Wednesday, April 10, 2013

  • CAIR-Chicago Wins Judgment for Muslim Center's Freedom of Religion [MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-Chicago will hold a news conference on the ruling TODAY at 3:30 p.m. (Central) in its office at 17 N. State Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois. CONTACT: CAIR-Chicago, 312.212.1520 or 202.870.0166.]
  • CAIR-Chicago: Religious Leaders Highlight Commonalities (Chicago Trib)
    The speakers were Rabbi Michael Balinsky, executive vice president for the Chicago Board of Rabbis, Dr. Joan Gorski, professor at The Biblical Institute, Chicago Scripture School and professor/teacher at St. Laurence High School and the University of Saint Francis, and Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago.
    CAIR: Fla. State Senator - We Need to 'Vaccinate' Against Shariah
    On Friday, the South Florida chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations blasted out this video, in which state Sen. Alan Hays, the bill's Republican sponsor, compares stopping Shariah to getting a polio vaccination.
    • CAIR-FL: GOP State Senator Compares Sharia Law to Disease
      The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil liberties advocacy organization for Muslims, posted a clip Friday of Hays invoking disease prevention when asked to provide an example of a foreign law that had stripped the rights of Americans in United States courts.
    • Oops, Tenn. Republicans Forgot to Ensure Voucher Bill Oppresses Muslims
      There's no amendment -- hell, there's no bill -- you could write that would stand up to a legal challenge that would let you exclude qualified Muslim schools from funding.
    • Islamophobia Watch: Tennessee - Paging H.L. MenckenFast forward to today's Tennessee, and "Neanderthal man" has a new target: Islamic law. Right-wing blogs and talk radio inflame listeners with conspiracy theories about supposed efforts to impose sharia law in the United States, and a few unscrupulous politicians, following in the tradition of Scopes' persecutors, are ready to exploit those fears.
  • NYPD Muslim Spying Has Real Victims (NY Daily News)

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