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Rais Bhuiyan, Victim of Post-9/11 Shooting Spree, Pleads To Spare Attacker Mark Stroman's Life
Just weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a masked man stormed into the Dallas convenience store where Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant from Bangladesh, worked as a cashier. He asked where Bhuiyan was from -- then shot him in the face at point-blank range before he could reply.
islam  islamophobia  death_penalty  violence  Texas  solidarity 
july 2011 by dissident
Let Them Play: Behind FIFA's Decision to Ban Iran's National Women's Team | The Nation
On Sunday, moments before Iran’s women’s team was due to take to the pitch and play in an Olympic qualifier against Jordan, the team was disqualified for wearing their traditional full-body tracksuits and hijabs. Jordan was granted a 3-0-forfeit victory, crushing the lauded Iranian team’s chances to go to the 2012 London Games.
Dave_Zirin  soccer  Iran  islamophobia  discrimination  sports 
june 2011 by dissident
US counter-terrorism training 'presents Islam as inherently violent' | World news | The Guardian
American government accused of spending millions on courses giving police a distorted impression of Muslims
United_States  terrorism  training  police  islam  muslims  islamophobia 
march 2011 by dissident

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