American Muslims: Facts vs. Fiction

Source: Unity Productions Foundation This 11-minute film provides poll-based answers to the most frequent questions Americans ask about their Muslim neighbors. This short film is designed to reach a broad cross-section, to set the record straight, and to correct the most prevalent misunderstandings about Muslims today. It presents data collected from reputable polling agencies and think-tanks like the Gallup Organization,

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Imam Jamil

On the evening of Friday, May 13, 2011, a very important event was held at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. The program was titled, “A CONVERSATION ON THE LIFE & LEGACY OF IMAM JAMIL ABDULLAH AL-AMIN (The former H. Rap Brown),” and featured a thought-provoking panel of discussants that included his wife, Karima Al-Amin; a former officer of the

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Here are 29 ways you can help refugees

help Refugees

Source: The Independent David Cameron has announced that Britain will house more than 20,000 refugees from Syria. The refugees will be resettled over the course of the current Parliament, he told MPs. The move follows a sharp increase in public pressure in the past week to do more to help, including a petition launched by The Independent which has been

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Report: One-third of Palestinian minors in Israeli jails are Jerusalemites

Palestinian Minors

Source: Middle East Monitor About one third of the 200 Palestinian minors detained in Israeli jails come from the occupied city of Jerusalem, some 13 years old or younger, a Palestinian rights centre revealed yesterday. In a report, the Palestine Prisoners Centre for Studies said the occupation has increasingly targeted Jerusalem’s children in the past year, with more than 600

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Finland’s prime minister says he will share his house with refugees

Finland Prime Minister

Source: The Indendent The Prime Minister of Finland, Juha Sipila, has said he would offer his home to refugees. He said his home in Kempele, in the north of the country, was not frequently used at the moment and would house asylum seekers from the start of next year. According to Reuters, Sipila told national broadcaster YLE: We should all

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U.S. Muslim Groups Calling for No-Fly Zone to Protect Syrian Civilians


On Friday, September 4, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined leaders of other national Muslim organizations, including ICNA Council for Social Justice, and of the Syrian-American community at a news conference in Washington, D.C., to call for immediate action by the Obama administration to help end the suffering of the Syrian people, which has reached levels of

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Congresswoman Asks For Investigation Into Israeli Shooting Of Two Palestinian Teens

CORRECTION REMOVES REFERENCE TO WHO SHOT THE TEEN, PENDING AN OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION. ADDS THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER TEEN KILLED THE SAME DAY - FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 file photo, a Palestinian man shouts for help moments after 17-year-old Mohammad Abu Daher, on the ground, was killed during a lull in a confrontation between stone throwers and Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Two rights groups said on June 12, 2014, that preliminary autopsy findings show the Palestinian teen, whose last name is Salameh, and another teen, Nadim Nawara, were killed that day by live ammunition. The Israeli military has denied use of live ammunition, insisting troops only used rubber-coated steel pellets in the incident. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Source: Huffington Post Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has requested the State Department open an investigation into whether the killing of two Palestinian teenagers last year by Israeli security forces warrants withholding of military aid under the conditions of the Leahy Law. “The murders of Nadeem Nawara and Mohammad Daher highlight a brutal system of occupation that devalues and dehumanizes Palestinian

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Islamic Leaders Take on Climate Change, Criticizing “Relentless Pursuit of Economic Growth”

Climage Change

Source: Democracy Now A group of leading Islamic scholars have issued a declaration calling on the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to do their part to eliminate dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and turn toward renewable energy sources. The declaration urges world leaders meeting in Paris later this year to commit to a 100 percent zero-emissions strategy and to invest in decentralized

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FOIA Request Shows Thousands Have Been Held Inside Secret US Prison, Homan Square

Homan Square

Source: The Free Thought Project After filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department (CPD), The Guardian has discovered over 3,600 people have been detained at a secure facility known as Homan Square. Notorious for allegedly denying access to defense attorneys and committing human rights abuses, the officers at this CIA-style black site have been

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Ex-CIA Boss Admits to BBC Panorama That It Tortured


Source: BBC NEWS The CIA tortured terror suspects in its programme of “enhanced interrogation”, the agency’s former executive director, Buzzy Krongard, has admitted to the BBC’s Panorama programme. The agency’s position has always been that the “enhanced interrogation” techniques it used under George W Bush, did not amount to torture, because they were legally approved by the White House at

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