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Tomorrow the Supreme Court Will Choose Whether to Act on One of the Worst Anti-Muslim Rulings in Years

Later today, a young Muslim activist by the name of Noor Elashi and the President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Ratner, will unite in Lower Manhattan to address a crowd of supporters on behalf of “The Holy Land Five.”

The rally is a display of solidarity as the Supreme Court decides whether they will hear the group’s appeal following a 2008 conviction for alleged crimes under the Material Support to Terrorists statute.

In many ways, the anticipation of the October 26 decision by the Court is a win or go home affair. Continue reading


The NYPD is Using Paid Informants to ‘Bait’ Muslims and Here’s the Proof

According to the Associated Press, the New York City Police Department is using paid informants to spy on Muslims and “bait” them into saying bad things.

Up to this point, the NYPD has vehemently denied the existence of such a program.

The report comes from the startling admission of 19-year-old Shamiur Rahman, who accepted $1,000 monthly payments from the NYPD’s intelligence unit in exchange for his informant work and leniency on his marijuana charges. Rahman no longer works as an informant.

The AP¬†corroborated¬†Rahman’s account through phone records, photos and former NYPD officers who verified the existence of paid informants dedicated to spying on Muslims. Continue reading