Terrorism is not a "Muslim" phenomenon. Indeed, last year, the author of the report called terrorism by American Muslims "a minuscule threat to public safety." Yet far too many policymakers assume the opposite is true, and too many policies are predicated on the false and bigoted assumption that Muslims are more likely to engage in terrorism than other Americans. The numbers above show how false the premise is. So why are we willing to undermine civil liberties, target an entire religious community, and devote countless resources to this "minuscule threat?"
A Muslim U.S. Air Force veteran who had trouble entering the country last year to visit his terminally ill mother was barred again Saturday from trying to return home to Qatar, the second time this month that he's been prohibited from boarding a flight in Oklahoma City because his name appears on a government no-fly list.
- CAIR-OK Backgrounder
Students, alumni and professors have banded together to petition Georgetown's July decision to deny tenure to the School of Foreign Service's assistant professor of Arab politics Samer Shehata.
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In a re-run from last year, the Florida House Judiciary Committee gave its approval Thursday to HB 351, the "Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases," according to the Florida House website. The bill's proponents simply call it the "Anti-Sharia Law."
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