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The Nine Worst Lawfare Injustices in the US and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

Date: January 31, 2019 | Categories: Featured, Opinion, Opinion All,

By Steve Downs Source: Counter Punch The law should apply equally to everyone.  The 14th Amendment guarantees to all Americans the “equal protection of the laws”.  But when we go to war this guarantee is often violated. War means designating an “enemy” to be defeated using every available means including the law.  We call this “lawfare” when the law, instead of …


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Trump Fails to Help the Muslim Image Yet Again, Are We Really Surprised?

Date: June 19, 2018 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All,

By Syeda R. Noshin ICNA CSJ Intern Two weeks ago, President Trump hosted an iftar at the White House, about which I wrote a response questioning his intentions behind having the event. As a general summary, I noted how this event is conveniently timed around the Supreme Court’s decision concerning his travel ban enacted on many Muslim-majority countries, and his history …


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Trump’s Iftar: Thanks, But No Thanks

Date: June 4, 2018 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

By Syeda R. Noshin ICNA CSJ Intern It’s Ramadan, the month where the 1.8 billion Muslims around the world all retreat into themselves for spiritual revival, abstaining from food and drink, as well as limiting television and other distractions. It is the most beloved and blessed time for Muslims, one to spend with family and get closer to God. Many …


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Fact Sheet: Harms of New Muslim Ban Executive Order

Date: March 7, 2017 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

Prepared by Naureen Shah from Amnesty International USA Today, President Trump signed a new executive order banning people from six countries and suspending the refugee admissions program. The Trump administration may characterize the new order as scaled back and careful.  In fact, the new order is inhumane, irrational and will not make the U.S. safer. It will cause harm to …


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Khutbah: Thanking Neighbors for Supporting Muslims in Tough Times

Date: February 2, 2017 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

In light of the recent support for Muslims across the United States in light of President Trump’s Muslim ban, the following khutbah was prepared by Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan, Chairman of ICNA Sharia Council. Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will …


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Flying While Muslim is Not a Crime

Date: August 9, 2016 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: Washington Post By Editorial Board MUSLIM PASSENGERS are escorted off U.S.-based airlines with alarming frequency these days, and while the circumstances of each incident vary, there is also a sameness to them. More often than not, someone on the plane — a seatmate, a passenger a few rows away, a flight attendant — feels “uncomfortable.” The trigger for that …


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First Amendment: Make America safe again by rejecting Islamophobia

Date: May 13, 2016 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: GazetteXtra By Chris Haynes Two weeks ago, three men assaulted a 19-year-old American Muslim in Astoria, Queens. One suspect shouted “Arab” and punched the victim twice in the face. A second screamed “ISIS” and approached with a metal pipe. When a bystander appeared, the three suspects fled the scene. What’s especially alarming about this incident is how commonplace such …


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Scholars: Trump’s call to ‘ban Muslims’ is un-American

Date: December 11, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: The Conversation Q: Presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the US. He previously called for surveillance against mosques and a database for all Muslims living the US. What can you tell us about the history of attacks against Muslims in the US? Are Trump’s comments unique? Sahar Aziz is an associate professor of …


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Why We Need to Talk About the Chapel Hill Shooting

Date: February 24, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: Dailyprincetonian.com By Zeena Mubarak Last Tuesday, a gunman entered a private residence and shot and killed three students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their names were Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. All three of the victims were Muslims, the two girls visibly so, because they chose to wear hijab, the traditional Muslim …


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The Chapel Hill Shooting Was Anything But a Dispute Over Parking

Date: February 24, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: MIC.COM By Nathan Lean The shooting deaths of three Muslim university students last week in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has ignited a firestorm of debate about the killer’s motives. According to his neighbors, Craig Stephen Hicks, the 46-year-old charged with murdering Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, was an angry man hostile towards religion, irritated by noise in his …