WASHINGTON (RNS) The court came down decisively on the side of a Muslim prisoner whose beard had been deemed potentially dangerous by Arkansas prison officials. Growing a beard, the justices said, was a Muslim man’s religious right.
Articles tagged “Muslim”
(RNS) When a Fox News “expert” claimed non-Muslims are not welcome in some European cities, Britain’s prime minister “thought it must be April Fools’ Day.” But the Louisiana governor’s planned speech repeats the charge.
PARIS (RNS) French leaders are echoing the message of inclusiveness. “France is not Houellebecq. It’s not intolerance and fear,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls said last week, referring to the controversial novelist Michel Houellebecq.
(RNS) Hours after two Palestinians, armed with guns and hatchets, killed four Jewish worshippers and a Druze police officer at a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday (Nov. 18), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the attack a “blood libel.” Why, and what did he mean?
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court agreed to rule on a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim girl who claimed she was not hired as a “model” by Abercrombie & Fitch because of her black headscarf.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Inmate Gregory Holt wants to grow a half-inch beard in observance of his Muslim faith. Arkansas prison officials say he can’t. The Supreme Court will decide.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Please stop calling them the ‘Islamic State,’ because they are not a state and they are not religious,” said Ahmed Bedier, a Muslim and the president of United Voices of America.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will consider a religion trifecta: One case focuses on prison inmates. Another deals with outdoor signs. The third affects Americans born in Jerusalem.
(RNS) A new British study shows that Muslim women who wear headscarfs think better of their bodies than Muslim women who don’t.