1/24/18- Guy Torry remembers the time he got to meet the champ Muhammad Ali. When he met him, Ali pulled the Quran out and began talking about the bible and Islam with him. Being a baby Christian at the time, Torry had the mind to go toe-to-toe with the champ until the Lord held him […]
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Women will be allowed to drive for the first time next summer in Saudi Arabia, the ultra-conservative kingdom announced Tuesday, marking a significant expansion of women’s rights in the only the country that barred them from getting behind the wheel. While women in other Muslim countries drove freely, the kingdom’s […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban […]
Jeremy Joseph Christian is in police custody following a stabbing incident on a light-rail train in Oregon.
My dear mother is a sweet, supportive, 66-year-old white woman from rural Kentucky. I love her without hesitation. Yet, on a daily basis, both as a journalist and an activist, I confront white privilege, white supremacy, and the devastating effects of systemic racism in our country and around the world. Out of necessity, though, I […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. The panel of three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the […]
MONTREAL (AP) — Five people were killed in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers, the president of the center said Sunday. Authorities reported two arrests in what Quebec’s premier and Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism. Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre President Mohamed Yangui reported the number of dead […]
Rep. Keith Ellison can’t catch a break. Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota, is running for chair of the Democratic National Committee. He is also the first Muslim to be elected to Congress. Stung by Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the presidential election, Democrats are pondering the future and searching for a new leader and Ellison, for […]
Even decorated police officers are becoming victims of racial offensives after Donald Trump was elected president. Hate crimes in New York are up 115 percent since Election Day and Muslim police officers – who have also become blatant victims of bigotry — are requesting a meeting with Trump to discuss the spike in racial assaults […]
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who tried to join the Islamic State group sought to apologize at sentencing Thursday, tearful as a federal judge ordered her to spend 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge. Vicksburg native Jaelyn Young, who once sought to disguise a planned journey to Syria as her honeymoon, […]
Trump offered to make an exception for Khan regarding a ban on Muslims traveling to the U.S., but the longtime politician rejected the offer, saying, "This isn't just about me."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who bought the assault rifles used by his friend in the San Bernardino massacre was charged Thursday with terrorism-related counts. The FBI arrested Enrique Marquez, 24, on charges of conspiring with Syed Rizwan Farook to commit terrorist attacks in 2011 and 2012 that they never carried out. Marquez was […]