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  • Appeals court affirms order blocking Oklahoma sharia law ban

     
    A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that blocked the implementation of an Oklahoma law barring judges from considering international or Islamic law in their decisions....
  • Sorry?

     
    On "Meet the Press" today, Rick Santorum, R-Humanae Vitae, clumsily took issue with the U.S. apology for the burning of Korans in Afghanistan: I don't think the president should apologize for something that was clearly inadvertent....This was a mistake...
  • Local Muslim leader blasts 'old Orientalist mindset' about Islam

     
    I asked Ahmed Rehab (right), executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)- Chicago if he had reflections he'd like to add to Why Apologize to Afghanistan? by Andrew C. McCarthy at the National Review Online, an essay I......
  • Civil rights group alleges discrimination against Muslim cab drivers

     
    The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Tuesday it was filing a discrimination lawsuit against Star Taxi in Orlando on behalf of eight Muslim employees who claim they were denied the right to pray by the  cab company. The...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Did Obama have his chance to fix the economy?

     
    Today, I debate the 2012 presidential race with Jeff Berkowitz, a former business litigation lawyer and economics professor who hosts "Public Affairs," a cable interview show that focuses on Illinois politics. From Jeff, to Eric: In your Sunday column,...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Extreme Differences

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....
  • USOC lifted the bar for Muslim woman

    USOC lifted the bar for Muslim woman
    Next week at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in South Korea, a computer engineer from Atlanta will take another step she hopes could lead to the 2012 London Olympics. That Kulsoom Abdullah has gotten this far is nothing short of a miracle, given...
  • Oregon man says FBI was behind his torture in Abu Dhabi [Video]

     
    An Oregon man is seeking asylum in Sweden, saying that he was tortured while in the United Arab Emirates by interrogators who were in league with the FBI as it tried to investigate a Portland mosque....
  • Muslim woman sues Southwest Airlines after being taken off flight

     
    A Muslim woman from San Diego is suing Southwest Airlines after being taken off a flight in March when crew members deemed her behavior suspicious. Irum Abbasi, who was wearing a hijab, the Islamic head scarf, was seated on a......
  • Texas gun instructor won't train Muslims, Obama supporters

     
    The clip was based on a radio ad Keller, 65, aired on a country radio station near his home in Mason, Texas, about 100 miles west of Austin. "If you are a socialist liberal and or voted for the current campaigner-in-chief, please do not take this class,"...
  • Tea Party convention snubs

     
    So why didn't more political luminaries show up this weekend at the state's Tea Party convention in Daytona Beach? CAIR thinks it's because Atlas Shrugged blogger and Islam-hater Pamela Geller was a featured speaker.  Doubtful, seeing as how Geller's pal,...
  • Muslims oppose Florida church’s “Burn a Koran Day”

     
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on American Muslims to respond to a Florida church's planned “International Burn a Koran Day” by hosting educational “Share the Quran” Ramadan fast-breaking dinners (ift...