Islam

New Travel Restrictions Resemble ‘Muslim Ban By A Thousand Cuts,' Former Aviation Security Official Says

The Trump administration’s restrictions on carrying electronic devices for passengers traveling on foreign airlines from 10 airports in eight …

Islamophobia

Religious freedom, not money, should drive West in dealing with Saudi Arabia

During the past 20 years, eight British universities -- among them Oxford and Cambridge -- have taken more than $292 million from Saudi Arabia and other Islamic governments. These contributions represent “the largest source of external funding to UK universities,” according to the director of …

Religion

Are converts to Islam more likely to become extremists?

The process of conversion to any religion is best thought of as a journey, and this is how it is often described to others by those who undergo it. …

Religion

Joseph Scott Giaquinto arrested on bias-motivated charges for attacking Colorado mosque

On Monday evening, police announced the arrest of 35-year-old manin relation to the vandalism attack at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins in Fort …

Islamophobia

How British Muslims United For London

It was a normal Wednesday afternoon and I was working away in the office not far across from the River Thames across from Westminster Bridge, in fact you can see the London Eye from the top floor of my office - then all of a sudden I started getting Whatsapp notifications about the stabbing of a …

Islamophobia

Triple Talaq: Muslim Law Board's stand in Supreme Court rebuffs Quran, Constitution

Arguing before the Supreme Court on Monday, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) took two positions on the issue of triple <i>talaq</i>, the …

Qur'an

Can a Former Islamist Make It Cool to Be Moderate?

<b>I</b> met Maajid Nawaz on a drizzly afternoon in March, tucked in a corner of the restaurant at the central London members’ club he uses as a satellite office. He was dabbing the chicken from his Caesar salad into a mound of yellow English mustard, which he stopped doing for long enough to load a video …

Religion

Police investigate vandalism at Colorado mosque

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who overturned benches, broke windows and threw a Bible into a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a hate crime.<p>Police released two clips of surveillance video that …

Islamophobia

Fredi Kanouté: ‘Muslims have to prove they are not terrorists before talking’

The former Sevilla and Mali striker is proud of his faith and would rather be known for working with orphans than his footballing achievements<p>Fredi Kanouté jokes that he has joined a rock band but none of the motley crew he is touring with claims to be a professional musician. Instead the former …

Sevilla FC

Group Calls for Prosecution of Muslim Cleric After He Reads Passage Calling For The Killing Of Jews

There is a controversy in Montreal where Jordanian cleric Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr was invited to speak at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque and quoted …

Extremism

Has Tamil actor Suriya quit Hinduism to embrace Islam?

There have been speculations online on Suriya quitting Hinduism and converting to Islam. A video of the actor at a mosque has been doing rounds on internet. But a communication from his PRO says that the reports are baseless.<p>Suriya's representative further says that the video, which is doing the …

Religion

Sadiq Khan: EU will hurt itself if it tries to punish the UK with a bad Brexit deal

Mayor of London issued warning in Brussels just a day before the UK-EU negotiations start.<p>The EU will only hurt itself if it attempts to punish the …

Islamophobia

African prelate says answer to Muslim/Christian divide is democracy

ROME – One of the Catholic world’s most experienced prelates in terms of living cheek-by-jowl with Muslims insists that there is no real divide …

Nigeria

It’s not a turban, it’s a crown - Firstpost

Editor's Note: The recent spate of racially-motivated attacks against Indians in the US has raised several troubling questions. The principal among …

Islamophobia

OMNIVORE: The making of Islamophobia

American Muslims are canceling spring break trips to avoid being hassled at the airport

Islamophobia

10 Things Muslim Girls Want You to Know About Islam

<i>This article is part of our B+C Community Voices project, which aims to share women’s different views on their own lives in their own words. In celebration of Muslim Women’s Day on March 27, Brit + Co is highlighting the real stories of Muslim women. This comes from Aya Khalil, who is a writer for</i> …

Religion

What You Need to Know About Muslim Women, By a Muslim Woman

"We hear misconceptions about Muslim women — and Muslims in general — thrown about all the time."<p><i>In celebration of Muslim Women’s Day on March 27,</i> Teen Vogue <i>is highlighting the real stories of Muslim women.</i><p>We hear misconceptions about Muslim women—and Muslims in general—thrown about all the time in …

Religion

Is Free Speech Good for Muslims?

I recently watched a curious debate that took place in 2015 at the Free Press Society of Denmark. On one side was Geert Wilders, the far-right Dutch politician and anti-Islam campaigner whose ascendance to power was, I’m happy to say, checked by the elections in the Netherlands this month. On the …

Religion

Samra Habib Talks About The Queer Muslim Experience

Growing up, Samra Habib felt like an outsider within her own religion of Islam. As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a small, dynamic sect of Islam founded in 1889, her family fled Pakistan because religious extremists made their life unsafe. Now, she says she's "always looking for …

Activism

Beyond Headscarves: Everything You Need to Know About Hijab

In celebration of Muslim Women’s Day on March 27, Brit + Co is highlighting the real stories of Muslim women. <i>Muslim Girl</i> says, “This day is all about centering Muslim women’s stories and voices. We call upon our allies to pass the mic to Muslim women by elevating their narratives online for the …

Islamophobia

7 Muslim Activists That Are Making A Difference

Today is Muslim Women’s Day, a day of celebration and solidarity that highlights the strength and achievements of millions of women around the world. Among the many Muslim women doing incredible things, in fields ranging from science and literature to fashion and music, are those who work as …

Muslim Women

Masjid al-Rabia is a Mosque For All Muslims

Everyone is welcome.<p><i>In celebration of Muslim Women’s Day on March 27,</i> Teen Vogue <i>is highlighting the real stories of Muslim women.</i><p>On the first Friday in December, around midday, Mahdia Lynn experienced a momentous first: She stood in front of fellow Muslims, of diverse genders, sexual orientations, …

Religion

Muslim Women's Day 2017: 10 Powerful Quotes Celebrating Girl Power In Islam

Monday marked the first-ever Muslim Women's Day, an effort by MuslimGirl.com, the Women's March and other organizations to celebrate the women of …

Islamophobia

55 Stunning Images Of Muslim Women Protesting Around The World

Muslim women have been talking back for a long time.<p>Activism and faith are inextricably linked for many Muslim women.<p>On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump criticized Ghazala Khan, the mother of a fallen U.S. soldier, for staying silent during an appearance at the Democratic Convention. He …

Islamophobia

Alex Jones got relentlessly mocked after this tweet about the Queen

Alex Jones is not having a good week.<p>First, the conspiracy theorist apologized on Friday for spreading the unfounded theory that a D.C. pizza restaurant was at the center of a child sex-abuse ring run by Hillary Clinton.<p>And now, the <i>InfoWars</i> host was relentlessly mocked for this tweet:<p>If you think …

Alex Jones

These 6 Photographers Are Muslim, But That's Not Why You Need To Know Their Work

To celebrate the first-ever Muslim Women’s Day, we spoke to six diverse female artists from around the world. These women are creating work that reflects on the modern Muslim experience and culture.<p>Influenced by inward and outward perceptions, each is using their art to explore identity and …

Islamophobia

Someone Threw A Bible And Rocks Through The Glass Doors Of A Mosque In Colorado

There have been more than 30 incidents involving mosques being targeted by threats, vandalism or arson so far this year.<p>It took less than 24 hours for a mosque in Colorado to raise about $22,000 to improve security and repair property after a man threw rocks and a Bible through its glass doors.<p>The …

Islamophobia

To The Guy Who Threw Rocks And A Bible Through The Mosque Window

This morning I woke up with the above headline in my newsfeed– which is shocking since we supposedly live in a country where we’re told that …

Christianity

Colorado mosque vandalized as suspect throws rocks, Bible through glass doors

Police in Fort Collins, Colorado, are looking for a person caught on surveillance video throwing rocks and a Bible through the glass doors of a local …

Islamophobia

#MuslimWomensDay Takes Off On Twitter Amid Celebration And Backlash

The trolls were out on Twitter as Muslim women took center stage.<p>The first-ever Muslim Women’s Day kicked off on Monday with a trending hashtag on Twitter that brought out some of the best and worst of social media.<p>Amid posts sharing articles about the day and celebrating the strength and beauty of …

Islamophobia