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Benghazi Summit Spiraled Into Muslim Hatefest
Benghazi Summit Spiraled Into Muslim Hatefest

Benghazi Summit Spiraled Into Muslim Hatefest

Up to 300M Muslims 'bent on destruction of Western civilization': panelist

(Newser) - A panel on Benghazi at a conservative think tank devolved into finger-pointing and "ugly taunting"—targeted at a law student wearing an Islamic head scarf, Dana Milbank writes in the Washington Post . Asking a question from the back of the room, Saba Ahmed noted that "we portray...

Court Orders YouTube to Yank Anti-Muslim Video

Federal appeals panel sides with actress in 'Innocence of Muslims'

(Newser) - The anti-Muslim video that set off worldwide protests in 2012 can no longer be seen on YouTube. A federal appeals court today ordered Google to take down Innocence of Muslims, reports the San Jose Mercury News . The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to back the request made...

Hey, Hollywood: You Could Learn From Comics on Islamophobia

New Muslim-American superhero shows what can be done: Muaaz Khan

(Newser) - The world is about to get a new superhero, courtesy of Marvel Comics, who just happens to be a smart Muslim-American teen girl . Well done, writes Muaaz Khan at the Guardian , who hopes the fictional Kamala Khan proves to be just as much of a role model for young Muslims...

Pastor Terry Jones Arrested Before Koran Burning

He said he planned to burn one for every 9/11 victim

(Newser) - Police arrested Florida Pastor Terry Jones today as he drove to a park to light nearly 3,000 Korans on fire to protest the 2001 terrorist attacks. Sheriff's deputies arrested the 61-year-old and his associate pastor on felony charges as he drove a pickup truck towing a barbecue-style grill...

McCain Rips Fox Anchor Over 'Allahu Akbar'

Kilmeade thinks the comment is offensive, McCain recoils

(Newser) - John McCain has been taking some flak from Fox News, whose anchors have been accusing him of "bailing out" President Obama by backing the notion of a military strike on Syria, reports Mediaite . The tensions seemed to spill over in a recent segment in which host Brian Kilmeade played...

NYPD Secretly Labeled Mosques 'Terror Enterprises'

Designation allowed them to spy on anyone attending

(Newser) - The New York Police Department secretly opened "terrorism enterprise investigations" into at least 10 of the city's mosques, effectively designating every single congregant as a valid surveillance target. Documents uncovered by the AP show that the NYPD spied on countless Muslims, and even tried to get informants onto...

Company Sells Pork-Tipped Anti-Muslim Bullets

They're designed to send terrorists to hell, you see

(Newser) - Any old bullet can kill an Islamic terrorist, but is that enough? The people at South Fork Industries in Idaho don't think so, so they've created what they're calling "Jihawg Ammo," bullets coated with paint that has been infused with pork. The airtight logic is...

Protesters, Cops Tangle as London Seethes Over Attack

Officials caution against anti-Islam response

(Newser) - Yesterday's brutal killing of a soldier in southeast London prompted a local backlash, with some 100 men hurling bottles at police as they railed against Muslims. The protesters, carrying English flags, were supporters of an organization known as the English Defense League, the Guardian reports. "Our next generation...

Racist Security Marred White House Press Dinner
Racist Security Marred
White House Press Dinner

Racist Security Marred White House Press Dinner

Seema Jilani accuses guards of being biased against her

(Newser) - As a mere spouse of one of the journalists attending the White House Correspondents Dinner, Seema Jilani was only allowed to attend the cocktail hour beforehand. But when she realized her husband had her keys, she figured she could at least meet him down in the foyer. Security guards refused,...

We Profiled the Saudi Marathon 'Suspect'

Amy Davidson: There's no excuse for the way this man was treated

(Newser) - When a badly injured 20-year-old Saudi Arabian student was seen running from the site of the Boston Marathon explosions, a bystander tackled him because he looked suspicious. He was questioned by police; his apartment was searched ; his roommate was intimidatingly interrogated for five hours and hounded by reporters. Why? He...

On Edge, Boston Takes Issue With 2 Flights

LaGuardia temporarily evacuated today, too

(Newser) - With tensions running high in a city with good reason to be edgy, two flights at Boston's Logan Airport raised concerns this morning: A US Airways flight from Philadelphia was evacuated soon after landing in Boston after a suspicious bag was found, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports. State police tell...

Drone War Exposes Our Racism
 Drone War 
 Our Racism 
Glenn Greenwald

Drone War Exposes Our Racism

Glenn Greenwald thinks Islamophobia is powering the War on Terror

(Newser) - A poll out this morning shows that a majority of Americans believe the US shouldn't assassinate its own citizens abroad (41% favor the killings, with 52% opposed), which is a little weird, points out Glenn Greenwald at the Guardian , because when the US actually killed citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, it...

Anti-Islam Filmmaker Gets Year in Prison

Mark Basseley Youssef violated probation for bank fraud

(Newser) - A California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in the Middle East has been sentenced to one year in prison for violating probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction. Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, was sentenced today by US District Court Judge Christina Snyder after...

Europe Flirts With Breivik's Anti-Immigrant Message

Right-wing politicians like the philosophy, deplore the violence

(Newser) - The European right has widely rebuked Anders Behring Breivik for his violence, but also thinks the Norwegian killer had something of a point, reports Reuters . Many European conservatives—like Italian politician Mario Borghezio—were already echoing the language of extremists like Breivik to criticize the growing Muslim presence there. "...

Newt Gingrich Defends Bachmann&#39;s Islam Attacks
Newt Gingrich Defends Bachmann's Islam Attacks

Newt Gingrich Defends Bachmann's Islam Attacks

'Politico' op-ed derided by others

(Newser) - In a six-page, 2,500-word Politico op-ed (with an attached three-page, 1,800-word appendix ), Newt Gingrich makes it crystal clear that he is on the side of Michele Bachmann and her four fellow members of Congress who want an inquiry into whether the government is being infiltrated by Islamic...

Huma Abedin Under Police Protection After Threats

Grover Norquist's name gets referenced

(Newser) - The latest fallout from Michele Bachmann's Muslim infiltration conspiracy theory: Now Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin—whose family, Bachmann claims, is vaguely connected to the Muslim Brotherhood —has been threatened by a New Jersey man. Abedin is under police protection following the threat, and the man—a Muslim—...

Boehner Slams Bachmann's Muslim Conspiracy

Calls accusations 'pretty dangerous'

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann and the other House Republicans who want an investigation into the alleged infiltration of US government by Muslim extremists have already been smacked by Anderson Cooper and John McCain —now add two more prominent names to the mix. John Boehner noted today, "I think accusations like...

Cooper Smacks Bachmann's Muslim Conspiracy

Dismantles her claim that Muslims infiltrating government

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper doled out an epic takedown of Michele Bachmann and some of her cronies in Congress last night , debunking their idea that Muslim extremists are infiltrating the highest levels of US government. Bachmann and four other Republicans in the House of Representatives want the Inspectors General to investigate this...

Newark to Probe NYPD Muslim Spying
Newark to
Probe NYPD Muslim Spying

Newark to Probe NYPD Muslim Spying

After AP shows mayor huge file detailing snooping in the city

(Newser) - When the AP showed Newark Mayor Cory Booker a file detailing the extent to which the NYPD's " Demographics Unit " had spied on his city's Muslims, he was caught off-guard. "Wow," he said. "This raises a number of concerns." Soon after, he said...

FBI Purges Islamophobic Training Manuals

Note to agents: Muhammad is not a 'cult leader'

(Newser) - The FBI has flushed hundreds of counterterrorism training documents containing controversial statements about Muslims and Arabs, reports Fox News . The purge comes following a review triggered by a September Wired article , which revealed that the FBI taught agents, among other things, that Muslims were "violent," and that the...

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