Let's All Take a Moment to Celebrate Algeria's Rad-Looking Metal Festival 

Algeria, which is 99 percent Muslim and skews very socially conservative, is also, surprisingly, home to a tiny, diehard community of metalheads, including a fair number of women. Earlier this month, the city of Constantine hosted Fest 213, a rare opportunity for them to headbang publicly and joyously. »Today 1:44pm11/24/15 1:44pm


Donald Trump Would Support Registry for Muslim-Americans; A Literal Fascist Now Leading GOP Polls

In the summer of 1938, the Hitler regime began requiring Jews to carry identification cards identifying their religion, and carry passports stamped with the letter J. In 2015, Donald Trump, a dishrag that on closer inspection is alive with maggots, told Yahoo that he would be looking “very, very carefully” at mosques… »Thursday 1:00pm11/19/15 1:00pm

Oregon City Councilor Calls Muslims 'Pure Evil,' Threatens to Deliver 'Ass Whooping' to Trans Kids

Welcome to Big Time Small-Time Dicks, a regular column on The Slot that explores local politicians, small-town scandals, and everything else making life miserable on a local level. Know a small time person who is a big time dick we should feature? Email us. »11/12/15 1:10pm11/12/15 1:10pm

Iranian Soccer Star Can't Travel To Championship Because Her Husband Won't Let Her

Niloufar Ardalan, the 30-year-old captain of the Iranian women’s soccer team who is widely considered to be the best player in the country, will not be competing in the Asian Football Federation Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia on Thursday because her husband refuses to give her permission. »9/17/15 1:45pm9/17/15 1:45pm

Scott Walker Hones Crucial 'Muslims Bad' Platform

Wisconsin governor, presidential candidate and deep thinker Scott Walker will not be apologizing, exactly, for a recent statement that there are only a “handful” of “reasonable, moderate followers of Islam.” Walker’s campaign told one newspaper everyone is “reading too much” into the comment. Meanwhile, the candidate… »8/24/15 12:00pm8/24/15 12:00pm

Myanmar Passes Bill to Prevent Buddhist Women from Marrying Muslims

Myanmar’s parliament has passed a controversial measure that will make it much harder for Buddhist women to marry non-Buddhist men. The “Buddhist Women’s Special Marriage Bill” is one of several bills passed to protect “race and religion”; Human Rights Watch says they’re backed by extremist Buddhist monks and meant to… »7/08/15 8:45pm7/08/15 8:45pm

Hundreds of Lawyers Defend Moroccan Women Arrested Over Tight Outfits

Two Moroccan women, aged 19 and 23, are on trial for dressing indecently and have found themselves with more representation than they can possibly handle. After being arrested for “gross indecency” for “too tight” dresses in June, the women have become controversial figures in the community, with their arrests… »7/07/15 3:00pm7/07/15 3:00pm

Pamela Geller: Our Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit Went Great

Founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and all-person Islam-hater Pamela Geller seems—dare we say it—pretty pleased that two lunatics came to the AFDI’s “Draw Muhammad” cartoon exhibition and shot a security guard before being killed by police. In interviews and on her blog, Geller says the violence proves… »5/05/15 1:20pm5/05/15 1:20pm

After Shooting, Anti-Islam Blogger Pam Geller Declares 'This is War'

As a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Texas came to an end Sunday night, two men opened fire on a security guard standing outside. They were then killed by police. The event was hosted by an anti-Islam group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative. In the moments after the shooting, Pamela Geller, the group’s… »5/04/15 4:00pm5/04/15 4:00pm

Iranian Actress May Face Public Flogging for Peck On the Cheek At Cannes

Iranian actress Leila Hatami has come under fire from Hizbullah Students, a student organization with ties to Iran's revolutionary guard, for kissing Gilles Jacob, president of the Cannes Festival. While Hatami's behavior was decried by Islamic Republic officials, Hizbullah Students has gone further, filing a report… »5/23/14 6:30pm5/23/14 6:30pm