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Latest in Tag: Muslims in the US


Body of brutally beaten woman to be flown to Iraq

By Elliot Spagat / AP EL CAJON: A Muslim leader says that the body of an Iraqi-American woman who was found brutally beaten next to a note saying “go back to your country, you terrorist” will be flown to her home country for her funeral. Shaima Alawadi, 32, was taken off life support on Saturday, three …

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NYPD and the Muslim community: how to make good

By Marwa Helal New York: A few weeks ago, the New York Police Department (NYPD) made headlines when it was discovered that a controversial film, “The Third Jihad”, which claims to explore radical Islam in America, was shown to nearly 1,500 officers during a counterterrorism training in 2010. Due to the sensationalist tone of “The Third …

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NYPD files: ‘Focus’ scrutiny on Muslim Americans

By Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo / AP NEW YORK: The New York Police Department collected information on businesses owned by second- and third-generation Americans specifically because they were Muslims, according to newly obtained secret documents. They show in the clearest terms yet that police were monitoring people based on religion, despite claims from Mayor Michael …

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Muslims at rally: NYPD surveillance keeps us safe

By Colleen Long / AP NEW YORK: Members of an Islamic coalition stood in front of police headquarters with signs to support the New York Police Department’s aggressive counterterrorism efforts, saying the agency is doing what is necessary to protect the city — and Muslims. Imam Qazi Qayyoom, who was among the group Monday, said he …

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New York police can do better for Muslim students

By Altaf Husain WASHINGTON, DC: The Associated Press discovery that the New York Police Department (NYPD) monitored Muslim college students both within and outside the city limits in 2006 and 2007 has sparked outrage from university officials and students. The surveillance included Baruch College, Columbia University, New York University and the State University of New York …

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A Muslim chaplain who matters for non-Muslims, too

By Noah J. Silverman NEW YORK: In 1924, Norman De Nosaquo, a Jewish student at the University of Wisconsin, wrote a letter to the editor of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle in which he observed, “It is only through organized groups [that one can] accomplish anything of good for the advancement of the knowledge of the Jewish …

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Records detail mosque spying; NY police defend it

By Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo / AP NEW YORK: The New York Police Department targeted Muslim mosques with tactics normally reserved for criminal organizations, according to newly obtained police documents that showed police collecting the license plates of worshippers, monitoring them on surveillance cameras and cataloging sermons through a network of informants. The documents, obtained …

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Muslim Americans reach out to unregistered voters

WASHINGTON, DC: In a 2009 report by Gallup entitled Muslim Americans: A National Portrait, surveyors found that only 51 percent of Muslim American youth (ages 18 to 29) were registered to vote — the lowest percentage recorded amongst young Americans. With the 2012 elections approaching in November, Muslim Americans are aiming for a higher percentage …

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Overcoming Islamophobia in US elections

By Muqtedar Khan NEWARK, Delaware: Islam has become an important part of American discourse leading up to the 2012 federal elections and candidates everywhere appear eager to take a position on Islam for political gain. Across the country, rising Islamophobia has made it difficult for some Muslims to build mosques and practice their faith, although their …

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Calling it Sharia shouldn’t make it scary

By Jon Pahl PHILADELPHIA: What’s so scary about Sharia, or Islamic legal principles? According to a recent decision from a US Federal Appellate Court — one level below the Supreme Court — not much. The recent decision of the 10th Circuit Court effectively blocks implementation of Oklahoma Law 755, also called the “Save Our State” measure. …

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Imam to tour nation promoting NYC Islamic center

NEW YORK: The Muslim cleric who hopes to build an Islamic center near the World Trade Center site said Friday that he’ll tour the country in an effort "to inspire interfaith understanding" for a project that has ignited explosive faceoffs between supporters and opponents. "The major purpose is to make people aware of what America …

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US Muslims plea for safety after bomb plot arrest

CORVALLIS: Muslim leaders urged authorities to step up protection for the region’s Islamic community, days after a Somali-American man was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the US state of Oregon. The plea followed a fire Sunday at the Islamic center where suspect …

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Obama says US outreach to Muslims must go beyond security

JAKARTA: President Barack Obama said Tuesday the United States must go beyond security issues as it seeks to improve relations with the Islamic world, as he visited Muslim-majority Indonesia. He said his administration was "on the right path" in its efforts to build bridges with Muslims around the world, but admitted the job was incomplete …

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