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Once Upon a Jihad

LONGFORM REPRINTS<p><i>This article, originally an ebook published by</i> Newsweek Insights<i>, is reprinted here courtesy of the author. Listen to Alex Perry</i> …

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Muslim In America - The Huffington Post

United States

Muslim Community Fights To 'Unite Against Hate' In Baltimore County

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Education through unity. That’s the goal of the Muslim community here in Maryland as they attempt to push through</b> …

6 Words You Should Know Before Talking About Islam

A lot of the suspicion surrounding Islam comes from a lack of knowledge or understanding of a religion that is still foreign to many people, despite its 1.6 billion followers. Often this lack of knowledge results in the public cooptation of important aspects of the faith.<p>Words like <i>jihad</i> and <i>shariah</i> …


American Muslim Women Explain Why They Do — Or Don't — Cover

<i>Editor's note: A previous version of this piece was published prematurely and contained a number of errors and mischaracterizations of Tom Gjelten's original reporting. We have corrected this post.</i><p>For Muslim women, a headscarf — or hijab — is a visible sign of their faith and identity, and whether …


Meet The Rabbi Traveling Across The Country To Fight Islamophobia

Rabbi Jonah Pesner was at an interfaith event in Nashville when a Somali immigrant approached him to talk.<p>“[He] said to me, ‘I have to tell you, when …

Outrage After Car Found Spray Painted With Vile Islamophobic Slurs

"Fuck your own here."


Isis vs RAF: Terror attacks on London, Bath, Brighton and Ipswich foiled by surveillance drones

An Islamic State (Isis) terror plan to attack four UK cities in the wake of the Paris massacres was foiled thanks to the Royal Air Force (RAF), who …

Chattanooga shooting: New details emerge about the gunman

<b>Chattanooga, Tennessee (CNN) —</b> Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez told a friend that ISIS was "doing wrong" and "it was a stupid group and it was completely against Islam," the friend told CNN on Monday.<p>The friend, James Petty, also said that Abdulazeez taught him how to shoot an AR-15 assault …

Law Enforcement

Europe is preparing to combat the 'most significant terrorist threat' in a decade

The newly formed European Counter Terrorism Centre was created in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris in November. ISIS, which is also known as the Islamic State, IS, ISIL, or Daesh, claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed 130 people across the city.<p>Europol said Europe was …