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.
Articles tagged “Muslim”
To legally avoid running an anti-Muslim group’s proposed ads, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has now banned all political, religious and advocacy ads.
(RNS) Media personalities, especially neoconservatives, have rushed to Hirsi Ali’s defense to legitimize their own anti-Islam bias and imperialist ambitions.
(RNS) Travel to the Sunan Pasha Mosque in the heart of Kosovo, the newest old country nestled in the heart of the Balkans in this slide show of a sacred place.
(RNS) When it comes to the question of who is and who is not a Christian, the governor should have remembered that clarity is often served by asking the questioner why the question is being asked.
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.
(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?