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   Free Speech Under Attack for Muslim Americans          : Information Clearing House

   Free Speech Under Attack for Muslim Americans          : Information Clearing House
Sami Al-Arian, a professor at the University of South Florida, and an activist on behalf of Palestinian human rights, was arrested over 9 years ago on terrorism charges. His daughter, journalist Laila Al-Arian, tells The Nation how the FBI built a case against her father that was based on intimidation, coercion and pervasive fear. She wrote about the case and the FBI's infilitratration of Muslim communities in The Nation's special issue on Islamophobia."......"

Rabbi who called for slaughter of a million Palestinians is to supervise Israel's 'Red Cross'

Rabbi who called for slaughter of a million Palestinians is to supervise Israel's 'Red Cross'
A notoriously racist rabbi who once called on Israel to slaughter a million Palestinian civilians has been appointed to head a supervisory committee for Magen David Adom (MDA) – Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Haaretz reported that under pressure from ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups MDA decided to set up a rabbinical committee to dictate religious guidelines – including gender relations – for volunteers in the rescue service.

The committee is headed by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the Chief Rabbi of Safad, whose salary is paid by the Israeli government. Eliyahu has a long, well-documented history of extreme racism and has called for violence against Palestinians.

Since 2006, Magen David Adom – whose name means Red Star of David – has been a full member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and is Israel’s internationally recognized agency for disaste…