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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.

Chicago Tribune: `Prank’ gets teen lesson in tolerance

David Huffman told police it was just a prank gone wrong: On April 22, at a McDonald’s in Tinley Park, he tapped a Muslim woman on the head, nearly pulling off her headscarf.

The Forum (Fargo-Moorhead): Muslim activist to speak at MSUM

Minnesota State University Moorhead will host a Muslim activist to speak on “9/11 and American-Islamic Relations.”

The Peninsula: Hamas Terrorist Financing Trial Set to Open Today

Hailed by the government as a victory in the war on terror, the case is seen by some in the Arab-American community as part of a broader crackdown on Muslim charities and an erosion of constitutional guarantees of due process and a fair trial.

Media Monitors Network: America, Welcome to Martial Law?

Moments ago President Bush signed the Military Commission Act 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.

Daily Herald: Faith and real life

Harris Hassan joins the hallway rush of teens bound for the one place students feed their need for food and face time: the cafeteria.

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