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  • La Mesa man pleads not guilty to making threats against Muslims

    La Mesa man pleads not guilty to making threats against Muslims
    A 53-year-old La Mesa man Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of making telephone death threats against Muslim groups in San Diego and Washington.
  • Controversy over Miss Universe photo resounds from Middle East to South Florida

    Days after a selfie that caught smiling Miss Universe contestants from Israel and Lebanon posing together was posted on Instagram, fallout from the photo flap has spread from the Middle East to South Florida. The picture was posted on the account of...

    Partnership and tolerance over partisanship

    Partnership and tolerance over partisanship
    Multitudes of Marylanders are enthusiastically celebrating the  inauguration of our state's 62nd governor, but some others — plagued with reservations and doubt — are skipping out on the festivities. In a stunning upset last November, the...

    Muslim sailor sues for right to reenlist and wear beard

    Muslim sailor sues for right to reenlist and wear beard
    A Muslim sailor has filed a federal lawsuit asserting that he was illegally denied the right to reenlist because he wears a beard in accordance with his religious beliefs. The lawsuit, filed last month in Sacramento, seeks reenlistment rights for...

    Rhubarb rerun: A debate over freedom of expression and blasphemy with a local Islamic leader

    Rhubarb rerun: A debate over freedom of expression and blasphemy with a local Islamic leader
     In 2006, Ahmed Rehab, then communications director and now head of the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and I engaged in an online dialogue sparked by the controversy over the violent response in the Muslim world to the...