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Anti-Islam protests force cancellation of Michigan Arab fest
The 2013 Arab International Festival, scheduled for this weekend in Dearborn, Mich., has been cancelled.
For years, anti-Muslim organizations have demonstrated at the event, even though it isn't a celebration of Islam. The festival isn't a religious event because not all Arabs are Muslim. Instead, it's a cultural celebration.
This year, Pastor Terry Jones, the man widely known for burning the Qur'an, promised to attend. Repent Amarillo, a group likened to the Westboro Baptist Church, and representatives of the Bible Believers, were also to be on hand, according to the anti-Islam group Stand Up America Now.
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