C.I.A. Report Finds Concerns With Ties to New York Police

CIA-NYPD-spyingBy Charlie Savage, The New York Times

WASHINGTON -- Four Central Intelligence Agency officers were embedded with the New York Police Department in the decade after Sept. 11, 2001, including one official who helped conduct surveillance operations in the United States, according to a newly disclosed C.I.A. inspector general's report.

That officer believed there were "no limitations" on his activities, the report said, because he was on an unpaid leave of absence, and thus exempt from the prohibition against domestic spying by members of the C.I.A.

Kolbe should rescind invitation to contoversial speaker

Nathan-LeanNathan Lean, Napa Valley Register

During the last weekend in July, The Kolbe Academy, a Catholic homeschool program located in Napa, will host a conference in Sacramento where educators and home school instructors will gather to discuss how they can "engage the culture in a year of faith."

Muslim man passionate about using books to rebuild Stockton

Masood-CajeeBy Lori Gilbert, The Record

Mas'ood Cajee is a Muslim man in a mostly Christian city, county, state, country.

On the eve of the first program to show another side of his roots and his Islamic faith, Monday's showing of the film "Koran by Heart," Cajee didn't first consider the possibility of educating the uninformed.

More Overreach by the NYPD

stock-policeBy the Editorial Board, The New York Times, 6/23/2013

The revelation in 2011 that the New York City Police Department was spying on law-abiding Muslims rightly attracted scrutiny from the Justice Department, which announced last year that it intended to review the program. The disclosure also raised troubling questions about whether the city was violating a federal court order that bars it from retaining information gleaned from investigations of political activity unless there are reasonable indications of potential wrongdoing. The purpose of that order was to discourage unjustified surveillance and prevent police from peering into people’s private affairs and building dossiers on them without legitimate cause.

NY Men Face Terrorism Charges for Plot to Kill Muslims


Doug Stanglin and Michael Winter, USA TODAY

A Ku Klux Klansman working for General Electric and an accomplice are facing terrorism charges in Upstate New York for allegedly planning to build a mobile X-ray weapon to kill Muslims and other "enemies of Israel," federal authorities announced Wednesday.

What Would You Do?: Anti-Muslim Harassment

"What's your name, Obama?" a young man asks a Middle Eastern-looking deli clerk.

Watch the video.


Manchester, Tenn., meeting displays hatred of Muslims, malleability of masses

Quran-and-BibleBy Kay Campbell, All Alabama, 6/12/13

MANCHESTER, Tennessee – Last week, within shouting distance of the peace-love-music temporary village that will be Bonnaroo June 13-16, people packed a meeting room to cheer when a photograph of the firebombed Columbia, Tenn., mosque was shown.

Anti-Muslim hate come to Coffee County

Nathan-LeanBy Nathan Lean, Manchester Times

Last Tuesday evening, anti-Muslim hate reared its ugly head on Hospitality Boulevard. At the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, a group of several hundred gathered to protest a public forum on Muslim civil liberties sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee (AMAC). The demonstration, though, was not hospitable but characterized by vulgar outbursts, insults, and hostility towards a faith group that has increasingly come under fire in the Volunteer state and throughout the country.

'Sharia' bill hardly harmless

news-and-observer-logoBy Faiza Patel and Amos Toh, News and Observer, 6/7/2013

This week, the Concerned Women for America of NC -- a conservative group with a history of anti-Muslim incitement -- briefed North Carolina's legislature on the phantom threat that Islamic laws and customs (commonly referred to as "sharia") pose to the American legal system. This briefing came on the heels of House Bill 695, a ban on foreign law that was approved by the House last month.

Journalists often dismiss red-state Islamic law bans as a joke. But the story isn't going away.

American-Muslim-FamilyBy Deron Lee, Columbia Journalism Review, 6/7/13

FAIRWAY, KS -- For more than three years, lawmakers in Kansas, Missouri, and a host of other states have been pushing bills to prohibit the use of Islamic law--commonly referred to as Sharia--in US courts. There are a lot of serious questions one might ask about this anti-Sharia campaign, but among journalists, the bills have most often provoked incredulous, derisive, and sardonic responses: Is this really happening?