American Muslims

Polling Calls to U.S. Muslims Raise Surveillance Fears

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON, Nov 24 – Muslims across the United States feared they were being targeted for surveillance this week when they received automated polling calls asking them to press one if they identified as Muslim or two if they did not. Many worried President-elect Donald Trump was making good on his campaign promise

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Anti-Trump Protesters Take to the Streets for Third Night

By Javier Galeano MIAMI, Nov 11 – Thousands of protesters took their frustrations over Donald Trump’s election as the next U.S. president onto the streets on Friday and into Saturday in several cities, including Portland, Oregon, where one person was shot. The unidentified person was wounded on Portland’s Morrison Bridge at 12:45 a.m. local time

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Trump Campaign Removes ‘Muslim Ban’ Link from Website

By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Nov 11 – Some of the most controversial proposals Donald Trump made while running for U.S. president were gone from his campaign website by Thursday, including his call to ban Muslims from entering the country and his promise to cancel the Paris ClimateAgreement. The link to his Dec. 7 proposal

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Father of Muslim American Captain Who Died in Iraq War Confronts Donald Trump

PHILADELPHIA, July 29 – In the biggest speech of her quarter century in politics, Clinton on Thursday accepted the Democratic presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 election with a promise to make the United States a country that worked for everyone. On the last night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Khizr Khan, a Muslim whose

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Two Muslim Teens Beaten Outside New York Mosque: Rights Group

July 5 – Two Muslim teenagers were beaten outside a New York City mosque by an attacker who shouted slurs at them, a rights group said on Monday, calling for police to investigate the incident as a bias crime. The attack early on Sunday was at least the third involving Muslims in the United States

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U.S. Officials Say American Muslims Do Report Extremist Threats

By Kristina Cooke and Joseph Ax June 16 (Reuters) – Muslim-Americans have repeatedly informed authorities of fellow Muslims they fear might be turning to extremism, law enforcement officials say, contrary to a claim by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week. “They don’t report them,” Trump said in a CNN interview on Monday, in

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U.S. Investigators Question Orlando Gunman’s Wife

By Letitia Stein and Julia Edwards ORLANDO, Fla./WASHINGTON, June 16 – U.S. investigators have questioned the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the FBI said on Wednesday, and a law enforcement source said she could face criminal charges if there is evidence of any wrongdoing. Omar Mateen’s

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The Orlando Massacre

The attack has induced a moment of catharsis among America’s Muslim leaders BY Habiba Hamid Shortly before 2am on June 12, a man parked outside the LGBT nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida. It was pride weekend. Moments later, he entered the premises and opened fire, armed with an AR-15-type assault rifle, a handgun and many rounds of ammunition,

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