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National debate sparked concerning religious and racial profiling of American Muslims following the detainment of 6 Imams and the subsequent refusal of US Airways to allow the men to rebook flights to their destination, despite having cleared FBI security screenings on Monday November 20th.
The post-9/11 world has been characterized as rife with racial profiling, whether justified or not, in the name of national security concerns. Loyola University Chicago sophomore Osamah Abdallah learned this first-hand after being falsely accused of plotting a terrorist attack.
Michelle Olson isn’t aware of it yet, but she’s headed for a double dose of Sunday school.
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.