Category: Surveys & Studies

Gallup: U.S. Adults More Likely to Vote for a Muslim Presidential Candidate than an Atheist or Socialist

Gallup: U.S. Adults More Likely to Vote for a Muslim Presidential Candidate than an Atheist or Socialist

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

Support for Nontraditional Candidates Varies by Religion via GALLUP on JUNE 24, 2015:  PRINCETON, N.J. — Despite tidal shifts over the past 60 years in Americans’ willingness to support a well-qualified black, female, Catholic or Jewish candidate for president to the point that these are now widely accepted, significant segments of Americans still don’t endorse […]

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Addressing Islamophobia, One Person at a Time (by Maha Elgenaidi)

Addressing Islamophobia, One Person at a Time (by Maha Elgenaidi)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015 |

“We need more than the law to combat what are often deep-seated prejudices and attitudes that are the root causes of discrimination… Face-to-face interaction, education, and inter religious engagement are key to breaking the grip of Islamophobia in this country.” — Maha Elgenaidi, CEO of the Islamic Networks Group (ING)  by Maha Elgenaidi for iSLAMiCommentary on JUNE […]

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Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat (Schanzer, Kurzman)

Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat (Schanzer, Kurzman)

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

by JACKIE OGBURN for TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY (PRESS RELEASE) on JUNE 25, 2015:  DURHAM, N.C. — U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS). The […]

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The Greatest Obstacle to Anti-Muslim Fear-Mongering and Bigotry: Reality (by Glenn Greenwald)

[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

by GLENN GREENWALD for THE INTERCEPT on JUNE 24, 2015:  The think tank New America issued a report today documenting “the lethal terrorist incidents in the United States since 9/11.” It found that a total of 26 Americans have been killed by “deadly jihadist attacks” in the last 14 years, while almost double that number – […]

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UN Report: Possible War Crimes by Israel & Palestinian Groups in 2014 Gaza Conflict

UN Report: Possible War Crimes by Israel & Palestinian Groups in 2014 Gaza Conflict

[ 0 ] June 23, 2015 |

via UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (PRESS RELEASE) on JUNE 22, 2015:  GENEVA (22 June 2015): The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict has gathered substantial information pointing to the possible commission of war crimes by both Israel and Palestinian armed groups. “The extent of […]

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REPORT: The Global Refugee Crisis — A Conspiracy of Neglect (Amnesty International)

[ 0 ] June 18, 2015 |

via AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (PUBLISHED BY THE GUARDIAN) on JUNE 2015:  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In the past two years, the world has witnessed a growing refugee crisis. In 2013, for the first time since World War II, the number of those forcibly displaced from their homes exceeded 50 million. Millions more have since been displaced as a […]

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Kurzman and Schanzer in NYT on “The Other Terror Threat” — Right Wing Extremism

Kurzman and Schanzer in NYT on “The Other Terror Threat” — Right Wing Extremism

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for THE NEW YORK TIMES on JUNE 16, 2015:  This month, the headlines were about a Muslim man in Boston who was accused of threatening police officers with a knife. Last month, two Muslims attacked an anti-Islamic conference in Garland, Tex. The month before, a Muslim man was charged […]

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STUDY: How the Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan Have Become One Larger Conflict

[ 0 ] June 2, 2015 |

by NETA C. CRAWFORD for THE COSTS OF WAR PROJECT (WATSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT BROWN UNIVERSITY) on MAY 22, 2015:  SUMMARY EXCERPT: This report summarizes the separate toll of war on civilians in Afghanistan and  Pakistan and describes some of the ways the wars in each of those countries, while still having distinct features […]

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Gaza Economy on Verge of Collapse, Unemployment Highest in the World (World Bank)

Gaza Economy on Verge of Collapse, Unemployment Highest in the World (World Bank)

[ 0 ] June 1, 2015 |

Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse, Youth Unemployment Highest in the Region at 60 Percent via THE WORLD BANK (PRESS RELEASE) on MAY 21, 2015:  JERUSALEM, May 21, 2015 – Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza’s economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update. The […]

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“Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf” (via the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence)

“Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf” (via the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence)

[ 0 ] May 20, 2015 |

via (U.S.) OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE on MAY 20, 2015:  On May 20, 2015, the ODNI released a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used to hide Usama bin Ladin. The release, which followed a rigorous interagency review, aligns with the President’s call for increased transparency–consistent with […]

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