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This Is the NYPD’s Secret Spy Cab
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In Enemies Within, the new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman on the NYPD’s indiscriminate and probably illegal spying program, reference is briefly made to a “real yellow cab, complete with an authentic taxi medallion registered under a fake name” used by the department’s intelligence division to conduct surveillance operations.

Afghanistan’s College Students Are Just Like Ours: Dumb and Angry
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Today his article in the Gawker inspired comments that ranged from thoughtful to outright hateful, with some clearly suggesting that Islam discourages education for women–a misconception that has been widely reinforced by the media blitz surrounding the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan.

David Brooks: Egyptians Too Stupid, Incompetent to Govern Themselves
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Inspired by the overthrow of Egypt’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, Brooks put his racist, colonial mentality on full display, suggesting Egyptians are too stupid, and “Islamists” (Muslims?) too inept, to govern themselves.

Big Data, Big Brother: Hadoop for Spooks?
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The man who introduced the CIA’s Chief Technology Officer, Ira “Gus” Hunt, at yesterday’s GigaOM Structure:Data conference in New York City thought it would be funny to quip, “If you don’t give a big round of applause for our next speaker, he’s gonna find out and it’s gonna go on your permanent record.”

Ugly Racist Act Inspires Beautiful Short Film
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Shortly after 9/11, one of the cars on Pardis Parker‘s street in Montreal was spray-painted with the words “go home Arab.”

The incident deeply impacted the Sri Lanka-born Parker, and inspired him to write his very first film: Afghan.

More Evidence: Obama is a Secret Mooslim
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Contrary to widely held assumptions, Muslims revere Jesus and the Virgin Mary, and both are mentioned extensively in the Qur’an. There is no reason for Muslims to celebrate the denigration of Jesus.

Charlie Hedbo: Free Speech or Mindless Opportunism
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by Ilisha

The otherwise obscure French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hedbo, is making headlines again, and the most recent controversy seems to have the press divided on the politics of free speech and provocation.

13 Powerful Images of Muslim Rage
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by Max Reed, Gawker

It’s hard to find a better image than the one on the Newsweek cover to really communicate how rage-filled Muslims constantly are, but we’ve found a few that will strike a chill into your heart.

Whac-A-Raghead for Just $325
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Revenge. It is among the most potent drivers of human behavior. The 9/11 terrorist attacks more than a decade ago shocked the world, and for some, the horrific attacks provoked a powerful demon with a voracious appetite for vengeance.

Russia: Punk Rockers Jailed for Mock Prayer Performance
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The loons would go wild, but this didn’t happen in a Muslim country, and it wasn’t a mosque. It happened in Russia, inside of an Orthodox Christian church. Months later, members of the band Pussy Riot are still in jail, charged with “hooliganism.”