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Council on American Islamic Relations

Diffused Congruence Podcast: Zahra Billoo on CAIR, Islamophobia, and the Challenges of Interfaith Work

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion
Zaki Hasan

For the second episode of our all-new podcast examining the many fascinating conversations to be had within the American Muslim community, my co-ho...

Bloomberg's Veto Upsets Muslim Rights Group

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 07.26.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Muslim-American civil rights groups are criticizing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for vetoing a bill on Tuesday (July 23) that would hav...

Woman's 911 Call On 'Very Muslim' Cab Driver Sparks Legal Action

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 06.19.2013 | DC

McLEAN, Va. -- For the second time in as many months, a Muslim civil rights group is pursuing criminal charges on behalf of a taxicab driver who was s...

Civil Rights Probe Into Man Shot By FBI In Bombing Investigation

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Crime

ORLANDO, Fla. — An advocacy group is demanding a civil rights investigation into the death of a Chechen immigrant who was shot to death by autho...

MyJihad: Just a Spiritual Journey?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Amitai Etzioni

Those who seek for us to better understand Islam would do better if they acknowledged that jihad is open to both kinds of interpretations -- both those that legitimize violence and those that abhor it.

Will Wrigley

She Won't Leave D.C. Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ready for the next round of jihad-related Metro ads? The ongoing saga over anti-Islamic advertisements in the district will soon open...

Allen West Nemesis Gets The Last Laugh

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

Weeks after taking to eBay to auction off a bizarre letter it received from former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) in 2011, the Florida chapter of the Counci...

Aaron Sankin

Why Are SF Buses Advertising Jihad?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.04.2013 | San Francisco

For the second time in recent months, billboards on side of San Francisco's fleet of buses have become the front lines in a fight over the place of Is...

WATCH: Broward Meeting On Muslim School Holidays Request Turns Ugly

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 11.02.2012 | Miami

A Broward School District Diversity Committee meeting got ugly Thursday night -- at one point, requiring police intervention -- when advocates present...

Huge Disappointment For SoCal Muslims

AP | Posted 10.14.2012 | Los Angeles

By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed part of a lawsuit that alleged the FBI violated...

Joe Walsh: Muslims In America, Radical Islam 'A Threat' More Now Than After 9/11

Posted 08.10.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) isn't known for holding his tongue. The outspoken politician's recent tirades against Rev. Jesse Jackson for "oppressing ...

American Muslim Alleges FBI Had A Hand In His Torture Overseas

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 04.17.2012 | Crime

Last June, while Yonas Fikre was visiting the United Arab Emirates, the Muslim American from Portland, Oregon was suddenly arrested and detained by E...

4 Muslims File Harassment Lawsuit Against FBI, Border Patrol

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 06.13.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Some Detroit-area Muslims have been held at gunpoint, handcuffed and repeatedly harassed about their religion when returning to the U.S. fr...

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslims Rally In Support Of NYPD Mosque Surveillance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.05.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- As the imam at the Muhammadi Community Center, a mosque and Islamic center in Queens, Mohd Qayyoom has closely watched reports that the ci...

Jaweed Kaleem

What States Have The Most Mosques? Survey Shows Trends Among American Muslims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion

In the decade since 9/11, American Muslims and mosques have come under a close lens, from congressional hearings on radicalization to campaigns agains...

Muslims in America 2012 - Who Will They Vote For?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

For the vast majority of the electorate, the economy trumps most other issues. Candidates who continue to raise anti-Muslim fears should be seen as irrelevant distractions from the real problems of the economy, jobs, civil rights, education and health care.

Presidential Ungratefulness

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

While America honors the legacy of civil rights color-bearer Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., it is ironic that President Obama betrays his memory. In...

Blogger Praises Corpse-Urinating Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.13.2012 | Religion

Pamela Geller, who has been referred to as the "queen of the Muslim bashers," is not doing anything to shed that title. Geller, the executive direc...

Michigan's Anti-Bullying Law Exemption Dropped By Senator

Posted 11.17.2011 | Gay Voices

Michigan-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups say they are relieved after an area senator agreed to drop a controversia...

School District Near Deal In Federal Somali Student Civil Rights Probe

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota school district must report to the federal government any future allegations of harassment against Somali students as ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Some Muslims Question Anwar Al-Awlaki's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion

The U.S.-led killing in Yemen of al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S. born imam who was known for his Internet videos preaching violent jihad and...

Is 9/11 Coloring Book Anti-Muslim?

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

A 36-page "graphic novel coloring book" created by a St. Louis, Mo., publisher is attracting international attention -- and has reportedly sold out of...

Attorney General Invokes State Secret Rules After Muslims Sue FBI

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has invoked state secrets rules to prevent information from being released in a lawsuit filed by...

Woman 'Shocked' Over Abercrombie & Fitch Headscarf Firing

South San Francisco, CA Patch | Drew Himmelstein | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion

Hani Khan, 20, of Foster City said she had never faced discrimination before being fired from an Abercrombie & Fitch subsidiary at Hillsdale Mall....

Democrat Announces Alternate Hearings On U.S. Muslims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Barely two weeks after House Republicans held hearings on the threat posed by radicalize...