Just released on April 2nd, 2013, Beyond Belief addresses what happens when women of extreme religions decide to walk away. Continue reading
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More than two dozen religious groups called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday to root out police practices that infringe on religious liberties like the covert surveillance of Muslims in the region.
Police training and practices must “support the constitutionally protected right to worship without scrutiny for every religious community,” group leaders said in a letter that was sent to the mayor’s office today. Continue reading
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Tagged Imam Al-Hajj Talib Adbur-Raschid, Islamic Society of North America, Michael Bloomberg, Muslim, New Jersey Attorney General, NYPD, Sojourners, the Arab American Institute, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the Islamic Society of North America, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and Rabbis for Human Rights, the United Church of Christ, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church
An American seized in Yemen in a sweep of suspected al-Qaida members had been a laborer at six U.S. nuclear power plants, and authorities are investigating whether he had access to sensitive information or materials that would be useful to terrorists.
Sharif Mobley, 26, worked for contractors at plants in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland from 2002 to 2008, mostly hauling materials and setting up scaffolding, plant officials said.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan said Friday that investigations are under way into which areas Mobley entered. But he noted that areas containing nuclear fuel are tightly controlled, and that a laborer typically would not have access to security information or other sensitive matters. Continue reading