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Standoff In Melbourne Ends With Suspect In Custody


Law enforcement in Melbourne are thanking a local veterans advocate for his help during negotiations with an armed suspect during an overnight standoff. The suspect, identified by police as Michael Thomas Taylor, who is believed to be a military veteran, surrendered and was taken into custody around 10.30 a.m. after barricading himself in the Coral Gardens apartment complex Wednesday night.
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This photo was taken at a vigil shortly after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Central Florida’s Muslim leaders say Islamophobia has reached an unprecedented level since then. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
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A Look at the Rise of Islamophobia in Central Florida


Islamic leaders in central Florida say Islamophobia is at an all-time high. That’s after a mosque was vandalized in Titusville less than a week ago. It’s one of the latest incidents in the past two months directed at Muslims in the area. 90.7’s Renata Sago spoke with local Imams and activists who are blaming the acts on anger and a narrow view of Islam. Read the latest from her conversation with 90.7’s Nicole Creston during Morning Edition.
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