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Article Archive for March 2012

Why you shouldn’t tell American border guards you’re in Islamic Studies
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On May 1, 2010, Pascal Abidor was riding an Amtrak train from Montreal to New York. His parents live in Brooklyn, and he was on his way to visit them. The school year at McGill had just ended, and he felt relieved and calm as the train rolled south towards America.

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Documents Reveal FBI Spied On Peaceful Muslims
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By Josh Israel

Newly released FBI documents obtained by theAmerican Civil Liberties Union, suggest that the bureau illegally spied on the religious practices of Muslim Americans, under the guise of community outreach.




Goat Milk: Death by tweet? How Hamza Kashgari’s fate will shape the face of Islam today
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Visitors sometimes ask why we don’t devote more of our articles to criticizing some of the regressive views within the Muslim community.




Do young British Muslims support ‘honour’ violence?
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(Via IslamophobiaWatch.com)

Here is a classic piece of Islamophobic reporting by the Daily Mail, featuring the paper’s usual contempt for factual accuracy when it comes to coverage of the Muslim community.




Thousands Mobilise Against Planned anti-Islam Denmark Demo
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(Via Islamophobia-Watch.com)

Several thousand people turned out for an open-air concert in Denmark’s second city of Aarhus on Wednesday to protest against a far-right anti-Islam rally planned for March 31, officials said.




Juan Cole: Basic Facts on Clothing and Murder for American Bigots
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Dear American bigots:

Basic Fact: Wearing a veil, as Iraqi-American Shaima al-Awady did before she was brutally murdered in her home as part of a hate crime, does not make a person a terrorist.




Glen Greenwald: Debating assassinations on “Real Time”
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I was on Real Time with Bill Maher last night and the most contentious debate occurred over the claimed power of the Obama administration to target American citizens for assassination without due process, as it did with Anwar Awlaki.




Racists convicted of attack on Muslim taxi driver
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During the terrifying incident, father–of-five Muhammed Hussain, from Holme Slack, Preston, was spat at, punched in the face, grabbed around the neck and called racist names.




JihadWatch Zombie Eric Allen Bell and Glazov Gang Lose Debate with Nadir Ahmed Want Rematch
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Eric Allen Bell, the weirdo turned JihadWatch zombie was advertising about how he was going to debate a Muslim apologist by the name of Nadir Ahmed.




Iraqi Immigrants in California Town Fear a Hate Crime in a Woman’s Killing
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EL CAJON, Calif. — Shaima Alawadi’s family says they found the first note taped to the front door of their house on a quiet suburban street here. It said: “This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist,” according to her 15-year-old son, Mohammed.