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New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
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Topic - Abraham H. Foxman
The hiring of a Jewish filmmaker and civil-rights activist to head a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim advocacy organization is being greeted with caution by pro-Israel advocates.
New York Jets rookie offensive lineman Oday Aboushi, one of the few Palestinian-Americans to play in the NFL, defended himself Friday against a website's article that called him a "Muslim extremist."
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Fifty years ago Thursday, the fourth child from a family of Italian sharecroppers convened a epochal meeting of Roman Catholic Church leaders designed to "open the windows" of the nearly 2,000-year-old institution and let some of the modern world's "fresh air" inside.
It is a revealing and possibly damning bit of presidential carelessness: That would be President Obama's "open mic" mishap with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Hate crimes reported last year by police agencies nationwide were down by 15 percent compared with 2008 and hit their lowest point in 15 years, the FBI said Monday.
There is an awful lot of blowzy thought swirling around the proposed mosque to be raised two blocks from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. Frankly, I doubt that at any other time in our history, such a debate would be taking place. People would know that when thugs intoning "Allahu Akbar" have slaughtered hundreds of innocent Americans on American soil, it is inappropriate to raise a mosque nearby.
Sensibilities on the trail
Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, who said in a statement that he's taking a wait-and-see approach.
"Time will tell. The fact that he is Jewish does not indicate, necessarily, a change of attitude and activity at CAIR," said Mr. Foxman. "Unfortunately, there are Jews who are anti-Jewish and anti-Israel. Bender's views that are already on the record are not encouraging. But we will wait and see."