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Faiza Saeed to Become First Woman to Lead Cravath, Swaine & Moore

July 15, 2016


Michael de la Merced, New York Times One of the biggest deal makers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a pre-eminent law firm on Wall Street, is poised to take over its top spot — and become the first woman to do so. Cravath plans to announce on Thursday that Faiza J. Saeed, one of the […]

Senior EU lawyer backs French woman sacked for wearing hijab

July 14, 2016


Angelique Chrisafis and Owen Bowcott, The Guardian “A French design engineer who was dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf should have been allowed to cover her head at work, a senior EU lawyer has said. In an influential preliminary opinion, an advocate general at the European court of justice found in favour of Asma Bougnaoui […]

Visitors to the US may be asked for social media information 

July 2, 2016


Ron Nixon, NYT WASHINGTON: The federal government has proposed adding a line to forms filled out by visitors to the United States that would ask them to voluntarily disclose their social media accounts, a step that it said would help in screening for ties to terrorism. Visitors entering the country under the Visa Waiver Program, […]

Coverage of the Istanbul Bombing Proves Once Again That American Media Care Little About Muslim Lives

July 1, 2016


Dean Obeidallah, Huffington Post It’s becoming increasingly challenging to believe that U.S. media actually care about Muslim lives. Why do I say that? Simple: they don’t cover terror attacks carried out or planned against Muslims with the same zeal as attacks against others. The latest example came after the horrific terror attack Tuesday night at […]

Macy’s Staff Taunts Hijab-Wearing Shopper Falsely Accused of Theft: Suit

June 30, 2016


Maya Rajamani, dnainfo “GARMENT DISTRICT — A woman wearing a hijab was falsely detained by Macy’s staff who suspected her of shoplifting, mocked for wearing the traditional Muslim veil and forced to fork over $500 for the alleged crime, a lawsuit charges. The latest allegations in a suit that accuses Macy’s of targeting and imprisoning […]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Don’t panic – London will still be a great successful city after Brexit

June 26, 2016


London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Evening Standard The British people have clearly spoken today, and their democratic will must now be fulfilled. This is a truly seismic event — the likes of which we have never seen before in my lifetime. I want to send a clear message to the British people and to businesses and […]

As the nation debates the place of Islam, the CIA’s Muslim officers fight terrorism

June 21, 2016


Missy Ryan, Washington Post […] In a seventh-floor conference room at the CIA’s fortress-like Virginia headquarters, the agency’s No. 2 official, David S. Cohen, wanted to push back against anti-Muslim discourse. Speaking to several dozen employees, Cohen had a simple message, those present said, about attempts to marginalize Muslim employees: “zero tolerance.” For agency leaders, […]