Muslim leaders across NYC are preaching simultaneously today against religious violence. The move was announced earlier this week by the Islamic Leadership Council of New York. "There are violent extremists who are Muslims, but their acts of terrorism are not Islamic," said council president Imam A ... More >>
A recently released survey of anti-Muslim bias in the U.S. since 9-11 says that New York City has been among the hotbeds of prejudice in recent years.
Yesterday, the New York Times was first to report that the New York Police Department has abandoned their Demographics Unit, also known as the Zone Assessment Unit, a program that spied on Muslims in their mosques, student groups, neighborhoods and homes, and which was the subject of two separate la ... More >>
A federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the New York Police Department by a group of Muslim individuals and community groups, a suit that had alleged that the NYPD's surveillance of them infringed on their constitutional rights. In a decision released yesterday, New Jer ... More >>
This weekend, candidate for District 7's City Council seat Zead Ramadan subpoenaed petition witnesses for Mark Levine and other candidates, who were working with the unaffiliated Broadway Democrats, the local Democratic Club. The subpoenas claim that many of Levine's 8,000 signatures were fake, even ... More >>
On Sunday afternoon, seven mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum co-hosted by the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) and the Islamic Center at New York University. Community organizers hailed it as an historic moment. Nearly three weeks after the Boston bombings--and in the heat of the de ... More >>
Eleven years ago, Pamela Geller declared war on savages who were trying to take over the world. This November, she admits she lost.
When details began emerging about the Oak Creek, Wis. massacre, reports indicated that the suspected shooter, Wade Michael Page, was a white supremacist and had played in a neo-Nazi band called "End Apathy." The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, had been keeping tabs on Page s ... More >>
As you may have heard, failed GOP presidential candidate/Minnesota Congresswoman/fagala-phobic madwoman Michele Bachmann has launched a McCarthy-esque witch hunt into several Muslim employees of the federal government whom she decided could potentially be working as spies for Islamist terrorist grou ... More >>
Does anyone remember Sam Brownback? He was part of the failed bastion of Republicans who ran for President in 2008 (how long ago does that feel?), along with the likes of Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee. Except Brownback didn't even make it to the primaries. Instead, he backed do ... More >>
â€‹As you may know, the New York Police Department has received millions of dollars from the federal government over the past decade to basically spy on Muslims living in New York. The goal, of course, is to prevent terrorist attacks on the Big Apple. If you're unaware of the NYPD's under-the-r ... More >>
Runnin' Scared wrote yesterday about Asra Q. Nomani, a Muslim-American author who wrote a Daily Beast op-ed defending the NYPD's decision to spy on entire Islamic communities. Nomani, who co-directs the Pearl Project and is the subject of a documentary about Muslim feminism, thinks the cops' spy sch ... More >>
As the fallout over NYPD's Muslim spying scheme continues -- even prompting Chicago's top cop to pledge against blanket monitoring of Islamic communities -- some have taken a drastically different approach to the issue. While Mayor Mike Bloomberg has defended the NYPD's controversial practices, Asr ... More >>
Whole Foods would like everybody to know that, contrary to what its internal company email says, it is not capitulating to a small but loudmouthed band of racist xenophobes who demanded the grocery store not promote Ramadan.
In the fall of last year, France's Senate overwhelmingly passed a law banning the wearing of the Islamic full veil in public. That law went into effect today, with two veiled women arrested soon after -- not for wearing the garments but for participating in an unauthorized protest, reports CN ... More >>
Keeping an eye on Eid ul-FitrHappy Eid ul-Fitr Eid al-Adha! Last night marked the beginning of Eid, the three day festival celebrating the end of the Ramadan month of fasting in the Muslim world celebrating the end of Hajj, pilgrimage to Mecca. We stopped by our local halal market last night ... More >>
Unlike the Midwood original, a full-fledged restaurant for Jackson Heights
A Bronx mosque that had sought a sound permit to amplify its morning call to prayer has quietly rescinded its application. But the Jame Masjid mosque's revocation of the proposal didn't hush its neighbors, since the mosque plans to resubmit its request to play the undulating ribbon of Arabi ... More >>
When the Joint Terrorism Task Force enlisted the NYPD to help set up the raids on three Queens homes that went off on Monday, they expected them to "slyly contact their list of sources and informants," claims the New York Post. Instead the cops canvassed the suspects' old haunts and "flashed around ... More >>
In December 2001, just after the American invasion, Magnum Studios photographer Thomas Dworzak arrived in Afghanistan. The Taliban had banned all photography that showed people: such images, they said, were prohibited by the Koran. There was one exception to the rule: men (and only men) were allowe ... More >>
The infamous Prison Camp ain't dead yet
Welcome to America, freedom fighter. Now go stuff yourself.
Doc investigates gay Islam
Kerik blames Hollywood for the frustration many Americans feel over the war on terror. Just in time for the sixth anniversary of 9/11, this essay from Bernie Kerik landed in the Runnin' Scared inbox. Without further ado, we present the thoughts of the former NYPD top cop, corrections commissioner ... More >>
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