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Muslim Student 'in Shock' at Teacher's Reply to His Question
Muslim Student in NJ
Sues Over Teacher's Remark

Muslim Student in NJ Sues Over Teacher's Remark

He says he asked for more time to finish assignment and was told, 'We don't negotiate with terrorists'

(Newser) - Update: A Muslim student in New Jersey is suing a district and a teacher, saying he was "devastated and humiliated" last year at Ridgefield High School when he asked the teacher for more time to complete an assignment and was loudly told, "We don't negotiate with terrorists....

Arrest Made in Albuquerque Muslim Murders
Police Name Suspect
in Albuquerque Killings

Police Name Suspect in Albuquerque Killings

Muhammed Syed charged with murders of 2 Muslim men

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. A man police in Albuquerque, New Mexico describe as the "primary suspect" in the killings of four Muslim men was charged with two murders Tuesday and authorities believe he will be charged with two more. The suspect was identified as Muhammed...

After Murder of 4 Muslims, Albuquerque Cops Make an Ask

Police ask public for help in finding 'vehicle of interest'

(Newser) - Cops in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are asking the public to keep a lookout for a car they think may be tied to the murder of four Muslim men in the city over the past nine months. Per CBS News , police asked anyone in the area who's seen a dark...

City Investigates 4 Slayings of Muslim Men

All have been killed in ambush shootings, Albuquerque police say

(Newser) - For the fourth time in nine months, a Muslim man has been found shot to death in Albuquerque. The man killed Friday night was in his mid-20s and from South Asia, USA Today reports. Police, who discovered his body after receiving a report of a shooting, declined to say whether...

The Case of Hamid Hayat vs. America's Post-9/11 Fears

Hamid Hayat ended up serving 14 years

(Newser) - "I have no ill feelings, no grudges, no anger in me. I just don’t want this to happen to anybody ever again," Hamid Hayat tells Jason Fagone, who writes at length about what Hayat has been through for the San Francisco Chronicle. Born in Lodi, California, to...

Aziz Ansari: Trump 'Makes Me Afraid for My Family'

He says Trump's 'hate-filled rhetoric' is dangerous and nonsensical

(Newser) - Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari, the son of Muslim immigrants, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times this week on "why Trump makes me scared for my family," focusing on the dangers of the candidate's "vitriolic and hate-filled rhetoric." “It’s visceral,...

Snowden Leak: NSA Spied on Muslim-American Leaders

Including a former Homeland Security official

(Newser) - The NSA and FBI targeted a number of prominent and seemingly upstanding Muslim-Americans for surveillance, including lawyers, professors, civil rights activists, and even a former Bush administration official, according to the latest revelation from Edward Snowden's document trove. A spreadsheet recapping the thousands of email addresses the NSA monitored...

US Home to 74% More Mosques Since 2000

New census also finds mosque leaders feel comfortable in US

(Newser) - Even as protests against new mosques got quite a bit of attention, their numbers in the US grew from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010, USA Today reports. And most of the leaders of those Islamic places of worship believe America is not hostile to Islam, according...

NYPD's Muslim Surveillance Used White House Funds

Anti-drug grant pays for cars, computers: AP report

(Newser) - The NYPD's controversial Muslim surveillance programs were funded in part by millions of dollars directly from the Bush and Obama administrations, the AP reports. Since the 9/11 attacks, $135 million has been provided through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA), which hands out grants, under the watch...

FBI Training Manuals: Muslims Are Dangerous
FBI Training Materials:
Muslims Are Dangerous

FBI Training Materials: Muslims Are Dangerous

Training materials are playing into terrorists' hands, say former agents

(Newser) - A shocking Wired exposé reveals that FBI counterterrorism agents are taught that "mainstream" American Muslims are likely to sympathize with terrorists, and that more "devout" Muslims are more likely to be "violent." The magazine acquired FBI training materials, some from as recently as March, which also...

Muslim Americans Happier With US Than Everyone Else

Much more so than everyone else

(Newser) - If you thought things like Peter King’s hearings or the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy would leave Muslim Americans feeling disgruntled, think again. Muslims are actually much happier with the country than everyone else, according to Pew poll released today, with 56% saying they’re satisfied with the way...

Muslim Rep Breaks Down at King Hearing

Peter King defiant, says radical Islam must be investigated

(Newser) - Peter King’s hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims got off to an emotional start today, when Rep. Keith Ellison—the first Muslim American elected to Congress—broke down in recounting the story of a Muslim paramedic who died while responding to the 9/11 attacks and was later, according...

We Need a Muslim Brady Bunch
 We Need a Muslim 
 Brady Bunch 

We Need a Muslim Brady Bunch

Iranian-American essayist: 'Sitcom diplomacy' can go a long way

(Newser) - Katie Couric floated the idea of a Muslim Cosby Show a while back, and Firoozeh Dumas thinks the notion of "sitcom diplomacy" is a great idea. When she and her family moved here from Iran in 1972, "the first Americans I met were the Bradys and the Partridges,...

GOP Rep Plans Hearings on 'Radicalization' of US Muslims

Opponents fear McCarthy-style witch hunt

(Newser) - A New York Congressman plans to hold hearings “to assess the extent of the radicalization of the Muslim community” in the US, and for some weird reason, Muslim American groups are not pleased, the New York Daily News reports. Peter King, incoming head of the House Committee on Homeland...

Other States Battle Their Own 'Ground Zero Mosques'

In Tennessee, uproar over planned Islamic center

(Newser) - You basically can't escape news of the backlash over the planned mosque at Ground Zero these days—but definitely don't try to escape it by vacationing in Tennessee. That state, like many others across the country, is fighting its own mosque-themed battle. The Washington Post looks at a Muslim community...

Blogger Launches Bus Ad Attack on Islam

It's a crusade against the 'Islamization of America'

(Newser) - A New York City blogger is launching a crusade against "the Islamization of America" —using the sides of 40 NYC buses. "Fatwa on your head? Is your community or family threatening you? Leaving Islam?" read the ads pasted on the buses. "Got questions? Get Answers" it...

Obama Quietly Talks to Muslims
 Obama Quietly Talks to Muslims 

Obama Quietly Talks to Muslims

White House reaches out to neglected constituency

(Newser) - Barack Obama has gone out of his way not to be seen with Muslim or Arab-American leaders, and he's still never set foot in a mosque as president, but behind the scenes, his administration is listening and responding to the concerns of American Muslims. Community leaders have participated in policy...

US Muslim Group Slams 'Inflammatory' Textbooks

Kids' series portrays Muslims as inherent security threats, group charges

(Newser) - A Muslim-American group is planning a public awareness campaign against a series of children's textbooks it says paints an inaccurate and inflammatory picture of their faith. The civil rights director of a chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the World of Islam series—found in at least two...

Muslims Issue Fatwa Against Airport Scanners

Machines violate rules on modesty

(Newser) - Body scanners at airports violate Islamic rules on modesty and Muslim-American groups have barred the faithful from using them. “It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women," an influential Muslim council said in a fatwa forbidding...

The New Terrorist: Homegrown in the USA

Pakistan arrests underscore growing threat from domestic extremists

(Newser) - The five Virginians busted on terror charges in Pakistan this week are only the latest example of the growing threat of homegrown terrorism. American Muslims, long thought to be less a threat because they tend to be better assimilated than European Muslims, have been implicated in three other investigations this...

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