The Intercept

Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government’s widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept. (more…)

The Rise to Power of the National Security State
By Tom Engelhardt

As every schoolchild knows, there are three check-and-balance branches of the U.S. government: the executive, Congress, and the judiciary. That’s bedrock Americanism and the most basic high school civics material. Only one problem: it’s just not so. (more…)

Alison Weir presents a powerful, well documented view of the Middle East today.  (more…)

 

On Monday, August 4, the Muslim Solidarity Committee, founded in 2006 to advocate for Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain, two local Muslims entrapped in an FBI sting operation, will mark the tenth anniversary of their arrests with a rally, march, and staged reading of a short play. Media and supporters are invited to attend. (more…)

On June 18th Dr. Dhafir was removed to a special housing unit.  The purpose of the national call in day is to get the warden to return Dr. Dhafir to the general population. (more…)

Huffington Post  Nida Khan

When an entire group of people (an extremely diverse group I might add) is vehemently depicted as somehow evil, well then it’s acceptable for society as a whole to dismiss the fact that civilians are dying as a direct result of our own actions overseas as well. Whether it’s Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen or a host of other places (more…)

Business Insider

Qatar is purchasing $11 billion in Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters from the United States, according to AFP. It’s the largest single sale of U.S. weaponry in 2014, and it’s to a country with only 278,000 citizens (and about 1.5 million expatriates). (more…)

Intercept

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies. (more…)

 

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