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PARIS — For the second time in three weeks, terror struck France, this time with the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in a street in a Paris suburb. The suspected attacker was shot and killed by police.
Rihanna issued an apology to the Muslim community on Tuesday after being criticized for using a song that sampled a recitation from Islam's sacred hadith for her 2020 Savage X Fenty fashion show last week.
Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.
World leaders must not politicize the coronavirus pandemic but unite to fight it, the head of the World Health Organization warned Monday, reminding all that the pandemic is still accelerating and producing record daily increases in infections.
With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale. Still, she’s determined to bring home holiday cheer amid the coronavirus gloom.
In my time on the religion beat, I’ve been able to cover groups and events that have confirmed that gut feeling I had growing up, the one that said
Aneela Azfali and the Rev. Terry Kyllo will bring their interfaith message to Gonzaga’s Jepson Center auditorium as part of their “Fear Over Faith Roadshow,” which aims to dispel misconceptions about Islam and end discrimination against Muslim people.
The Trump administration is threatening to cut grant funding to a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University.
Saudi Arabia on Friday published new laws that loosen restrictions on women by allowing all citizens – women and men alike – to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing guardianship policy that had controlled women’s freedom of movement.
A Facebook meme I received about the growing population of Muslims in the U.S. reinforces a valuable lesson about the importance of engaging with each other.
It wasn’t just members of the Islamic religion who listened to prayer and a memorial service Friday night in Spokane, as individuals from a range of backgrounds gathered to honor the 50 victims of a shooting at multiple New Zealand mosques last week.
Pullman resident Mohammed Riajul Islam says serving the needy is an essential part of living the Muslim faith.
Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful are ready to take part in the ultraconservative kingdom.
The Syrian army declared victory Saturday in eastern Ghouta after opposition fighters evacuated from most of the area near the capital except for the town of Douma, where negotiations are still underway for rebels there to leave or face an all-out government offensive.
Three Syrian opposition factions have agreed to cease fire in southern Damascus under an agreement brokered by Egypt and Russia that was not signed by the Syrian government, officials said Thursday.
Sen. Pauline Hanson, one of Australia’s most acerbic politicians, made yet another long speech about Islam.
Hours after suspected Islamic extremists opened fire as patrons dined at the popular restaurant where she worked as a waitress, Amy Sawadogo was still wandering around barefoot at a crisis center asking about her colleagues.
A German girl who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists, German and Iraqi officials said Saturday. She is reported to be in good health and will be interrogated next week by Iraqi officials.
Demonstrators at small but raucous gatherings around the country Saturday raised the specter that extremist interpretations of Islamic law might somehow spread across the U.S., but many of the rallies drew even more boisterous counter-protests by people who called such fears unfounded.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, where she is expected to press royals on a number of sensitive issues, including taking in refugees, while also boosting important business ties in her first visit to the country in seven years.