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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

Former President Bush Sidesteps Park51 Debate

Former President Bush Sidesteps Park51 Debate

by on November 10 2010, 3:53PM

Says that today’s debate is driven by “a few loud voices.” But not his, of course.

Topics: Media, National Security

Report: FBI's Paying For Bad Terrorism Information

Report: FBI’s Paying For Bad Terrorism Information

by on October 11 2010, 3:46PM

The federal government’s search for domestic terrorists continues to go haywire.

Topics: National Security

Times Sq. Bomber's Life Sentence Condemns Conservative Ideology

Times Sq. Bomber’s Life Sentence Condemns Conservative Ideology

by on October 5 2010, 1:55PM

But the Shahzad case may be another lesson not learned.

Topics: National Security

Charges That a Civil Rights Hero Was an FBI Spy Shouldn't Shock Us

Charges That a Civil Rights Hero Was an FBI Spy Shouldn’t Shock Us

by Barbara Ransby on September 15 2010, 10:46AM

Government snoops were always close confidants.

Topics: History, National Security

Aerial Drones Take Over the Border

Aerial Drones Take Over the Border

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2010, 1:30PM

Does everyone feel safe yet?

Topics: Immigration, National Security

Obama's

Obama’s “Ground Zero Mosque” Backtrack

by Julianne Hing on August 16 2010, 1:02PM

Says his position is about upholding the Constitution, not politics.

Topics: Mosque Mania, National Security

Muslim American Held in Cairo on No-Fly List

Muslim American Held in Cairo on No-Fly List

by Daisy Hernandez on June 16 2010, 2:50PM

Yahya Wehelie, from Fairfax, Virginia, US, displays his US passport in Cairo, Egypt. Wehelie has been stuck in Egypt for the last six weeks because his name was on a U.S. no-fly list due to people he met during a…

Topics: National Security

Under Political Siege, Muslim Americans Confront America’s Ugly Side

by Michelle Chen on June 7 2010, 12:02PM

Besieged by media attacks and riven by internal conflicts, Muslim American communities have been wrestling with an identity crisis for years now. The latest slew of “homegrown terrorism” allegations has prompted the Obama administration to show that it’s at least…

Topics: Immigration, National Security, Politics