Craig Monteilh, the paid FBI informant, told the Islamic Center of Irvine that he wanted to convert to Islam.
He attended prayers and donned Muslim robes and a skullcap — and videotaped congregants with a camera hidden inside a button on his shirt.
In other cases, that has included redacted documents, prepared summaries of the evidence and limited disclosure to lawyers. Berzon, a Clinton appointee to the 9th Circuit who wrote the decision, acknowledged the case would “reverberate” in the national conversation about how to respond to threats of terrorism “without fueling a climate of fear rooted in stereotypes and discrimination.”The government’s contention that the suit could not be defended without disclosing matters of national security “does not warrant dismissal of this litigation in its entirety,” the court said.
“The fundamental principles of liberty include devising means of forwarding accountability while assuring national security,” Berzon wrote.
And a great many Muslims pursue further study in order to understand the full text of the Quran in its original form.
So how does one go about learning Arabic, especially the classic, liturgical form in which the Quran was written?
Yet in daily prayers, when reading the Quran, or even in simple conversations with each other, Arabic readily rolls off any Muslim's tongue.
The pronunciation may be broken or heavily accented, but most Muslims make the attempt to speak and understand at least some Arabic.
Arabic, both the classical literary form and the modern form, are classified as Central Semitic languages.
Classic Arabic first emerged in northern Arabia and Mesopotamia during the Iron Age.