Friday, March 22, 2013

  • AP: Anti-Islam Bill Revived in Florida, Passes Panel
    After it failed last year, lawmakers on Thursday revived a bill that would ban Shariah, or Islamic, law and other foreign laws from Florida courts. ... "In general, these laws have no real-world impact," [CAIR's Corey Saylor] said. Judges "can't replace the constitution with religious laws. But in passing these laws, elected officials are now joining in on the conversation of inspiring fear of Muslims." (Read more)
  • SF Supervisors Unanimously Pass Resolution Condemning Islamophobic Bus Ads
    On Tuesday, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution condemning the content of Islamophobic advertisements placed on San Francisco buses. ... The resolution is the first of its kind in the nation, sending a clear message that San Francisco's elected leaders stand against hate and Islamophobia. (Read more)
    • Nathan Lean: Anti-Islam Ad Campaign Is Only Spreading Hate
      The provocative placards suggest collective guilt on the part of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims for acts of terrorism, and the ads are the latest manifestation of the duo's desire to ignite a culture war along faith lines. (Read more)
  • CAIR-LA: CA Jews and Muslims React to Obama's Jerusalem Speech
    Hussam Ayloush, executive director of [CAIR-LA], said he hopes Obama understands the dramatic changes occurring in the Middle East in countries such as Egypt, Tunisia and Syria and that the Palestinians' own aspirations for freedom must be realized. (Read more)
  • AP: Study Finds Nearly 2 in 3 Hate Crimes Unreported
    Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help. (Read more)
  • Report: Muslims Hurt by NYPD Surveillance
    A CUNY School of Law project released a report last week saying the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims in the city has bred self-censorship and distrust of others in the community. (Read more)
  • Photos: CAIR Leaders Meet with Parliamentarians, Human Rights Council in Morocco
  • Muslims Hope Pope Francis Will Salvage Relations (NBC)
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