Tuesday, January 7, 2014

  • More Muslims in the New America (Telegraph)
    Did you know there are – possibly – now more religious Muslims than religious Jews in Florida?
  • CA: In Bizarre No-Fly List Trial, Even the Verdict Might Be Top Secret (Wired)
    The 48-year-old Malaysian woman's case against the U.S. government — in which she seeks solely to clear her name — is awaiting a judge's verdict after a week of testimony, the bulk of it classified and given behind closed doors here in a San Francisco federal courtroom. But underscoring the Kafkaesque flavor of the trial, there's a real possibility the verdict itself will be kept a secret, even from Ibrahim.
  • CAIR-FL: Homeless Get Help on 'Day of Dignity' (Tampa Bay Times)
    The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Project Downtown Tampa, Red Crescent, Islamic Relief and many other organizations provided free health and human services Sunday for the homeless in Hillsborough County at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa.
  • CAIR-NY: Muslim Group's Award to Ray Kelly Called 'PR Stunt' (Huff Post)
    The Muslim Advisory Council award -- derided by the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islam Relations as a "cheap public relations stunt" -- highlights the diverse reactions to revelations of police surveillance of Muslims.
    • Religious Leaders Decry NYPD Spying on Muslims (TimesLedger)
      The religious leaders of the Flushing Interfaith Council gathered at St. George's Episcopal Church in Flushing Sunday to sign a second Flushing Remonstrance in protest against racial profiling in the policing and surveillance of Muslims by the NYPD.
  • CAIR-MI Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium
  • Viral Post Claims Obama Began 'Muslim Outreach' for Schoolkids (Politifact)
    Social media posts have reprinted or linked to a story titled, "Obama Administration Announces Nationwide Muslim Outreach Program For Children Grades K-12," that claims, among other things, that school children can earn higher grades for studying Islam. It's not true.

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