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

June 21, 2016

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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, […]

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In Orlando, Dr. Ibrahim, son of a Muslim Immigrant rushed to heal pain caused by another. 

June 16, 2016

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Damien Cave, the New York Times “ORLANDO, Fla. — When Dr. Joseph Ibrahim heard that the attack at the Pulse nightclub may have been linked to terrorism, he caught himself fearing any kind of link to his own Muslim, Middle-Eastern roots. Please, he thought, don’t let Ibrahim appear anywhere in the gunman’s name. Dr. Ibrahim […]

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The Largest and Leading American Muslim Organizations Condemn Terror Attack Against LGBTQI Community in Orlando, Florida

June 12, 2016

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June 13, 2016. On behalf of the American Muslim community, we, the undersigned, want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the barbaric assault that occurred early yesterday morning at Pulse, an LGBTQI nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We unequivocally say that such an act of hate-fueled violence has […]

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Sickened by the attack on the night club in Orlando, Florida

June 12, 2016

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Rafik Beekun We are disgusted by the night club shooting in Orlando, Florida.  Our heart goes out to the victims and families of this terroristic act. There is never any justification for such a horrible crime. 

Kudos to Ice Cream Business Owner who stopped the Islamophobic harassment of two Muslim women. 

May 29, 2016

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Yasmin Nouh, Huffington Post “As a Muslim woman who wears the headscarf in America, 22-year-old Nura Takkish says she expects to be the target of Islamophobia — just not when she and her friends are enjoying ice cream at their neighborhood ice cream parlor.  Takkish was sitting with two of her friends at Andrew’s Ice […]

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The Citadel rejected her hijab, but another military school embraces Muslim student’s request

May 26, 2016

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Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post “Norwich University, a nearly 200-year-old private military college in Vermont, has granted an accepted student’s request to wear hijab in keeping with her Muslim faith, a decision that was welcomed by some but also provoked outrage for some alumni and cadets. [The Citadel considers allowing a Muslim hijab as an […]

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Horrendous Pay Gap: CEOs Now Make 335 Times More Than Average Worker. 

May 22, 2016

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Reuters, Ross Kerber “BOSTON (Reuters) – Chief executive officers of S&P 500 companies on average made 335 times more money than U.S. rank-and-file workers last year, down from a multiple of 373 in 2014, according to a union study released on Tuesday. The figures are issued annually by the AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. federation of […]

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