After last year’s Pulse massacre, it was fairly common to hear those on the right discuss the great threat Islam posed toward gays (some even called it the “greatest threat”) because of Omar Mateen’s pledge of allegiance to Isis. It was no coincidence that this rhetoric surfaced during the presidential campaign of…
A 17-year-old Muslim girl identified as Nabra was kidnapped and beaten to death early Sunday morning in Sterling, Virginia. She was reported as missing at roughly 4 a.m. and now police believe they have found her body in a pond.
In the early hours of Monday morning, a van plowed into pedestrians leaving the Finsbury Park mosque in North London. There have been several casualties, and the police have made one arrest.
Most Twin Cities high school cross country and track teams have Somali students on the roster. Some of these prep runners have gone on to successful college and even professional running careers, like former Minneapolis South runner Hassan Mead, who represented the U.S. at the Rio Olympics.
White House deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka went on NPR Wednesday morning, where he declined to unequivocally answer a direct, pertinent, seemingly easy question: Does Donald Trump (and by extension, the Trump Administration) view Islam as a religion?
At sundown on Sunday, as protesters remained gathered at Detroit Metro Airport to demonstrate against Donald Trump’s block of citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., demonstrators joined together to help the Muslims among them participate in their sunset prayer.
At 8 p.m. the Québec City Islamic Cultural Center on Sainte-Foy Street was holding evening prayers, when three gunmen burst into the building and began shooting. Five are dead, and many more injured.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during an address to her party, the center-right Christian Democrats, that the “full veil,” referring to both the burqa and the niqab, is “not appropriate” in Germany and should be banned “wherever possible.”
Halima Aden, a 19-year-old Somali-American woman from St. Cloud Minnesota, has become the first woman to wear a hijab and burkini in the Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant.
Hours ahead of the debate Wednesday, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway listed several of the plans Trump has been presenting this week, though to whom he’s presenting these plans is not clear. Among them, a new initiative: a five-point plan to defeat Islam.
In 1974, the Iranian national women’s volleyball team competed in the well-recognized volleyball ensemble—shorts and a t-shirt—with their hair uncovered. Today they compete, heads covered, in long-sleeved jerseys and long pants.
A few days after Nice became the latest French town to ban the burkini, the Guardian published photographs on Tuesday of four male police officers on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice surrounding a woman and apparently ordering her to remove a long-sleeved cover-up.
Itemid Al-Matar filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago and six of its police officers who misidentified her as a potential terrorist on July 4, 2015 as she left a subway station dressed in hijab and niqab while carrying a backpack.
This is the story of two Olympians wearing hijabs. One is U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who is one of the faces of these Olympics, and a vocal stereotype piercer for black Muslim women. The other is Sarah Attar, an under-the-radar Californian who will cover her head, arms, and legs when she competes for Saudi Arabia…
Oh Newt. You predictable dick.
I come back from the bathroom, and she’s leafing through my Quran.
On April 6, 2016, Iraqi refugee and UC Berkeley student Khairuldeen Makhzoomi boarded a plane to Oakland, California. Before the plane departed, he was removed, interrogated and searched by the FBI, and, when all was said and done, forced to secure a flight on a different airline. The reason: another passenger had…
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.
Jezebel readers likely know Saba Ahmed as the woman who threw Olympic-level shade on Fox News when she wore an American flag hijab. She is also the 30-year-old founder and president of the Republican Muslim Coalition, and she has as much patience for GOP fuckery as anyone I’ve encountered.
A Christian college in Illinois has begun the process of firing Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor who suggested in one of her classes that Christians and Muslims believe in the same god.