Saturday, February 22, 2014

  • WATCH: CAIR Reps Discuss New Digital Resource 'Islam for Journalists'
  • Hate Group Pushes New Anti-Islam Textbook Bill Introduced in Tennessee
    A fight over content in Tennessee's social studies textbooks is part of an emerging national effort by groups who believe God commands Christians to support the nation of Israel and that Islamic radicals are the biggest problem in America. . .Lisa Moore of Christiana and a member of ACT! for America wrote a guest column about the issue. . ."If you're OK with your children/grandchildren being taught extreme Islamic Bias and indoctrination. . .ignore the fact that your children's minds are being stolen right out from under your nose and it is all indeed part of the grand design to bring this country and everything it stands for to its knees." Moore is a plaintiff in a lawsuit that seeks to stop construction of the Murfreesboro Islamic Center. 
  • CAIR: Ruling on NYPD Muslim Spying is Reminiscent of Justification for Japanese American Internment
    "The idea that the only harm was that you found out you are being spied on is ridiculously absurd logic," said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in an interview with Common Dreams. "When a judge says it's okay for a government to do any level of spying on a religious community, that has a chilling effect."
  • CAIR-MI: St. Clair County Jail Implements New Policy for Halal Diets
    A lawsuit filed last year by the Council on American-Islamic Relations claimed that policy was unconstitutional. The case concerned Aaron Utley, a Muslim man and a former inmate at the jail, who was denied a Halal diet – in keeping with Islamic tradition – after failing a test on Islam. But "the government may not test knowledge of faith," said Lena Masri, a staff attorney for the Michigan Chapter of CAIR, who added that the religious tests were so difficult that most inmates were failing them. The tests have now been eliminated.
  • CAIR: Virginia Sheriff Meets with CAIR Over Anti-Muslim Training
    Jenkins met Friday with Corey Saylor of the D.C.-based Council on American–Islamic relations and Dr. Nabeel Babar, director of the Islamic Center of Culpeper, both of whom asked the sheriff to cancel the training sessions scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Germanna Community College's Daniel Technology Center. The sessions will be led by former FBI agent John Guandolo, whom the CAIR called a "notorious anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist" in a release earlier this week.
  • MA: Student at Mansfield's Al-Noor Academy Knows Her Math
    Dina Atia, an eighth-grader at Al-Noor Academy in Mansfield, received a certificate from the Mathematical Association of America for scoring in the top 5 percent nationwide in its American Mathematics Contest.

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