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Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted "America to be a more Islamic country"?

No; the caption is written in the Calibri font. This font was not developed until 2002. Source: https://www.fonts.com/font/microsoft-corporation/calibri
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Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted "America to be a more Islamic country"?

The Stanford yearbook in 1977 is mostly photos without captions. (There is no Valerie Bowman on this page anyway, because she didn't graduate until 1978.) It does have a few short comments that ...
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Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted "America to be a more Islamic country"?

Just addressed by Snopes apparently, The quote to attributed “Valerie Jarrett, Stanford University, 1977” about her “seek[ing] to help change America to be a more Islamic country” is an unfounded ...
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Are there officially pronounced "no-go" Islamic zones in France?

TL;DR: Those regions are poor areas considered as priority for public help by the French government to reduce inequalities. It has nothing to do with Islamic law or police patrols. I'm a French ...
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Have Islamic prayers been introduced into Ontario public schools while Christian ones have been removed?

Let's break the original claim down into several constituent components. Islamic prayers have now been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario. Toronto Sun, CBC News, and ...
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Did al-Ghazali lead to decline of science in Islam as Neil Tyson claims?

This is an old myth from the days of Orientalism. Unfortunately Wikipedia is often edited precisely by people who have simply seen popular accounts by people like Tyson (or Skeptoid podcast, or The ...
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Were students "forced to recite 'Allah is the only God'" in Tennessee public schools?

Students in public school were assigned to write in Arabic the Shahada (Testimony of Faith), not in Tennessee, but in neighboring Virginia. In English, it is: I bear witness that there is no God ...
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Did France kill millions of Muslims?

It is hard to define where "the history of France" actually started. There was the realm of Francia since 481, the Kingdom of France since 987, experiments with different forms of ...
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Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted "America to be a more Islamic country"?

In the first place the photo is not a photo of Valerie Jarrett from 1977. It is a photo taken at a later date in her life. Probable a photo after she became a successful business women. You can tell ...
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Did Malcolm X say that Islam has shown him that a blanket indictment of all white people is wrong?

The peaceful quote was given when he described his pilgrimage to Mecca, and the attitude toward all (American) white people as devils is from an earlier time when he was part of the Nation of Islam. ...
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Have there been more than 27,000 Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11?

Those numbers are plausible but misleading. Islamic terrorist attacks are certainly a big threat if you live in a Middle-Eastern country with major terrorist presence (although typically not the ...
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Have there been more than 27,000 Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11?

The source for this number is likely thereligionofpeace.com, not a scholarly site. Far-right websites such as Breitbart are using it as a source for similar claims (the number is changing daily, and ...
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Is Saudi Arabia funding 200 mosques but not accepting any refugees?

This question has two claims: Saudi Arabia refuses to accept any Syrian refugees. Saudi Arabia announced it'll build 200 mosques for Syrian refugees in Germany. Claim 1: Saudi Arabia refuses to ...
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Did the Quran predict the speed of light?

TL;DR : No, even if one chooses to interpret the excerpt of the Qur'an as such, the maths don't hold up I am going to base this answer on your second source, as the calculation there is reduced to the ...
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Do US Military personnel have to observe Ramadan while Gideon volunteers are banned from bases?

The original web-site provides references to both claims. From those references, we can see that the idea that the former claim is inaccurate, but the latter claims are accurate. It is not that the ...
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Is it prohibited to marry more than one woman in US?

There is an aspect of this that is overlooked by the question and the existing answers. In most US states, there are no laws regarding people living as if they were married without being legally ...
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Is it prohibited to marry more than one woman in US?

Bigamy - marrying another person while still being married - is illegal in the United States. You can receive fines and / or prison time, depending on the state. For example, in Utah, Bigamy is a "...
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Did Christians kill thirty to fifty times as many people in political violence as Muslims in the 20th century?

No, the figures that were used to produce this graph are inaccurate, exaggerating the ratio. The basic numbers being claimed are: Christian Europe killed 100 million in the 20th Century, consisting ...
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Did Hitler use a verse from the Quran in one of his speeches?

The original Arabic seems to be from Surah 54,1 Al-Qamar: The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]. __Translation into English from Quran.com What that sentence alone might mean ...
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Is Sweden experiencing a "rape epidemic?"

No, there is not even a good correlation between actual rape rates and immigration. The figure that Gatestone Institute cites is the rate of reported rapes. This has indeed increased, but the reason ...
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Did all of Germany's Muslim MPs vote in favor of same-sex marriage?

Yes. In 2016, there were 3 members of the Bundestag who officially stated that they are Muslim. However, a number of people did not give their religion. The German newspaper Die Welt says that there ...
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Was a class of Dutch school children required to learn Muslim prayer?

Children from Openbare basisschool (obs) Vinkenbuurt were taken (in the sense of a field trip) to Gulzar-e-Madina Mosque in Zwolle. See the article OBS Vinkenbuurt maakt kennis met andere culturen :...
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Did the Saudi mufti issue a fatwa saying that men can eat their wives?

Claim: Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, issued a fatwā permitting man to chop up and eat wife in event of extreme hunger. Status: False It's reported that the claim first appeared on a satire ...
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Muslim couple provocatively pictured on beach — true holiday photo or fake (i.e. staged/set up)?

A Google image search suggests it comes from Villa Next Door: Graduation Show 2017; Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and is part of the portfolio created by an artist, Jaimy Gail. Since it is described ...
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Is this an old church being destroyed in France?

From the link posted by @SVilcans: Fewer than 300 churches had been demolished between 1905 and 2014, the Catholic newspaper La Croix reported, out of more than 42,000 in total. From the La Croix ...
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Is Muhammad one of the most popular names for boys in England and Wales?

There are two reasonable answers to this already, but it's worth noting that there was an article discussing this exact question in the Guardian in 2014: https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/...
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Was Tommy Robinson transferred to a prison with a 71% Muslim population?

If Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) was moved to HMP Leicester, the claim that he is in a prison with 70% Muslim population is incorrect. The claim that he is being housed in a wing with 70% ...
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Has the Quran (the recitation) been preserved since Muhammad?

No; during the life of Muhammad, there was no single text, as it was more about understanding the message than how it was told: This page cites hadiths that mention seven different ways of teaching: ...
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Will Europe soon have more Muslims than Christians?

October 2017 update below. (Graph updated May 2019) Original answer: Self-declared identity According to the Pew Research Center, which seems to be the main group analyzing the demographics here, ...
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