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Muslims question full-body search of woman in head scarf

January 7, 2010 Dearborn native says she was told she was singled out by security   ORALANDAR BRAND-WILLIAMS The Detroit News   Detroit — A national Muslim civil rights group is asking the Transportation Security Administration for clarification on whether Muslim women wearing Islamic head scarves, or hijabs, will be …

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Bagram, the other Guantanamo

Mukul Sharma Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010   In the absence of judicial oversight, the detentions in Bagram have been marked by torture and other ill-treatment. Like Guantanamo, Bagram should be closed.   Images of caged and shackled detainees at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, of torture at the …

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Guilty Plea Satisfies Suburban Muslim

  Produced by Chip Mitchell on Wednesday, January 06, 2010   A southwest suburban Muslim is praising a deal that ends a felony case against someone who yanked on her headscarf.   Amal Abusumayah says Valerie Kenney, 54, complained loudly in a Tinley Park grocery aisle about a November shooting …

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The $30bn pair of underpants

     By Mark LeVine   Guarding against similar attacks could cost tens of billions of dollars [GALLO/GETTY]   Almost immediately after it was learned that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a US airliner using explosives concealed in his underpants, received training in Yemen, …

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Bomber took in top CIA officials

  WASHINGTON — Before detonating a suicide bomb in Afghanistan last week, a Jordanian militant was considered by American spy agencies to be the most promising informant in years about the whereabouts of Al Qaeda’s top leaders, including Ayman al-Zawahri, the terrorist group’s second-ranking operative.   American intelligence officials said …

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When the Swiss Voted to Ban New Minarets, This Man Built One

  Mr. Morand Put It on His Roof, Shined Spotlights on It and Thumbed His Nose   BUSSIGNY, Switzerland — In November, Switzerland voted to ban the construction of new minarets, the tower like structures that adorn mosques. A week or so later, in an apparent act of defiance, a …

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Helmand, still the same as before

Helmand, still the same as before  Dhu al-Qi’dah 25, 1430 A.H, November 13, 2009 In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate This year, the Helmand, a province located in the south of Afghanistan, became target of gruesome attacks of the British and American invaders. American troops sent to …

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German convicted of Muslim murder

German convicted of Muslim murder  A man who stabbed a pregnant Egyptian woman to death in a German courtroom in front of her husband and three-year-old son has been sentenced to the maximum penalty of life in jail. Alex Wiens, 28, stabbed Marwa al-Sherbini, who was wearing a hijab, at …

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Israeli security officer deported from South Africa

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: El-AL Security Deported by South African Authorities The MRN and MJC have learnt with gratification, the decisive steps taken by the SA Government in respect of the security arrangements vis a vis El Al Airlines and the Israeli Embassy at the OR Tambo International Airport.  A report …

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Soviet lessons from Afghanistan

  Andrew North BBC News  All the most senior ministers were at the Afghan strategy meeting.  They knew things were not going well, but from their leader there was a whiff of panic.  “We just need to be sure that the final result does not look like a humiliating defeat: to …

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