(RNS) Muslim Americans and civil rights groups are criticizing a federal court decision that dismissed a lawsuit alleging the New York City Police Department illegally spied on Muslim Americans in New Jersey.
NEW YORK (RNS) It’s hard to believe that supporters of bans on foreign law are genuinely concerned about the purported ills of foreign law when they are so ready to make concessions. Instead, “foreign law” provides a convenient fig leaf for supporters to stir up misconceptions and fear about Muslims.
(RNS) Churches in Central African Republic are caring for thousands of Muslims who have been trapped in a cycle of revenge attacks, perpetrated by a pro-Christian militia.
(RNS) The growing misuse of the blasphemy law has riled some Pakistanis and, increasingly, foreign powers.
(RNS) Two petitions urging the federal government to close schools on the two Eid holidays sparked spirited debate in the Muslim community. Both failed to amass enough signatures.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) In a devout Muslim society where public displays of love are forbidden, the young are increasingly using Valentine’s Day as a form of rebellion.
(RNS) In recent weeks, a pro-Christian militia known as anti-Balaka (or anti-machete) has killed and mutilated Muslims as they have tried to leave the capital Bangui by the truckload.
(RNS) On the third anniversary of Mubarak’s ouster, which falls on Tuesday (Feb. 11), Egypt is more polarized than ever. “The Square” is a reminder of what Egyptians share, regardless of religious or political beliefs.
(RNS) Despite widespread blasphemy charges, universal freedom of conscience lies at the heart of Islam.