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How Peter King Helps Push Dangerous Myths About 'Muslim Radicals'

How Peter King Helps Push Dangerous Myths About ‘Muslim Radicals’

by Shani O. Hilton on July 26 2011, 9:50AM

While the New York Republican begins another round of Muslim scapegoating, the attacks in Oslo show how easy it is for the American media to jump to conclusions.

Topics: National Security

Black Activists Take on US Airways for Saggy Pants Incident

Black Activists Take on US Airways for Saggy Pants Incident

by Jorge Rivas on July 20 2011, 12:14PM

Advocates are calling on the airline to publicly apologize to 20-year-old Deshon Marman.

Topics: National Security

History Repeats Itself in Peter King's Fear of Black 'Prislam'

History Repeats Itself in Peter King’s Fear of Black ‘Prislam’

by Shani O. Hilton on June 16 2011, 10:41AM

In round two of the Republican legislator’s hearings on so-called radicalization among Muslim Americans, committee members fuss over a familiar threat: black men who convert in prison.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security

Report Documents Fake Terror Threats Concocted by FBI and NYPD

Report Documents Fake Terror Threats Concocted by FBI and NYPD

by on May 23 2011, 9:38AM

Study details three cases in which racially profiled young men were entrapped and convicted for roles in domestic terrorism plots that didn’t exist until cops created them.

Topics: National Security

American Muslims Still Live in a Climate of Hate

American Muslims Still Live in a Climate of Hate

by Asraa Mustufa on May 6 2011, 12:17PM

Less than a week after Osama bin Laden’s death, individual acts of Islamophobic hate still make news.

Topics: National Security

Give Peace a Chance: How To Fight Terrorism in the Post-Bin Laden Era

Give Peace a Chance: How To Fight Terrorism in the Post-Bin Laden Era

by Terry Keleher on May 4 2011, 2:10PM

It’s time to stop using violence as a tool for peace.

Topics: National Security, Osama Bin Laden

How the Hunt for Bin Laden Made U.S. Muslims and Immigrants Threats

How the Hunt for Bin Laden Made U.S. Muslims and Immigrants Threats

by on May 4 2011, 10:07AM

The massive national security apparatus built in the wake of 9/11 reshaped life at our borders and in our communities.

Topics: National Security, Osama Bin Laden

Arab Waiter Sues Hotel For Forcing Name Change After 9/11

Arab Waiter Sues Hotel For Forcing Name Change After 9/11

by Thoai Lu on May 2 2011, 4:12PM

Mohamed Kotbi says that he was required to wear a name tag that read “John” after the attacks.

Topics: National Security

The Ability to Kill Osama Bin Laden Does Not Make America Great

The Ability to Kill Osama Bin Laden Does Not Make America Great

by Kai Wright on May 2 2011, 10:54AM

If we could build a just society rather than spending billions on violence, then we could be triumphant.

Topics: Kai Wright, National Security, Osama Bin Laden

After Nine Years of Pressure, DHS Finally Drops 'SB1070 for Muslims'

After Nine Years of Pressure, DHS Finally Drops ‘SB1070 for Muslims’

by Channing Kennedy on April 29 2011, 3:51PM

Advocates say it’s a last ditch effort by a department that’s already lost credibility.

Topics: National Security

Professor Recounts: My Student, the

Professor Recounts: My Student, the “Terrorist”

by Asraa Mustufa on April 18 2011, 2:26PM

Jeanne Theoharis details the extent to which our government is policing dissent under the guise of the War on Terror.

Topics: National Security

Rep. Keith Ellison's Tearful Defense of Muslim American Patriots

Rep. Keith Ellison’s Tearful Defense of Muslim American Patriots

by Kai Wright on March 11 2011, 11:22AM

Here’s video of Ellison’s testimony at Peter King’s Muslim “radicalization” hearing.

Topics: Kai Wright, National Security, Politics

The 'Congressional Theater' of Peter King's Muslim Hearings

The ‘Congressional Theater’ of Peter King’s Muslim Hearings

by Shani O. Hilton on March 11 2011, 11:00AM

Democrats argue King’s probe of “radicalization” in Muslim American communities is both useless and dangerous.

Topics: National Security, Politics

Dingell to Peter King: Don't Become the Next McCarthy

Dingell to Peter King: Don’t Become the Next McCarthy

by Shani O. Hilton on March 10 2011, 12:31PM

Homeland Security hearings into the “radicalization” of Muslim Americans begin with push back from Democratic lawmakers.

Topics: National Security, Politics

Is Jared Lee Loughner Tied to Hate Groups?

Is Jared Lee Loughner Tied to Hate Groups?

by Jamilah King on January 10 2011, 11:38AM

The short answer is: maybe. But that’s just one part of the story.

Topics: National Security

Holder to Muslim Americans: There's No

Holder to Muslim Americans: There’s No “Entrapment” in FBI Stings

by on December 13 2010, 5:15PM

Yet, the number of people lured into terrorist plots and organizations by the FBI keeps growing.

Topics: National Security

The Feds Are Cultivating Their Own

The Feds Are Cultivating Their Own “Homegrown Terrorists”

by on December 10 2010, 5:15PM

And they’re profiling American Muslims to do it.

Topics: National Security

Angela Davis Speaks Out Against FBI Raids

Angela Davis Speaks Out Against FBI Raids

by Jamilah King on November 21 2010, 10:26AM

The longtime activist calls a recent case against 14 activists an “assault on democracy.”

Topics: National Security

New TSA Screening Guidelines Anger Sikh Travelers

by Julianne Hing on November 16 2010, 3:05PM

Since Sept. 11, Sikhs have increasingly become targets of racial profiling.

Topics: National Security

Honoring Our Nation's Veterans Photo

Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans

by Hatty Lee, Jamilah King on November 11 2010, 3:36PM

We take a moment to look at the sacrifices soldiers face abroad, and at home.

Topics: National Security