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The New York Times
October 6, 2008

Terror Case: Top Court Won't Hear Ex-Prof's Appeal


McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a former Florida professor once accused of being a top Palestinian terrorist.

The high court's decision Monday means that Sami Al-Arian, who once taught at the University of South Florida, is a step closer to facing trial in northern Virginia for refusing to testify to a grand jury.


Black Racists Recruited to Guide the Jihad

By John Perazzo

One of the most remarkable trends taking place at so-called “human rights,” “social justice,” and “peace” rallies in a host of venues—most notably university campuses all across the United States—is the delivery of vicious attacks by Islamic speakers against America, Israel, and the Jewish people. These speakers, many of whom are religious leaders known as Imams, unambiguously condemn the United States as the “Great Satan,” the principal wellspring of evil on earth. By extension, they depict America’s ally Israel as the “Little Satan,” a land whose Jewish inhabitants allegedly have conspired with the U.S. to mistreat Muslims in every part of the globe. The hatred upon which these views are founded finds its expression in clearly enunciated calls for the extermination of Jews, the torture and murder of whites, the destruction of America and Israel by any means necessary, the adulation of Osama bin Laden and Islamic suicide bombers, and the establishment of Islam as the universal faith of all mankind. An unremarked fact is that these imams are often black racists in the mold of Jeremiah Wright, ....

October 3, 2008

'Jesus was a Palestinian,' claims U.S. history text
Study: American public school books have 'same inaccuracies' as Arab texts

By Bob Unruh

A new study reveals that if Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wanted to criticize the nation of Israel before the United Nations, he could use American public school textbooks to do so.

"It is shocking to find the kind of misinformation we discovered in American textbooks and supplemental materials being used by schools in every state in the country," said Dr. Gary Tobin, president of the Institute for Jewish & Community Research and a co-author of the study.

"Elected officials at every level should investigate how these offensive passages are creeping into our textbooks. Presenting false information in the classroom undermines the very foundation of the American educational system," he said.
U.S.Muslim Engagement Project Calls for Engagement with Muslim Brotherhood

The following is a summary of news reports and web site links regarding the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, its calls for engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood, and other excerpts from its report "Changing Course: A New Direction for U.S. Relations with the Muslim World".

U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project
An Initiative of Search for the Common Ground and the Consensus Building Institute

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