Civil Rights

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Muslims Given Exclusive Rights to God in Malaysia

A Malaysian appeals court ruled that only Muslims will be allowed to use the word “Allah” when referring to God.

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Slight Decline in Islamophobia in America: CAIR Report

In a recent report analyzing Islamophobia in America, the Council on American Islamic Relations said there has been a decline in Islamophobia in America since 2010, which is a “cause for optimism.”

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Tarek Mehannas Attorneys Make Oral Arguments on Appeal

Tarek Mehanna's lawyers made oral arguments before the First Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

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How Do I Explain Martin Verdict to My Kids?

After the verdicts were read, my eight year old son had seen my anger and asked "why did Zimmerman kill Trayvon?" Thinking of all that I heard, read and saw through the three weeks of trial, I said to him "I don't know for sure, but I think because he is racist."

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Mos def yasiin bey video on force feeding

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, released a controversial video showing the brutality of Guantanamo force feeding.

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How to Fight a Workplace Religious Discrimination Case

How do you fight a religious discrimation case at your workplace? Read on to find out more.

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Muslim Border Crossing Discrimination Lawsuit Gets Green Light

A lawsuit brought by several Muslim Michigan natives for discrimination at the border crossing is going forward, as a Federal judge gave it the green light this week.

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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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Was Ibragim Todashev Unarmed When Killed? CAIR Calls for Inquiry

Ibragim Todashev was killed during FBI questioning last week, relating to his friendship with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Now, reports are claiming that he was unarmed. CAIR Tampa held a press conference on Wednesday to urge an investigation into the killing.

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Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan Increasing

The rise of independent media in Afghanistan has been one of the country's biggest achievements - but there are troubling signs for its future. A growing number of attacks on journalists, and the international community's continued silence on the issue, are drawing concern.