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Religious Profiling

Do Not Target Our Children, Do Not Make Our Teachers Government Puppets

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Yolanda Rondon

In a request to the Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Representative Bennie Thompson called on a complete review and privacy assessment of the FBI's "Don't Be a Puppet" web-based program, including its use of the Violent Extremist Risk Assessment (VERA).

Did Religious Profiling Allow Paris Terrorists to Proceed Undetected?

Sahar Aziz | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Sahar Aziz

As they enlarge the blanket scrutiny of Muslims without individualized suspicion, French law enforcement is more likely to waste resources investigating innocent people. Meanwhile, the guilty have more opportunity to plot undetected.

REPORT: Justice Department To Ban Profiling By Federal Law Enforcement

Los Angeles Times | Timothy M. Phelps | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics

The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by fede...

Enough With the Profiling Already!

Wardah Khalid | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Wardah Khalid

Since when did dissatisfaction with certain aspects of the government indicate one was disloyal to the U.S.? Many Americans oppose government policies, such as Obamacare, TSA regulations, immigration policy, and abortion, but that does not automatically equate them to a high threat.

NYC's Anti-Profiling Law 'Not Worth The Paper It's Written On'

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.02.2012 | New York

In July 2004, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg presided over a celebratory signing ceremony at City Hall for a new law that banned the NYPD from racia...

Waiting in the Gray Areas

Hassan Jaber | Posted 02.08.2012 | Detroit
Hassan Jaber

When political leaders demonstrate that it's OK to tarnish an entire ethnic or religious group, xenophobic rhetoric enters the mainstream public discourse in a way that encourages intolerant and extreme reactions.

Brooklyn College Profs to Ray Kelly: Stop Spying on Muslims

Len Levitt | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Brooklyn College's Faculty Council denounced the spying on Islamic students, suggesting that the police department targeted them without any proof that they were engaging in terrorist activity.

Religious Profiling -- The New Norm?

Nida Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nida Khan

If the last few major acts of violence in the U.S. were committed by White men, why is it that they are not scrutinized just as much as those that appear Muslim/Arab or simply 'other'?

What's In A (Muslim) Name?

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dilara Hafiz

Although it may seem harmless to assume someone's religion based upon their name, it's becoming apparent that this type of judgment is unnecessary and irrelevant, especially for Muslims in America.

Boiling Tea

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

The Tea Party attitude is more predictive of approval for President Obama than education, race, religion and party affiliation. In addition, a very large portion of the likely electorate sides with or against Tea Partiers.