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House Begins Hearings on Domestic Radicalization of Muslims

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On March 10, Representative Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, opened a series of hearings exploring, “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim community and That Community’s Response.” The wisdom of holding these hearings was the subject of much debate in the days preceding. Congressional Democrats, including John Dingell […]

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Mediation and National Security: Resolving Disputes in the Aftermath of 9/11 When Social Rights and Social Relationships Conflict

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In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, many Americans view Muslims and Islamic worship centers as national security threats. Across the country, neighborhoods and communities have opposed the building of Islamic religious centers in their communities. The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) enforces the Free Exercise and Establishment […]

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National Security Budget Center of Budget Debate

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History tends to repeat itself, politics included. The United States has a Democratic president who superseded President Bush, a Republican House of Representatives, and the federal government may have to shut down because the president refuses to pass an appropriations bill that cuts tens of billions from the President’s budget. No, it is not 1995 […]

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Turkey's AKP

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Proving that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) still does “not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled,” the AKP-led Turkish parliament passed a new law last month that will put further restrictions on the sale of alcohol in the Republic of Turkey. […]

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