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According to current (within the past two years) research and news reports, what are
some of the changes the United States has made to policies concerning the
treatment of Muslim and Arabic members of society?

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    I could find no reliable sources reporting changes in U.S. policies toward Muslims and Arabs in the last two years.

    What have you found?

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    I have found nothing, I am not sure where to look for this information

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    I don't think either of us found anything because that information doesn't exist. We can conclude that the U.S. has not changed its policies toward Muslims and Arabs.

    I don't know what class this is, although I suspect it's an Axia class. We've had many questions in the last couple of years that show an anti-U.S./pro-Muslim bias. As far as I know, no one on this board has found any factual evidence supporting this question or answering it.

    Does your text material or your instructor have suggestions about sources to answer this question?

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    How did you know this was an Axia class, lol

    I have read the material, and there is no updated information. So I guess we can conclude that there has not been any changes.

    I will ask my instructor where I can find this information; maybe it is a trick question!

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    Good luck! Please let us know what your instructor says. I would really like to know.

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    Have you seen the following:

    1. (PDF file to download): http://www.therainforestsite.com/tpc/ERR_090308_TRS

    2. (part II of #1): http://www.brookings.edu/articles/2002/summer_middleeast_telhami.aspx

    3. (Broken Link Removed)

    4. http://www.meforum.org/article/1001

    5. (redirection in the New Yorker): http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/03/05/070305fa_fact_hersh

    6. http://conconflicts.ssrc.org/archives/mideast/tessler/

    7. http://pewresearch.org/pubs/6/arab-and-muslim-perceptions-of-the-united-states

    8. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC04.php?CID=139

    9. http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20030901faessay82506/marc-lynch/taking-arabs-seriously.html

    That is just the "tip of the iceberg!"

    Sra

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    How odd, I came upon this site looking for info on the same question.

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    LOL I too am in Axia and working on this exact checkpoint. The links that SRA gave are really helpful. The only thing I could remember is the racial profiling motion that airport security can not target Muslim or Arabic people specifically for extra security measures.

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    You guys play to much LOL

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    There is alot of good information here:

    AMP Report – July 3, 2008

    American Muslims alarmed at the new profiling policy

    By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

    American Muslim community is alarmed at the proposed Justice Department policy change that would allow the FBI to investigate Americans without evidence of wrongdoing, relying instead on a terrorist profile that could single out Muslims and Arabs.

    Under the new guidelines, which are expected to be implemented later this summer, the FBI would be permitted to consider race and ethnicity when opening an investigation, according to an Associated Press report.

    Agents would also be allowed to ask open-ended questions about the activities of American Muslims and Arab-Americans, and could initiate an investigation if a person's employment or background is labeled as "suspect" by government analysts looking at public records and other information.

    Currently, FBI agents need specific reasons — like evidence or allegations that a law probably has been violated — to investigate U.S. citizens and legal residents. The new policy, law enforcement officials said, would let agents open preliminary terrorism investigations after mining public records and intelligence to build a profile of traits that, taken together, were deemed suspicious.

    The policy changes would allow FBI agents to ask open-ended questions about activities of Muslim- or Arab-Americans, or investigate them if their jobs and backgrounds match trends that analysts deem suspect.

    Among the factors that could make someone subject of an investigation is travel to regions of the world known for terrorist activity, access to weapons or military training, along with the person's race or ethnicity.

    American Muslim organizations and civil right groups have expressed concern over the proposed policy.

    American Muslim Voice founding Executive Director, Samina Faheem Sundas, while expressing concern over the proposed policy, said that the seven-million strong American Muslim community has seen erosion of its civil rights and profiling of Muslims has now become institutionalized.

    “Official profiling of Muslims and Arabs began with the Attorney General Ashcroft’s announcement in November 2001 to target about 5,000 young men of Middle Eastern and South Asian heritage who entered the country in the last two years on non-immigrant visas but who were not suspected of any criminal activity for questioning by the federal government,” she said.

    The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National Executive Director Kareem Shora urged Americans not tolerate in any way profiling based on race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin. “We will continue to address this issue until we can confirm that these new guidelines do not violate our constitutional principles of justice, freedom, due process, and equality under the rule of law,” he added.

    The Arab American Institute (AAI) President Dr. James Zogby said that millions of Americans who, under the reported new parameters, could become subject to arbitrary and subjective ethnic and religious profiling. “This will compromise basic civil liberties and constitutional protections, having a negative impact not only on the affected communities, but on the United States' overall effort to combat terrorism,” said Zogby.

    The National Legislative Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Corey Saylor, said "Initiating criminal investigations based on racial or religious profiling is both unconstitutional and un-American."

    Salam Al-Marayati, Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), said If implemented these new guidelines will make suspects out of our communities.

    The FBI will be allowed to begin investigations simply "by assuming that everyone's a suspect, and then you weed out the innocent," said Caroline Fredrickson of the American Civil Liberties Union.

    Arab, Muslim and other civil rights organizations contacted John Miller, FBI Assistant Director for Public Affairs, to raise alarm and opposition to any form of racial or religious profiling which violate Constitutional principles of equal protection under the law. Miller said that the Department of Justice is still in the process of drafting the guidelines. “Any review and change to the guidelines will reflect our traditional concerns for civil liberties, the First Amendment, and our emphasis on using the least intrusive instigative tools possible,” he added.

    According to the AP report, Attorney General Michael Mukasey acknowledged the overhaul was under way in early June, saying the guidelines sought to ensure regulations for FBI terror investigations don't conflict with ones governing criminal probes. He would not give any details. "It's necessary to put in place regulations that will allow the FBI to transform itself ... into an intelligence gathering organization in addition to just a crime solving organization," Mukasey told reporters.

    The Associated Press said although the guidelines do not require congressional approval, House members recently sought to limit such profiling by rejecting an $11 million request for the FBI's security assessment center. Lawmakers wrote it that was unclear how the FBI could compile suspect profiles "in such a way as to avoid needless intrusions into the privacy of innocent citizens" and without wasting time and money chasing down false leads.

    The denial of funding could limit the FBI's use of profiles, or "predictive models and patterns of behavior" as the government prefers to describe the data-mining results, but would not change the guidelines authorizing them. The guidelines would remain in effect until a new attorney general decided to change them.






    AMP Report – May 14, 2008

    Muslim, Arab Groups express concern on latest
    Government Report on “Homegrown Terrorism”

    By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

    American Muslims are alarmed at a new government report on “homegrown terrorism” which claims that the threat posed by “violent Islamist extremists” now comes increasingly from within the U.S.

    The report - titled Violent Islamist extremism, the internet, and the homegrown terrorist threat – was released on May 8 by Senator Lieberman, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and Senator Susan Collins, the committee member.

    “No longer is the threat just from abroad, as was the case with the attacks of September 11, 2001; the threat is now increasingly from within, from homegrown terrorists who are inspired by “violent Islamist ideology” to plan and execute attacks where they live,” the report said.

    Four leading Arab-American and Muslim-American advocacy groups, in a joint letter to the two senators, have expressed deep concern about the report that the report heavily relied upon a widely criticized and deeply flawed New York Police Department study on domestic radicalization that claimed that typical “signatures" of radicalization include wearing traditional clothing, growing a beard, or giving up cigarettes, drinking, and gambling.

    The four groups who sent the letter are: American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim Advocates and Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

    “Perhaps most disturbing is the fact that the report relies upon a now-discredited 2007 report by the New York Police Department that recommends particular scrutiny of American Muslims and Arab-Americans,” said Kareem Shora, executive director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).

    “The NYPD report, and its shoddy analysis, are widely regarded as unreliable by counter-terrorism experts and federal law enforcement officials – who have privately rejected the report’s contents and methodology. We’re stunned that the Committee based its own conclusions on so flawed a study,” Shora added.

    Not surprisingly, in August 2007 when the NYPD report was issued, American Muslim community protested at the report that contains sweeping generalizations which are likely to reinforce negative stereotypes and unwarranted suspicions about the seven-million strong American Muslim community.

    Consider the statement from the report that suggests “there is no useful profile to assist law enforcement or intelligence to predict who will follow this trajectory of radicalization.” It is followed by a detailed description of exactly who the NYPD considers suspicious: Muslim men, ages 15 to 35, of middle-class origin often with college degrees. The typical homegrown jihadists, the report continues, may “look, act, talk and walk like everyone around them” and “are often those who are at a crossroad in life.”

    The NYDP report purports to outline a four-step process of radicalization, but in fact describes ordinary activities, associations and behaviors as indicators of a potential terror threat. The report lists sites that are likely to be visited by any American Muslim as radicalization 'incubators.' The sites listed include mosques, cafes, cab driver hangouts, student associations, nongovernmental organizations, butcher shops, and book stores.

    Tellingly, the new report has reproduced the four steps of so-called radicalization process.

    The NYDP report also claims that signs of radicalization include positive changes in personal behavior such as giving up smoking, drinking and gambling. It also makes similar claims about those who wear Islamic attire or a religiously-recommended beard. Is Islamic attire or giving up bad habits, which is something recommended by leaders of all faiths, now to be regarded as suspicious behavior?

    It will not be too much to say that the NYDP report virtually laid the foundation for the blanket surveillance of the entire Muslim population. To borrow Christopher Dunn of the New York Civil Liberties Union: "this report appears to treat all young Muslims as suspects and to lay the groundwork for wholesale surveillance of Muslim communities without any sign of unlawful conduct."

    The letter of the four civil right groups also drew sharp contrasts between integration and radicalization levels in the U.S. as opposed to Europe.

    “Numerous terrorism experts, including Dr. Marc Sageman and Peter Bergen, have observed that the United States simply does not share the problem of “domestic radicalization” seen in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. Measures that unfairly and inaccurately label American Muslims as a suspect class thus fail to aid our security. In fact, such policies can actively undermine security by perpetuating the myth of opposition between “the West” and “the Muslim World” that this nation’s enemies seek to propagate.”

    According to Corey Saylor, national legislative director with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR): “Inaccurately labeling American Muslims as a suspect class, as this report comes very close to doing, will do nothing to aid our collective security. We really expected more in the form of recommendations from this committee.”

    The new “homegrown terrorism,” report comes at the heals of a controversial security drill in Illinois in which the drill target was named “Irving Mosque.” American Muslim groups have expressed concern that the use of a fake 'mosque' in this type of drill sends a wrong message to law enforcement officials who may now view mainstream institutions, such as Islamic houses of worship, as potential security threats.



    AMP Comment – June 2, 2008

    Keffiyeh: The Politics of Symbolism

    By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

    Dunkin' Donuts has withdrawn an ad in which Rachael Ray - the talk-show host, cookbook author and magazine editor - wears a scarf that resembles a keffiyeh (a traditional headdress worn by Arab men) - after anti-Islam, anti-Muslim and pro-Israel activists criticized the ad and even threatened to boycott the company.

    The ad, which appeared earlier last month on the doughnut chain's web site to promote its iced coffee, was first attacked by Pam Geller, who posted it under the headline "Rachel Ray: Dunkin Donuts Jihad Tool." "Have you seen Rachel Ray wearing the icon of Yasser Arafatbastard and the bloody Islamic jihad," Geller wrote. "This is part of the cultural jihad."

    Another Islamophobist, Michelle Malkin, following Geller, wrote on her website: "The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad. Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant (and not so ignorant) fashion designers, celebrities and left-wing icons."

    Dunkin' Donuts, after pulling the ad May 24, issued a statement from Margie Myers, senior vice president of communications for Dunkin' Brands: "In a recent online ad, Rachael Ray is wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design. It was selected by the stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, as of this past weekend, we are no longer using the online ad because the possibility of misperception detracted from its original intention to promote our iced coffee."

    Trendy clothing store Urban Outfitters initially sold keffiyeh-like scarves until Jewish customers protested but reintroduced them with different colors in several global markets. Fashion house Balenciaga glamorized them on the runway.

    Before the latest keffiyeh controversy, there was a row over the pop singer Ricky Martin’s sporting of a red keffiyeh to show support for the Palestinian human rights. Other celebrities, such as Collin Farrell, Mary Kate Olsen and Kanye West, have been wearing the keffiyeh.

    It is deeply regretted that a small group of dedicated Islamophobists tried to demonize the traditional Arab headdress (keffiyeh) worn by millions of people around the globe.

    To borrow Laila Al-Qatami, the Arab Anti-Defamation Committee Communications Director, those making a big uproar about the matter very often seem to have negative comments about anything that's related to Arabs or Islam.

    Ms. Al-Qatami added: “It’s a sad commentary when an article of clothing is labeled in such negative and derogatory terms and used as a premise to vilify Arabs and Muslims. That they were incorrect in their allegations did not, as usual, deter their hate campaign against an article of clothing and more generally against Arab and Muslims and specifically against Palestinians”.

    The criticism of keffiyeh by Pamla Geller and Michelle Malkin is not surprising as a visit to their blogs will only find anti-Islam, anti-Muslim, anti-Arab tirades.

    Ms. Geller has managed to build up a large audience at her blog “Atlas Shrugs” with her ferocious attacks on Islam. In a bid to attract more web surfers her blog now shows the anti-Islam Dutch movie the Fitna.

    On the other hand, Michelle Malkin, the daughter of Filipino immigrants, has made a career out of being among the strongest critics of immigration and immigrants' rights. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks she has been one of the most hostile commentators toward the Arab American and Muslim American communities, consistently arguing in favor of discrimination and profiling, and describing the backlash of hate crimes and discrimination against the communities as a "myth."

    In her 2004 book - “In Defense of Internment: Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror” - Malkin argued that it was not racism that led to mass internment but rather the result of “secret codes” intercepted and supposedly revealing nefarious plots by a small number of Issei (Japanese aliens) and Nisei (Japanese-Americans).

    However, it will not be too much to say that considering the political climate in the post 9/11 America, Malkin’s book is not really about the Japanese but about Muslims and Arabs.

    Actually, Malkin was preparing the ethical skids for internment of Muslim Americans who are, simply by virtue of their religion, considered somehow less than American and deserving of a concentration camp if there was another terrorist attack. She claimed that the “civilian liberties Chicken Littles” were using the issue of racism to prevent the discussion of curtailing the movements of American Muslims during the Bush administration “war on terror.”

    The campaign by Geller and Malkin against the innocent use of keffiyeh in a commercial ad is the latest episode of anti-Arab, anti-Muslim and Islamophobic diatribe which is the best seller in the post-9/11 America where our administration has created a culture of fear, hate, anger and division among all Americans.

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    I DID NOT KNOW ALL THIS...LOL..
    I AM STUCK ON THE SAME QUESTION I ALSO GO TO AXIA AND I JUST STUMBLED UPON THIS SITE.. ITS HELPED ME OUT ALOT ON FINDING INFORMATION TO THIS CHECKPOINT FOR THIS CLASS. SO NOW JUST BECAUSE OF SOMEONES BACKGROUND THEY ARE ALLOWED TO PREFORM A PRE-TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.

    THATS CRAZY!!! I DID NOT KNOW THAT.

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    HOW FUNNNNNYY!! i was also searching for this question also ;] thanks for the helpful information!

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    ITS VERY SCREWED UP WHAT THE FBI IS GONNA BE ALLOWED TO DO NOW. I SEE IT AS RACIAL PROFILING. I CANT BELIEVE THIS POLICY IS GOING UP FOR CONSIDERATION....TO LET THE FBI INVESTIGATE AMERICANS WITHOUT EVIDENCE OF WRONG DOING!!!

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    LOL Jessica. I think you and I are in the same class taught by Rene Majors. I stumbled upon this website when looking for the answer to this very question. The class, text, or teacher really should provide us more information on where to find this instead of leaving us all in the dark.

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    I too am in Axia, and get used to it, stuff like this happens frequently lol.

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    I am in Axia also,not the sam class as Jessica and no name tho. The only thing I found so far is that there are several bills presented in the house and senate to address changes.

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    I to am taking this class at Axia, and have enjoyed some of these answers that I have found at this site.

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    I am also a student at Axia and I think that it is very weird that we all had to some to this site to find out information on the same question. You would think that they would change that question some how.

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    LOL!!! THIS IS REALLy FUNNY I AM a STUDENT OF AXIA AND STUMBLED UPON THIS SIT LOOKING FOR THE saME ANSWERS!!! THANKS FOR THE HELP EVERYONE.

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    LOL this is so funny, I too am an Axia student working on this checkpoint 11-7 and I am having problems finding the answer.

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    Yeah is is verl funny because I to am in Axia and need this same question answered wow.

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    Well, at least I know I'm not alone in my search. LoL

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    I find this all funny we all seem to be from the same college and looking for the same information

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    I am in Axia as well and this class has definitely been rough on me so I am glad I found the help here! thanks!

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    Well, here we go!!Same college, same class. I'm having a real problem with this one. I'm so glad I stumbled across all you guys. Good Luck!!!!This has helped me.

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    and yet again, same college, same class, same subject. when i did a general search everything i found was from 2002 or so. this site helped a lot. thanks everyone.

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    I'm in this class also, I could not find anything when searching. There was quite a bit of information. Could someone explaine to me other policys other than Justice Dept. racial profiling. Some of the verbiage I do not understand.

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    I have found this website, and it pretty much eplained the answer to this question.

    American Muslims alarmed at the new profiling policy

    By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

    American Muslim community is alarmed at the proposed Justice Department policy change that would allow the FBI to investigate Americans without evidence of wrongdoing, relying instead on a terrorist profile that could single out Muslims and Arabs.

    Under the new guidelines, which are expected to be implemented later this summer, the FBI would be permitted to consider race and ethnicity when opening an investigation, according to an Associated Press report.

    Agents would also be allowed to ask open-ended questions about the activities of American Muslims and Arab-Americans, and could initiate an investigation if a person's employment or background is labeled as "suspect" by government analysts looking at public records and other information.

    Currently, FBI agents need specific reasons — like evidence or allegations that a law probably has been violated — to investigate U.S. citizens and legal residents. The new policy, law enforcement officials said, would let agents open preliminary terrorism investigations after mining public records and intelligence to build a profile of traits that, taken together, were deemed suspicious.

    The policy changes would allow FBI agents to ask open-ended questions about activities of Muslim- or Arab-Americans, or investigate them if their jobs and backgrounds match trends that analysts deem suspect.

    Among the factors that could make someone subject of an investigation is travel to regions of the world known for terrorist activity, access to weapons or military training, along with the person's race or ethnicity.

    American Muslim organizations and civil right groups have expressed concern over the proposed policy.

    American Muslim Voice founding Executive Director, Samina Faheem Sundas, while expressing concern over the proposed policy, said that the seven-million strong American Muslim community has seen erosion of its civil rights and profiling of Muslims has now become institutionalized.

    “Official profiling of Muslims and Arabs began with the Attorney General Ashcroft’s announcement in November 2001 to target about 5,000 young men of Middle Eastern and South Asian heritage who entered the country in the last two years on non-immigrant visas but who were not suspected of any criminal activity for questioning by the federal government,” she said.

    The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National Executive Director Kareem Shora urged Americans not tolerate in any way profiling based on race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin. “We will continue to address this issue until we can confirm that these new guidelines do not violate our constitutional principles of justice, freedom, due process, and equality under the rule of law,” he added.

    The Arab American Institute (AAI) President Dr. James Zogby said that millions of Americans who, under the reported new parameters, could become subject to arbitrary and subjective ethnic and religious profiling. “This will compromise basic civil liberties and constitutional protections, having a negative impact not only on the affected communities, but on the United States' overall effort to combat terrorism,” said Zogby.

    The National Legislative Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Corey Saylor, said "Initiating criminal investigations based on racial or religious profiling is both unconstitutional and un-American."

    Salam Al-Marayati, Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), said If implemented these new guidelines will make suspects out of our communities.

    The FBI will be allowed to begin investigations simply "by assuming that everyone's a suspect, and then you weed out the innocent," said Caroline Fredrickson of the American Civil Liberties Union.

    Arab, Muslim and other civil rights organizations contacted John Miller, FBI Assistant Director for Public Affairs, to raise alarm and opposition to any form of racial or religious profiling which violate Constitutional principles of equal protection under the law. Miller said that the Department of Justice is still in the process of drafting the guidelines. “Any review and change to the guidelines will reflect our traditional concerns for civil liberties, the First Amendment, and our emphasis on using the least intrusive instigative tools possible,” he added.

    According to the AP report, Attorney General Michael Mukasey acknowledged the overhaul was under way in early June, saying the guidelines sought to ensure regulations for FBI terror investigations don't conflict with ones governing criminal probes. He would not give any details. "It's necessary to put in place regulations that will allow the FBI to transform itself ... into an intelligence gathering organization in addition to just a crime solving organization," Mukasey told reporters.

    The Associated Press said although the guidelines do not require congressional approval, House members recently sought to limit such profiling by rejecting an $11 million request for the FBI's security assessment center. Lawmakers wrote it that was unclear how the FBI could compile suspect profiles "in such a way as to avoid needless intrusions into the privacy of innocent citizens" and without wasting time and money chasing down false leads.

    The denial of funding could limit the FBI's use of profiles, or "predictive models and patterns of behavior" as the government prefers to describe the data-mining results, but would not change the guidelines authorizing them. The guidelines would remain in effect until a new attorney general decided to change them.

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    So we are all Axia students looking for the same answer. Thank you for the article it is really helpful and will finally let me finish my assignment so I can go to bed. Gotta be up at 430am.

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    Funny I should find the same page! Another Axia Student totally different instructor. Lol great answers, and I am going to go a little further and make sure there arent any more answers I need to read. lol have a great day.

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    I also had this question with AXIA, lol in my Cultural Diveristy class ETH/125...i was not able to find any specific changes in US policy concerning Muslim and Arabic members of society. I was also not given any sources that may be of use by my Instructor! The only change that i personally have noticed the US make since the 9/11 incident was the severe stereotyping and Orientalism against the Muslim and Arab people. With the zero tolerance of terrorism, many have faced questioning at length, been wrongly searched and detained. I definitely have not seen or heard of anything the US has done to protect the Muslim and Arabs.

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    Thank you all for the research and help with this question. I have been online most of the day and have found nothing. Just like most of you, I stumbled on it. gotta finish, my deadline is in two hours and I have to finish reading everything. THANKS LOTS!!!

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    I am just now taking this class at AXIA and am in week 5. This information has helped out a lot, thanks guys. I agree about the assignments not being very clear, the teachers don't make the syllabus. I had an issue in another class about that and the teacher said she would pass my concern along.

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    I am also enrolled in Axia college and I have found this sit eto be very informational. I didn't know any of this before. Could you imagine what it would e like for us to travel to their country? lol

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    Wow. My head hurts on this question. As far as I can determine, the FBI wants to make a policy that allows them to “target” people by race and ethnicity, which is wrong. Although public tension rose after the attacks on 9/11, the government has decided that it cannot make policies just on the basis of public opinion, which is a good thing. Public opinion can change in an instant, and is not necessarily based on any facts whatsoever. I did not find any specific policy changes, other than the fact that airport security cannot pull aside passengers just on the basis of their ethnic or religious background. I for one do not think that just because of the attacks, ALL Arabs or ALL Muslims are terrorists, just as all Americans are not Christians or Criminals. I have found several reports that target Arabs specifically, saying that because they are “of Arab descent and of middle age and male”, that they should be suspected of terrorism. What are we living in, the Dark Ages again?

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    I'm very confused with this question and check point

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    I'm very confused with this question and check point•According to current (within the past two years) research and news reports, what are some of the changes the United States has made to policies concerning the treatment of Muslim and Arabic members of society?

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    Rofl...found this site because I was researching for Rene Majors' class now.
    thank you for the info!

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    I like that the FBI can investigate people "without evidence". Obviously if they're taking the time to investigate you something about you caught their attention. And anyway, you don't have anything to worry about if you're not up to anything.

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    Thank you all your ur helpppp

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    I am in this Axia class and it is now March 2010. is this information still up to date. This is funny how everyone stummbled onto this site.

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    Two years later...

    I'm on the same damn checkpoint.

    So much for up to date learning.

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    Yeah im confused! lol i just needed some help for info. its 2 years later after yall got the help now im needing it ha

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    Iam so fed up with Axia you basically teach yourself.

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    ...and here we are 2 years later...answering the same question for the same class. I was amused to see the dates on this site. Thanks for the info!

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    Thank you for thisI'm in same class, was ready to pull my hair out and quit!

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    I am in Axia too and they still use this two years later hahahah

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    June 26, 2010...found this website trying to do the same Axia checkpoint...I find this entertaining! Thanks!!!

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    Im so glad that there is other people who needed help with this question! I thought i was the only one, i felt so dumb since i couldn't answer the question! I too am taking AXIA classes

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    First of all, it's not that "funny" that you all "stumbled" onto the exact same website. (OMFG!) You actually googled the checkpoint question and this website was one of the top results. It's not some amazing coincidence!

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    I am also an Axia student, and I am so glad I googled this! Thank you for your help, and I am going to continue more of a search!!!

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    I can't believe that there are this many people who actually struggled with this 30 pt. Checkpoint along with me and what's really amazing it the dates listed. I think it is a little ridiculous that we were not given more detail or suggestions as to where we could find this information. Ah, well what are we going to do...tell the instructor about this site and say "see I'm not the only one"? No, we will jot down a bunch of junk we don't understand and they will give us credit for it! Good Luck all...today is the last day to turn this in for 40% ded.

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    I am also an Axia student, and this is all I could find on this!!! I hope there is not something that we have all missed! Haha no don't tell the instructor about this site... I would just ask the instructor for a specific site that shows this information if there is something else she is asking us for. If I get a low score I sure will ask her for a website!!! This Culteral Diversity class is not easy at all!!!!

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    This cultural diversity class is freakin lame is what it is. a bunch of students saying what the teacher wants them to say for the points and making no sense in their DQ's. it has opened my eyes to how racists minorities are towards whites, and that true desegregation is not something i will see in this life time, at least until everyone gets over themselves, their race, and America pulls its collective head out of its butt and actually passes and enforces some laws that mean something.

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    So what is the answer to this question?I am an AXIS stdent

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    I do think that this class is totally pointless. I can see no real value to any of the information learned in this class. I still have no idea what the answer it. Axia is okay, but it seems like I am taking a lot of classes that are just wasting my time. Whey do I need to learn about this for IT?

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    I think that it's ashame that 2 years later we are still answering the same questions from this class. I am a little disappointed in AXIA, and I think I am going to research another school. Sometimes I do feel like they are just giving us grades for doing the assignments, and it aggrevates me when some of the DQ's or assignments don't make any sense. I don't know what laws have been changed, and have yet to find the answer. Class is so unnecessary. Educational, but unnecessary. Sorry just needed to vent after seeing all these post from 2 years ago.

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    I am amazed that after at least 2 years of answering the same quesiton, no one seems to know what the answer is. Simply put, be more involved in the world around you and you might learn what new policies are abound and what has not changed. Yes, the government still profiles based on ethnicity and origination. If you have a passport from the Middle East, you are not flying anywhere. You still have to have your name cleared on the no fly list when going anywhere on an airplane, no matter where you are from. Listen to the news people..be involved.

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    I am also in axia college. I think that the professors need to changed this question big time. I looked and found nothing till i ran across this site. thanks for all the info.

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    I agree with everyone, the answer is not anywhere to be found. I can say that after the research and no real answers the only changes I can figure happened is that after 911 all Arabs and Muslims were automatically assumed to be a terrorist and the FBI was aloud to treat them as such until there was many people speaking up about how wrong it was. Now they are not aloud to treat them as a terrorist until there is proof.

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    This Class is suppose to teach us how racism is wrong and why you can not discriminate in any business in America. I do think that Axia needs to improve the curriculum

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    The Axia college has been using this same exact question for at least 6 years. I have searched all over the web and found nothing but the same question asked with no answers. This site came closest, but the problem is that the question specifically states the changes must be within the last 2 years. I cannot use the information.

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    I agree Axia needs to do some updating. The only thing that I was really able to find that took place in recent times were the Congresstional hearings dealing with the civil rights of Muslim Americans.

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    WOW! I just spent 6 hours on this assignment and trying to find the information to answer the question. The instructor should of had the reading material to assist in finding the answers and now I have spent hours googling information to find nothing! I guess I am not the only one experiencing this difficulty and probably not the last. All the feedback in this site I read is really starting to scare me.

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    I also go Axia

    It amazing how i put in this question i have for me eth125 class and stumble on this site with the same question. I see this question has been used over and over again for the past ten years.

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    I HATE THIS FRICKIN' CLASS WITH A PASSION!!!!

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    HA ha ha, I am also an Axia student struggling to find the same answer. I think the instructors need to find some new material!

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    I emailed Axia about they need to update some of their questions since in the past 2 years there has been no change in laws for any Muslim/Arab Americans. I had to look over 5 years back.

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    I'm the same class and I hate it with a passion too can't wait until its over. This question's are so old, it shouldn't even be a valid question!!! ugh!!!

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    I agree with Bianca, I hate this class and I pray to the gods every day for it to end. As a friend of mine pointed out a lot of the questions are biased and out of date.

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    So here I Am up at 445 in the morning for the past 3 days to find anything relevant to my checkpoint for an AXIA college class to find out I am answering what people answered for the past 10 years? I can not find anything that has been changed in the past 2 years. Before then sure but will I get docked down for that? Probably. This site has a lot of great information but I am not sure I can even use it..

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    I know what you are feeling I can't find nothing!!!!! I would not use nothing from here word for word. The teacher is hard!!!!

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    Found this link to the government website that tracks all house and senate resolutions reviewed and approved by congress

    govtrack.us

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    I agree..Axia needs to update,3 years later and it's the same checkpoint for the same week 5...and no new answers

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    Doing the same checkpoint everyone else has done; no answers. -_-;

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    Cant beieve I came across this site. I am a current student, looking for the answer to this question. THis is ridiculous! Im glad to see that I am not alone in this challenge, but it is also heartbreaking to know that the US is doing this to people (PERIOD). No matter race, religion, or ethnicity we are ALL PEOPLE FIRST!

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    yepp in the same class right now... this is crazy I cannot find anything for this Checkpoint. This bits but Ima have to try my best. Even if it means no luck... If anyone can figure it out let me know. =)

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