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  • Both sides wrong in Gaza

    01/06/2009 1:59:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 729+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/06/09 | Arsalan Iftikhar
    The recent carnage in Gaza has left little doubt that within the tortured dynamic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both the chicken and the egg have completely and utterly lost their minds. Regardless of who's to blame for the origins of the conflict, shame on both Hamas and Israel for their recent violations of international law that have led to a humanitarian inferno in Gaza and southern Israel. Hamas is to be blamed for its sophomoric provocation of its neighbor's military wrath by firing missiles into southern Israel. Israel also should be condemned for its disproportionately inhumane onslaught in Gaza, which...
  • Senate panel seeks Missouri Based Islamic charity’s tax records

    01/23/2004 7:36:44 AM PST · by rface · 7 replies · 504+ views
    Columbia, Missouri Daily Tribune ^ | January 22, 2004 | JOHN SULLIVAN of the Tribune’s staff
    A congressional committee has included a local Islamic charity in a new round of inquiries into suspected ties between not-for-profit groups and terrorists. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has requested the financial records of 25 Islamic charities, including the Columbia-based Islamic American Relief Agency, or IARA. In particular, the request included donor lists that are reported to the IRS but protected under a privacy statute. The request comes two years after FBI, Department of the Treasury and other federal agency investigations into charities suspected of having ties to international terrorists. Since 2001, the United States has frozen more than $136...
  • CAIR Files FOIA Request on Secret Wiretaps

    12/23/2005 12:44:44 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 37 replies · 1,299+ views
    CAIR ^ | December 22, 2005
    In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAIR FILES FOIA REQUEST ON SECRET WIRETAPS Request seeks legal basis for President Bush’s orders, list of those targeted A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today announced the filing of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all government records relating to President Bush’s post-9/11 executive orders authorizing electronic surveillance of Americans and others in the United States without first obtaining court approval, as required by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Media reports indicate that in some cases, the secret surveillance program intercepted...
  • Muslims Settle 'Prayer in the Workplace' Dispute

    03/18/2005 5:01:52 PM PST · by lancer · 186 replies · 2,930+ views ^ | March 18, 2005 | Susan Jones
    An Islamic civil rights group says it has reached a settlement with the Dell computer company involving 31 Muslim employees who wanted to time out from work to pray at sunset. Coincidentally, a bill reintroduced in Congress on Thursday would address situations such as the one at Dell. The workers walked off their assembly-line jobs at Dell's computer manufacturing plant in Nashville, Tenn., last month when they were told they had to choose between praying on the job or losing the job. Devout Muslims pray five times a day.) In a settlement announced late Thursday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations...
  • Group Fears Muslim Pilgrims Will Be Singled Out; 'Hajji Hotline' (CAIR)

    01/06/2005 6:04:33 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 28 replies · 668+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | January 6, 2004 | Susan Jones
    ( - An Islamic advocacy group wants the Bush administration to clarify whether American Muslims participating in this year's Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, will be fingerprinted or singled out for special security measures based on their participation in the annual religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The Council on American-Islamic Relations has set up a "Hajji Hotline" and a downloadable incident report form for Muslims who believe their constitutional rights are being violated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, CAIR announced in a press release. (According to CAIR, "Hajji" is the term used to describe a Muslim who has...
  • Pelosi meets with group tied to Hamas

    08/03/2004 7:02:59 AM PDT · by dresserj · 8 replies · 564+ views
    WASHINGTON – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California has called for an end to racial and religious profiling of Muslims in a meeting with a group tied to Hamas and Saudi Arabian purse strings. "We appreciate the opportunity to interact with national leaders and to share the Muslim community's concerns on issues of mutual concern," said Arsalan Iftikhar, legal director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, who joined Pelosi and other prominent Democratic members of Congress. Other national Muslim groups represented at the meeting included the Islamic Society of North America, Indian Muslim Council, Muslim Public Affairs Council,...