London elected its new mayor, Sadiq Khan, on Friday, making him the first Muslim person to hold the position in the city—or that of any major western capital, for that matter.
Poor Robo-Rubio got fed the wrong algorithm at tonight’s umpteenth GOP debate tonight—one that can only be described as a horrific mix between a socially-progressive hashtag (yay!) and a tweet from an evangelical mom (honey, no).
Florida Governor Rick Scott’s name is being bandied around as a possible vice presidential pick for your future president/sea sponge overlord Donald Trump. That’s possibly why Scott refused to say on MSNBC Thursday morning how he feels about Trump’s comments about Muslims. Florida: continuing to gift us only its best…
In Sydney, Australia, a young girl named Stephanie Kurlow plans to become the world’s first ballerina in a hijab—despite haters, both within and outside the Muslim community, who say that Muslims shouldn’t dance.
Is it even news anymore that the supporters of a self-professed anti-Muslim candidate are also anti-Muslim themselves?
A father of a Muslim middle school student says a teacher asked his 13-year-old daughter if she was carrying a bomb in her backpack. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Abdirizak Aden, a Somali immigrant, said that his daughter, an eighth grader in Gwinnett County, Georgia, was stopped by a teacher on Monday.
Bakersfield, California news station KGET, known far and wide as a bastion of objective journalism, took the time out on Monday to get a “man on the street” perspective of the vile torrent of racism spewing forth from Donald Trump’s mouth hole.
Zara, the Spanish retailer of fast fashion, is under fire after a video emerged showing an employee of a Paris-based store refusing entrance to a woman wearing a hijab. The man in the video tells her that people with any head coverings, including hats and hoodies, aren’t allowed in the store.
Earlier this week, wheezing reddened pile of bagpipes Rush Limbaugh objected to the news that there’s liquid water on Mars—it’s more like a “sneaky leftist agenda” on Mars to get people to care about climate change, he argued, for some reason. On Tuesday, he went ahead and brought Muslims into it, too. Why not.
How's this for a Downworthy headline? Earlier this week, the conservative Heritage Foundation sponsored a panel discussion on #Benghazi and a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf asked the panelists a question. What happened next will truly fulfill every negative conservative stereotype you can imagine.
In the post 9/11 world, where everyone loves to fall back on a clash of the civilizations explanation for Why We Don't Get Along with "The Muslim World," one group of people tend to get a lot of attention in the midst of the cultural debate: veiled women. They have become the focal point of countless debates on…
What's your image of a devoutly Muslim woman? Pious and shy? Virginal and unwilling to experiment? Well, if this devoutly Muslim woman is married, you're probably wrong.
FEMEN, the "sextremist" feminist group known for staging topless protests, declared yesterday "International Topless Jihad Day" in solidarity with Amina Tyler, a 19 year old Tunisian activist who had received death threats after posting topless pictures of herself to Femen's Tunisian Facebook page. She had written…
Given that it's still Christmastimeish, if you're planning on releasing an ad campaign targeting a massive group of people, you may want to ask yourself: What Would Jesus Do? (Feel free to picture Jesus in a Don Draper-esque suit.)
U.S. states that preach abstinence-only education based on Christian values end up with sky-high teen pregnancy rates and scores of guilty young people wondering What Jesus Would Do with their purity rings. A new study in the American Sociological Review found that evangelical virginity-pledgers could learn a thing…
Filipino Muslim girls flash the peace sign during a rally in support of a preliminary peace agreement between the government and the nation's largest Muslim rebel group outside the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Just in case y'all were wondering, today is "World Hijab Day," a day meant to celebrate a woman's right to wear hijab. First created back in 2004 in response to the start of Sarkozy's war on covered ladies in France, it has become a day to make a statement against bans on veiling — particularly in the West.
Since newly-elected French President François Hollande appointed her to his cabinet as the minister for women's rights (and made her the official government spokesperson to boot), Najat Vallaud-Belkacem's most high-profile order of business was her pledge to "see prostitution disappear" in Paris. This came as a pretty…
Muslims today are young, sexually and politically frustrated. This isn't the strapline of a new reality show, but the conclusions of stereotype-laden analysis from the Daily Beast. Data from Google Trends showed that six of the ten countries most frequently searching for the word "sex" on the search engine have a…