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Anti-Muslim Acts In Five States Being Investigated By Department Of Justice

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating a handful of apparently anti-Muslim incidents in four states, including the stabbing of a M...

Alleged Cabbie Stabber Indicted

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An arts student accused of slashing a Muslim taxi driver's neck has been indicted on hate-crime charges, prosecutors said Monday as t...

Ahmed Sharif, Stabbed Cab Driver, Gets $30,000 In Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ahmed Sharif hoped he could garner more than sympathy after he was stabbed by a passenger last week. The long-time cabbie asked the New York Taxi Wor...

Michael Enright, Cab Driver Slasher Suspect, Taken To Psych Ward

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A college student accused of slashing a taxi driver because he is a Muslim was moved from jail to a psychiatric ward, corrections off...

Ahmed Sharif, Stabbed Cab Driver, Meets With Bloomberg

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER and TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Muslim cab driver whose face and throat were slashed in a suspected hate crime attack appeared with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thur...

Hatred, Hatred, and More Hatred of Latinos Spilling Across the Country

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Hatred is, in fact, boiling over in the U.S. against anyone who does not seem to be from this country -- regardless of whether they are U.S. born or illegal immigrants.

Sam Stein

Man In Cab Driver Slashing Shot 'Funny Or Die' Video, PTSD Shorts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Well before he was accused of slashing a Muslim cab driver across the neck, Michael Enright, the 21-year-old college student now charged with the crim...

Ahmed Sharif, Stabbed Cab Driver: I Pleaded For My Life (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ahmed Sharif, the cab driver who was stabbed for being Muslim, says he pleaded with his attacker for his life. Ahmed Sharif spoke to reporters on Wed...

Paterson Ties Cabbie Stabbing To Park51 Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson sees a connection between the stabbing of Muslim cab driver Ahmed Sharif and the fervor over the proposed Islamic Center near ground zer...

Omar Rivera Urinated On Mosque Floor: Police

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

*UPDATE AT BOTTOM* In another brazen anti-Muslim incident, a man wandered into a mosque in Queens Wednesday night, shouting racial slurs and urinat...

Amanda Terkel

Hate Crime Victim Speaks Out About Surge Of Anti-Gay Incidents In Kentucky City

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Covington Police Chief Col. Lee Russo told the Huffington Post that his force is investigating the homophobic flyers, but they do not yet have...

Michael Enright, Alleged Muslim Cab Driver Stabber, Belonged To Pro-Park51 Group (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

*SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES* Michael Enright is not who you'd expect him to be. The man accused of stabbing New York City cab driver Ahmed H. Sharif af...

Michael Enright Charged With Hate Crime: Ahmed Sharif, Muslim Cab Driver, Attacked For Religion

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A college student who did volunteer work in Afghanistan was charged Wednesday with slashing a taxi driver's neck and face after the d...

Does Rise In Killings of Homeless Signal a Decline in Our Values?

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Over the past eleven years, there were more than double the number of homeless hate crime deaths than that of all the other "traditionally" protected hate crime classes combined.

What it Says About Us When a 17-Month-Old Boy Is Beaten to Death for "Acting Like a Girl"

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

The beating death of 17-month-old Roy Jones was no less a hate crime because the victim was a baby; whether would have grown up to be transgender is irrelevant.

Climate of Fear: SB 1070 and Extremist Violence in Arizona

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Fostering an environment of racialized violence is the harsh reality of Arizona's drive toward legislated intolerance.

Obama Assassination Plotter Asks For Swastika Tattoo To Be Removed On Taxpayers Dime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Daniel Cowart, who plead guilty to 8 federal charges, including a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama and over 100 black people, has requested ...

Disturbing New Report for Anti-LGBT Violence in 2009

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

The most marginalized parts of an already marginalized group like the LGBT community are being targeted in horrific numbers.

New Questions Around Uganda Beheading, but Situation Remains the Same

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Waymon Hudson

It appears that some of the details about the motivation behind the violent beheading of Pasikali Kashusbe and his connection to LGBT rights group Int...

WorldNetDaily's Lucrative Letter Schemes

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

WorldNetDaily has never been shy about trying to fleece its readers for cash -- after all, it encourages its readers to make voluntary donations, even...

Attacks On Homeless To Become Hate Crime In California

McClatchy | Jim Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Californians' civil right to be homeless would be given new legal protection under legislation approved Thursday by the Assembly. Basically, the m...

A Call for Violence Answered in Uganda: Gay Activist Found Beheaded

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Waymon Hudson

One cannot help but draw the connection between the murder of Ugandan LGBT rights activist Pasikali Kashusbe and the recent calls for violence and bloodshed from American Evangelicals visiting Uganda in support of the "Kill the Gays" Bill.

The "Intimidation" Argument: Conservative Hypocrisy on Parade

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

There's a new cry of outrage coming from the far right and conservative circles. They've started playing the victim card as the new go-to meme: intimidation from the mean, militant gays.

Time Magazine's Joel Stein Characterizes South Asians, SAALT Responds

Deepa Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepa Iyer

Joel Stein's take on how immigration patterns have changed the landscape of Edison, New Jersey ("My Own Private India", July 5, 2010) is offensive a...

Understanding the "Reason" Why Fundamentalists Must Exclude Gays (and Other "Sinners")

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Fundamentalists have to "stand against all compromise" because they themselves are in a constant battle with temptation and these temptations lead to questioning what they say they believe.