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DC Circuit Hasn't Been Friendly to Guantanamo Cases

Is the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals responsible for blocking the efforts of Guantanamo Bay detainees to win their cases?

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Obama Sympathizes with Muslims in Counterterrorism Speech

President Barack Obama in a speech discussing changes to American counterterrorism policies urged Americans to work closely with the Muslim American community to combat terrorism.

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Anthony Weiner Mayor of NYC wife Huma Abedin by his side

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin-- the Jewish-Muslim political power couple-- are back in the news. Anthony Weiner is running for Mayor in NYC. Will his past marital discrepancies ruin his campaign or will his wife Huma Abedin's recent political indiscretions cause him harm?

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Who is Future US Federal Judge Sri Srinivasan and Why Do We Care?

Former Solicitor General Sri Srinivasan's nomination to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has been approved today. This is a huge deal because as rumor has it, he's next in line for the US Supreme Court. Why does this matter? Because the DC Circuit hears many important cases, namely, Guantanamo prisoner cases. Also, if he makes it to SCOTUS, he'll be the first Asian American there!

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Muslims tea party IRS Fareed Zakaria GPS

Do Muslim charities and Tea Party groups finally have something in common? According to Fareed Zakaria's GPS, they do. ILLUME co-editor and tax attorney Maryam Khan Ansari weighs in.

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glenn greenwald bill maher islam

HBO talk show host Bill Maher is used to putting people in the hot seat. But on last Friday's show, the tables turned when Maher had his anti-Islam rant. Guest Glenn Greenwald put Maher in the hot seat, schooling him on issues of foreign policy and U.S.- Middle Eastern relations.

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Muslim Partisan Group Launches With Goal of Greater Political Clout

A group of Muslim American leaders have debuted a New York City-based partisan Democratic Club, drawing the attention of mayoral contenders, as Muslim Americans seek to flex political muscles amid growing clout and concerns of spying.

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Harlem Shake Protest Spreads to Egypt

The Harlem Shake is becoming the latest weapon of political protest, as demonstrated by opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi outside the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo.

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Obama Besieged on Many Fronts Benghazi AP Scandal IRS Scandal

Poor Barack Obama! His second term in office is turning out to be a headache. With the AP scandal, the IRS Tea Party Scandal, the Benghazi issue-- the Obama Administration is under attack from all angles.

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Syria: Alawites, Religious Minorities in the Losing War

The Arab Spring started in Middle East as a political crisis, led by liberal secularists regardless of their religious background. Ironically, it is also the making of one of the bloodiest sectarian wars in Islam's modern history.