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FBI Visits Prompt Reminder of Muslims’ Legal Rights

May 21, 2010

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CAIR Action Alert #609 (Washington, D.C., 5/21/10) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said today that its offices nationwide are receiving an increasing number of reports of FBI agents, along with other law enforcement officers, visiting and interviewing American Muslims, particularly members of the Pakistani-American community. These visits often include both FBI agents and […]

Coffee and conversation finds common ground between Muslims and Jews

May 18, 2010

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by Brianna McClane, Medill Reports May 12, 2010 Religious conversations between Muslims and Jews take place in coffee shops across Chicago. They gather every other month to discuss religious text and its application to daily life, an attempt to bridge cultures with distinct differences and similarities. Discussions over Coffee is one of many events hosted […]

More U.S. Muslims facing problems in return from travel abroad

May 14, 2010

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By Tara Bahrampour Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, April 2, 2010; A06 Muslim advocacy groups say an increasing number of Muslim and Arab U.S. citizens and permanent residents who travel abroad are facing new complications in returning to the United States because of heightened security. An attempted Christmas day bombing on a Detroit-bound airplane caused […]

Pipe Bomb Attack on Mosque in Jacksonville, Florida

May 12, 2010

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Istanbul’s muezzins get training in how to give the Adhan

May 11, 2010

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BBC News It is meant to be a beautiful, melodic and spiritual start to the day. But the morning calls to prayer by some of Istanbul’s muezzins and imams have had locals plugging their ears rather than reaching for their prayer books. The problem is such that following a flood of complaints by locals, special […]

Airport Body Scanning Leads to Anatomical Ridicule and Sexual Harassment

May 7, 2010

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(CNN) — Full-body scanning machines may reveal a little too much, if an incident of workplace violence this week among Transportation Security Administration screeners is any indication. A TSA worker at Miami International Airport in Florida was arrested for allegedly assaulting a co-worker who had repeatedly teased him about the size of his genitals. The […]

Officer Goes Undercover in Terror Fight

May 6, 2010

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By JOEL STONINGTON After the failed attempt to bomb Times Square, New York police are dispatching more officers to be seen on the streets, around landmarks and on subways. But there’s one tactic they hope won’t go noticed at all: getting inside the bands of terrorists-in-the-making. That’s why a young Bangladeshi immigrant working undercover found […]