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