Katie Pavlich | Apr 29, 2013
Apparently, granny will still be getting the full pat down experience at the airport instead of young Muslim men returning home from volatile, Jihad ridden regions of the world like Dagestan. Attorney General Eric Holder is warning Americans not to discriminate against Muslims in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Attorney General Eric Holder declared Monday that the Justice Department is on the lookout for acts of violence or discrimination that signal a backlash to the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this month in which three people were killed and scores wounded.
By Dave Gathman Sun-Times Media May 16, 2013
A state regulatory board has indicated that it plans to reject a plan to build a Muslim-friendly surgery center in Orland Park. But several board members said this week that they sympathize with a problem they hadn’t realized exists: The discomfort that followers of Islam — especially modesty-conscious Muslim women — feel about using hospitals and outpatient medical centers in the Chicago area.
by Alex Kane on May 16, 2013
Prolonged federal investigations of Palestine solidarity activism on campuses are chilling students’ constitutional rights to organize and speak out, a coalition of civil rights groups has charged in letters to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The civil rights and advocacy groups are asking the federal government to take a number of steps to remedy what they say is the problem of investigations that are having a chilling effect on students’ speech.
By Ali Gharib
The Anti-Defamation League turned 100 this week. Renowned for its early anti-racism efforts, the group can, and should, boast of its role in American Jewry’s unabashed and unqualified rise into the nation’s establishment. There’s still, to be sure, remnants of American anti-Semitism; those strains of thought are worthy of a wary eye and vigilant marginalization. The ADL, with its vaunted anti-racist history, ought to be at the forefront of this work. But it just can’t be taken seriously in this task with Abraham Foxman at its helm, not when he uses the occasion of the group’s centennial to rationalize discrimination against Muslims. A man with this record—and it’s a growing record—can’t be responsible for fighting anti-Semitism as part and parcel of “all forms of bigotry,” as the ADL claims it does.
May 13, 2013
The practice of force-feeding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay as a response to the mass hunger strike there has been increasingly criticized. But the military has continued to carry it out. Now, Al Jazeera has revealed in detail how the practice is takes place–and it’s not pretty. Al Jazeera’s Jason Leopold obtained a document revealing how force-feeding works at Guantanamo. The Standard Operating Procedure for force-feeding was formulated by United States Southern Command, the military branch that oversees operation of the prison.
Posted on 11 May 2013 by Mooneye
This nine minute exchange between Bill Maher and his guests: Glenn Greenwald of the Guardian, Joy Reid of the Miami Herald and Charles Cooke of the National Review Online is very telling.
There’s a lot to say about how ideology and partisanship can prevent one from a fair analysis of events and contemporary issues. It’s bizarre to see Charles Cooke telling Joy Reid that her point about slavery and by extension indentured servitude, Jim Crow (and much more) was a “cheap” point to make–he is just plain wrong that these “imperfections” were only 18th century problems.
May 1, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Coffee County commissioner’s Facebook post suggesting Muslims are best greeted from behind a rifle barrel is prompting demands for an apology. Commissioner Barry West’s post follows a string of anti-Muslim acts throughout Middle Tennessee in recent years, including at least four incidents of mosque vandalism. Opposition to a new mosque in Rutherford County was so strong it took federal Justice Department intervention to open it last year.
Friday April 26, 2013
In the Wake of the Boston Bombings:
By Stephen Lendman
Waging war at home or abroad requires enemies. America creates them when none exist. Post-9/11, Muslims were targeted for political advantage. Post-Boston bombings, America’s war on Islam continues. Muslims are “war on terror” scapegoats. Washington’s Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia wars rage.
By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff, April 20, 2013
An emerging portrait of the brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombings suggested that the older of the two, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, embraced a more radical form of Islam in recent years. But scholars cautioned Friday against concluding that the Tsarnaevs’ motives were purely religious. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a firefight with police early Friday morning, appeared to sympathize with Islamic extremists agitating for Chechen independence from Russia.
By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press
DETROIT April 17, 2013
A judge on Wednesday finalized a $700,000 settlement between McDonald’s Corp. and members of Michigan’s Muslim community over claims a suburban Detroit restaurant falsely advertised its food as prepared according to Islamic law.
By JAMIE SCHRAM, LAUREL BABCOCK and BOB FREDERICKS
Last Updated: 9:12 AM, April 18, 2013
A Bangladeshi man out for dinner at a Bronx restaurant was viciously beaten hours after the Boston Marathon bombing by thugs who called him “a f–king Arab” before pummeling him to the ground, sources said. Abdullah Faruque, 30 — a native of the South Asian country who grew up in The Bronx — was at Applebee’s on Exterior Avenue in Melrose at about 11:30 p.m. Monday when he went outside for a smoke.
Ynet, Israel News
April 15, 2015
Transport union files complaint saying everything was done to ensure there were ‘no Muslim railway employees to welcome Israeli president’ when he arrived at Paris station
France’s national railway company banned its black and North African employees from working during President Shimon Peres’ visit last month over fears they “might be Muslim,” newspapers in Britain reported overnight Monday.
OnIslam & Newspapers
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – Planning to expand the prayer plaza for Jews at Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Israeli government is considering liberalizing access to Al-Buraq Wall at Islam’s third holiest shrine.
OnIslam & Newspapers
Monday, 08 April 2013
CAIRO – Rejecting the hateful anti-Islam message, anti-fascist groups in England’s north east city of Sunderland have accused far-right groups of spreading anti-Muslim hatred across the city via internet social networks.
April 4, 2013
Sawsan Khalife’, The Electronic Intifada,
Seven Palestinian men in Shefa Amr, a city in the Galilee region of present-day Israel, are anxiously awaiting the verdict of a protracted court case. The men have been put on trial over the 2005 killing of an Israeli soldier who had carried out a massacre. Despite ample evidence that the killing was an act of self-defense, the seven men fear they will be convicted of murder.
Associated Press, April 3, 2013
LE BOURGET, France // Because of her choice to wear a headscarf, Samia Kaddour, a Muslim, has all but abandoned trying to land a government job in France. Soon, some private sector jobs could be off limits, too.
The French president, Francois Hollande, says he wants a new law that could extend restrictions on the wearing of prominent religious symbols in state jobs into the private sector.
By Emily Davies, Apriln 1, 2013
Jabba’s Palace will cease production in 2014 but not removed immediately
Turkish Community Forum congratulated Lego for stopping production
Claims that Jabba’s Palace set resembles Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia mosque
Describes Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt as resembling a ‘terrorist’
Lego denied any link and said the toy was based on the Star Wars movies
AFP Mar 30, 2013
JEDDAH (SAUDI ARABIA): The head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation said on Saturday that ministers from OIC states will meet on April 14 in Saudi Arabia to discuss deadly violence against Muslims in Myanmar.
kmeleddin Ihsanoglu said in a statement that a contact committee of OIC foreign ministers would gather in the Red Sea port of Jeddah.
State media in Myanmar reported on Saturday that the death toll from communal violence in the centre of the country over the past 10 days has risen to 43 with more than 1,300 homes and other buildings destroyed.
March 31, 2013, By Jason Szep
The Muslims of Sit Kwin were always a small group who numbered no more than 100 of the village’s 2,000 people. But as sectarian violence led by Buddhist mobs spreads across central Myanmar, they and many other Muslims are disappearing.
Posted by: IANS
Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian prosecutors are looking into a case of alleged expulsion of a female student from a Siberian university over her hijab.
A local TV station in Krasnoyarsk city reported that an unnamed third-year student from Muslim-populated Dagestan had been expelled from the city’s medical school for wearing a headscarf.