Muslim

  • Teacher suspended after video shows her pulling hijab off student’s head

    A video was posted on social media earlier this week showing a student wearing a hijab and hiding her face as someone took the headscarf off her head, exposing her hair to the classroom. As she tries to readjust the religious head covering other students can be seen playing...
  • Mattel Introduces the First Barbie to Wear a Hijab…The Hijarbie

    Barbie dolls have been around since 1959. Just about every little girl in this world has enjoyed playing with Barbie, treating her as their best friend; Brushing her hair, dressing her up, and playing pretend in her big, bright, pink dream house. On November 13th, 2017 a new addition...
  • Drill instructor found guilty of mistreating Muslim recruit

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – A Marine Corps jury found a drill instructor guilty Thursday on a charge he mistreated a recruit, who died in a three-story fall in a stairwell at a military training base last year after he was slapped. After deliberating for a day, the eight-member jury...
  • The UK just expanded a program that looks to treat likely terrorists like the mentally ill

    LONDON (Reuters) – A project looking at links between mental health and terrorism in three English cities has been expanded nationwide after it found a significant number of people referred to counter-radicalization programs suffer some form of mental illness. Studies have suggested the prevalence of mental health issues among...
  • Hardline Preacher Finds Refuge in Malaysia as Politicized Islam Grows

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – When Zakir Naik emerged from a prominent Malaysian mosque last month fans swarmed about him, seeking selfies with the Indian Muslim televangelist whose hardline views have sparked a criminal investigation back in his home country. Accompanied by a bodyguard, Naik was making a rare public...
  • New Jersey man convicted in New York bombing that injured 30

    NEW YORK (AP) – A New Jersey man was convicted Monday of planting two pressure-cooker bombs on New York City streets, including one that injured 30 people with a rain of shrapnel when it detonated in a bustling neighborhood on a weekend night last summer. The verdict in Manhattan came...
  • Turkey wants to swap US Pastor captive for a Muslim Clerk!

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suggested Turkey could free an imprisoned American pastor if the Trump administration extradites a Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania — but the State Department says that won’t happen. American Pastor Andrew Brunson says he was jailed on bogus terrorism charges since his arrest last October....
  • Bacon in Fast Food Sparks Two Recent Lawsuits Filed by Jews, Muslims

    Bacon might be the object of intense devotion for some Americans, but others consider it strictly verboten for religious reasons. Both Jews and Muslims who adhere to the dietary restrictions imposed by their faiths do not eat pork. Now bacon is at the center of two recent lawsuits filed...
  • The Muslim hajj pilgrimage in numbers

    The Islamic hajj pilgrimage draws people from around the world to Saudi Arabia each year. The crowds, squeezed shoulder to shoulder in prayer five times a day, fill the city of Mecca and surrounding areas to perform a number of physically demanding and intricate rites. The five-day-long hajj is...