Stories tagged: muslim
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:11 a.m.
U.S. military apologizes for ‘highly offensive’ leaflets it distributed in Afghanistan
The U.S. military in Afghanistan apologized Wednesday for distributing leaflets featuring an image “highly offensive” to Muslims.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Tillerson’s State Department plan slashes envoys for climate, Muslims, Syria
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined a major reorganization of the State Department, eliminating a raft of special envoy posts established to reach out to Muslim communities, support anti-government fighters …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Australian senator wore a burqa in Parliament – then called for ban on Muslim immigrants
Sen. Pauline Hanson, one of Australia’s most acerbic politicians, made yet another long speech about Islam.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats
The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Poll: U.S. Muslims see Trump as unfriendly but find support from non-Muslim compatriots
What has life been like for Muslims in the U.S. since Donald Trump became president? A wide-ranging survey released Wednesday highlights growing worries within the community, but also points to …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Supreme Court urged to reject Trump request to tighten travel ban
Opponents of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to leave in place a federal judge’s order that would …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Trump’s first six months saw a sharp drop in Muslim refugees entering the US
The Trump administration insists that the restrictions on immigration it proposed shortly after the president took office was not meant to be an implementation of his infamous campaign-trail call for …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Saudis to allow girls to play sports in public schools
Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry says it will introduce physical education classes for girls in public schools next year, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the …
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Trump’s travel ban meets law of unintended consequences
President Donald Trump says his travel restrictions are aimed at keeping the U.S. safe from radical Islamic terrorism, while critics accuse him of imposing a Muslim ban. Whatever the short-term …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
U.K.: 6 hurt as vehicle strikes people at Muslim prayer event
Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into pedestrians outside a sports center in the northern English city of Newcastle where people gathered to celebrate …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program
A class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward, a federal judge has ruled.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Muslims skeptical about ‘road rage’ in Virginia girl’s death
Police blamed “road rage” on Monday for the killing of a teenage Muslim girl who was attacked by a driver while walking with friends to her mosque between Ramadan prayers …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism
A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, killing one man and injuring 10 other people in what police are investigating as a terrorist incident.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Islamic State calls for Ramadan attacks in US, Europe
The Islamic State group is calling on supporters to carry out attacks in the United States and Europe during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began two weeks ago.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Portland man stabbed on train remembered as courageous
The mother of a young man killed aboard a Portland light-rail train assured mourners at a memorial service in their hometown that he did not die in vain.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Trump criticizes London’s mayor, again
President Donald Trump for a second day lashed out at London’s mayor on Twitter in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the city.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Suspect in Portland stabbings built life around hate speech
The suspect charged with fatally stabbing two Portland men who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenage girls built a life around hate speech and his right to …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 9 a.m.
Portland stabbings suspect bragged about killings in patrol car
A man charged with fatally stabbing two men and injuring a third who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade appeared to brag about the attacks as he …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train
Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court
President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” a federal appeals court said Thursday in …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Trump prepares for first overseas trip, with anti-globalism at bay
At his inauguration in January, President Donald Trump looked down the National Mall and described a nation beset by “carnage,” its jobs going overseas and its military overextended to the …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims
Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown
Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim-majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God’s …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Trump appeals Hawaii judge’s new ruling blocking travel ban
President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday appealed the latest court ruling against his revised travel ban to the same court that refused to reinstate the original version.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Trump asks appeals court to let travel ban take effect
President Donald Trump’s administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban go into effect while it considers the case.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Electroimpact to pay $485K for Muslim discrimination
A prominent aerospace supplier whose president voiced hatred of Muslims has entered into a consent decree with the state Attorney General’s Office that requires the company to pay $485,000 and …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Muslim advocacy group seeks broader travel-ban injunction
A judge is weighing a request from a Muslim civil rights group for an even broader injunction against President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban than what is already in place.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Montana Legislature set to pass anti-Sharia law bill
The Montana Legislature is poised to pass a bill to ban Sharia and other foreign laws from being used in courtrooms in the state.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 10 a.m.
Army makes history by putting Muslim in charge of 14,000 US soldiers’ spiritual needs
After a ceremony this summer, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz will become the first Muslim division-level chaplain in the history of the U.S. military – a Muslim spiritual leader for more …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
FBI to review case of Muslim teen found hanging from tree in Washington
The FBI says it will review a case in which a black, Muslim teenager was found hanging from a tree in Washington state.