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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.

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.

Drones, Dearborn and the Killing of Muslims
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by Garibaldi

John Brennan‘s appointment to head the CIA reached the senate floor in a final phase that was supposed to witness a quick “stamp of approval” but in a stunning move Sen. Rand Paul announced that he would filibuster the appointment…

Why is Rand Paul running Muslim-baiting attack ads?
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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has worked hard to distance himself from his party’s hawkish foreign policy, carefully cultivating an image as libertarian hero that may one day carry on the legacy — and potentially presidential ambitions — of his father, Rep. Ron Paul.

Myriam Francois-Cerrah: Islamophobia: Orwellian ‘Doublespeak’ ?‎
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Earlier this month, James Bloodworth wrote a blog for the Independent ‎comparing Islamophobia to a type of Orwellian doublespeak, designed to ‎shut down public debate. He joins a chorus of voices on the Left who reject ‎the term on grounds of the ‘freedom to criticise’ Islam.‎

Bloomberg Fail: NY Mayor Defends Racial Profiling of and Spying on American Muslims
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Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York, was questioned yesterday about this unethical practice; he defended it using the typical, disgusting, and morally repugnant justifications that have become so commonplace in our national discourse thanks to the War on of Terror.

On the Outlandish Claim That “There is No Islamophobia”
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The FBI released hate crime statistics for the year of 2010, which showed that anti-Semitic crimes topped the list of religiously motivated hate crimes. Islamophobes have latched on to this fact to claim that “there is no Islamophobia.”

Terrorism Act: ‘They asked me to keep an eye on the Muslim community’
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People from ethnic minorities are up to 42 times more likely than white people to be the target of a counter-terrorism power which allows the stopping and searching of the innocent yet grants them fewer rights than suspected criminals, official figures seen by the Guardian show.

Chip Berlet: Three Anti-Islamic Security and Training Companies
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Three security and training companies need special scrutiny from the U.S. Justice Department for their role in spreading bigotry within the ranks of law enforcement and counterterrorism agents.

The Wrong Way to Combat ‘Islamophobia’
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Europe, United States, This week, member states of the United Nations will vote on what has become an annual resolution, “On Combating Defamation of Religions,” put forward by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a group of 57 states with large Islamic populations.