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Muslims And ACLU Sue FBI Over Mosque Surveillance
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(RNS) Is sending a secret informant into a mosque in search of terrorists proactive policing, or a violation of worshippers’ civil rights? That’s the question a federal judge will have to answer after the American Civil Liberties Union and the Council of American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit Tuesday (Feb. 22) in Los Angeles against the FBI.

Arabs Not Allowed because they aren’t Jewish; What if they were Muslim?
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Even more egregious, Jewish extremists in Israel are now inflicting a similar decrepit form of racist and religious discrimination. What if it were Muslims saying “this is a Muslim only neighborhood, no Jews allowed?” Or if this had happened in an area of Cairo?

LISTEN: Rehab Discusses Hijab Discrimination at Convenience Store
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“It was a case of religious discrimination. It may not have been purposeful, but the end result is the same,” Rehab said. “Nuns wear headscarves on their hair as well and I don’t think anybody in their right mind would ask her to remove it at a store.”

New York: candlelight vigil in support of Park51
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The supporters of the center, holding candles, filled more than two blocks, and some had to stand on a sidewalk across the street from the vigil. The music of Bob Marley, John Lennon and a live rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” filled the air.