If you think the gradual erosion of rights won’t threaten yours, think again

By Hani Hamdan, Engage Minnesota Shortly after 9/11, we began to see government increasingly overstepping its boundaries in the name of national security. First came the indefinite detention of non-U.S. citizens on non-U.S. territory; then the targeted assassination of U.S. citizens abroad; now, effective a few days ago, the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, without due process, right here inside the United States. Read the rest of Hani’s article here.

CAIR Welcomes Top Muslim Leader’s Hajj Sermon Against Terror

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAIR Welcomes Top Muslim Leader’s Hajj Sermon Against Terror Saudi religious leader tells pilgrims that Islam prohibits terror and extremism (WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/15/10) –- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed an anti-terror statement by Saudi Arabia’s top religious leader made in a sermon at the peak of the Hajj, the most important event on Islam’s spiritual calendar.

What Are You Going to Do?

By Emily K. Bright, Engage Minnesota It’s not the first time you’ve been a victim of a hate crime, nor is it the last. It’s 8:30 on a winter evening, and you’re closing up your store. The entrance door is locked, half the lights are off, and you’re mopping at the far end of the room when three men barge in the exit door as though they mean to rob you. Two of the men have their hooded backs to you. One of them you can see. He’s over six feet tall, with short reddish blonde hair and a goatee. Read More …

A U.S. Muslim response to teacher’s jailing in Sudan

or, What Would Muhammad Do, Part 2 By Ibrahim Hooper {Note: The author is a University of Minnesota graduate who worked in television and educational outreach in Minnesota before becoming national communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Because of user interest in the furor over the British teacher jailed in Sudan for allegedly disrespecting the prophet, EngageMinnesota is reprinting Mr. Hooper’s commentary with permission.} During last year’s protests over publication of the Danish cartoons designed to insult the Prophet Muhammad, I wrote a commentary called “What Would Muhammad Do?” Given the ongoing controversy over the jailing of Read More …