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Mahfuz Ahmed appointed to the Board of Visitors at George Mason

Mahfuz Ahmed, founder and CEO of Digital Intelligence Systems,(DISYS), a global technology services firm, has been appointed to the Board of Visitors (BOV) for George Mason University by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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June 5, 2014

Homeland Security Agent Caught Lying at Hearing

By Karin Friedemann, TMO Robel Phillipos (center) arrives for a hearing in his case at the federal courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts May 13, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Three friends of Dzhokhar (Jahar) Tsarnaev: Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov, and Robel Phillipos went before Judge Woodlock May 13-15, 2014 and sat through three full consecutive days of FBI […]

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May 26, 2014

White House Rumana Ahmed Leaving Post for New Assignment

By Ray Hanania Rumana Ahmed, who was named as the head of a new White House initiative to reach out to American Arabs and American Muslims, will be leaving her post at the Office of Public Engagement, headed by Valerie Jarrett. A statement released by Ahmed offered few details raising concerns among American Arabs and […]

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May 26, 2014

Congressional Resolution: HR418 Urging Burma to End Persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Urging the Government of Burma to end the persecution of the Rohingya people and respect internationally recognized human rights for all ethnic and religious minority groups within Burma.

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May 15, 2014

American Trapped and Destroyed by FBI

Two weeks into his detention, Naji’s jailers escorted him from his cell into a clean, bright room, where at last he saw a familiar face, a fellow American. It was an FBI agent he’d met with in the past. The agent told Naji that he could end his nightmare. “Help me help you,” he said.

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May 8, 2014

The True American: The hate-crime victim who pleaded for his attacker’s life

Bhuiyan realized he was uniquely situated to, as Giridharadas puts it, intervene in “the cycle of mistrust and enmity between his religious community and his adopted country — between Islam and America.” He would do so by publicly forgiving Stroman…

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May 8, 2014

Us Urges Egypt to End Mass Trials

The US Monday urged Egypt to stop mass trials and sentencing of its nationals…

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May 1, 2014

Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’

The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa.

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May 1, 2014

Queens Street Named after Salman Hamdani

More than a decade after the tragic events of 9/11 an unsung American Muslim hero was finally honored after the Queen’s Borough in New York decided to name a street after him.

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May 1, 2014

Gifts at Easter: Latest Bridge Between Sacramento-Area Muslims and Christians

To honor their Christian friends at Easter – a celebration of renewal – Muslim leaders in Sacramento will deliver 300 gifts at noon today to the First Covenant Church in Rancho Cordova.

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April 24, 2014

New York Disbands Police Unit Spying on Muslims

The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped

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April 17, 2014

No NSA Reform Can Fix the American Islamophobic Surveillance Complex

Better oversight of the sprawling American national security apparatus may finally be coming:

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April 10, 2014

Netanyahu’s Monstrous Mentor On The Hill

Sheldon Adelson is … a fanatical rightist— not only an American rightist, but also an Israeli one. While he is now looking for the best American president money can buy, he has already chosen his Israeli stooge

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April 10, 2014

Largest IRS Phone Scam Ever Targets Indian Americans

The IRS will never threaten police action over the phone, Tulino emphasized.

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April 3, 2014

Reduce Employee Discrimination For All Americans

“He came to America because he believed in America … Now the jury has restored his faith.”

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April 3, 2014

Israel’s War on American Universities

Thoughts on the banning of pro-Palestinian student groups

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March 20, 2014

Feinstein v. the CIA: A Moment of Truth

By blatantly concealing what Feinstein condemned as “the horrible details of a CIA program that never, never, never should have existed,” the spy agency now acts as a power unto itself, and the agency’s outrages have finally aroused the senator’s umbrage.

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March 13, 2014

British Government Arrests Activist Moazzam Begg

Former Bagram and Guantanamo prisoner Moazzam Begg was re-arrested on February 26, 2014.

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March 6, 2014

Protect Free Speech in Universities:

By Lisa Kosowski and Dima Khalidi Immediate Action Needed: Stop Passage of Bill in IL State Legislature to Defund Public Universities because of Faculty Political Speech IL State Senator Ira Silverstein has introduced a bill – SB 3017 – that would prohibit public universities and colleges from using any state funds on groups that have […]

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March 6, 2014

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