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ARABIC SPOKEN? PLANE GROUNDED

August 31, 2007

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Norman Parish, Chicago Sun-Times, 8/30/07 http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/534860,CST-NWS-air30.article A woman who complained that some fellow passengers spoke Arabic and “had odd behavior” prevented a Chicago-bound American Airlines flight from departing San Diego, police said Wednesday. Flight 590, scheduled to depart at 11 p.m. Tuesday, left its gate about 11:15 but returned to the boarding area after the […]

Sri Lankan Girl Facing Death Row in Saudi Arabia

August 29, 2007

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Lankan Newspaper.com 19-year-old Rizana Nasik, is facing death sentence by beheading in Saudi Arabia for the murder of her employer`s infant two years ago. `According to the relatives of the accused girl the baby had died by accidental strangulation while her employer was abusing the Sri Lankan girl while she had the baby in her […]

Religious Profiling: New TSA Policy on Head Covering

August 29, 2007

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CAIR News Release August 28, 2007 Civil rights and community organizations are urging their constituents to take note of revised screening procedures at airports for all head coverings and to know their rights as travelers. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a statement today confirming reports of new head covering screening procedures as of August […]

Smearing the Accomplishments of a Muslim School Principal

August 29, 2007

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By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN New York Times Last Feb. 12, you may recall, New York education officials announced plans to open a minischool in September that would teach half its classes in Arabic and include study of Arab culture. The principal was to be a veteran teacher who was also a Muslim immigrant from Yemen, […]

Casting Suspicion on All American Muslims

August 24, 2007

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 Rafik Beekun Please click here to download the report, “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” from the New York City Police Department’s website. It alledges to describe ‘how ordinary people in the West can become radicalized and followers of what the report calls a jihadist ideology.’ This report is worrisome because it casts suspicion […]

European Union Losing Turkey

August 21, 2007

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by HUGH POPE, Wall Street Journal August 20, 2007 Istanbul When a half-century of convergence between Turkey and the European Union last floundered a decade ago, the Turks regrouped and forged forward and the EU met them halfway. The result was a revolutionary period of reform in Turkey. Last month, grateful for their most fruitful […]

The Prophet of Moderation: Tariq Ramadan’s Quest to Reclaim Islam

August 19, 2007

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By JONATHAN LAURENCE The New York Times June 18, 2007 Source; Foreign Affairs In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons From the Life of Muhammad. Tariq Ramadan. Oxford University Press, 2007, 242 pp. $23.00. Most Westerners have a pretty clear idea of what comes to the mind of a Danish cartoonist when he imagines the […]