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Majority say Muslims, Jews face more discrimination than other religious groups

Image result for Majority say Muslims, Jews face more discrimination than other religious groupsA majority of registered voters in a new a new Hill-HarrisX poll say Muslims and Jews face more discrimination than other religious groups in the U.S.

Eighty-five percent of respondents said Muslims face discrimination, while 15 percent said they face almost no discrimination or no discrimination at all in the U.S. Seventy-nine percent also said Jews face discrimination, with 21 percent disagreeing…more:  the  hill

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

Orthodox groups file with Supreme Court in support of Muslim head scarfs

Seven national Orthodox Jewish groups filed a Supreme Court brief in favor of a Muslim woman’s right to wear a head scarf at work.

The brief was filed by attorney Nathan Lewin of Lewin & Lewin, LLP of Washington D.C. for a case that is expected to be heard in February or March of next ye ar on whether an applicant’s failure to give explicit notice that she is a practicing Muslim who <em>Image via JTA</em>wears a head scarf at work allowed clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch to reject her application, saying it was in violation of the company dress code …more: jewishjournal.

We have our share of them (fundamentalists). All religions have these little groups,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis said on Sunday that equating Islam with violence was wrong and called on Muslim leaders to issue a global condemnation of terrorism to help dispel the stereotype. .jpost.com

Jewish Groups Get 94% of Homeland Security Grants

The Department of Homeland Security allocated to Jewish institutions $12 million, or 94 percent, of $13 million in funds for securing nonprofits. The Jewish Federations of North America’s Washington office director, William Daroff, said Tuesday that the allocation made sense…

Inter-faith Groups Condemned the Wisconsin Shooting

Inter-faith groups have condemned the Wisconsin gurudwara shooting incident, describing it as a “senseless” act of violence on religious freedom and urging the Obama administration to take steps to ensure prevention of hate crimes against religious minorities in the country.…