Tagged ‘Constitution’

Des Plaines Journal: Bosnian Muslim Group Sues Des Plaines

The American Islamic Center of Chicago filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Des Plaines claiming the city violated its Constitutional rights by denying a zoning amendment to open a Bosnian Islamic religious and community center.

CAIR-Chicago honors legacy of Helen Thomas

As a proponent of the American democratic system, CAIR-Chicago is grateful to Helen Thomas for her 70 years of service to the American public.

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How the erosion of civil liberties is not just a Muslim issue

European courts have deemed American prisons to be compatible with human rights standards. Chris Hedges, in his op-ed, “What Is Happening to Muslims Will Happen to the Rest of Us,” however, tells us that this is not the case.

With freedom of speech, comes great responsibility

As much as free speech needs to be respected and upheld, it also needs to be checked on an even playing field.

Sharia law: The phantom threat

Some two dozen states have recently either passed or considered laws that would ban the use of sharia law in their court systems.

Exposing David Yerushalmi: Director of the anti-Sharia movement

Who is behind the anti-Sharia movement? David Yerushalmi, the director for the Society of Americans for National Existence, is quietly leading a campaign to demonize Islam and Muslims.

ACTION ALERT: Tell your Senators to oppose the legalization of propaganda!

The “Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2013″ bill passed in the House on May 18th, and is now going to the Senate for a vote. Contact your Senators and stop this bill!

The problem with the Tarek Mehanna verdict

On April 12, 2012, in what will inevitably go down as a historic sentencing statement, Tarek Mehanna stated that 4 years ago, he was approached by two federal agents who told him that he had two options; either become an informant for the government or end up in prison on charges of terrorism.

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The Religion of Politics: The Unity of Church and State

Politicians are using Christianity as a religious tool to gain votes and advance their own agendas, while other religions such as Islam suffer the consequences.

ACTION ALERT: Express your opposition to the President’s signing of NDAA

On December 31st, 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law – allowing the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens around the world.

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