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Jerusalem Palestinians find voice through prayer protests

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have been praying in the streets of Jerusalem every evening – creating a new, surprisingly effective form of protest in their long conflict with Israel.


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Michigan official stands by call for killing of all Muslims

A village president in northern Michigan is refusing to apologize for sharing Facebook posts denouncing Islam and calling for the killing of “every last Muslim.”


A Reddit user who wrote about stabbing Muslims is claiming credit for Trump’s CNN video

The user whose screen name is an unprintable corruption of “Han Solo” spent about a year on Reddit before attaining stardom, courtesy of a share from President Donald Trump.


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 …


When Muslims are attacked, Trump often slow to speak out

President Donald Trump has yet to condemn an attack on Muslim worshippers in London, the latest instance in which he has appeared slower to speak out about violence when Muslims …


UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed a large van into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London …


UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across U.S.

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 …


Shiite Muslim sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy

A minority Shiite Muslim was sentenced to death in Pakistan for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said.


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the …


Feldman: Trump essentially lied about ban, says court

Faced with this degree of repudiation from the federal judiciary, Trump would be well advised not to go to the Supreme Court at all.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: That ‘economic anxiety’ wasn’t economic

They didn’t fear not making the rent so much as they did black neighbors or a mosque in the local strip mall.


UPDATED: Tue., 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 …


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 …


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 …


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: Wed., 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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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! – …


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 …


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 …


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.


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” …


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.