Saturday, February 16, 2013

  • Audio: Creating America's War on Terror (CAIR)
    Investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson documents how the FBI is hiring thousands of informants to infiltrate American Muslim communities and strike up conversations with anyone they believe might harbor a terrorist thought. If all goes according to plan, these would-be radicals agree to carry out a violent plot - a plot they wouldn't be able to pull off without government help.
    • Video: Alleged Bomber Suffers from Mental Illness (CAIR-SFBA)
      Zahra Billoo, executive director of [CAIR-SFBA], said that this smells of entrapment  and is especially upsetting because the defendant has mental health issues. "Did the FBI take a [mentally ill] aspirational terrorist, make him an operational terrorist and then thwart their own plot?" Billoo asked. 
    • NY Times Editorial: Spying on Law-Abiding Muslims
      [T]he New York City police routinely selected Muslim groups for surveillance and infiltration, even when they did not sponsor unlawful or terrorist acts and were not accused of contributing to them.
  • CAIR: Cancer Patient Denied Service Over Miss. Water Office's No-Hats RuleThe story may sound bizarre, but "no hats, no hoods, no sunglasses," has become a common policy at banks around the country. ... A branch of Valley National Bank in Tulsa, Okla., caught national attention late last year for barring a Muslim woman from entering the bank while wearing a hijab, a type of religious head covering. Bank officials said she could enter only with an escort, sparking outcry from civil rights groups, including [CAIR].
  • CAIR-Chicago: Too Old for Arranged Marriage, But Still Longs to Find Love
    The custom of arranging marriages is centuries old and crosses many cultures, said Aymen Abdel Halim, a spokesman for CAIR-Chicago, an organization that promotes and protects civil rights for and among Arab-Americans.
  • MI: Hamtramck Mosques Spark Fight (Detroit News)
  • John Brennan Is a Secret Muslim, Says Anti-Islam Activist
    • AL: 'The Only Time You'll See a Muslim Kiss a Pig'
      The message contained a picture of President Obama kissing Democratic U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi on the cheek, with a caption that read "The only time you'll see a Muslim kiss a pig."
  • As Islam Grows, U.S. Imams in Short Supply (NPR)

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