Courts

Black Surgeon’s Claim Details Racism at UCLA

A highly regarded African-American surgeon and UCLA associate professor recently filed a lawsuit against the University of California Board of Regents and the administrators of the UCLA Medical Center for implementing a decade-long campaign of discriminatory acts against him

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May 24, 2012

First Muslim American judge appointed in California

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. last week announced the appointment of Halim Dhanidina to judgeship in the Los ANgeles County Superior Court

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May 24, 2012

People’s Lawyer Goes to Jail

“The fiery attorney who represented former Boston city councilor Chuck Turner in his bribery trial is now headed to jail himself,” the Boston Globe reports.

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May 17, 2012

Charity Taken Off Suspected Terrorist List

Feds settle suit, agree to pay ex-Toledo group’s legal fees

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May 10, 2012

Tarek Mehanna Gives Rousing Speech at Sentencing

By Karin Friedemann, TMO On April 12, 2010 Tarek Mehanna was sentenced to over 17 years in prison. It was a sad moment for his supporters, who packed the Boston courthouse, but they were rewarded with an historical, moving speech, as Mehanna described how he came to view it as his duty to defend the […]

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April 19, 2012

First They Come For the Muslims

Chris Hedges writes a regular column for Truthdig.com.

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April 19, 2012

Lawsuit Filed Against Crestwood School District

Dearborn Heights, MI – “Crestwood High School discriminating against Arab American Students/Arab Teachers” headlined the radio show “Good Morning MI.”

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March 15, 2012

Anwar Ibrahim Acquitted of Sodomy in Malaysia

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been acquitted of sodomy after a two-year trial.

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January 12, 2012

Court: Oklahoma Can’t Enforce Sharia Law Ban

A federal appeals court upheld an injunction against a voter-approved ban on Islamic law in Oklahoma on Tuesday, saying it likely violated the U.S. Constitution

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January 12, 2012

Haroon Khan Barred from Representing Pakistan

British-Pakistani boxer Haroon Khan has been told by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) that he cannot represent Pakistan in international competition.

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September 29, 2011

Nigerian Boxer Brings Power

Lateef “Power” Kayode recorded an impressive 10-round unanimous decision victory on an exciting night of fights on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME®. The unbeaten cruiserweight Kayode (17-0, 14 KOs) proved too much for Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-3, 14 KOs) Friday night at the Chumash Resort Casino.

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July 14, 2011

Before You Judge, Stand in Her Shoes

The same leaders whose theft and mismanagement have kept so many Guineans poor in the decades since independence from France, in 1958, have also been ferociously violent, massacring as many as 186 unarmed demonstrators calling for democratic reforms in 2007, and at least 157 demanding the same in 2009.

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July 14, 2011

Jury Duty in the United States of America

This week I served on a jury for the first time.

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July 7, 2011

Girl Sues to Wear Hijab at Abercrombie

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Muslim woman alleged in a lawsuit filed this week that U.S. retailer Abercrombie & Fitch forbade her from wearing her head scarf while working at a northern California clothing store owned by the company.

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June 30, 2011

Saudi- Indonesia Attempts to Save 28 on Death Row

(MENAFN – Arab News) Indonesia has called home its ambassador to Saudi Arabia for consultation following the execution of an Indonesian maid in Makkah on Saturday.

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June 30, 2011

Australia Muslims Push for Rights

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the government’s new multiculturalism policy, argues that Muslims should enjoy “legal pluralism”.

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May 26, 2011

Taking the Wheel

This past week the issue was once again brought into the limelight as a female Saudi Arabian citizen took to the wheel and later posted the video on the popular social-networking site YouTube.

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May 26, 2011

Every 15 minutes, a Muslim Couple Gets Divorced in Malaysia

Datuk Fatimah Hamat was the first to raise eyebrows across the senate hall when revealing that in every 15 minutes a Muslim couple gets divorced in the country. “These statistics are shocking,” said Fatimah.

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May 5, 2011

Guantánamo Leaks Lift Lid on Most Controversial Prison

Innocent people interrogated for years on slimmest pretexts

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April 28, 2011

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