Seattle Interfaith Leaders to Seek Probe of Imam’s Forced Removal from Delta Flight

March 31, 2014   On Tuesday, April 1, the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA), along with a group of pastors, rabbis, imams, and labor leaders, will hold a news conference to ask Delta Air Lines and the U.S. Department of Transportation to investigate the apparently bias-motivated removal earlier this month…

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Judge rules in favor of Muslim woman on no-fly list

January 16, 2014   A Muslim woman now living in Malaysia struck a blow to the U.S. government’s “no-fly list” when a federal judge ruled Tuesday (Jan. 14) that the government violated her due process rights by putting her on the list without telling her why. Muslims and civil rights advocates say the no-fly list disproportionately targets…

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Muslims challenging no-fly list win partial court victory

Federal court says Muslim Americans “have a constitutionally protected liberty interest” in being able to travel, lets no-fly list challenge advance. Thirteen Muslim Americans challenging the U.S. government’s secretive “no-fly” list won a partial victory in federal court when a judge found they “have a constitutionally protected liberty interest” in traveling internationally by air. But…

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Counterterrorism efforts have crippled al-Qaida, world overreacts to Abdulmutallab plot

Extensive training and resources such as US bank accounts, access to flight schools, and low flight security levels all gave al-Qaida an edge before 9/11 and fostered the 9/11 attacks. But counterterrorism efforts and scrutiny of finance and air travel systems have seen to it that much of what was once available to al-Qaida now…

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JetBlue, TSA employees settle Arabic T-shirt case for $240,000

An air passenger on JetBlue who was forced to cover his t-shirt because it displayed Arabic script, has been awarded a payout of $240,000. Two TSA officials and JetBlue will be forced to pay the sum to Raed Jarrar, a US resident, who had accused them of illegally discriminating against him based on his ethnicity…

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