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The FBI’s anticipatory prosecution of Muslims to criminalize speech
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by Glenn Greenwald

US-born Hamid Hayat was sentenced to 45 years in prison for allegedly attending a terrorist training camp when he was 19.




Keith Ellison: Congress must take control of drones
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Civilian deaths are too high, and the president’s power is too sweeping. An unmanned U.S. aerial vehicle — or drone — reportedly killed eight people in rural Pakistan last week, bringing the estimated death toll from drone strikes in Pakistan this year to 35.




Police ‘made up’ evidence against Muslim student
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Rizwaan Sabir was held for seven days without charge as a suspected terrorist after police allegedly fabricated evidence. A Muslim university student was held for seven days without charge as a suspected terrorist after police “made up” evidence against him.




Corsica: racist arson attack on Muslim prayer room
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France’s interior ministry says an arsonist has partially destroyed a Muslim prayer room in the Mediterranean island of Corsica’s capital city. A ministry statement said racist inscriptions were found Monday on the front of the building housing the prayer room in Ajaccio after it was damaged in the early morning fire.




Attorney General: FBI Hurt Terror Fight With ‘Violent Muslim’ Training
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The FBI wasn’t just wrong in teaching its agents that average Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers, Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress Tuesday. That bigoted Bureau training undermined the government’s efforts to stop the next terror attack.




Video: FBI Trainer Says Forget ‘Irrelevant’ al-Qaida, Target Islam
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The FBI has publicly declared that its counterterrorism training seminars linking “mainstream” Muslims to terrorists was a “one time only” affair that began and ended in April 2011.




Muslims often put on no-fly list without explanation
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McLEAN, Va. — The calls have reached a point of repetitive regularity for civil rights lawyer Gadeir Abbas: A young Muslim American, somewhere in the world, is barred from boarding an airplane.




Christian Avard: Dr Jack Shaheen: “More leadership needed on Park 51 conversation.”
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The national conversation on the Park 51 Islamic Community Center has taken a turn for the worst. Opponents claim it’s too close to the Ground Zero and is offensive to families who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.