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February 21, 2008
Many Muslim Americans and political observers are reportedly concerned that this year’s presidential candidates have ignored them and that issues surrounding Muslims, such as stereotypes that conflate their faith with terrorism, are being kept at arm’s length. What do you think? As much as religion has become a topic in the campaign, should candidates be talking more about Muslim issues and defending more against negative stereotypes? To be blunt, Muslims are like gays this election cycle, and I mean no offense to anyone.
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By Jeffrey Prang, Special Features Writer, LA Sheriffs Department | November 17, 2005
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca arrived in Moscow Monday to address an international conference, "Building Civil Society in Russia." The program is addressing the role of courts, law enforcement, prosecutors and citizens, in building a civil society and combating hate crimes in Russia. "This conference is a giant step toward uniting the world in the fight against ethnic and religious hatred," said Sheriff Baca. "Governments and people across the world must work together in a collaborative effort to defeat the spread of hatred and intolerance infecting our society.
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February 2, 2011
Q. A leading Islamic cleric has begun a tour of America urging American Muslims to help shape the religion’s relationship with the USA. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says Muslims should depoliticize their faith and that they should aim to make Islam be seen as an American religion, not an alien religion. Rauf, a Kuwait-born Muslim and an American citizen who has stated that he wants to improve relations between Islam and the West, is also the cleric behind the controversial Park51 Islamic center in New York, and has been criticized in some quarters for allegedly saying one thing to Western audiences and another to Muslim audiences.
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April 13, 2011
Q. The Congressional hearings into the possible radicalization of Muslims in America has stirred emotions on both sides of the debate, with one Muslim-American representative leaving the room in tears after testifying about an American Muslim killed on 9/11. The investigations, started by Rep. Pete King (R - NY), are designed to focus on what he believes is a rising domestic terror threat from American Muslims. He also wants to look into what he sees as a distinct lack of cooperation from the U.S. Islamic community.
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By Mary O'Keefe | June 15, 2009
Tahra Goraya, district director for California state Sen. Carol Liu, was served June 10 with legal papers naming her as a defendant in a federal fraud and racketeering lawsuit. Goraya was at work at Liu’s Glendale office when she was served. “We are aware of it [Goraya being served with papers],” said Robert Oaks, Liu’s legislative director. “[The case] is from a previous employer, not since she has been with Senator Liu.” He added that he could not comment any further on the case or Goraya’s involvement but said she continues as district director, a job she has held since Dec. 1, 2008.
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By Anita Brenner | August 26, 2010
The debate continues over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero. Those in favor call it the Park51 Islamic Community Center. Those opposed call it the Ground Zero Mosque. Pastor Jon T. Karn (Light on the Corner Church in Montrose) says, "In the interests of healing this lingering American wound, I would hope that thoughtful and kind-hearted Muslim Americans would reject this planned building.: (Valley Sun, In Theory, 7-21-10) Rabbi Joshua Levine-Grater (Pasadena Jewish Temple)
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July 21, 2010
Those for and against a proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero butted heads during a passionate three-hour hearing of New York's Landmarks Preservation Commission last week, CNN reported. At issue is whether a more than century-old building should be preserved and made into a mosque and community center at the site where the Twin Towers once stood. What do you think? Is it appropriate to build an Islamic center and mosque on the site where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed by Islamist hijackers on Sept.
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April 13, 2011
Q. The Congressional hearings into the possible radicalization of Muslims in America has stirred emotions on both sides of the debate, with one Muslim-American representative leaving the room in tears after testifying about an American Muslim killed on 9/11. The investigations, started by Rep. Pete King (R - NY), are designed to focus on what he believes is a rising domestic terror threat from American Muslims. He also wants to look into what he sees as a distinct lack of cooperation from the U.S. Islamic community.
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February 3, 2011
Q. A leading Islamic cleric has begun a tour of America urging American Muslims to help shape the religion’s relationship with the USA. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says Muslims should depoliticize their faith and that they should aim to make Islam be seen as an American religion, not an alien religion. Rauf, a Kuwait-born Muslim and an American citizen who has stated that he wants to improve relations between Islam and the West, is also the cleric behind the controversial Park51 Islamic center in New York, and has been criticized in some quarters for allegedly saying one thing to Western audiences and another to Muslim audiences.
FEATURES
February 21, 2008
Many Muslim Americans and political observers are reportedly concerned that this year’s presidential candidates have ignored them and that issues surrounding Muslims, such as stereotypes that conflate their faith with terrorism, are being kept at arm’s length. What do you think? As much as religion has become a topic in the campaign, should candidates be talking more about Muslim issues and defending more against negative stereotypes? To be blunt, Muslims are like gays this election cycle, and I mean no offense to anyone.
NEWS
By Jeffrey Prang, Special Features Writer, LA Sheriffs Department | November 17, 2005
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca arrived in Moscow Monday to address an international conference, "Building Civil Society in Russia." The program is addressing the role of courts, law enforcement, prosecutors and citizens, in building a civil society and combating hate crimes in Russia. "This conference is a giant step toward uniting the world in the fight against ethnic and religious hatred," said Sheriff Baca. "Governments and people across the world must work together in a collaborative effort to defeat the spread of hatred and intolerance infecting our society.
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