Judge: Sunni Muslim Trooper Fired For His Faith

KNOXVILLE, TN – A federal judge has deemed the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security guilty of discrimination in the firing of a Sunni Muslim state trooper, yet has rejected the trooper’s damage claims. U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell ruled in June that the agency violated the rights of De’Ossie Dingus by firing him in 2010 after the 10-year Tennessee Highway Patrol veteran was dubbed a budding terrorist…

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Muslim Woman Receives Other Offers After Quitting Police Academy

COLUMBUS, OH – If the Columbus Police Division doesn’t change its policy banning head scarves for female Muslim officers, Ismahan Isse might have a couple of options outside Ohio. The Edmonton (Alberta) Police Service in Canada has reached out to Isse, a29-year-old Somali-American from Columbus who said she dropped out of the Columbus police academy this year because she was prohibited from wearing her head scarf, or hijab. The…

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Atlanta Fires Fire Chief Over Condemnation Of Homosexuality

ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA — Mayor Kasim Reed’s decision to dismiss his fire chief last week for giving co-workers copies of a Christian self-help book condemning homosexuality is fanning new kinds of legal and political flames in this city, where deeply held religious convictions exist in a kind of defining tension with a reputation for New South tolerance. Mr. Reed fired Kelvin Cochran, the chief, on Tuesday over the…

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