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READ: Suman Raghunathan on 9/11, Racism and 'Toxic Patriotism'

From the executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together: “This September 11, I will remember that this is the true patriotism—working with our communities to protect each other, and in doing so, to form a more perfect union.”

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Queer, Muslim and APIA Advocacy Orgs Protest Post-9/11 Hate Violence With Weekend of #QueerAzaadi Actions

Checkpoint protests, community funerals and other actions in cities across the country will honor people impacted by state and White supremacist violence.

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Appeals Court Says 'No' to 'Muslim Ban' Family Limits

“The government does not offer a persuasive explanation for why a mother-in-law is clearly a bona fide relationship, but a grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or cousin is not.”

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#MuslimsInLove Twitter Chat Explores What's Really at Stake in Muslim-American Love Stories

Facilitated by literary advocacy group PEN America, the chat brings together entertainment experts to discuss the history of on-screen depictions of Muslims in love.

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FBI, ATF Investigate Minnesota Mosque Bombing

The FBI has not yet ruled the bombing at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center a hate crime, but confirms that the explosion was the result of a “destructive device in violation of federal law.”

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U.S. Lifts Electronics Ban on Flights From Middle East

Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security has imposed new security measures for all international flights entering the United States.

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SCOTUS Expands Definition of 'Bona Fide' Family Relationships Under Travel Ban

The court just ruled that the federal government must extend travel privileges to a larger set of foreign nationals.

Who Will Be Allowed Into the U.S. When the 'Muslim Ban' Goes Into Effect?

The Supreme Court ruled that President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals of six predominantly-Muslim countries is legal—with some key exceptions. Read on to find out what they are.

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SCOTUS Approves Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

The highest court in the land makes an exception for people with “a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

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Teenage Syrian Refugee Navigates Islamophobia, Multiculturalism in New Documentary

Dalya Zeno and her mother Rudayna Aksh feature in “Dalya’s Other Country,” a documentary premiering soon on PBS’ “POV.”

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Darwin Martinez Torres Charged With Killing Nabra Hassanen

Fairfax County police have not yet ruled the killing as a hate crime. But the parents of the Muslim teen, who was killed shortly after leaving her northern Virginia mosque, say otherwise.

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The Growing Alliance Between Neo-Nazis, Right Wing Paramilitaries and Trumpist Republicans

In anticipation of Saturday’s March Against Sharia events nationwide, researcher and journalist Spencer Sunshine chronicles the major moments of a violent new movement he’s dubbed “Independent Trumpism.”

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LOOK: Halima Aden Slays as First Hijab-Wearing Woman to Cover Vogue

Aden: “Every little girl deserves to see a role model that’s dressed like her.”

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Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS to Reinstate 'Muslim Ban'

DOJ spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores: “The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.”

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New Jersey Town Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit With Islamic Group for $3.25 Million

Bernards Township must also approve the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge’s plan to build a mosque.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rules that the Muslim and refugee ban is less about national security and more about anti-Muslim bias.

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These Heartwarming 'Mamas Day' E-Cards Honor Immigrant and Muslim Mothers

Forward Together’s latest “Mamas Day” project features works that recognize mothers from marginalized groups with a compassion not often seen in Mother’s Day cards.

What Two Reports Have to Say About Trump's Impact on Immigrants and Muslims

Reports from We Belong Together and the Brennan Center for Justice critique Trump’s anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies and warn of future threats.

New Settlement Aims to Protect Muslims From Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

“This agreement sends a critical message to the federal government and police forces around the country that law enforcement can and must do its job without resorting to discrimination.”

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3 Tweets That Shut Down the #BoycottHawaii Hashtag

Some folks are mad that the “Muslim Ban 2.0” was blocked. Some folks in Hawaii do not care.