http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. Senate rejects Muslim member of rights panel http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-senate-rejects-muslim-member-rights-panel <p>A longtime member of the Illinois Human&nbsp;Rights Commission has been denied another term because of material&nbsp;on his website about the Nation of Islam.</p><p>Munir Muhammad is an official in the Coalition for the&nbsp;Remembrance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who led the Nation of&nbsp;Islam for decades. The coalition&#39;s website includes a statement&nbsp;saying &quot;race mixing&quot; and interracial marriage should be&nbsp;prohibited.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 20:49:22 +0000 The Associated Press 3723 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Senate rejects Muslim member of rights panel