(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.
Articles tagged “mosques”
PARIS (RNS) A casual suggestion by a Muslim leader that unused French churches be turned into mosques has created a national outcry.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In the first such move in Kenya’s history, the government announced the closure of four mosques in the coastal city of Mombasa, which has been wracked by religious-based violence.
VIENNA (RNS) The government argues that the legislation, which Parliament will vote on this month, will help combat Islamic radicalism. Muslim groups and civic activists say it flouts the principle of equality.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The call of the muezzin, broadcast by loudspeakers on nearly 200 minarets, can be heard across Jerusalem’s hills and valleys, especially in the middle of the night, when the rest of the city is asleep.
(RNS) A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday urging a civil rights investigation into a New York City Police Department program that spies on Muslims.
(RNS) Syed Farhaj Hassan took a lot of pride in being one of the relatively few Muslim Americans to join the military and then go to war in Iraq. But Hassan said that he’s been “betrayed” by the New York City police department's spying on Muslim communities. By Jason Grant.
CHICAGO (RNS) Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks animosity toward Muslims sometimes has taken the form of opposition to construction of mosques and other Islamic facilities. In the last five years, there has been “anti-mosque activity'' in more than half of U.S. states, according to the ACLU. By Judy Keen.