(RNS) He’s a Presbyterian who says there is a “Muslim problem” though he knows some “fabulous Muslims,” and he has a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandkids.
(RNS) Ramadan begins on the longest day of the year, but for some Muslims living in Northern Europe and Canada, it’s even longer. A British Muslim scholar says those Muslims don’t have to suffer.
WASHINGTON — An active-duty Army chaplain has published a book titled “Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger” and appeared in a video in uniform to promote it, raising questions about the service endorsing Christianity as the Pentagon wages wars in Muslim countries.
(RNS) Lawmakers seek a $2 million for an “anti-radicalization center” in Montreal, and limit public employees and people seeiking public services from covering their faces.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has released an Arabic-language guidebook, the first of its kind, which aims to bring the culture of the Catholic Church to a new audience. Titled “The Vatican, its Significance and its Monuments,” the book hit bookstores around the Holy See late last month.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) Pakistan added a “third gender” option to national identity cards in 2009, but official recognition has not stopped discrimination against “khawaja saras,” those who choose not to be identified as either male or female.
(Reuters) Ahmad said the flight attendant had discriminated against her when the attendant refused her request for an unopened can of Diet Coke, saying it could be used as a weapon, yet gave the man sitting next to her an unopened can of beer.
(RNS) Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi gynecologist, novelist and poet, made the move after death threats from al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, which claimed credit for the killing of another Bangladeshi atheist last month.
PHOENIX (Reuters) The Islamic Community Center of Phoenix said it was hosting a gathering to “show that when one of us is mistreated, our community responds with a message of Love and Not Hate.”