Sunday, April 11, 2021   

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Film at 9/11 Museum Sets Off Clash Over Reference to Islam
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Past the towering tridents that survived the World Trade Center collapse, adjacent to a gallery with photographs of the 19 hijackers, a brief film at the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum will seek to explain to visitors the historical roots of the attacks.

This is What the NYPD’s Failed Muslim Surveillance Program Actually Looked Like
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On Tuesday, the NYPD announced it would dismantle its Demographics Unit, the controversial squad of plainclothes officers tasked with monitoring and gathering intelligence in New York’s Muslim neighborhoods.

Hamid Dabashi: Consenting Muslims in America
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The scholar recounts his brief detention and interrogation at JFK airport. On the evening of November 13, I flew back from Gwangju, South Korea – where I was invited to participate in Gwangju Biennale – to JFK airport in New York.

If you haven’t been Detained, you’ve been Deported
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The Islamophobia that is alive in this country – from the anti-Muslim legislation to the illegal spying by the NYPD – casts a wide net on Muslims, citizens and non-citizens, similarly to the way it is casted on immigrants.

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.

Gitmo Is Killing Me
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ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity.

Local Russian Hijab Ban Puts Muslims in a Squeeze
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When local school officials in the sparsely populated far east of the Stavropol region announced that girls in hijabs, the Islamic head covering, would no longer be allowed in government schools, the Salikhovs had to make changes.

Gate of the Sun: Where Islamophobia meets “Ziojuana”
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What does the conflict between Israel and Palestine have to do with Islamophobia? The fact that 1.) Foundations based in the United States are major backers of the Islamophobia Movement at home while at the same time being huge supporters of Israeli Settlements.

NYC subway murder deemed a hate crime by police
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A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train.

HSBC, too big to jail, is the new poster child for US two-tiered justice system
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by Glenn Greenwald, (

DOJ officials unblinkingly insist that the banking giant is too powerful and important to subject to the rule of law.