Wednesday, October 28, 2020   

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TSA to Travelers: Don’t Fear Muslim Practices During Ramadan
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The Transportation Security Administration is advising travelers that the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins Tuesday, and that devout Muslims may be seen washing in airport bathrooms, praying aboard planes and constantly whispering prayers to themselves.




Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others
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by Juan Cole

1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.”




Racial profiling at US airports? Here’s an app for that
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By Robert MacPherson (AFP), Apr 30, 2012

WASHINGTON — Travelers who suspect they are victims of profiling by security screeners at US airports can now lodge a complaint in minutes, thanks to a smartphone application released on Monday.




Who are the victims of civil liberties assaults and Endless War?
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In The Washington Post yesterday, Law Professor Jonathan Turley has an Op-Ed in which he identifies ten major, ongoing assaults on core civil liberties in the U.S. Many of these abuses were accelerated during the Bush administration in the wake of 9/11, but all have been vigorously continued and/or expanded by President Obama.




Fired from TSA, Mpls. man gets prison term for off-duty hate crime against Somali
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A Minneapolis man who lost his job with the Transportation Security Administration for an off-duty assault of an elderly Somali man has been sentenced to six months in prison for the hate crime.




O’Hare TSA Employee Fired Over Racist, Homphobic, Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts
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Egan was in violation of the TSA code of conduct which stipulates that its employees — on or off duty — behave in a manner that avoids causing the public to raise questions about their judgment and ability to enforce the mission of the agency, the release said.




Homeland Security TSA Agent Exposed As Anti-Muslim Bigot
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Roy Egan, “a veteran officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Chicago” and a TSA agent, was confronted by a reporter for his rabid anti-Muslim Facebook comments. Right now, the story is limited to local ABC News. I wonder if this will be aired on national and cable news networks.




Muslim woman removed from flight after security heard her say ‘It’s a go’ on her phone
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A Muslim-American woman was removed from an aeroplane as it prepared for take off – after a flight attendant told security staff she heard her say ‘It’s a go’ into her mobile phone.




LoonWatch’s Response to Asra Nomani
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It should be understood that this is the internet, and people tend to “say” things with less inhibitions than they would in the “real” world. I myself have been called horrendous things on the internet. Hence, the “colorful” language in the comments section needs to be understood in this context and as a product of this phenomenon.




Self-Hating Loon Asra Nomani Calls for Profiling Muslims
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Asra Nomani’s recent essay in Marie Claire, My Big Fat Muslim Wedding, lays out a scenario that has become familiar to everyone in the post-9/11 world: despairing Muslim woman is forced to choose between her (literally) white knight and a traditional marriage to a boorish, vaguely ominous Muslim man.