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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

Judge Humiliated During Tsarnaev Hearing

On April 16, 2014 TMO attended a status hearing ….

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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

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

Akbar Ahmed Wins Literary Award

Noted scholar Dr. Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, was awarded the prestigious German Peace Prize at the Karachi Literature Festival.

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February 27, 2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Standing Tall Despite Execution Threat

Prosecution stonewalls defense

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February 20, 2014

Charity’s Pleasure of Participation

By Kari Ansari It’s happened to all of us. You’re stuck waiting at a light in the left lane and a bedraggled woman standing on the median looks you right in the eyes with a worn cardboard sign that reads, “HOMELESS. PLEASE HELP”. Many of us quickly grab a few dollars and hold them out […]

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February 13, 2014

Muslim Public School Holidays Will Be Observed In New York City, Says Mayor de Blasio On The Brian Lehrer Show

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now, but they may finally see some changes under new Mayor Bill de Blasio. On Monday he discussed the issue on the Brian Lehrer Show, declaring that he planned […]

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February 13, 2014

Ahmed Balogun Receives UW’s Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award

Ahmed Balogun was named the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s 2014 Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award

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February 13, 2014

Marvel Introduces A New Muslim Character

Marvel Comics introduction of Kamala Khan goes as “Ms. Marvel Doesn’t Drink, Date Or Eat Bacon.”

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February 6, 2014

Bringing Edward Snowden to Trial Could Be the Embarrassment of the Century

There’s little doubt that if the Obama administration ever managed to bring NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden before a jury on American soil, the unfolding drama would quickly become the trial of the new century

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January 30, 2014

Free Jahar Movement–Spirituality & Politics

While mainstream media maligns the Tsarnaev brothers as the Chechen terrorists who bombed the Boston marathon long before any convincing evidence has been presented in a court of law, a strong social undercurrent questioning the official version of events has spontaneously, pretty much miraculously emerged …

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January 16, 2014

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