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Rep. Justin Amash Slams “Disgusting” Rival
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Amash slams ‘disgusting’ rival By Cameron Joseph (The Hill) Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) wasn’t ready to let bygones be bygones after winning his primary Tuesday night, blasting his opponent for running what he called a “disgusting, despicable smear campaign.” Amash, […]

Nathan Lean: Answering Dave Agema’s questions about Muslims
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By Nathan Lean, Detroit Free Press guest writer

It has been said that ignorance and prejudice go hand in hand. If anyone can prove that statement true, it’s Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema.

Judge tosses suit against Muslim group over speech
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ALLEGAN, Mich. — A federal judge has dismissed a conservative Christian advocacy group’s lawsuit against a Muslim rights organization over the cancellation of a speech by an anti-Muslim speaker at a southwestern Michigan school.

Feds: Dearborn Heights’ Crestwood Schools discriminated against Arab Americans in hiring, recruiting
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found the Crestwood School District in Dearborn Heights violated the federal Civil Rights Act by failing to hire Arab-American and minority teachers, discriminating against Arab Americans in its hiring and recruiting practices…

TYT: ‘Anti-Foreign’ Law Targets Muslims in Michigan
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The bill, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Dave Agema, would block “foreign laws that would impair constitutional rights” in the state. The Associated Press reports that though the bill “doesn’t specifically mention the Islamic legal code called sharia,” its “supporters have said they are concerned about the use of sharia spreading.”*

Islamophobia Strikes Late in Michigan Congressional Race
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Islamophobia Strikes Late in Michigan Congressional Race by Amy Sullivan (The New Republic) A right-wing Super PAC is running attack ads against a Syed Taj, a Democratic congressional candidate in Michigan, in an attempt to portray the Muslim doctor as […]

Michigan City Bans Anti-Islam Bus Ads
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(Opposing Views)

CINCINNATI (CN) – The public transit authority in southeastern Michigan has the right to ban advertisements that it deems political for targeting Islam, the 6th Circuit ruled.

Sixth Circuit: Michigan Can Ban Anti-Islam Ads from Buses
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By Joe Palazzolo

Does First Amendment protect our right to say what we want in advertisements on the side of a city bus?

Yes and no.

Michigan Students Fight Florida Pastor’s Anti-Muslim Attacks
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Florida pastor Terry Jones got the world’s attention back in 2010 when he set fire to the Quran, the Islamic holy book. His screeds gained national prominence during the whole debate over the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” that year.

Judge orders attack suspect to write 10-page report
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BAY CITY, MICH. (AP) — A Michigan man who authorities say attacked two men because he believed they were Muslims has been ordered to write a report on the history of Hinduism.