Tag: City

Islamophilia: Hamtramck elects Muslim-majority city council

amtramck, a historically Polish-Catholic enclave of Detroit, rose to national prominence more than a decade ago when its city council gave permission to a mosque to broadcast its call to prayer from speakers on its roof. At the time, opponents were angered by what they saw as an intrusion of Islamic practice onto a public space. The city council’s approval of an ordinance to allow mosques to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer onto public streets  …more: washingtonpost.

New York City to Join U.S. Anti-Terrorist Program Criticized by Rights Groups

The decision to join the program, called the Strong Cities Network, had drawn scrutiny from American Muslim activists, the New York Civil Liberties Union and civil rights lawyers. More than a dozen groups urged Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, to reconsider New York’s participation, citing what they called an unfair focus on the activities of law-abiding American Muslims…more: .nytimes

Fox News Show ‘Materially Misleading’ Over Claims Birmingham Is A Muslim-Only City, Ofcom Finds

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The Fox News programme Justice with Jeanine Pirro was found to have been 'materially misleading'

Ofcom added: “We were particularly concerned about the context in which these statements were made – at a time of heightened sensitivity in the wake of the Hebdo Attack and subsequent incidents which had taken place only around a week before the broadcast of the Programme.”…more: huffingtonpost.

Why an AAU team chose to name itself the Motor City Muslims

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The Motor City Muslims pose for a team picture clad in warmups that read Brotherhood. (via Ali Altimimy)The Motor City Muslims pose for a team picture clad in warmups that read Brotherhood. (via Ali Altimimy)

Only a few weeks before their debut tournament this past spring, members of the nation’s only known all-Muslim AAU basketball team were still grappling with an important decision.

Did they want to select a team name that would make it easier to blend in on the AAU circuit or one that would highlight the differences between themselves and their opponents?…more:  .yahoo.

School Film Blames Muslims for Oklahoma City Bombing

Getting it radically wrong Adam Soltani July 30th, 2014 I recently received a call fromimages (3)aparent in northeast Oklahoma concerned about a History Channel video titled Conspiracy: Oklahoma City Bombing that was shown in her child’s Oklahoma history classroom at Jenks Freshman Academy. One would assume that materials used to supplement our children’s education in the classroom are intended to increase understanding of the subject matter, aid in broadening worldview and develop an understanding of our increasingly diverse society. Unfortunately, the film that is an approved selection in Jenks schools’ media library was little more than a hate-filled video that goes to extreme lengths to drag the blame for one of the most tragic events in Oklahoma history onto Islam and Muslims. more okgazette