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ACLU claims LA jails violating Muslim inmates’ worship rights
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by Rina Palta

Civil liberties advocates are renewing their complaints against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office for what they say are years of discriminating against inmates of Muslim faith.




NYPD Secretly Designated Entire Mosques As Terrorism Organizations
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NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.




ACLU: Muslims face more scrutiny for citizenship
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A government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years, civil liberties advocates said Wednesday.




Len Levitt: A Brooklyn Mosque: Ground Zero for Spying
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When it comes to the threat of terrorism versus the NYPD’s pervasive spying on Muslims, the At-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn is where the rubber meets the road. The mosque is one of six plaintiffs, charging in a lawsuit filed last month by the American and New York and Civil Liberties Unions, that the NYPD has unlawfully and unconstitutionally engaged in “religious profiling and suspicionless surveillance of Muslim New Yorkers.”




Radically Wrong: Misstated Threats – Terrorism isn’t an American-Muslim Problem
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None. Zero. That’s the number of fatalities or injuries from terrorist acts by American Muslims over the last two years, according to a recent report from the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.




Oklahoma considers foreign law court ban
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By By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are considering banning judges in the state from basing any rulings on foreign laws, including Islamic Sharia law.




FBI Muslim spying lawsuit against U.S. is tossed by judge
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A federal judge Tuesday threw out a lawsuit filed against the U.S. government and the FBI over the agency’s spying on Orange County Muslims, ruling that allowing the suit to go forward would risk divulging sensitive state secrets.




‘Anti-Mosque Activity’ in More than Half of US States
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(USA Today)

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which were carried out by hijackers from Arab countries, animosity toward Muslims sometimes has taken the form of opposition to construction of mosques and other Islamic facilities.




Zuhdi Jasser: Shill For Islamophobes Resorts to Projection and Deflection
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Zuhdi Jasser, the useful tool of Islamophobes everywhere has faced increasing and sustained opposition to his appointment to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).




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.