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  In Perspective: Religion in America

In this essay, Jon Meacham reflects on the remarkable tolerance of Americans after 9/11, offers lessons from his own faith and implores us to fight nativism as strongly as we fight terrorism.

As peace talks begin, the Hamas question remains unresolved

Now that peace talks have restarted, Need to Know checks in on a question we asked several weeks ago: What to do with Hamas?

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  Lower Manhattan: Birthplace of religious freedom

Jon Meacham travels to lower Manhattan to explore the history of religious freedom there, in light of the controversy over a proposed Muslim cultural center near Ground Zero.

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Obama forcefully defends plan to build mosque near Ground Zero

President Obama issued a forceful defense of plans to a build a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero on Friday, stepping directly into one of the thorniest political conflicts of the year.

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@ Sarah Palin, pls understand, this is America

This Sunday, Palin tweeted to “Peace-seeking Muslims” entreating them to “pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation.”

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  Truth, justice and the Islamic way

Muslim superheroes finally find their way to American television.

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Policing fashion in France and Saudi Arabia

An American who grew up in Saudi Arabia questions France’s plan to ban the burqa.

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An illustrated guide to Islamic veils

An overview of different Muslim veil styles, from the hijab head scarf to the full-body burqa.

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