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Feds: Did Filmmaker of Anti-Islam Movie Violate Probation?

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The suspected filmmaker of an anti-Muslim movie that spurred protests across the Middle East could return to prison if he violated his probation, the Associated Press reports.

Authorities interviewed Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, for about a half hour Saturday at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station in his hometown of Cerritos, Calif.

After deputies dropped him off, Nakoula took off and said he’s not returning home. according to the AP .

Authorities are investigating whether Nakoula violated terms of his probation, which stem from financial crimes, the AP reported.

FBI Agents’ Email Show Concern Over Anti-Muslim Bias in Training

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

NPR has some new coverage of the anti-Muslim bias in FBI training.

The radio station has obtained real-time emails from agents in the controversial Quantico training session which indicate that some agents, distressed by what they were being taught, complained to superiors and sought council from experts.

“Generally, Mohammed was portrayed as a warring military leader,” reads one email, according to NPR. “And the instructor said that for one to be a true Muslim, they have to engage in jihad that either supports or directly engages in killing non-Muslims.”

NPR also reported that the instructor taught that Mohammed was epileptic, the Quran coming to him not by divine inspiration but as an epileptic fit.

Officials confirmed to NPR that they had been made aware of the course and were taking moves to ameliorate the situation as early as last spring, and the instructor was removed.

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Atty. Gen. Holder Decries Anti-Semitism and Anti-Muslim Sentiments in Las Vegas Speech to Anti-Defamation League

Attorney Gen. Eric Holder Jr. delivered a speech in Vegas that not only  focused on anti-Semitism, but also touched on the anti-Muslim sentiments in this country. It might help if both groups realized how much they had in common.

A.G. Eric Holder

A.G. Eric Holder

By HILLARY LEILA KRIEGER
Jerusalem Post Washington Correspondent
US Attorney-General Eric Holder decried the continued phenomenon of anti-Semitism in America as well as the stigma felt by many Muslim Americans, in an address at an Anti-Defamation League dinner Saturday night.

“The stubborn persistence of anti-Semitism saddens me – for it undeniably still exists. We deny this at our peril,” he said. “Whether in a casual joke made in private when the speaker thinks no Jewish person is listening, or in shocking public acts of violence, its heartlessness and ugliness should scald the conscience of every American.”

Holder, speaking in Las Vegas, pointed out that religiously motivated attacks are the second most-common category of hate crimes following race-based incidents.

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