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  • Generation X glum on retirement prospects: survey

    04/15/2008 4:30:15 AM PDT · by Lusis · 36 replies · 264+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Mon Apr 14, 8:03 AM ET | Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Baby boomers say they are worried about achieving a comfortable retirement, but a new study suggests Generation X is even more pessimistic.
  • Cosmetic surgery business sags as purse strings tighten

    04/06/2008 5:03:54 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 17 replies · 578+ views
    Portland's CW ^ | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    It used to be a high point of Goldy Anthony's life. Every six weeks or so, as a kind of personal morale booster, she and a group of girlfriends would make appointments to see a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon for little touch-ups -- getting lips plumped and frown lines on the forehead smoothed out. He was "an artist" with Botox and Juvederm, she said. Afterward, in a carefree mood, the ladies would dine at a popular restaurant on the Sunset Strip. No more. The sub-prime loan crisis, the housing slump and the general decline of the economy have claimed another...
  • Businesses Face Cut in Immigrant Work Force

    03/14/2008 7:45:22 AM PDT · by indcons · 24 replies · 639+ views
    NYT ^ | KATIE ZEZIMA
    For years, William Zammer Jr. has relied on 100 seasonal foreign employees to turn down beds, boil lobsters and serve cocktails at the restaurants, golf course and inn he owns on Cape Cod and in nearby Plymouth. This summer, however, the foreign workers will not be returning, and Mr. Zammer, like other seasonal employers across the nation, is scrambling to find replacements. “It’s a major crisis,” he said. “We’re very short on work force. We’ll be looking at opening a little later, closing a little earlier, looking at how we do our menus.” Mr. Zammer is caught up in a...
  • Cartoons, New Film Target Muslims

    03/01/2008 8:40:59 AM PST · by Fennie · 49 replies · 362+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | February 29, 2008 | By Joseph Mayton
    CAIRO - Many Muslims are asking whether some Europeans actually enjoy angering the Islamic world. As Danish newspapers republish inflammatory cartoons that portray the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb as a turban and a Dutch member of parliament calls for the Koran to be banned, Muslims wonder about the so-called tradition of European tolerance. The day after Danish police arrested three Muslims of North African decent for allegedly planning to murder the Jyllands-Posten cartoonist, who drew the offending cartoons, newspapers across the country republished those cartoons. They said freedom of the press was under threat and the cartoons have come...
  • Group says guard harassed Muslim women (CAIR - New Orleans mall)

    02/29/2008 4:37:39 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 20 replies · 568+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 2-29-08 | Times-Picayune
    A national American-Islamic group is calling on local, state and national law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged incident in which a Muslim woman was ejected from the Oakwood mall near Gretna for refusing a security guard's demand to remove her headscarf, known as a hijab.
  • "It's My (dem) Party" by Hillary Clinton

    02/09/2008 8:37:48 PM PST · by Bob J · 29 replies · 522+ views
    FR | 2-9-08 | Bob J
    IT'S MY (DEM) PARTY Hillary's new "Crying Game" song... CLICK HERE FOR MUSIC (then minimize WMP window) It's my (dem) party and I'll cry if I need to cry if I need to, cry if I need to If this don't work then Bill will cry too Nobody knows where my voters have gone But Barak left the same time Why was he holding their hands When theyre supposed to be mine It's my (dem) party and I'll cry if I need to cry if I need to, cry if I need to If this don't work then Bill...
  • Murtha, Obey Say Pentagon Move Despicable

    11/24/2007 9:45:44 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies · 267+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 24 Nov 2007 | John Semmens
    Representatives David Obey (D-Wis.) and John Murtha (D-Pa.) called the Pentagons move to cut expenses in the wake of congress efforts to back the administration into a corner over Iraq War funding despicable. The Pentagons plan to meet the projected funding shortage by laying off Washington bureaucratsthe majority of whom are reliable Democratic votersin order to free up funds for troops in the fieldthe majority of whom vote Republicanis pure politics at their worst, Murtha complained. Theyre scaring the families of these hard-working government employees. Thats the thing thats so despicable. Obey seconded Murthas remarks, saying The Administration is toying...
  • Illegal immigrant blames "broken system" for husband's death

    11/02/2007 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 62 replies · 244+ views
    New Bedford Standard Times ^ | 11/02/2007 | Becky W. Evans
    NEW BEDFORD After his second deportation to Guatemala, Ricardo Gomez Garcia made yet another perilous journey across the U.S. border to reunite with his wife and autistic son following their six-month separation. Within 24 hours of arriving home to his city apartment, the 40-year-old illegal immigrant died at St. Luke's Hospital. His widow is questioning whether his death is related to inadequate medical treatment he received at an El Paso, Texas, detention center, where he was held for six months after being arrested in the March 6 federal immigration raid at the Michael Bianco factory. "His needs were not...
  • Rally protests security guard acts

    10/02/2007 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Roberts · 6 replies · 455+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 09/29/2007 | KAREN MAESHIRO
    PALMDALE - Carrying signs and chanting, about 60 people protested in front of Knight High School on Friday over the arrests of three students and a parent after a scuffle with school security officers over a spilled birthday cake. One security guard twisted the arm of 16-year-old Pleajhai Mervin behind her back and slammed her against a lunch table, fracturing her wrist, parents said. "I want justice," said Mervin's mother, Latrisha Majors, who also was arrested. "I want justice for my daughter. I want the guards to be held accountable for their actions." Majors and her daughter were arrested in...
  • The Crumbling of America - Our precious infrastructure inheritance and how were squandering it

    08/03/2007 11:09:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies · 958+ views
    City Journal ^ | 3 August 2007 | Nicole Gelinas
    Its not clear why a major section of the nations interstate highway system collapsed Wednesday night over the Mississippi River in Minnesota, causing a still unknown number of fatalities and indefinitely severing an important transportation link. But one thing has been all too clear for decades: America is neglecting its vital physical infrastructure, and the bill is coming due. As a nation, weve long borrowed from our future; everybody knows about the inevitable Social Security and Medicare crises that will happen in the next three decades as the number of retirees expands in relation to the number of workers. Far...
  • Kill all Pakis slogan appears on Glasgow walls (UK)

    07/01/2007 7:17:49 PM PDT · by voletti · 9 replies · 490+ views
    LONDON: Some 35,000 Pakistanis living in Glasgow face a threat of a violent backlash from the white British community amid overnight wall-chalking urging people to kill all the Pakis, after two apparently Asian men tried to blow up the city airport on Saturday. This is the first time that any such terrorist activity has taken place in Glasgow where around 50,000 Muslims, including 35,000 Pakistanis, live. The Pakistanis now feeling under siege after this incident. The first minister of the British government was rushing to Glasgow to hold urgent meetings with intelligence agencies, police departments and the local community leaders...
  • British Muslims Worry About Backlash

    07/01/2007 7:42:50 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 33 replies · 1,042+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 1, 2007
    Here again, as always, after Muslims are caught plotting mass murder of innocent civilians in the West, the mainstream media focuses on Muslim fears of a backlash that hardly ever materializes. And here again, as always, the Muslims say nothing -- nothing at all -- about being spurred by the latest uncovered jihad plot to start working harder to identify jihad terrorists within their ranks and turn them over to authorities. From AP (thanks to Twostellas): "Name-calling, anxiety, fear and anger rippled through Britain on Sunday after three failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow. Government and religious leaders appealed...
  • At Public Schools, Immigration Raids Require New Drill

    06/18/2007 4:37:43 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies · 729+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2007 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- On Dec. 12, just after 7:30 a.m., Superintendent Steve Joel got a call from the police chief saying "something big" was about to happen at the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant. Mr. Joel realized what that meant: Dozens of Swift workers were about to be rounded up in an immigration raid. What would happen to their children, students in his district? Would some seniors ever be able to graduate? "It was like a tornado," says the head of the Grand Island School District. The twister that struck this Midwestern town was part of far-reaching operation targeting...
  • Minority areas get the boot ("World ends tomorrow: Women, minorities hit hardest"

    05/13/2007 11:36:24 AM PDT · by Krankor · 5 replies · 454+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/13/07 | Art Golab
    PARKING Crews find more eligible cars in those communities, city says Minority neighborhoods on the West and South sides are getting kicked harder by city booting crews than other parts of the city, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of city data. But the city says no neighborhood is safe from the dreaded booting vans, it's just that they happen to find more boot-listed cars in minority communities. The neighborhood with the most cars booted per person in 2006 was the Near West Side, where 1,699 vehicles got the clamp, or 3 for every 100 residents. Though it includes gentrifying...
  • As Evangelical Firebrand Hooks Up With Federations, Liberals Speak Out

    05/03/2007 4:49:42 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 8 replies · 451+ views
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 5/4/'07 | Rebecca Spence
    Pastor John Hagee, the firebrand evangelical Christian minister from San Antonio, Texas, had thousands of pro-Israel activists standing, clapping and chanting at this years annual convention of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Hagees virtuoso performance at the conference in March underscored his emergence as a linchpin in the growing political alliance between Jewish and evangelical pro-Israel activists. Less well known is that Hagee, who in February 2006 founded the first Christian pro-Israel lobbying group Christians United for Israel is working to extend his influence beyond power centers in Washington, to Jewish and evangelical communities across the country....
  • Ax to Fall at 'Chicago Tribune'?

    04/20/2007 8:36:41 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 18 replies · 805+ views
    NEW YORK Potentially sacked with $13 billion in debt on top of weak Q1 results the Tribune Co. is planning a new wave of job cuts, sources told the Chicago Tribune. According to Michael Oneal at the Chicago Tribune, 100 positions at his paper could be targeted for buyouts. It's not known how many cuts Tribune plans to make company-wide. If not enough people step forward to take the packages, Tribune could result to layoffs. On Thursday, Tribune reported a net loss of $15.6 million in Q1. Operating cash flow fell to $238 million from $271 million compared to the...
  • Iranians stole my iPod, sys freed British sailor

    04/12/2007 11:02:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 80 replies · 2,336+ views
    dnaindia.com/AFP ^ | April 09, 2007
    Iranians stole my iPod, sys freed British sailor AFP April 09, 2007 LONDON: The youngest British captive held by Iran said in an interview published on Monday that the gifts the Iranians gave to the seized sailors were a cheap load of old junk -- and they stole his iPod. Royal Navy Able Seaman Arthur Batchelor, 20, said the suits they were given were "tacky," the CDs and DVDs do not work and there was no sign of his iPod portable media player, worth 160 pounds. The 15 sailors and marines, seized in the northern Gulf on March 23, were...
  • Anna Nicole Smith has died according to ABC News

    02/08/2007 12:39:03 PM PST · by kcvl · 25,618 replies · 415,004+ views
    Anna Nicole Smith collapsed in her hotel room at the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and was rushed to a hospital on Thursday. A Hollywood, Fla., fire department spokesman told MSNBC TV that the actress was unresponsive when the rescue unit arrived on the scene. Sources confirmed to Access Hollywood that Smith was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital shortly after 2 p.m. EST on Thursday. Access Hollywood also is reporting that Smith was intubated at the scene. Officials told the Miami Herald, "it does not look good."
  • Muslims' Request For Space Rejected

    02/22/2007 5:04:12 PM PST · by mylife · 34 replies · 873+ views
    The Daily Northwestern ^ | 2/20/07 | Paul Takahashi
    Muslims' Request For Space Rejected Athletic officials will allow prayer throughout arena Paul Takahashi Posted: 2/20/07 By Paul Takahashi The Daily Northwestern Athletic officials will not establish a designated prayer space for Muslim students at sporting events held at Ryan Field and Welsh-Ryan Arena, said John Mack, Northwestern's associate athletic director of external affairs. Instead, officials will grant certain concessions, such as allowing prayer rugs into the stadiums and letting students pray in places that do not block traffic flow. The decision came after Muslim students expressed a need for clean prayer areas in January. Associated Student Government passed a...
  • U.S. ambassador: Reports of border intrusion under review

    02/23/2007 5:33:06 AM PST · by radar101 · 27 replies · 601+ views
    AZSTARNET ^ | 23 FEB 2007 | Not Identified
    MEXICO CITY - U.S. and Mexican officials will review reports of an intrusion on Mexican soil by workers erecting U.S. border fences between Douglas, Ariz., and the Mexican border city of Agua Prieta, U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza said. Garza, in a news statement released Thursday, stressed that the United States respects Mexican sovereignty and works to avoid intruding on its territory. Mexican legislators said they had photos and video showing U.S. workers and equipment crossing about 10 yards into Mexico on Monday. Garza said U.S. and Mexican officials would visit the site to ascertain what happened. "The U.S. is sensitive...
  • S.F. State -- Hecklers' paradise

    02/08/2007 12:38:18 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 876+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/8/7 | Debra J. Saunders
    WHAT IS San Francisco State University teaching that makes student leaders think that if they don't like what other students say, they can use student organizations to stifle those with dissenting views? Do they even know about the First Amendment? This story starts with an "anti-terrorism rally" held last October on campus by the College Republicans. To emphasize their point, students stomped on Hezbollah and Hamas flags. According to the college paper, the Golden Gate (X)Press, members of Students Against War and the International Socialist Organization showed up to call the Republicans "racists," while the president of the General Union...
  • Wife, daughter of deported Palestinian wait for him at home [tear-jerking BARF]

    02/08/2007 6:25:14 AM PST · by Alouette · 5 replies · 386+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 8, 2007 | Roi Mandel
    Hamdi El-Hilu from Ramallah is expelled in police raid. One way or another I will come home, he says Roi Mandel Published: 02.08.07, 14:35 / Israel News "I cannot live without my wife and daughter. I will do anything to return to my family," said Hamdi El-Hilu after he was deported to the West Bank by Israeli police. El-Hilu, who lives in southern Israel, is married to an Israeli and has a three-year-old daughter. He was expelled after being arrested on Wednesday following a raid on the quarry at which he works. El-Hilu had previously requested Israeli citizenship on account...
  • Muslims Complain of Hollywood 'Bad Guy' Image (Muslims-Complain-yet-again ALERT)

    01/25/2007 10:42:26 AM PST · by kromike · 68 replies · 1,057+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 11:57 a.m. EST | NewsMax.com Staff
    Muslims Complain of Hollywood 'Bad Guy' Image Western movies from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" to "Aladdin" promote negative stereotypes of Muslims by casting them all too often as villains, a British Muslim pressure group said on Thursday. "There is no such thing as a Muslim good guy," said Arzu Merali, co-author of a report by the Islamic Human Rights Commission that argued that movies played a crucial role in fostering a crude and exaggerated image. The commission's study, based on soundings taken from almost 1,250 British Muslims, also found that 62 percent felt the media was "Islamophobic" and 14...
  • Muslims Upset Over '24' Portrayal

    01/19/2007 6:48:21 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 135 replies · 2,670+ views
    AP via Newsmax.com ^ | 1/19/2007 | Staff
    Two years ago, Muslim groups protested when the plot of the hit Fox drama '24' cast Islamic terrorists as the villains who launched a stolen nuclear missile in an attack on America. Now, after a one-year respite during which Russian separatists played the bad guys on the critically acclaimed series, Muslims are back in the evil spotlight. Unlike last time, when agent Jack Bauer saved the day, the terrorists this time have already succeeded in detonating a nuclear bomb in a Los Angeles suburb. Being portrayed again as the heartless wrongdoers has drawn renewed protests from Muslim groups, including one...
  • Muslims protest reprised role as terrorists in Fox series '24' - Religion of Peace alert

    01/18/2007 11:35:02 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 135 replies · 2,823+ views
    AP ^ | 1/17/07 | Wayne Perry
    "The overwhelming impression you get is fear and hatred for Muslims," said Rabiah Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. She said Thursday she was distressed by this season's premiere. "After watching that show, I was afraid to go to the grocery store because I wasn't sure the person next to me would be able to differentiate between fiction and reality."
  • N.J. town has illegal immigrants feeling unwelcome

    01/13/2007 6:55:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 46 replies · 1,719+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 10.08.06 | ELIZABETH LLORENTE
    Forum: How is the immigration issue impacting your community?(please enable pop-ups to see the gallery)When he came to the United States from Brazil on a tourist visa four years ago, the carpenter decided he would stay, even if it meant living here illegally. And when he thought about where he would live, Riverside, in Burlington County, seemed the natural choice. The old industrial town's quaint feel and modest homes were reminiscent of his native village in Brazil. And many residents and merchants spoke Portuguese because there was an established community of immigrants from Portugal. Now, he is planning to...
  • Michael Medved - Flushing Out Fear Mongers from Their Fever Swamps (FR Mentioned)

    01/09/2007 8:27:45 AM PST · by jmc813 · 374 replies · 4,688+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 1-4-2006 | Michael Medved
    Im greatly encouraged by the lengthy, indignant responses by prominent scare-mongers Joe Farah and Jerome Corsi to my on-air and on-blog denunciation (Shame on Demagogues for Exploiting North American Union!, 12/28) of their self-promoting paranoia regarding an alleged conspiracy to merge the US, Canada and Mexico. The defensive tone of their commentary suggests that these two have been appropriately embarrassed: Farah, in particular, dramatically deescalated his rhetoric. While previous commentary on WorldNetDaily prominently and regularly featured the noun plot in defining this non-issue, his answer to my purposefully harsh attack omits that key word entirely and uses language in a...
  • Blair finds manner of Saddam hanging 'completely wrong'

    01/08/2007 1:46:50 PM PST · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 917+ views
    Prime Minister Tony Blair believes the manner of Saddam Hussein's execution was "completely wrong". Blair has been under fire for refusing to speak on the subject, and criticism of his silence mounted after both his deputy and his finance minister condemned the hanging of the deposed Iraqi dictator as "deplorable" and "completely unacceptable". In his first engagement since returning from a New Year holiday in Miami, Blair said he would speak about the execution next week. Downing Street declined to say when and how Blair would make his comments on Saddam's hanging. "In terms of what he will say next...
  • British Guantanamo Bay prisoner `losing his sanity'

    01/08/2007 1:20:46 PM PST · by presidio9 · 48 replies · 1,407+ views
    THE OBSERVER ^ | Monday, Jan 08, 2007
    Bisher al-Rawi, a British resident held in Guantanamo Bay for four years, is rapidly losing his sanity, according to three lawyers who have visited him during the past month. Al-Rawi, 35, who was arrested by the CIA and local security forces during a business trip to Gambia in 2002, is showing clear signs of secure housing unit psychosis, a clinical condition that afflicts high-security prisoners, said Clive Stafford Smith, one of the lawyers. "I have had several clients on American death rows who have developed it and it's clear to me that he is sliding down that path," Smith said....
  • Treatment has sheik wary of returning home

    01/05/2007 5:13:20 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 70 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 06, 2007 | Martin Chulov
    A dangerous divide is forcing Australian Muslims to abandon their homes, says Sydney cleric Feiz Mohamed in Lebanon reports Middle East correspondent Martin Chulov ---------- AUSTRALIA'S most influential firebrand cleric feels like an alien in his own country. And Sheik Feiz Mohamed is not alone. He believes a rising anti-Islamic tide has made Muslims wary of their countrymen, forcing at least eight families to abandon their homeland for the Middle East. From the foothills of his ancestral village in north Lebanon, the man with the most sway over the nation's Islamic youth says five years into the war on terror...
  • Terri's Story

    12/03/2006 3:03:26 AM PST · by 8mmMauser · 1,928 replies · 20,116+ views
    Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation ^ | December 3,2006 | Schindler Foundation
    Theresa Marie Schindler was born to Robert and Mary Schindler on December 3, 1963. She was the first of three children the Schindlers would have. Terri was a shy, but comical, child who had an affinity for music, animals and the arts. She kept a small circle of friends and was dear to schoolmates, neighboring families and her own extended family. Following high school, Terri came into her own. She developed a knack for sketching and doodling. She enjoyed outings with her friends. She was an adoptive mother to the familys dog, Bucky. Terri attended Catholic School while growing up...
  • Koran abused in Bible payback

    12/21/2006 4:21:22 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 82 replies · 2,240+ views
    The Australian ^ | 22nd December 2006 | Richard Kerbaj
    A KORAN has been torn up and smeared with faeces and the floors of a Melbourne prayer hall urinated on, in an apparent retaliation to Muslim schoolboys desecrating the Bible. The Islamic community was last night furious as the police continued their investigation into the "criminal damage" done to the Melbourne airport facility on Wednesday morning. Muslim spiritual leader Fehmi Naji El-Imam condemned the desecration as "ignorant and immature", fearing that it was in retaliation to an incident earlier this month where young boys at a Melbourne Islamic school burned and urinated on the Bible. "This kind of behaviour just...
  • Meat plant arrests near Amarillo leave families of 100 children separated

    12/14/2006 8:15:55 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 111 replies · 2,369+ views
    AVALANCHE-JOURNAL AUSTIN BUREAU ^ | Thursday, December 14, 2006 | ENRIQUE RANGEL
    First it was the chaos. Then it was the confusion as to who was arrested and where they would be taken. Now, the Spanish-speaking residents of Cactus, Dumas and other neighboring communities who escaped Tuesday's raid because they either are here legally or do not work at the Swift meat plant, face an even bigger problem: what is going to happen to the more than 100 children whose parents were rounded up and arrested? "Right now the children are being taken care of by relatives or friends of those who were deported," said Orlando Gajardo, spokesman for the St. Peter...
  • Is Congress Working Too Hard Or Not Hard Enough?

    12/05/2006 9:14:54 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 25 replies · 598+ views
    ABC News - Good Morning America ^ | 12-05-2006 | ABC News
    Some Members Say They're Tired, Though They've Only Been on Capitol Hill Two Months of This Year Dec. 5, 2006 - It was surprising when a member of Congress said he and his colleagues were "tired," considering the fact that this Congress has held fewer workdays than any since the "do-nothing" Congress of 1948. Still, Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana told The Washington Post that he and his colleagues were worn out. "Contrary to popular belief, members of Congress are human beings," he said. Pence added that Congress members had "a certain amount of energy to be drawn on....
  • Teen Murderer Says Jail Is Too Hard, Appeals Sentence

    12/04/2006 3:34:17 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 134 replies · 4,899+ views
    WFTV-TV 9 ^ | December 4, 2006 | WFTV
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of the teenagers responsible for beating a Holly Hill homeless man to death asked a judge to reduce his 22-year prison sentence Monday. Warren Messner and three other teens pled guilty to killing the man because they were bored, but Messner said prison is too hard. Messner is a big boy. He was 15 at the time he was brought into the woods to see the homeless man his friends had been beating. Even at that young age, he outweighed the victim, Michael Roberts, by 200 pounds when he jumped on his chest, crushing his...
  • Deported Mexican a stranger

    12/03/2006 3:18:37 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 57 replies · 1,626+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | December 3, 2006 | Olga R. Rodriguez (A.P.)
    CUAUHTEMOC, Mexico -- Humberto Fernandez keeps his clothes in plastic bags and boxes, trying to convince himself that his two-year stay in this town of cattle ranchers and apple farmers is temporary. Deported from the United States 39 years after he entered it illegally, Fernandez's hopes of a quick return to his wife and son in Utah were crushed when the U.S. Supreme Court in June upheld his deportation and barred him from seeking legal U.S. residence. He is now clinging to the chance of a consular waiver, which would allow him back in as a special case because of...
  • UCLA student stunned by Taser plans suit (now racial profiling)

    11/17/2006 12:03:43 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 184 replies · 2,832+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/16/06 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
    The UCLA student stunned with a Taser by a campus police officer has hired a high-profile civil rights lawyer who plans to file a brutality lawsuit. The videotaped incident, which occurred after the student refused requests to show his ID card to campus officers, triggered widespread debate on and off campus Thursday about whether use of the Taser was warranted. It was the third in a recent series of local incidents captured on video that raise questions about arrest tactics. Attorney Stephen Yagman said he plans to file a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing the UCLA police of "brutal excessive...
  • I was tortured in cell after kidnap by CIA, says Muslim cleric

    11/09/2006 11:22:53 PM PST · by MadIvan · 40 replies · 1,121+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 10, 2006 | Malcolm Moore
    A Muslim cleric has claimed to have been tortured with electric shocks, left in a cell where rats crawled on him and threatened with rape after he was allegedly kidnapped from a Milan street by CIA agents three years ago.The claims of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, appeared in an affidavit provided to Milan prosecutors investigating his alleged abduction in February 2003, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported yesterday. Prosecutors say that the cleric, who was formerly suspected of links to terrorism, was driven to the Aviano military air base and flown via Germany to...
  • Gaza hospital: We're on verge of collapsing [SSDD]

    11/08/2006 5:55:29 AM PST · by Alouette · 12 replies · 485+ views
    YNet ^ | Nov. 8, 2006 | Miri Chason
    Gaza hospital: We're on verge of collapsing Shifa hospital struggles to treat dozens of patients injured in Beit Hanoun Wednesday morning. Deputy Director: There were people we could barely help. Physicians for Human Rights report says a third of fatalities in Gaza are children Miri Chason Published: 11.08.06, 15:42 The events in Beit Hanoun on Wednesday and numerous Palestinian casualties this past month have only highlighted the unbearable situation of the Shifa hospital in Gaza. Scores of wounded people arrived at the hospital this morning, including the 18 who were killed , after an errant IDF shell apparently stuck a...
  • Muslim Cop's Race Claim

    11/07/2006 12:34:05 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 14 replies · 621+ views
    skynews ^ | 07:00, Tuesday November 07, 2006
    A Muslim policeman is taking the Metropolitan Police to an employment tribunal over claims of racial and religious discrimination. It is claimed firearms officer Amjad Farooq was removed from a unit that protected senior figures, including Tony Blair, because he was seen as a security threat. A security check found his children attended a mosque associated with a Muslim cleric who has suspected links to a terrorist group, The Independent said. The 39-year-old was also allegedly told his presence might upset the American secret service, which worked closely with the Met's close-protection group. PC Farooq's solicitor, Lawrence Davies, said: "Muslims...
  • Muslim association "surprised" at absence of land

    11/03/2006 11:35:15 AM PST · by Truth29 · 74 replies · 2,223+ views
    Iceland Review ^ | November 3, 2006 | Staff
    Muslim’s association ‘surprised’ at absence of land The Muslim’s Association of Iceland has sent out a press release in which it expresses its surprise at not having been awarded land to build a mosque in Reykjavík, while the Reykjavík District Council has signed a declaration of intent to award the Russian Orthodox Church and the Pagan Society of Iceland land to build places of worship. This is reported in the main online media. The Muslim’s Association first applied for land to build a mosque seven years ago, but has received no definitive answer from the city. While the Association would...
  • Veiled Muslim stopped from boarding a bus

    11/02/2006 10:36:17 AM PST · by Alouette · 74 replies · 1,758+ views
    Manchester Evening News ^ | Nov. 2, 2006 | James Ferguson and Alan Salter
    A MUSLIM woman was prevented from getting on a bus in Greater Manchester because she would not remove her veil. The 22-year-old Manchester University student from Oldham says other passengers laughed when the driver refused to let her on because he could not check her identity with her bus pass. Now the driver's bosses at First Manchester are to meet with their trade association, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), to seek advice on how to deal with the problem if other passengers with photo passes refuse to lift their veils. Advertisement your story continues below They say they have...
  • Crackdown on illegals takes toll in Pennsylvania town (Media Barf Alert)

    10/31/2006 1:44:27 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies · 467+ views
    AP via CNN ^ | October 31, 2006
    HAZLETON, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Elvis Soto's variety store used to make money. But few customers have been walking through his door lately, and his merchandise -- calling cards, cell phones, car stereos, clothing -- is collecting dust on the shelves. With bills mounting, Soto might have to take another job to stay afloat financially, and may even close the store. On Wednesday, a tough, first-of-its-kind law targeting illegal immigrants goes into effect in this small hillside city in northeastern Pennsylvania. But the evidence suggests many Hispanics -- illegal or otherwise -- have already left. That, in turn, has hobbled the...
  • Australia's Muslims Fear Backlash

    10/26/2006 3:55:29 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 1,299+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-26-2006 | Nick Bryant
    Australia's Muslims fear backlash By Nick Bryant BBC News, Sydney Sheikh Hilali's remarks come at a sensitive time in race relations A few weeks ago, I happened to interview Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali outside the Lakemba Mosque in Sydney where he delivered his controversial sermon. A softly-spoken man, who clearly commands both enormous respect and affection within his community, the Egyptian-born cleric discussed the government's recent proposals for an Australian citizenship test - an examination which many Muslim immigrants believe is targeted at them. His English is poor, and it was difficult at times to make out precisely what he...
  • Muslims being demonised, says (Red Ken) Livingstone

    10/24/2006 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 50 replies · 1,236+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10/24/2006 | James Sturcke
    The mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, today said the row over whether Muslims should wear veils had parallels with the hounding of Jews in Nazi Germany. Speaking at the launch of the first ever report into Muslims living in London, Mr Livingstone said much of the ongoing debate about Muslim dress implied the community "was somehow at fault" for being at the centre of the storm.... It is quite clear that the problems we have in Britain are not because Muslims wish to be separate ... I think the entire debate has been totally lopsided as though Muslims were somehow...
  • Empty pockets promise grim Eid feast for Gazans [Here's a quarter]

    10/23/2006 5:45:22 AM PDT · by Alouette · 18 replies · 652+ views
    AFP ^ | Oct. 23, 2006 | Mehdi Lebouachera
    GAZA CITY (AFP) - In Gaza City's Firas market the stalls are laden with gift items and toys, fireworks and new clothes, cooking utensils and fish, as people crowd around, looking, touching and walking on. As the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan draws to an end and people look ahead to the Eid al-Fitr holiday that follows, there is little thought of feasting, except to look back fondly to Eids gone past. Amid the din of shopkeepers hawking their wares over loudspeakers, Abdulkarim says "people are coming, but they're not buying ... They don't have any money." "I only get...
  • CAIRs Non-Existent "Muslim Backlash"

    10/22/2006 6:09:19 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 17 replies · 993+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | October 20, 2006 | The Other Cheek
    On Wednesday, the FBI released a report detailing hate crimes that occurred in 2005. This report should drive a stake into the heart of incessant claims by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of an anti-Muslim backlash in the US since 9/11. Of the 1,405 victims of an anti-religion hate crime, 69.5 percent were Jewish (848 incidents resulting in 900 offenses committed against 977 victims by 364 offenders). In comparison, 10.7 percent were Muslim (128 incidents resulting in 146 offenses committed against 151 victims by 89 offenders). In its latest "anti-Muslim backlash" report a very wide-margin and large type...
  • Judge Tosses Case When Muslim Refuses to Unmask in Court

    Judge Tosses Case When Muslim Refuses to Unmask in Court The promoters of Islamic misogyny are not only active in Europe; theyre continually testing the strength of American society too: Muslim woman refuses to remove her veil in court, so judge tosses case. (Hat tip: LSD.) And again, we see mainstream media (the Detroit Free Press) running interference for the Council on American Islamic Relations. DETROIT - Ginnnah Muhammad of Detroit was looking for her day in court. Instead, she said she felt as if a judge forced her to choose between her case and her religion in a small-claims...
  • HATE FUROR AT PACE U. (Koran in toilet sparks outrage)

    10/20/2006 6:55:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 94 replies · 1,981+ views
    Muslim activists called on Pace University yesterday to crack down on hate crimes after a second copy of the Koran was found in a toilet at its Manhattan campus. "This incident meets the legal definition of a hate crime," said Aliya Latif, a member of the Association of Muslim American Lawyers. "Indeed, this is no different from placing a burning cross in front of a house or painting a swastika on a locker." The discovery of the holy book in a toilet at Pace's lower Manhattan campus on Oct. 13 follows a similar act at Pace on Sept. 21. Earlier...
  • Muslims 'feel targeted' over veil

    10/19/2006 11:54:09 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 11 replies · 617+ views
    The Daily Express ^ | October 20, 2006 | Staff
    The row over the role of the face veil in British society showed no signs of cooling as Opposition leader David Cameron joined the fray.The Tory leader said he was concerned that the Muslim community was feeling "slightly targeted" by the continuing debate, but he expressed "great sympathy" with the Church of England junior school which suspended a Muslim teaching assistant for refusing to remove her veil. Three claims of discrimination and harassment by Aishah Azmi, 24, were dismissed by an employment tribunal on Thursday. The hearing heard she was suspended from Headfield Church of England Junior School in Dewsbury,...