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William Barber in Black clerical robes with blue background; Ghazala Khan in blue hijab and Khizr Khan in navy suit with blue and black background

ICYMI: William Barber, Khizr Khan Deliver Rousing DNC Speeches

The Christian theologian and the father of a killed Muslim-American solider uplifted their respective communities’ concerns during well-received speeches last night in Philadelphia.

Flight Attendant Who Refused Muslim Woman Soda Will 'No Longer Serve'

The Shuttle America flight attendent who denied Muslim-American Tahera Ahmad an unopened can of cola because she could use it “as a weapon” loses her wings. 

Here's a List of the Muslim-American Leaders Under FBI and NSA Watch

Under secretive measures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies, the U.S. has been monitoring those committed to civil rights.

Documentary in the Works for America's First Muslim Frat

The film is slated for 2015.

Muslim Hipster Video Creator Explains Lessons From Backlash

What started as a personal quest led to profound political debates.

Bill 'CompStat' Bratton Is New York's Top Cop Again

Will Bill Bratton, the pioneer of ‘broken windows’ policing and CompStat, be able to repair the NYPD’s relationship with communities of color?

New Film Follows Two Gay Muslim Teens Surveilled By U.S. Government

At its core, it’s a love story, but it needs your help to cross the finish line.

Muslim-American Comedians Want to Give Americans a Big Muslim Hug with this Movie [Video]

The Muslims are Coming! is a feature documentary film that follows a group of Muslim-American comedians as they go on a tour of Middle America, perform shows, and meet folks who have never met a Muslim before!

Associated Press Wins Pulitzer for Reporting on NYPD's Spying on Muslim Neighborhoods

The Associated Press has won a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for a series of stories on a secret New York Police Department program that spied on Muslims.

100 Civil Rights Groups Call on Feds to Investigate NYPD for Spying on Muslims

Over 100 civil rights, faith, community, and advocacy groups signed a letter sent on Monday urging the Department of Justice to commence a prompt investigation into the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslim Americans in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Bloomberg's Fear of Muslims Helped Drive the NYPD's Shameless Spying

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s defense of the NYPD’s spying on Muslim communities shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Mayor’s had a tense relationship with Muslim and Arab communities for nearly a decade.

Bloomberg Basically Admits NYPD Spied on Muslims For No Reason Other Than Religion

The New York Police Department has spied on Muslim New Yorkers for no other reason than that they are Muslim. Yesterday, after months of near silence from federal officials, Attorney General Eric Holder called the program “disturbing”.

A Closer Look at Ray Kelly's Multi-Billion Dollar Army of Spies

New York Police Department has argued that it’s spending billions to spy on Muslim Americans in order to foil terror plots. That assertion simply doesn’t hold up against the few facts they’ve been willing to share.

AP Reports White House Helped Fund NYPD Muslim Spying Programs

The Associated Press reported Monday that the White House money has paid for the cars that plainclothes NYPD officers used to conduct surveillance on Muslim neighborhoods and paid for computers that stored even innocuous information about Muslim college students, mosque sermons and social events.

Group Files Paperwork to Find Out Who Gave NYPD Money To Spy

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has submitted Freedom of Information Law requests to obtain public information regarding the sources of funding for these NYPD initiatives.

Muslim Students Reeling From Shocking News of NYPD's Spying

On campuses all over the Northeast, horrified students are discovering they were targets of surveillance, simply because they joined a Muslim student group. But domestic religious profiling is now routine for both NPYD and the FBI.

Muslim Americans to NYPD: Enough Already, the Commish Must Go

This week’s revelation that NYPD leaders lied about their participation in an anti-Muslim film that was then shown to 1,500 trainees was just the latest in a growing string of evidence that the department is systematically profiling the city’s Muslim residents.

Groups Want NYPD Chief's Job Over Anti-Muslim Propaganda in Trainings

Propaganda included a film that described the goal of “much of Muslim leadership here in America” is to “infiltrate and dominate” the United States.

Mos Def (AKA Yassin Bey) Included in the 2011 List of World's 500 Most Influential Muslims

The list highlights public figures who have made a significant impact on the Muslim World.

How Lowe's Walked Into the Morality War Against Sex, Gays and Muslims

The company loves to tout its commitment to diversity. But it’s sheepishly running away from any meaningful discussion of race–and getting bullied by the rightwing fringe that has made Islamophobia a new priority.