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Muslim Congressmen Call On Obama Administration To Investigate Armed Rally At Phoenix Mosque

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and André Carson (D-Ind.) sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday requesting a Justice Department investigation on whether armed protests outside a mosque in Phoenix violated the worshippers' First Amendment-guaranteed freedom to …

Obama Administration

What Does Islam Teach About Justice?

S E A R C H<p>A L B A L A G H<br>N E W S L E T T E R<p>The newsletter will inform you of updates to this page, as well as provide other useful information.<p>What …

God

Muslim mother 'attacked for wearing hijab' as she went to collect children from London primary school

Police are investigating after a group of women allegedly ripped off a Muslim mother's hijab during a "racist" attack as she went to collect her …

Sociology

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect's female driver ban 'unlawful and discriminatory'

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has told the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect that banned mothers driving their children to school that its behaviour is illegal.<p>In a letter sent after consultation with the Department for Education, Baroness O’Neill, chair of the commission, describes the actions …

Religion

Muslims ask Moscow authorities for separate beaches for men and women

The request to the Moscow City Hall has been prepared and filed by Albir Krganov who is a deputy chairman of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of …

GOP’s bizarro foreign policy: Alienate America’s closest allies on “day one”

The Republican plan to restore America’s global standing: Break our word to our allies as soon as humanly possible<p>When Republicans criticize Barack Obama’s foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: America’s enemies no longer fear us, and America’s allies no longer …

Muslim groups attack Egyptian Copts over church honoring Christians killed by ISIS

Relatives of the Coptic Christians beheaded last month by jihadists in Libya – their deaths immortalized in a gory video set against the backdrop of a Mediterranean beach – are facing new extremist-Muslim violence as they seek to build a church to honor their murdered loved ones.<p>“There were already …

Follow the money: Zionist backlash and Islamophobia

Back when former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin styled himself "Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular", many folks rightly saw it as kooky talk.<p>But as becomes more apparent with each passing day, the …

Israel

As of this afternoon, Indiana’s Republican governor Mike Pence has just signed a “religious freedom” bill that would empower private businesses to discriminate against LGBT people if their “conscience” should compel them. The targets of this legislation are clear in spite of the sometimes cloudy language used by politicians to describe it. One man ...

As of this afternoon, Indiana’s Republican governor Mike Pence has just signed a “religious freedom” bill that would empower private businesses to …

UN says 2014 'devastating year' for Palestinians

<b>Ramallah, Occupied West Bank</b> - The year 2014 claimed more Palestinian civilian lives than any year since the 1967 war, the United Nations has said in a report, with a senior member of the agency dubbing it a "devastating year" for the occupied territories.<p>The annual Humanitarian Overview, released …

Israel

Israeli Military Prep School

Israeli high-school seniors endure intense fitness and urban warfare drills at a privately run training camp in central Israel. The students will join the Israeli military later this year.

Islam is politics

<b>And that was why many Muslim and Christian scholars were put to death over the last 2,000 years. Those who were militant and preached a militant</b> …

Religion

GOP presidential candidates voice support for controversial Indiana religious freedom law

Several GOP presidential candidates have emerged firmly in support of the new Indiana religious freedom law, with many Republican White House hopefuls disputing how the new law is being characterized by the left.<p>The law has sparked protests within the state of Indiana and ignited a national …

Government

War on Terror kills 1.3 million people: Report

<b>Kabul-</b> The U.S.-led "war on terror" in Afghanistan has left about 220,000 people killed, following the 9/11 attacks in the United States, according …

Muslims and non-Muslims can live in harmony in Australia

We are a diverse collection of different communities, who are working to be positive, contributing members of the wider Australian society. It's time …

Religion

The True Intent Of Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill, According To The People Who Helped Write It

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) and state Republican leaders have been playing damage control this week, claiming that the Religious Freedom Restoration …

LGBTQI

Virginia State Bar cancels Israel trip, citing ‘discriminatory’ border policies

The Virginia State Bar has canceled its midyear legal seminar in Jerusalem, citing “unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices pertaining to border security that affect travelers,” in a decision that provoked a swift reaction Sunday among some political leaders<p>The decision to cancel the …

Israel

‘Islam Is a Very Dark Theory’: How the Son of a Founding Member of Hamas Rejected Extremism and Converted to Christianity

Mosab Hassan Yousef, the bestselling author of “Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices,” appeared on <i>The Glenn Beck Program</i> Monday to discuss how he rejected radical Islam and converted to Christianity.<p>“I was brought up in a state of …

Islam

Donors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid, far short of what's needed

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — International donors committed $3.8 billion in aid for Syrians affected by the grinding civil war at a donors' conference in …

Middle East

The big fear lurking behind the controversial new Indiana religious freedom law

In 1954, with the debate over the legality of public school segregation at its height, Fred Sullens of the Jackson Mississippi <i>Daily News</i> offered a vision of the future to come. "White and Negro children in the same schools," he wrote, "will lead to miscegenation. Miscegenation leads to mixed …

'Biden told US Jews that Israel - not America - guaranteed their security'

The surprising remarks were reported by Atlantic journalist Jeffrey Goldberg in a recent article about the future of European Jewry.<p>><br>• ><p>US Vice …

Singapore’s founding father: ‘we can integrate all religions and races except Islam’

<i>Recently deceased, he preached ‘Asian values’ and turned a tiny, poor city-state into an astonishing economic success, and had this to say about</i> …

Dilemma for Israel as Palestinians join war crimes court | Reuters

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority becomes the 123rd member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a major step that could move its decades-long conflict with Israel into a courtroom.<p>Israel is opposed to the court, is not a member and has no plans to cooperate with …

Israel

Mike Pence defends religious freedom bill by mentioning Selma

“I abhor discrimination,” he said<p>On Tuesday morning, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence appeared on "Fox & Friends" where he attempted to defend his state's "religious freedom" bill by aligning himself with some of the greatest civil rights defenders in history.<p>"Look, there is no license to discriminate in …

Indiana backtracks, Arkansas presses on as gay-rights feud escalates

With outrage mounting against a religious-freedom law that critics charge is discriminatory, Indiana’s government is in damage-control mode – while similar legislation in Arkansas is set to reignite the debate all over again.<p>Indiana’s Republican Governor, Mike Pence, gave a news conference on …

These Events Were Canceled Because Of Indiana's New Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Law

WASHINGTON -- Indiana has been facing a national backlash after Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed a "religious freedom" bill into law last week that could open the door to discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act would allow any …

Syrian raid may amount to war crime, says rights group

An alleged chlorine gas attack by the Syrian government in a rebel-held town is evidence of new war crimes, right body Amnesty International has said.<p>The London-based human rights organisation said on Tuesday that the alleged chlorine gas attack in Idlib that activists said killed an entire family, …

Middle East

Islamic State defaces St George in assault on Christian churches in Iraq

Militants replace cross with black flag and destroy images of England's patron saint<p><b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil)</b> militants have released new images showing the destruction of Christian churches in the terror sect's strongholds in northern Iraq.<p>The photos depict groups of fanatics …