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ABC 7 News: Imams detained in Minneapolis (TRANSCRIPT/VIDEO)

A plane is detained at the gate of the Minneapolis airport. Inside — six Muslim scholars are taken into custody and questioned for hours. Muslim groups across America are outraged and asking for investigation.

Medill News Service: Al Jazeera draws hundreds to fledgling online cable network

Subscriptions to Northbrook-based VDC.com, an on-line digital cable news network created in April, skyrocketed Wednesday by almost 1,500 in response to the launch of the Al Jazeera English-language channel on the company’s network. Prior to this, VDC.com averaged five to six new subscribers daily.

Chicago Maroon: Experts Debate Islam

Spectators packed Hutchison Commons last Wednesday night to hear renowned Islamic scholar John Esposito’s talk entitled “Understanding Islam in the Modern World,” organized by the Muslim Students Association (MSA).

International Herald Tribune: For U.S. Muslims, it’s the American way

CHICAGO: Amid copies of the Koran and Arabic calligraphy, a small American flag sits on a table in a corner of Ahmed Rehab’s office at the Council on American-Islamic Relations here.

Final Call News: A march towards martial law?

On Oct. 17, President George Bush signed the Military Commission Act of 2006 (H.R. 6166) into law, stating “This bill provides legal protections that ensure our military and intelligence personnel will not have to fear lawsuits filed by terrorists simply for doing their jobs.

United Press International: Rep. urged to clarify race profile remark

CAIR’s Chicago office said Thursday it had sent a letter, along with several other organizations, demanding a clarification from Rep. Jerry Weller, R-Ill., about recent comments he had made about racial profiling.

The Advocate (Minnesota State University Moorehead): Speaker takes look at Islam

On Oct. 24th, Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago, shed light on “Islam in the West: Five years after 9/11.”

Beliefnet: U.S. Muslims Mobilize in 2006 Elections

Congressional elections haven’t meant much to Saadia Chaudhry, who, at 30, has never cast a midterm ballot. But this year Chaudhry is excited about voting in her suburban Maryland district, even though she admits — with a slightly embarrassed laugh — that she’s not even sure who’s running.

Reuters: U.S. Muslims moving into prime-time politics

CHICAGO (Reuters) – At less than 3 percent of America’s 300 million residents, Muslims are still on the fringe of political influence and power, experts say. But that may be changing.

Northwest Indiana Times: Survey shows Muslims flexing political muscle

As Election Day nears, local Muslim advocacy groups are working to get out the vote.

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