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Peaceful Religion? Pakistani governor, shot 27 times, killed by own bodyguard

January 4, 2011 politisite 0

The governor of Pakistan’s wealthiest and most populated province was shot dead Tuesday by one of his bodyguards who told interrogators he was angry over the politician’s opposition to laws that impose the death penalty for those convicted of insulting Islam. Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, 56, was a member of the ruling party and a close associate of President Asif Ali Zardari. Friends described him as an outspoken moderate who […]

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No Profiling Muslims: Teen Tries to Blow-up Crowd at Christmas Tree Lighting

November 27, 2010 politisite 0

Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said. The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Friday just after he dialed a cell […]

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PC Police at NPR fire Juan Williams for remarks on Muslims

October 21, 2010 politisite 0

National Public Radio has fired journalist Juan Williams over remarks he made on Fox News about Muslims, the network announced Thursday. Williams was asked by Bill O’Reilly during Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor” earlier this week whether the U.S. is facing a “Muslim dilemma.” According to an NPR statement, Williams responded: “Look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in […]

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John Adams, Franklin, and other Founding Fathers read the Quran

September 10, 2010 politisite 0

Akbar Ahmed, the chair of Islamic studies at American University, has advised many government officials, including General Petraeus, Richard Holbrooke, and George W. Bush. He speaks regularly on BBC and CNN, and has appeared on many U.S. shows, including Oprah and Nightline. To oppose the “burn the Quran” event planned by Pastor Terry Jones, Ahmed wrote an editorial for CNN in which he stated: Not only are the actions of […]

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Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf slumlord?

September 2, 2010 politisite 0

He’s the religious leader of the planned, controversial Ground Zero mosque — but across the Hudson, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is known as an alleged slumlord. At buildings in Union City and Palisades Park, where Rauf reportedly got tax dollars to renovate low-income apartments, tenants yesterday said their gripes about their lousy housing conditions have been ignored. “Why doesn’t he help the tenants he has before he builds a new […]

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Tea Party Racism? – Blacks respond

April 19, 2010 politisite 0

Frank Rich was quoted in the New York Times Op-Ed section The Tea Party movement is virtually all white. Is this true? He then closed On March 27, 2010 writer Frank Rich was quoted in the New York Times Op-Ed section The Tea Party movement is virtually all white. Is this true? He then closed his article with Are these politicians so frightened of offending anyone in the Tea Party-Glenn […]