ICNA Condemns Attacks on Christian Churches in Pakistan

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Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today condemning the suicide bombings outside Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan that killed 15 people and injured more than 70. “ICNA is appalled by these bombings,” said Naeem Baig, President of ICNA. He also stated: “We urge the Pakistani government to bring the perpetrators to justice. We

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Why Solitary Confinement is Modern Day Torture

Solitary Confinement

Source: Fusion’s Youtube Page As of 2013, there were 80,000 men and women in solitary confinement in the United States, some of them as young as 14 years old. In this illustrated op-ed video, artist Molly Crabapple explains the psychological and physical trauma suffered by those forced to spend 22-24 hours a day alone — sometimes for arbitrary reasons, like

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United Statement Against the Criminalisation of Islam in UK

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Source: Islam21c.com Muslim community rejects the State’s criminalisation of Islām and condemns moves to silence legitimate critique and dissent This joint statement expresses a position with respect to the ongoing demonisation of Muslims in Britain, their values as well as prominent scholars, speakers and organisations. We, the undersigned Imāms, Sheikhs, advocates, activists, community leaders, community organisations and student bodies of

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BORDC Executive Director Arrested For Questioning the Government

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Source: BORDC.ORG Washington, DC –– Shahid Buttar, Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), was arrested on Thursday, February 26, 2015 after a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Joining CODEPINK activists who protested during the hearing, Buttar approached Clapper after the hearing concluded to ask a question about America’s separate systems of justice. Buttar

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Tampa Students Disrupt FBI Recruitment

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Source: fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On March 10, members of Tampa Students for a Democratic Society disrupted an FBI recruiting event at the University of South Florida (USF). The FBI claimed the event was part of Women’s History Month, their goal being to recruit young women as agents of repression. The FBI continues to threaten important women leaders such as Assata

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Religion and Labor: Perspective in Islam

Labor Rights

By Iftikhar Ahmad This paper, a non-comparative study which without trying to prove that Islam is the best system to follow, argues that in order to understand Islamic provisions on labor rights, one needs to look at original sources, i.e., Quran and Sunnah. The current article explores the possibility of using Islam as the basic source in creation and adoption of

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Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Fraternity Closed After Video of Racist Chant

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Source: ABC News Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters closed its chapter at the University of Oklahoma Sunday after a video emerged purportedly showing members of the chapter singing a racist chant. The video quickly gained visibility online. It was obtained and posted to Twitter by Unheard, which describes itself as “an alliance of black students organized for change within campus

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Obama’s Police Reforms Ignore the Most Important Cause of Police Misconduct

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Source: thenation.com President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing has released a long list of reforms to American policing, some of which, including independent police prosecutions and dramatically scaling back the role of police in schools, are true advancements. However, there are also major pitfalls in the report’s reliance on procedural rather than substantive justice. Liberal police reforms of

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Former FBI Informant Craig Monteilh: FBI Encouraged Me To Sleep With Muslim Women For Intel

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Source: Huffingtonpost.com To Muslim mosque members in the Los Angeles area, Craig Monteilh was known as Farouk al-Aziz, a French Syrian looking to reconnect to his Islamic roots. But behind the devout facade and convincing knowledge of Islam, Monteilh was spying for the FBI, which instructed him to go as far as sleeping with Muslim women to gain information. Monteilh joined

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Reflections on Chapel Hill Shooting: A Great Legacy ~ Dr. Yasir Qadhi

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Source: Yasir Qadhi’s Youtube Page Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shares his thoughts on the Chapel Hill shootings and the great legacy left behind by our brother Deah Barakat (age 23), his wife Yusor Barakat (age 21), and her sister Razan Muhammad (age 19), who were brutally murdered earlier this week. Deah and his wife were newlyweds. The entire family was

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