Originally published in the Asahi Shimbun Muslims can still be monitored in Japan solely based on their religion, while in the United States courts are cracking down on granting such approval. An appeal by 17 Muslim plaintiffs accusing police of snooping on them was dismissed by the Japanese Supreme Court in late May, which upheld lower court decisions. The plaintiffs … [Read more...] about It’s OK to snoop on Muslims on basis of religion, rules top court
Picture: Homeless people and supporters protesting against Sumida-ku (Tokyo) law criminalizing collecting cans and bottles to provide a basic income for homeless people. From a year ago: Is our work a crime?" Stop Sumida Ward’s ordinance prohibiting taking recyclables! March & Rally on Oct. 3 in Tokyo AND 墨田区の資源ごみ持ち去り禁止条例に対する声明【賛同募集】： わしらの仕事は「犯罪」なのか？！AND … [Read more...] about New Videos on TokyoProgressive: The weak fight back
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of Iranian and other Middle East citizens were in southern California jails on Wednesday after coming forward to comply with a new rule to register with immigration authorities only to wind up handcuffed and behind bars. Shocked and frustrated Islamic and immigrant groups estimate that more than 500 people have been arrested in Los Angeles, … [Read more...] about Hundreds of Muslim Immigrants Rounded Up in Calif.