Stories tagged: Muslims
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 10:54 A.M.
High EU court: workplace headscarf ban not discriminatory
PARIS – Private businesses in Europe can forbid Muslim women in their employ from wearing headscarves if the ban is part of a policy of neutrality within the company and …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 6 A.M.
Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75
Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to desolate camps that dotted the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. Thousands were elderly, disabled, children …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017
Travel controversy a proud moment for Washington
If this was simply a way to follow through on a long-ago campaign promise to impose a moratorium of sorts on Muslims entering the country, then we can be thankful …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Bannon’s worldview is deeply troubling
Bannon’s outlook clearly syncs with Trump’s gut instincts. So the Breitbart provocateur has become the White House ideologue-in-chief.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:02 A.M.
Shadi Hamid: Frightening decree singles out Muslims
The executive order underscores the new administration’s fixation on what it views not as a terrorist threat but a civilizational one in which the very act of being Muslim is …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 8:27 A.M.
Ethiopia jails 20 Muslims accused of pursuing Sharia state
An Ethiopian court has sentenced 20 Muslims to prison after they were found guilty of trying to establish a state ruled by Sharia law and inciting violence.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
Obama dumps registry for some immigrant men, mostly Muslims
The Obama administration said Thursday it is officially scrapping a post-9/11 requirement for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim countries to register with the federal government. The U.S. hasn’t been using …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 11:48 A.M.
New York man gets 30 years in prison in X-ray weapon plot
A New York industrial mechanic convicted of attempting to produce a mobile X-ray device intended to kill Muslims has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 11:09 P.M.
Muslim leaders ask FBI to probe attack on University of Washington student
SEATTLE – Muslim leaders are calling on the FBI to open an investigation into an incident on the University of Washington campus in which a Muslim student was struck in …
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 7 A.M.
Obama’s legacy in the Muslim world
When President Barack Obama strode to the podium at Cairo University on June 4, 2009, he faced a Muslim world bursting with optimism about his middle name – Hussein! – …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 9:13 A.M.
FBI: Hate crimes against Muslims up by 67 percent in 2015
The number of hate crimes reported to police increased by about 6.7 percent last year, led largely by a 67 percent surge in crimes against Muslims, according to FBI statistics …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 7:30 A.M.
U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism
Following 9/11, Abdul Cader has come to personify mainstream America’s idea of the “good Muslim” – the guy Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has in mind when he says American …
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 10:46 P.M.
Census shows proportion of Myanmar Muslims unchanged
The proportion of Muslims in overwhelmingly Buddhist Myanmar has not increased in three decades, contrary to the fears of strident Buddhist nationalists.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 8:40 P.M.
Obama says Republicans’ idea for Muslim ban is ‘repugnant’
President Barack Obama took a shot Friday at Newt Gingrich’s suggestion of a widespread ban on Muslims after the terrorist attack in France, condemning the idea of a “religious test” …
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016
We can welcome refugees without fear
I was afraid of my neighbors’ reactions, so I walked the family to the park with trepidation. I didn’t mention the situation to many people at my workplace.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
Zulfi Ahmed: Hey Muslims, reach out and get involved
Put a moratorium on building houses of prayers and put your money in houses that give shelter, safety and hope to humanity.
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
Michael Gerson: When bigotry leads to dehumanization
In a survey of Americans conducted by Bruneau and Kteily, the dehumanization of Muslims (as you’d expect) was a strong predictor of support for policies such as carpet bombing in …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
Trudy Rubin: Trump’s foreign policy is meshugaas
As his remarks made clear, Trump views the world through the prism that defines his entire campaign – the politics of grievance.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
ESPN’s tolerance pitch misses mark
It’s disappointing that ESPN didn’t notice how incongruous the network looks for touting its inclusivity while kicking a divergent opiner out the door.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016
Gary Crooks: Liberty for all, except Muslims?
Do we need to make an exception for Muslim Americans when it comes to the principle of religious freedom?
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Why should a Muslim love America?
Why serve a country that often hates you? Why support a country that sometimes fails you? Why tell your children to believe in a country like that?
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016, NOON
Pope washes feet of Muslim migrants, says ‘We are brothers’
Several migrants wept as Pope Francis knelt before them during a Holy Thursday Mass with asylum-seekers at a refugee shelter in Castelnuovo di Porto, outside Rome.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016, 1:23 P.M.
Cruz calls for Muslim surveillance in US, sparking criticism
WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Tuesday that surveillance in Muslim neighborhoods in the U.S. must be intensified following the deadly bombings on Brussels’ airport and subway. Echoing …
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
U.S. slaps ‘genocide’ label on Islamic State attacks against minorities in Iraq, Syria
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday labeled the Islamic State’s merciless persecution of religious minorities as genocide, a long-awaited determination that resonates politically but doesn’t compel the United States …
THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2016, 8:02 P.M.
High school speech imploring acceptance strikes a nerve
A high school senior’s call for acceptance is gaining traction online.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 9:18 A.M.
President Obama makes first visit to U.S. mosque
President Barack Obama is meeting with Muslim-American leaders from around the country as he pays his first visit to a mosque in the United States.
FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2016
Crisp: Admit more, not fewer refugees
Thousands studying in the U.S. will move Islam towards modernity.
MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2015
Mary Sanchez: Americans should know more about Islam
Assimilation is the best way to fight radicalization of Muslims.
MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015, 11:17 P.M.
Spokane Muslims feeling tension amid national backlash
After the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, this month was attributed to a Muslim couple, Karen Strongren’s son was afraid to go to prayer services at the Spokane Islamic …
SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2015
Kathleen Parker: Understanding Islam must start at grassroots
Sen. Lindsey Graham, not Donald Trump, spoke for true American values during debate.