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US religious freedom rep funded by Islamophobes
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the US’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, repeated its request to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to investigate one of its own members, this time for being funded by the same group that backs a notorious Islamophobe.

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The USA-NATO Get Miley Syria(ous) on Bashar al-Assad
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Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke successfully created a buzz and a backlash by invading our conscience with their bizarre and racialized twerkin’ sketch at the VMA’s. Hoping to once and for all bury her Disney fashioned Hannah Montana persona, Cyrus thought this was a good idea.




Iraqi Birth Defects Worse Than Hiroshima
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Several commenters pointed out to us that the site we linked the previous story to has indulged in bizarre conspiracy theories. We instead link you directly to the research conducted by the Cancer & Birth Defects Foundation that concluded that genetic damage in Falluja, Iraq was worse than Hiroshima.)




Epic fail: The neocon attempt to destroy the anti-Iran war movement
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Inside Washington, the battle line is between a small coalition of peace and security, non-proliferation and religious groups opposing war and favouring a peaceful solution to the standoff with Iran, and a well-funded war machine comprising of neoconservative organisations who believe war with Iran should have started years ago.




A Muslim-Jewish Love Story: Bassem Youssef and Jon Stewart
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It is heart-warming and inspiring to see the evidently deep friendship between satirists Jon Stewart and Bassem Youssef, two popular comedians in their respective nations who have a finger on the pulse, not only of their own culture but global culture.




Most Terrorist Plots in the US Aren’t Invented by Al Qaeda — They’re Manufactured by the FBI
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Trevor Aaronson (AlterNet)

The organization responsible for more terrorist plots over the last decade than any other is the FBI.




Homeland: TV’s most Islamophobic show
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by Laila Al-Arian (Salon.com)

I started watching “Homeland” because I was bored. All of my favorite shows were coming to a (season’s) end, and I needed something new to watch.




Stephen Yaxley-Lennon Arrested, Will Pamela Geller Be Next?
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SION’s closest UK allies are in deep water. On top of 53 EDL activists being arrested, EDL leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) was also arrested by Met police for entering the USA illegally.




U.S.: Pushback Against Growing Islamophobia
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Faced with a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment and a well-funded campaign to promote Islamophobia, a coalition of faith and religious freedom groups Thursday said it will circulate a new pamphlet on frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Islam and U.S. Muslims to elected officials across the United States.




Ark. GOP Candidates: “Slavery was a blessing in disguise,” and “Solution to ‘Muslim Problem’ is to Expel them from the USA”
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These racist and religiously bigoted statements have currency with a significant number of individuals, that is why these backward candidates feel bold enough to make them. Imagine someone talking about the “Jewish Problem,” parallels would rightly be made to the Nazi era.