carbs, 0g fat, 6g protein

Per Patty: 55 calories, 11g carbs, 0g fat, 3g protein

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Moroccan Style Couscous

Moroccan Style Couscous

Originally posted on jj's diner:

A recent trip to Morocco reignited my love for this wonderful grain. It’s a super cheap, quick and easy alternative to pasta or rice. This recipe was inspired by the different variations I ate while I was out there, luckily all of the ingredients and readily available in most UK supermarkets. You can leave out any one of the ingredients listed below or create your own winning combination; I’ve included all of my favourites.

This makes for a great light snack by itself or can form the base of loads of other dishes, why not try it with some trout?



  • 1 cup of couscous
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tiny flake of saffron
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 handful of baby tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • A good slab of fresh feta, crumbled
  • ¼ of a cucumber, cut into batons
  • A few handfuls…

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Jamie’s Eggy Bread

Jamie’s Eggy Bread


Did you make the figs jam I told you about the other week? If so, and if you still have some, this is the right time to use it. My take on Jamie Oliver‘s eggy bread was smothered in figs jam and fresh figs, plus some raspberries to give a tone of acidity. And if you need a manly version…..



3 large eggs
3 tablespoons milk (any)
sea salt
4 slices of fresh bread, roughly 1.5cm thick (I used homemade mixed flour bread)
Coconut oil
Toppings of your choice


Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl. Add the milk and season with salt. Gently whisk the eggs and milk together with a fork, then put to one side.
Place a frying pan on a medium heat to heat up.
Dip and push two slices of bread into the eggy mixture, turning them over a…

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