NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Boko Haram, which church leaders and analysts view as an African variation of the Islamic State, is taking over churches in northeastern Nigeria, beheading men and forcing Christian women to convert to Islam.
(RNS) “I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State,” Nidal Hasan said in the handwritten, two-page document.
(RNS) After last year’s attack on U.S. citizens in Mecca, a coalition is petitioning the State Department to better protect pilgrims who undertake the Muslim hajj.
“I know that he had strong Muslim beliefs,” said a cousin of Douglas McCain, “but I didn’t know that he was in support of ISIS. I didn’t think he would be.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Everybody knows what hate speech is,” my new Pakistani colleague told me. But do we?
FERGUSON, Mo. (RNS) The Nation of Islam and other groups — such as Black Lawyers for Justice — helped control the crowds and may have protected businesses from looters.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Traditional healers or herbalists outnumber biomedical workers in rural areas of Africa. These healers use ritual and herbal remedies to treat Ebola in areas where suspicion of modern medicine persists.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The declaration from Libya’s Ansar al-Sharia movement mirrors the rise of the Islamic State in northern Iraq and Syria. The two militant movements share similar goals.
(RNS) Civil rights and religious groups are asking the Obama administration to rid federal agencies of anti-Muslim bias.