Muslims Petition Attorney General for NYPD Probe

(RNS) More than 30 Muslim and legal advocacy groups are urging New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to investigate the New York City Police Department after the second scandal in as many weeks involving Muslim Americans. On Thursday (Feb. 2), The Associated...

Muslims Call for NYPD Chief to Resign over Video

(RNS) Muslim American groups are calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly after the NYPD showed a documentary, “The Third Jihad,” to more than 1,489 police officers and detectives in 2010. Muslim groups also say NYPD...

Muslims Call for Reforms 10 Years after Patriot Act

(RNS) A Muslim civil rights group is accusing the FBI and other federal agencies of “bad policing” and flaunting the Constitution in a 56-page report released to mark the 10th anniversary of the Patriot Act. The Tuesday (Oct. 25) report by Muslim Advocates, “Losing...

Barack Obama Talks Straight on Race

This has been a remarkable morning. It started with a phone call from Tony Brown, a radio talk show host in Alexandria, La. On the show with me were Jerriel Bazile, whose brother stands accused of selling drugs to an FBI agent in Bunkie, La., and a woman whose son has...