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Former Congressman Keith Ellison: Trump’s Attacks on Ilhan Omar Are ‘Violent Incitement’

Win McNameeFormer congressman Keith Ellison has a theory for why President Donald Trump is working to make Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) public enemy number one.“She, simply by her existence, is a person who he doesn’t believe belongs,” Ellison said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast. “She’s a Muslim, she’s a woman, she wears a hijab, she’s black, before she ever opens her mouth she’s offensive to him."Omar has been a constant lightning rod for controversy since arriving in Washington, wher...

Indonesia election: 'Identity-defining' poll closes

Presidential candidates in the largest Muslim-majority nation have courted Islamic conservatives.
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Indonesia election: Millions vote in 'identity-defining' poll

Presidential candidates in the largest Muslim-majority nation have courted Islamic conservatives.
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Judge clears way for lawsuit by Muslim engineer in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has rejected a move by Spirit Boeing Employees Association seeking to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a Muslim aerospace engineer alleging discrimination stemming from a party at a Kansas lake. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ruled Tuesday that there remains a genuine issue of material fact as to whether […]
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US government, Texas city settle Muslim cemetery lawsuit

DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve reached an agreement with a Texas city that settles a lawsuit over the city’s initial refusal to allow an Islamic group to develop a Muslim cemetery. The Justice Department announced the agreement with Farmersville on Tuesday, the same day the lawsuit was filed. Federal officials say the city, […]
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MuslimARC Releases Guide for White Muslims By White Muslims

By Bill Chambers “As people who are both white and Muslim, we straddle two identities -one privileged in society and the other, not. We experience Islamophobia to varying degrees, sometimes more overtly depending on how we physically present, and at the same time we have been socialized as white people in a society where white people hold more social power than People of Color (POC). The focus of the toolkit is to provide resources and information that will help guide us toward good practices an...
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In Indonesia’s Election Campaign, a Dictator’s Son-in-Law Rails Against ‘Elites’

Prabowo Subianto, a former general, is running as a crusading populist and devout Muslim as he makes his fourth try for Indonesia’s presidency on Wednesday.
Tags: Elections, News, Indonesia, Muslim, Joko Widodo, Politics And Government, Prabowo Subianto, Muslims and Islam

Ramy Youssef on Mining His Muslim Faith and Friends’ Experiences for New Hulu Comedy

After years of standing on-stage as a comic and appearing on-screen in such scripted series as “See Dad Run” and “Mr. Robot,” Ramy Youssef has combined both sides of his artistry for a self-titled streaming comedy. Youssef created, stars in and also directed an episode of “Ramy,” centered on life as a Muslim man trying […]
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I asked the US government for my immigration file and all I got were these stupid photos

“Welcome to the United States of America.” That’s the first thing you read when you find out your green card application was approved. Those long-awaited words are printed on fancier-than-usual paper, an improvement on the usual copy machine printed paper that the government sends to periodically remind you that you, like millions of other people, are stuck in the same slow bureaucratic system. First you cry — then you cry a lot. And then you celebrate. But then you have to wait another week or...
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Trump calls Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar 'out of control' in latest attack

U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Democratic U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar as an "out of control" purveyor of "hate" speech on Monday before leaving for a visit to the state the Muslim-American represents in Congress. Writing on Twitter, Trump blasted both Omar and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for defending Omar after he tweeted a video on Friday suggesting Omar had been dismissive of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. "Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done...
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Ilhan Omar: Muslim lawmaker sees rise in death threats after Trump tweet

A Muslim congresswoman says a tweet by Mr Trump has led to an increase in threats against her life.
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Trump Escalates Attacks Against Ilhan Omar, Despite Death Threats Against Her

President Donald Trump launched another attack on Twitter against Rep. Ilhan Omar Monday, accusing the Somali-American refugee of being ungrateful and making anti-U.S. remarks. The tweet follows Trump's decision to post video footage of the September 11 terror attacks intercut with a comment Omar made in a March speech.The Minnesota freshman has faced increased backlash for remarks she made at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) event last month. "For far too long we have lived with ...
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Omar Accuses Trump Of Endangering Her Life After 9/11 Video

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “This is endangering lives,” she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. “It has to stop.” Her statement late Sunday followed an announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of the Minnesota Democrat and the speaker’s call for Trump to t...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Hackers were able to gain access to people's Microsoft emails accounts by abusing a weakness in the help portal. Microsoft told TechCrunch the hackers could not read users' emails, but Motherboard reports otherwise. Facebook's activist shareholders are making another dramatic bid to oust Mark Zuckerberg and abolish the firm's share structure. Investors will vote on two proposals to overhaul Facebook's governance at the social ne...
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Trump accused of inciting violence against Muslim congresswoman with 9/11 tweet

Trump posted a clip that spliced comments by Ilham Omar with footage of the 2001 tragedy after she made a speech about Muslims being treated like second class citizens [Author: Sam Rkaina]
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One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group.
Tags: News, Police, China, Artificial Intelligence, Cameras, Muslim, Racial Profiling, Computer Vision, Minorities, Lee, Computers and the Internet, Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Uighurs (Chinese Ethnic Group, Kai-Fu, Megvii Technology Ltd

White House denies Trump inciting violence against Muslim lawmaker

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Sunday defended Donald Trump against accusations that he was inciting violence against a Muslim congresswoman after the president tweeted a video of her spliced with footage of the 9/11 attacks. Sanders was referencing a previous controversy sparked by Omar speaking out against the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobby group in US politics.
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Ilhan Omar has become the target of a dangerous hate campaign

Fox News, New York Post and Donald Trump are contributing to a climate of vigilantism that threatens every Muslim in America today Omar’s detractors misrepresent her words, accusing her of saying things she didn’t say or condemning her for things that have been said before, even by Republicans themselves. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Here’s a question for you. Which American politician publicly referred to the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks as “those folks who committ...
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‘Manta Ray’ is the Kind of Film That Can Lull You to Sleep – But in a Good Way

I think I fell asleep during Manta Ray — the debut feature of Thai cinematographer Phuttiphong Aroonpheng — though I can’t be sure. If that’s a value judgement on the film, it might not be entirely negative. Aroonpheng showed up to address the audience before the film’s New Directors/New Films Festival premiere, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. He was heavily jetlagged, and ready to nod off. “My film is quite slow,” he said. “Please don’t fall asleep during the screening! I’ll try and s...
Tags: New York, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Muslim, Tarkovsky, Manta Ray, Lee Chatametikool, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Weerasethakul, Lou Pepe, Featured Stories Sidebar, Thongchai, Aroonpheng, Kraben Rahu

N. Carolina DA: No death penalty for 3 Muslim student deaths

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor is scrapping the death penalty for a man charged with killing three young Muslims in hopes of getting the four-year-old case to trial in July. District Attorney Satana DeBerry said she plans to proceed with a potential life prison sentence to speed up the first-degree murder case […]
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AOC defends Ilhan Omar over 9/11 comments and points out most domestic terrorism carried out by far-right white men

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the popular US congresswoman, has defended her colleague Ilhan Omar, after a conservative US tabloid accused the Muslim politician of trivialising the 9/11 terror attack.Ms Omar made a speech at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) event in Los Angeles on 23 March, in which she discussed the rise of Islamophobia in the US.A brief line from her speech, “some people did something”, was used on the front page of The New York Post on 11 April. The quote had be...
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Instagram Won’t Ban Laura Loomer After She Incites: ‘Rise Up’ Against Ilhan Omar

In Instagram posts, Loomer falsely claimed the Muslim congresswoman wants "another 9/11" and that "Islam is a cancer."
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Portraits Of A Community In America

Muslims In America The first Muslims may have arrived in the North American continent in the 14th century. And according to this article about “Islam in America,” even Christopher Columbus may have used a guide book written by Portuguese Muslims! Yet, Muslims in America today often feel marginalized and stigmatized by the media. They become easy targets of ridicule because of their faith or in the way they dress. The fact is, Muslims who have either immigrated to the United States or have been...
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Microsoft accused of being 'complicit' in persecution of 1 million Muslims after helping China develop sinister AI capabilities

Microsoft researchers produced three research papers on AI and facial analysis with a Chinese military-run university last year, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. US politicians have slammed the partnership with Sen. Marco Rubio describing it as "deeply disturbing" and "an act that makes them complicit" in China's human rights abuses Critics say China can easily use the research to monitor and suppress citizens' rights. Beijing has long touted its facial recognition technology around ...
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China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority

Smartphones and the internet gave the Uighurs a sense of their own identity – but now the Chinese state is using technology to strip them of it. By Darren BylerIn mid-2017, Alim, a Uighur man in his 20s, returned to China from studying abroad. As soon as he landed back in the country, he was pulled off the plane by police officers. He was told his trip abroad meant that he was now under suspicion of being “unsafe”. The police administered what they call a “health check”, which involved collectin...
Tags: China, Religion, World news, Surveillance, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Islam, Muslim, Xinjiang, Islamophobia, Uighurs, Alim, north west China, Darren BylerIn, Uighurs Kazakhs Kyrgyz

House, Senate Democrats introduce proposal to repeal Trump travel ban

Congressional Democrats are making a fresh push to repeal President Donald Trump's travel ban that predominantly targets Muslim-majority countries.
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Yucaipa mayor apologizes over offensive Facebook posts, but Muslim advocacy group demands resignation

A Muslim civil rights and advocacy group on Wednesday called for the resignation of Yucaipa Mayor Bobby Duncan after learning of a litany of posts on his Facebook wall attacking Muslims and undocumented Latino immigrants. “It is extremely alarming that this Islamophobic, bigoted material would be found on the Facebook wall belonging to an elected official. This man was elected to be a public servant, but instead he is demonizing members of his constituency,” said Hussam Ayloush, executive direct...
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Are You Prepared for Marriage and Building a Family?

By Mona Islam High School is that time which is ideal for preparing yourself for the rest of your life. There is so much excitement and opportunity. Youth is a time of energy, growth, health, beauty, and adventure. Along with the thrill of being one of the best times of life, there is a definite lack of life experience. In your youth, you end up depending on your own judgments as well as the advice of others who are further along the path. Your own judgments usually come from your own knowledge,...
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How We Can Fight Prejudice Against Muslims

During the terrorist attacks on September 11th, I was a middle school student in a suburb outside Atlanta, Georgia. I recall my teacher breaking down and crying, and lots of students going home early, even though I stayed through the school day. What I remember most from the days that followed was the outpouring of support from friends and the community, most of which was not Muslim like my family was. I remember my father telling me about a friend of his, a Southern man, assuring him that if a...
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10 New and Notable Books for April

I’m in the happy but overwhelming position of receiving copies of many, if not most, of the new Christian books. Every month or so I like to reduce the great big pile to a much smaller pile of just the most notable new releases. Here are 10 of them for April with the publisher’s description and sometimes a personal comment as well. The Gospel-Driven Church: Uniting Church Growth Dreams with the Metrics of Grace by Jared Wilson. I’m reading this one now and it’s top-notch. “...
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