National debate sparked concerning religious and racial profiling of American Muslims following the detainment of 6 Imams and the subsequent refusal of US Airways to allow the men to rebook flights to their destination, despite having cleared FBI security screenings on Monday November 20th.
Spectators packed Hutchison Commons last Wednesday night to hear renowned Islamic scholar John Esposito’s talk entitled “Understanding Islam in the Modern World,” organized by the Muslim Students Association (MSA).
CAIR’s Chicago office said Thursday it had sent a letter, along with several other organizations, demanding a clarification from Rep. Jerry Weller, R-Ill., about recent comments he had made about racial profiling.
Tensions among student journalists and advisers at the Daily Illini heated up Thursday with an opinion piece and a letter to newspaper alumni blaming two of its suspended editors for the publication of cartoons that depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
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