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As Holiday Travel Season Begins, FlyRights App an Important Tool in Addressing Racial Profiling

By Tamera Willis, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern FlyRights – a smartphone application that allows people to report incidents of racial profiling in real time at America’s airports – will now allow users to copy their members … Continue reading

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What Is Sikhism and Who Are Sikhs

The shooting at a community Sikh place of worship in Wisconsin yesterday is a real tragedy. Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: NJ Muslim Organizations File Federal Suit Over NYPD Surveillance Programs; Fear Prevents Migrant Workers From Seeking Health Care; Obama Administration Pushes for Transparency on College Loans

Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund NJ Muslims file federal suit to stop NYPD spying Eileen Sullivan Associated Press On Wednesday, a group of eight Muslims represented by Muslim Advocates, a California-based … Continue reading

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The Daily Show Takes on Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Jon Stewart dismantles the xenophobic arguments of the Florida group that pressured Lowe’s hardware into pulling its advertising from TLC’s “All-American Muslim” program. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Kabulvision www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full … Continue reading

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Under the Patriot Act, Muslims in America Are Losing Religious and Other Freedoms, New Report Shows

By Colleen Cowgill, a Fall 2011 intern Imagine being the subject of FBI assessments, investigations, and interviews, based not on evidence, but on your perceived race, ethnicity, or religious association. As a new report from Muslim Advocates shows, this has … Continue reading

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Watch Rep. Judy Chu Argue for Protections against Racial Profiling

Rep. Judy Chu, D. Calif., was among those in the House who have recognized the need to amend the Act. Chu reminded the committee that, “after September 11th, more and more members of the Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian communities have been viewed as suspect based solely on religion, national origin, or attire.” Continue reading

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Gallup Muslim American Report Shows Striking Trends

The Abu Dhabi Gallup Center recently released its new report, “Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future,” which examines U.S. Muslims’ political, social and spiritual engagement a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Continue reading

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