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New report finds American Muslims could be key swing vote in upcoming election

By | 04.05.12 | 12:35 pm

A new report released this week by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding found that American Muslims could be a key swing vote in the upcoming presidential election — especially in Florida, where community groups have been able to increase voter turnout among Muslims.

Florida House passes bill aimed at cracking down on Sharia law in courts

By | 03.01.12 | 2:16 pm

A measure aimed at restricting the “application of foreign law,” specifically Sharia law, in courts in Florida passed the state House today in a 92-24 vote.

Anti-Islam group invades ‘Muslim Day’ at the Capitol

By | 02.28.12 | 11:12 am

Tom Trento, head of anti-Islam group United West, is in Tallahassee today, where he plans to host a live stream to coincide with events taking place during “Muslim Day” at the Capitol.

Metz’s bill passes, despite dearth of evidence that ‘foreign law’ is entering Florida courts

By | 02.22.12 | 12:35 pm

A Florida House judiciary committee passed a bill today that would outlaw the use of “foreign law” in family court cases. The measure, and past incarnations of it, have been touted by right-wing activists as an attempt to “stop the spread of Sharia in Florida.”

CAIR speaks out against ‘foreign law’ bill up in House committee tomorrow

By | 02.21.12 | 1:14 pm

The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is denouncing a bill that would regulate the “application of foreign law in certain cases,” set to be heard in a House committee meeting tomorrow. The group says the bill is anti-religion, and specifically anti-Islam.

VIDEO: Muslim Republican featured on Daily Show calls accusations of terrorist ties ridiculous

By | 01.06.12 | 12:14 pm

Nezar Hamze, a registered Republican and the executive director of the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, tells The Florida Independent that accusations tying his organization to Muslim terrorists are ridiculous.

Anti-Muslim organization to honor U.S. troops in Tallahassee

By | 01.04.12 | 11:22 am

The United West, an anti-islamic organization, will host an event in Tallahassee on the first day of Florida’s 2012 legisltative session to honor members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq.

Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by Debra Todd)

West to sponsor Capitol Hill briefing by Citizens for National Security

By | 07.08.11 | 12:43 pm

According to recent reports, Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, has again aligned himself with a controversial group. As reported yesterday by blogger Spencer Ackerman, West will sponsor a July 25 briefing by Citizens for National Security, a self-described group of “concerned citizens interested in education on extremism, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.”

Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder latest to condemn planned 9/11 Quran burning

By | 09.08.10 | 12:01 pm

Just days after the top military commander in Afghanistan warned that a Gainesville hate group’s plan to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11 by burning the Quran would undoubtedly serve to further complicate the U.S. mission in the…

Petraeus weighs in on anti-Muslim bigotry

By | 09.07.10 | 1:30 pm

The top commander in Afghanistan has warned that the antics of a Gainesville hate group that plans to burn the Islamic holy book on Sept. 11 could pose a threat to U.S. troops.
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