A report by the Pew Research Center has found Congress is more Christian than the general public, despite a slight rise in Hindus, Buddists and Muslims.
Hindu representation tripled in the 115th Congress as two new Hindus recently joined … Read more
Two Muslim American YouTube stars claimed that the captain of a Delta Airlines flight at Heathrow Airport had asked them to leave due to their use of Arabic, reports The New York Times.
Delta said they were frightening some of the British passengers on the … Read more
— David Mack (@davidmackau) 14 December 2016
When Muslim teen Yasmin Seweid was charged with falsifying her report of an alleged hate crime last Wednesday, Muslims nationally were struck by how her arrest would affect their … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Finally, Muslim Americans in Culpepper County in Virginia took a major step towards having a mosque of their own, but it took the federal government’s assistance.
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday (Dec. 12) … Read more
There’s been a lot of publicity surrounding President-elect Trump’s statements during the election supporting the establishment of a Muslim database.
Trump, as he has with many of his campaign promises, has since backpedaled and denied he wants to track anyone based on their religion. That statement, however, doesn’t rule out Muslim registration.
The … Read more
In Minneola, east of New York City, racist sidewalk graffiti directed at Blacks and Muslims was found on the sidewalk.
The graffiti included swastikas and the statement “Make America White again.”
“The slogan “Make American … Read more
A letter sent to a mosque in San Jose that references the election of Donald Trump says the President-elect will do to Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews, reports ABC7 News.
The letter to the Evergreen Islamic Center calls Muslims “vile and filthy people” and “children of satan.”
The center immediately notified police.… Read more
By Ed Diokno
In the days before his deadline for signing bills into law, California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill AB-2845, anti-bullying legislation also known as the Safe Place to Learn Act. Current anti-bullying laws that cite bullying due to race or ethnicity will now include bullying due to “religious affiliation” … Read more
By Ed Diokno
For the first time, an American Muslim has been nominated to the federal bench.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday (Sept. 7) nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If appointed, Qureshi would be America’s first Muslim American … Read more