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Orthodox Rabbis Charged in Jewish Divorce Shakedown Plot
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Blog

In a bizarre case involving threats of kidnapping, beatings, and physical torture — including the use of an electric cattle prod — two rabbis were charged in New Jersey in a scheme to force men to grant their ...

FBI Investigating Second Fire at Missouri Mosque
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

From the Associated Press via STLToday.com: JOPLIN, Mo. — The FBI has joined an investigation into the second fire at a Joplin mosque in four years. The blaze early Wednesday burned a 4-by-6-foot section of shingles atop the Islamic Socie ...

Mission Creep
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:19am | Type: Magazine Article

Seth Kershner Is surveillance of churches and peace groups on the rise again? On Jan. 25, 2011, Jacob Flowers ...

We're Watching You...
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Between 2003 and 2006, the Pentagon database TALON kept tabs on thousands of “potential threats.” ...

Members of Mosque Under FBI Scrutiny Say They're Being Pushed to Adopt Americanized Islam
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

In the past two years, the FBI has placed at least five men with affiliations to the mosque, including its longtime religious leader, on the nation's no-fly list, a roster of suspected terrorists barred f ...

MAP: How Far Do You Live from a Government-Surveilled Peace Group?
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 12:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Look out -- Big Brother is watching you. Did you know that the U.S. government has kept tabs ...

FBI Says Muslims’ Trust is Broken by NYPD Spying
Originally Posted: 03/08/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

As friction over the New York Police Department's spying on New Jersey Muslims continues to grow, the state's top FBI officer said the uproar is damaging his agency's ability to gather important ...

FBI, Muslim Groups Report Progress in Training Materials
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 9:57pm | Type: Blog

FBI officials say they are willing to consider a proposal from a coalition of Muslim and interfaith groups to establish a committee of experts to review materials used in FBI anti-terrorism training. The coali ...

The Myth of Out-of-Control Border Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/May-Day-Immigration-Rally-2010/12041094_aXpkQ#855525806_h5Bmr"></a>My beloved city, Phoenix, is making a fantastic ...

Jesus and the Klan
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>I recently viewed an episode of Gangland on The History Channel. This particular show, which documents the rise of the younger members of the Imperial Klan of America (or KKK), really roused my anger. ...

Dorothy Day: Unapologetic Radical, but no Marxist
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://store.sojo.net/product_p/icnp_dd.htm"></a>It was surprising to see Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/201 ...