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Conspiracy Theorist Trains Police On ‘Counterterrorism’
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By Michael Allen, (Opposing Views)

Culpeper County, Va. deputies and staff members recently received a three-day “counterterrorism” training course from John Guandolo, a former FBI agent.




Virginia Police Academy Nixes ‘Advanced Counterterrorism Training’ Taught By Anti-Muslim Activist
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BY IAN MILLHISER

On Saturday, the Roanoke Times reported that Sheriff Jenkins plans to move forward with the training regardless of concerns over Guandolo.




Law used to detain David Miranda frequently targets Muslims
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BY IMRAN AWAN

As has been reported, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, was detained at Heathrow airport this weekend, in London under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000.




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.




Senator Asks CIA Nominee When Drones Can Kill Americans
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BY SPENCER ACKERMAN

The man in charge of America’s drone wars will face Senate questioning about perhaps their most controversial aspect: when the president can target American citizens for death.




Sahar Aziz: Selective Counterterrorism Practices Threaten Social Mobility of American Muslims
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At the Brookings’ U.S. Islamic World Forum in Doha, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonoughwas asked whether President Obama would implement his Cairo speech commitment to stop government discrimination against American Muslims.




Conservative Shock Jock Reels Off Islamophobia’s Greatest Hits
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“Christians and Muslims do not believe in the same God.”

“I believe it’s important that we have a president who understands that Islam is not a religion of peace, but a religion of war and violence and death.”




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.




Muslim Cops Put Faith, Lives On The Line
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(RNS) When Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca asked Sgt. Muawiya “Mike” Abdeen to set up a liaison unit to local Muslims in 2008, the idea was to build bridges to a community that is often fearful of, or unknown to, law enforcement.