Viewpoint with James Zogby: Barbara Bodine, Dean Obeidallah, Sheriff Leroy Baca, Imam Mohamed Magid

Posted on March 11, 2011 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Aire Date: 3/10/2011 Barbara Bodine, Diplomat In Residence - Lecturer of Public Affairs, Princeton University; Dean Obeidallah, Arab American Comedian; Sheriff Leroy Baca, Sheriff of Los Angeles County; Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) and President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
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Congressional Hearings on American Muslims

Posted by PBS on March 11, 2011 in News Clips

As Congress prepares for March 10 hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims called by Rep. Peter King of New York, watch highlights from a recent Capitol Hill briefing on Islamophobia in the United States hosted by the Arab American Institute and the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Speakers included Maya Berry, executive director of the Arab American Institute; Matthew Duss, national security editor for the Center for American Progress; Deepa Iyer, executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together; Suhail Khan, senior fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement; and Alejandro Beutel, government and policy analyst for the Muslim Public...

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Peter King Holds Hearing on the Peter King Hearings

Posted by on March 10, 2011 in Blog
Today marked the kickoff for the Peter King Hearings on so-called radicalization of the American Muslim community. Well, that’s what the hearing was supposed to be about. But amid the controversy over King’s singling out the American Muslim community, today’s show trial ended up involving a thorough discussion about its own legitimacy: a King hearing on the King Hearings. It was political theatre at its best.
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Rally to challenge Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) hearings on “Muslim Radicalization”

Posted by on March 09, 2011 in Blog
For those in Washington, DC, we’ve heard of another rally to challenge Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) hearings on “Muslim Radicalization.” As we told you before, Rep. King plans to hold a hearing tomorrow morning on “The Extent of Radicalization in the Muslim Community and That Community’s Response.”
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Rally to challenge Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) hearings on “Muslim Radicalization”

Posted by on March 09, 2011 in Blog
For those in Washington, DC, we’ve heard of another rally to challenge Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) hearings on “Muslim Radicalization.” As we told you before, Rep. King plans to hold a hearing tomorrow morning on “The Extent of Radicalization in the Muslim Community and That Community’s Response.”
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National Faith Leaders to Protest Anti-Muslim Hearings

Posted on March 09, 2011 in Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY    CONTACT: Adam Muhlendorf, Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications202-265-3000; 202-641-6216 (c); adam@rabinowitz-dorf.comMarch 9, 2011   National Faith Leaders to Protest Anti-Muslim HearingsSenior national religious leaders of several faiths including Jews, Christians and Muslims will express their concerns about the format of Rep. Peter King's congressional hearings on the radicalization of American MuslimsWASHINGTON - Senior national religious leaders of several faiths including, Jews, Christians and Muslims will converge on Capitol Hill Thursday to protest Representative Peter King's (R-N.Y.) congressional hearings on the radicalization of the American Muslim community.  Following the House Committee on Homeland Security's hearing, the religious leaders will issue a statement voicing...

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Faith leaders condemn hearings

Posted by Eric Marrapodi on March 09, 2011 in News Clips

Clergy from across the nation's religious spectrum condemned Muslim radicalization hearings by Rep. Peter King, R-New York, which they said unfairly targeted Muslims. The clergy spoke at a press conference Thursday in the Cannon Congressional office building, one floor below the radicalization hearings.The clergy group called Shoulder-to-Shoulder came from Protestant, Catholic, and Evangelical churches; Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox temples; and mosques. Group members said violent extremism was a threat to national security, but it was morally wrong to lump all Muslims into the category of violent extremists."We also stand shoulder-to-shoulder in opposing the singling out of any one religious community...

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Muslims anxious, active ahead of radicalization hearings

Posted by Dan Gilgoff on March 07, 2011 in News Clips

On every day this week, American Muslim activists are working overtime to prepare for congressional hearings on "the radicalization of American Muslims," that open on Thursday.Sunday saw Muslim protestors gather in New York's rain-drenched Times Square to protest the hearings, standing with celebrities like Russell Simmons and other non-Muslims who held signs declaring "I am Muslim, too."On Monday, representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations - a national Muslim advocacy group - met will sympathetic Capitol Hill staffers to discuss communications strategy and grassroots organizing around countering Islamophia.On Tuesday, a coalition of major Muslim, interfaith and civil rights groups will...

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Islamophobia Can Create Radicalization

Posted on March 07, 2011 in Washington Watch
Let me state quite directly: Islamophobia and those who promote it are a greater threat to the United States of America than Anwar al Awlaqi and his rag-tag team of terrorists. On one level, al Awlaqi, from his cave hide-out in Yemen, can only prey off of alienation where it exists.
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Tell Congress to Sign the Stark-Dingell Letter Criticizing the King Hearings

Posted by on March 03, 2011 in Blog
Congressmen Pete Stark (D-CA) and John Dingell (D-MI) are circulating a Dear Colleague Letter criticizing the indefensible singling out of the American Muslim community in the Peter King (R-NY) hearings on so-called radicalization.
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