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Published:March 9th, 2009 21:54 EST
Profiling of Muslims

AG Holder Seeks End to Profiling of Muslims

By SOP newswire2

"Do you think you shall enter Paradise without suffering such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering and adversity and were so shaken in spirit that even the Apostle and those of faith who were with him cried: "When (will come) the help of God?" Ah! Verily the help of God is (always) near!

Profiling of Muslims

The Holy Quran, 2:214

Barack Obama went to Selma, Ala., two years ago to claim a place in the lineage of civil rights pioneers.

His African-American attorney general returned to mark Bloody Sunday " again " this time, with a pledge to restore the Justice Department`s Civil Rights Division and end the scourge of racial profiling. "

Much like Obama in 2007, Eric Holder`s appearance at Brown Chapel AME Church Sunday was part remembrance, part present-day politics Holder was there to commemorate the day in 1965 when Alabama state troopers beat a group of civil rights marchers, but he also spoke to those in the church of racial struggles today, with a pledge that Obama would help protect the gains won by their predecessors. . .

That will require the Justice Department to work hand in hand with police and communities to get neighborhoods engaged in promoting their own protection, " he said. That won`t happen unless we relentlessly pursue an end to the scourge of racial profiling of African-Americans, Muslims and other Americans that alienates citizens from their own communities. "