Category Archive: POLITICS & CIVIL RIGHTS

Apr 08 2019

Muslims and Law Enforcement Agencies: A Response

Source: https://bit.ly/2VxToL0 Sept. 2018 By: El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan To My Dear Respected Brother, Dr. Aslam Abdullah: Assalaamu Alaikum, While on a recent visit in Michigan I had the pleasure of coming across the August 31, 2018, edition of The Muslim Observer. As usual, I enjoyed reading the articles contained therein; but one, in particular, resulted …

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Apr 03 2019

A Statement and Petition Requesting the Release of Dr Salman Al-Ouda

Source:¬†http://freesalmanalodah.com/ By: Coalition Sept 2018 We cannot look the other way when a travesty of justice and a blatant abuse of human and civil rights plays out in the land in which prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, received a divine revelation which remains inscribed on the entrance of the Harvard Law library, …

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Mar 01 2019

Interview by Reza Saiedi on Iranian-American Relations

Source: http://blog.minaret.org/?p=19041 By:¬†Dr Imad ad-Dean Ahmad Sep. 2018 [This is the text of free-lance journalist Reza Saedi‚Äôs interview with Minaret of Freedom Institute president Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad on Iranian-American relations.] Q. Please comment: US sanctions have a direct impact on the Iranian civilian population‚Äď limiting medical and research supplies, limiting machinery used to maintain civilian transportation …

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Jan 18 2019

…He Might Be An Informant

Source:¬†https://www.mlfa.org/think/ By MLFA Oct 2015 [The following is by the Muslim Legal Fund of America, which is¬†a charity that funds legal work and programs to defend Muslims against injustice in American courtrooms, prisons, and communities.]   What is an informant supposed to be and how are they supposed to be used? An informant is an …

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Oct 08 2018

Gaza and the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Source:¬†http://blog.minaret.org/?p=18654 By:¬†Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad May 2018 Nikki Haley has created a meme about the Israeli massacre of Palestinians demonstrating for the right to return to their homes at the Gaza border: ‚ÄúNo country would act with more restraint than Israel,‚ÄĚ she says with a straight face. Many countries would act with more restraint than Israel has, …

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Oct 01 2018

The Israel Lobby and American Foreign Policy

Source: http://blog.minaret.org/?p=18506 By Dr Imad ad-Dean Ahmad March 2018 [These are my notes from the 2018 conference on ‚ÄúThe Israeli Lobby and American Foreign Policy‚ÄĚ held at the National Press Club in Washington DC on March 2. These notes summarize my impression of highlights of the presentations and are not an attempted transcription¬† The entire …

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Sep 21 2018

Putting Sectarianism in Perspective

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Source:¬†¬†http://blog.minaret.org/?p=17842 By:¬†Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad Nov. 2017 [The following are my notes from¬†a panel discussion with¬†Nader Hashemi¬†(Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle East¬† ¬† ¬† and Islamic Politics at the University of Denver‚Äôs Josef Korbel School of International Studies) and¬†Danny Postel¬†(Assistant Director of the Middle East …

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Aug 26 2018

The Man Who Saved A Generation

Source:¬†http://www.networkradio.us/man-saved-world By Fadi Malkosh (Network Radio), May 2017 [The following is a excerpt/repost of an article written by Fadi Malkosh (Founder and Author of Network Radio), titled “The Man Who Saved The World“. The title has been renamed for Muslim4Liberty] On August 20th 1935, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,¬†Ronald Ernest Paul was born. ¬†Son to Howard-Casper and …

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Jul 19 2018

Squaring the SCOTUS Decision on the Muslim Ban with the Masterpiece Cakes Decision Is a Disturbing Exercise

Source:¬†http://blog.minaret.org/?p=18935 By:¬†Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad June 2018 When confronted with many interesting and important questions about how to weigh religious freedom against the government‚Äôs place in fighting invidious discrimination in the Masterpiece Cakes case, the Supreme Court of the United States chose to sidestep all questions but one. They said they didn‚Äôt need to decide whether a …

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Mar 17 2018

3 Countries, 4 Continents, 46 years, and handcuffed for this?

What My Arrest One Year Ago Taught Me About America By Hesham El Meligy March 17, 2018 ‚ÄúWill I be made an example of and get labeled a terrorist? Will I end up in Guantanamo? Will I lose my job and spend time in jail?¬†These questions rushed into my mind when I was arrested at …

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Jan 29 2017

Libertarian Party to Muslims: We Stand With You

From the Web: Source: https://www.lp.org/we_stand_with_you/ By¬†Libertarian Party (LP Press Release) January 29, 2017 For Immediate Release January 29, 2017 Contact: Carla Howell, media [at] LP [dot] org or (202) 333-0008 x 222 In the early morning hours of January 28th, a fire broke out in the Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, TX. It quickly destroyed …

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Jan 16 2017

Obama’s Eloquence Fails to Hide His Evil Legacy

By Ramy Osman January¬†2017 With another eloquent speech that was the trademark of his 8 years as ruler of the world, Barack Obama brilliantly programmed his faithful disciples one last time. He ignored all of the injustices and horrors that he and his administration were responsible for during his tenure; And he instead mesmerized his …

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Nov 11 2016

Libertarian Party National Vice Chairman Encourages Fellow Libertarians to Protect Muslim Americans

By Will Coley November 2016 This afternoon, Libertarian Party national Vice Chairman, Arvin Vohra, took to facebook to encourage fellow libertarians to protect their Muslim neighbors, through force of arms if need be.

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Nov 11 2016

Trumps Aggression is an American Profession

  By Ramy Osman November 2016 Trumps win of the presidency has challenged many people’s perception of what America really stands for. People are having trouble coming to terms with what a Trump presidency will mean for this country. There‚Äôs no doubt that things are going to change over the next four years. But how …

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Nov 08 2016

You Can Still Win Big by Voting for the Loser

  Hesham El-Meligy November 8, 2016   The prize of an election is not only who wins (or who you make lose), the real prize, especially for a minority group like the Muslim community, is that when you go to vote, you sign next to your printed name – which creates political leverage. ¬†The names …

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Nov 06 2016

Some Guiding Thoughts for Muslim Voters in Staten Island and NYC

By Hesham El Meligy Here’s a video of a talk I gave Saturday morning at a mosque in Staten Island, NY. ¬†It touches on many aspects of political involvement and creating political leverage for the Muslim community, as well as a few guiding tips for voting in this Tuesday‚Äôs general election. To inject some fun …

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Oct 26 2016

Oklahoma Lawmakers Use Their Bully-Pulpit to Demonize Muslims

By Priscilla Galstun-Khader October 2016 Oklahoma State lawmakers approved Rep. John “Islam-is-a-cancer-in-our-nation-that-needs-to-be-cut-out” Bennett’s proposal for an “Interim study on radical Islam” on July 8 2016, along with 71 other studies, for an estimated $50,000. That’s our tax dollars being used for this state-sponsored hate and fear mongering and the othering of Muslims in Oklahoma. This …

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Oct 26 2016

As a Muslim American, I will vote my conscience this November. By abstaining

From the Web: Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/24/muslim-american-i-will-vote-my-conscience-by-abstaining¬† By¬†Qanta Ahmed (the guardian) October 24, 2016 I am an American Muslim with one vote, and no person for whom to cast it. I became a citizen less than a year ago. This is my first election and yet, I won‚Äôt be joining the millions of other Americans going to …

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Oct 22 2016

The Middle East and the Next Administration

By Dr Imad ad-Dean Ahmad August 2016 Source: Minaret of Freedom Blog [These are selected highlights excerpted from Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr.‚Äôs address to the Middle East Policy Council‚Äôs 86th Capitol Hill Conference. The complete video and transcript of the entire conference are available at:¬†http://mepc.org/hill-forums/middle-east-and-next-administration.] The Middle East and the Next Administration: Challenges, Opportunities …

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Sep 03 2016

The Libertarian Presidential Ticket Splits on Aid to Israel

By Dr Imad ad-Dean Ahmad August 2016 Source: Minaret of Freedom Blog   The single biggest source of Middle East and Muslim resentment over American foreign policy is certainly aid to Israel, but it is a sacred cow to the major parties. As long as America gives unconditional foreign aid to the apartheid state it …

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