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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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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 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 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 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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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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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 Goethe say this quote praising the Prophet Muhammed?

This appears to be a paraphrase and exaggeration of East-West Divan, which contains lines like: Only by the term of the One / He mastered the whole world (Nur durch den Begriff des Einen / Hat er ...
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Did Ertugrul and his son massacre Muslims?

First I have to admire the boldness with which this Hindu Quora poster, an "expert in Ottoman History" according to his bio, quotes from The Foundation of the Ottoman Empire (1916), by a ...
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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 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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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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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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Did an unmarried couple in Iran get shot for holding hands in 2007?

No, this didn't happen, but Murray could be forgiven for misremembering an inaccurate story in the New York Times. Murray is referring to the following NYT story: Iran Exonerates Six Who Killed in ...
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Were students "forced to recite 'Allah is the only God'" in Tennessee public schools?

A quick google check for "tennessee schools allah is the only god" yields a link to snopes.com which does a pretty good job at laying out why this claim is false: This isn't the first time a similar ...
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Have about 170 million people been killed in the name of Allah?

The number cited is 270 million I found the relevant passage in book you cited, which reads: "“We will be studying the deaths of 270 million Kafirs over 1400 years in jihad. That’s 60 million ...
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Is the map about Islam and Aids in Africa based on factual information?

There is an article on BigThink dedicated to this exact map, with the exact same question. The conclusion is that yes, the data is mostly correct, but the map is engineered to make the data look more ...
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Did France kill millions of Muslims?

There has been a recent political agenda by Turkey's government to expose French violence in Algeria as Genocide, in response to France's recognition of the Armenian genocide. Consequently, English ...
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Are Muslims 25 times more likely to commit terrorist attacks within the United States than non-Muslims?

There are numerous issues with the statement in the OP. The New York Times is getting its information from the article http://www.newamerica.org/in-depth/terrorism-in-america/what-threat-united-...
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Did Ataturk say that Islam is "an absurd theology" and "a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"?

The source alluded to in the question, reliable or not, is Mustapha Kemal Ou La Mort D'Un Empire, which is the second volume of Le Loup et Le Léopard by Jacques Benoist-Méchin. No full English ...
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Did Muhammad marry a 6 year old?

Maybe, there are multiple accounts of Muhammad's life which all vary on certain details such as this. According to various ahadith* Aisha was probably 6 or 7 years old when she married Muhammad, this ...
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Is there any evidence of Dr. Zakir Naik paying people to convert to Islam?

A Mumbai police report found that Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF): lured the youth to convert to Islam by paying them anything between Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 50,000 Source: Zakir Naik's ...
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