KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) See this book? It was in my hotel room here in Malaysia. It’s in hotel rooms around the world. But here, this book is banned if it is written in Malay, the official language of the country’s 30 million people.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) Amna Farooqi, 21, a Pakistani-American and a senior at the University of Maryland, says she loves Israel, cares deeply about Palestinians and sees nothing contradictory about it.
Activists say current law in India’s Muslim family courts discriminate against women. A study finds Muslim women overwhelmingly oppose polygamy, unilateral divorce and child marriage.
As a record number people fleeing violence in Africa and the Middle East fill European refugee camps, Slovakia would prefer to take in only 200 and ideally Christians who will stay there, a ministry spokesman said.
“Excessive pollution from fossil fuels threatens to destroy the gifts bestowed on us by God, whom we know as Allah — gifts such as a functioning climate, healthy air to breathe, regular seasons, and living oceans,” they wrote.
(RNS) That’s what Islamophobia is really about: You don’t belong here. This is our land, our water, our beliefs, our country.
Human rights observers say 45 women and 19 children, including 11 families were taken Thursday. They are among hundreds of residents, Muslims and Christians, whose families have lost touch with them since the militants captured the area.
(RNS) “When we ask people about what America thinks, what America is like, their answers are influenced by what is flashing in their minds. The news. The people they know. What they’ve seen themselves or what their friends experienced.”
(RNS) People say these events strengthen their faith — and folks with no religion like them, too, a new study finds.