(RNS) Muslim leaders are reviewing safety procedures with congregants and, in some cases, organizing counterevents in preparation for a weekend of protests planned by groups known for their anti-Muslim views.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The prime minister’s decision aims to defuse the wave of Palestinian violence that has struck Israel and the West Bank during the past few weeks.
TORONTO (RNS) The ruling is the third legal defeat for Canada’s Conservative government on the Muslim face veil, which has become a hot-button issue in the Oct. 19 federal election.
In a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted Sept. 23-30, 75 percent of Republican voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who is Muslim.
(RNS) The Bible and “Fifty Shades of Grey” share more than a few raunchy sex scenes. For Banned Books Week and International Blasphemy Rights Day (Sept. 30), these eight titles are still too hot to handle.
(RNS) Among those countries frequently cited by human rights groups with the most aggressive laws banning free expression are China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
(Reuters) Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran expressed outrage at the deaths of 131 of its nationals at the world’s largest annual gathering of people while politicians in Tehran suggested Riyadh was incapable of managing the event.
(Reuters) An ancient castle in an Austrian village somewhere between Vienna and Hungary is not where you might expect to see an Islamic celebration.
At least 717 pilgrims were killed Thursday on the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha in a crush at Mina outside the holy city of Mecca.