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Cops: Toddler Finds Gun, Shoots 2 at Day Care

Boy was shot in face, another in shoulder; both are in hospital

(Newser) - In what a Michigan police chief refers to as "totally tragic" and "irresponsible," a loaded firearm was allegedly left in reach of children at an apparently unlicensed home day care in Dearborn, resulting in two children being shot Wednesday. Police say a toddler came upon the gun...

Uproar Erupts Over Michigan 'Honor Killing' Meeting

Groups battle over woman, 20, allegedly killed by Muslim stepdad

(Newser) - A Michigan conference called to discuss a possible "honor killing" and women in Islam has triggered an uproar from local Muslims and civil rights groups who say it's an excuse to bash Islam. The " Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference on Honor Killings " in Dearborn—home to...

Terry Jones Plans Armed Mosque Protest

Koran-burning preacher vows Dearborn rally even if banned

(Newser) - Terry Jones plans to follow up the Koran-burning that sparked deadly protests with an armed Good Friday rally outside America's biggest mosque. Authorities are seeking to block the 5pm demonstration outside the Detroit-area mosque to avoid violence, but Jones, leader of a tiny fundamentalist church in Florida, has vowed...

Alert Bar Worker Foils Plan to Bomb Mosque

Suspect arrested with explosives in trunk

(Newser) - Detroit police say they arrested a 63-old-man from California who drove across the country with plans to blow up a mosque. They arrested Roger Stockham outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn with a load of explosives in the trunk of his car—all because he'd blabbed about his...

Radical Muslim Cleric Killed in FBI Raid

6 others held after series of operations in Detroit area

(Newser) - The leader of a radical Islamic sect was killed by the FBI today in a shootout in a Detroit suburb, part of a series of raids against the group, said to be plotting “an offensive jihad” in order to establish a state governed by Sharia law. Luqman Ameen Abdullah,...

Cops Find 150 Dead Dogs in Mich. House

(Newser) - Authorities in a Detroit suburb say they’ve found more than 150 dead dogs in a house where more than 100 live Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes were found during the previous 2 days, the Free Press reports. The search began following a neighbor’s complaint earlier this week about a...

2 Dead in Mich. College Murder-Suicide

(Newser) - Two people died today in a murder-suicide at a Michigan college campus, the Detroit News reports. Police responding to a call about an assault with shots fired entered the fine arts building at Henry Ford Community College, only to hear another shot ring out. A man, identified as the aggressor,...

Wal-Mart Gets Halal Makeover
Wal-Mart Gets Halal Makeover

Wal-Mart Gets Halal Makeover

Execs confer with Arab community to open Mideast-themed Michigan megastore

(Newser) - Tahini, olives and frozen falafel line the shelves in a new Michigan Wal-Mart in Dearborn that caters to local customers: in this case, the nation's largest Arab-American community. The 200,000-square-foot megastore, which opens today, even has a section for Halal meats culled in accordance with Islamic law, Newsweek reports.

Solid Fred Joins Heated Debate
Solid Fred Joins Heated Debate

Solid Fred Joins Heated Debate

Giuliani, Romney have sharp exchanges

(Newser) - In the first debate of his nascent quest for the White House, Fred Thompson stuck to a traditional Republican agenda as the gloves of rivals Mitt Romney and Rudolph Giuliani came off in some of the sharpest clashes so far. The LA Times reports that Thompson, a former senator, appeared...

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