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Human Rights Watch: US Counterterrorism Prosecutions Often an Allusion
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Human Rights Watch: US Counterterrorism Prosecutions Often an Allusion (Washington, DC) –The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch […]

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Report says Internet hate speech can lead to acts of violence
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Anti-Muslim hate speech on the Internet is commonplace and can motivate some people to commit acts of violence against Muslims, according to a report released Tuesday (May 6) by Muslim Advocates, a legal and advocacy group in San Francisco.




“You Might Get Hit by a Car”: On Secret Tape, FBI Threatens American Muslim Refusing To Be Informant
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New details have emerged about the FBI’s efforts to turn Muslim Americans living abroad into government informants. An exposé in Mother Jones magazine chronicles the story of an American named named Naji Mansour who was living in Kenya.




NYPD stops Muslim surveillance program
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The NYPD has disbanded a special unit that was at the center of the controversy surrounding surveillance of the Muslim community and has reassigned its officers, a police spokesman said Tuesday.




FBI smashes alleged radical-right terror plot in Texas – US media show little interest
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FBI agents in Texas have arrested a man who allegedly was plotting to use C-4 explosives and weapons to kill police officers, rob banks and armored cars, and blow up government buildings and mosques, authorities announced today.




No NSA reform can fix the American Islamophobic surveillance complex
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Better oversight of the sprawling American national security apparatus may finally be coming: President Obama and the House Intelligence Committee unveiled plans this week to reduce bulk collection of telephone records.




Shot Fired During Morning Prayer Service at South Suburban Mosque
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The Chicago Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) is calling for an FBI hate crime investigation after the single shot was discharged through the dome of mosque around 6:05 a.m. Tuesday, according to a release on the website.




Lawyer: Oregon man fears return after FBI actions
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An attorney for an American man who claims he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates at the behest of the U.S. government said Friday that his client is too afraid to try to travel back home.




Small Muslim community struggles with ‘terrorist’ rumors
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by Andrew Horansky

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas — A small community in Brazoria County has been causing a big stir over rumors that it serves as an Islamic terrorist training camp.




FIU’s Muslim Students Say They Found a Listening Device in a Campus Prayer Room
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It was February 9, 2013, and the five members of Florida International University’s Muslim Student Association had finished their evening prayers in the room they used daily at the Graham Center, the student union on the school’s Modesto Maidique Campus.