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.
Articles tagged “Muslims”
(RNS) The goal of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus is to create a cohort of thoughtful, tolerant young leaders willing to explore one another’s identities, histories and life experiences through song.
PARIS (RNS) French comedian Dieudonne is kicking up fresh controversy with a straight-armed gesture he has tagged the “quenelle.” Dieudonne claims it’s anti-establishment, not anti-Semitic; Jewish groups liken it to a Nazi salute.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Britain’s domestic secret service — M15 — works hand in hand with informants who sometimes monitor sermons in mosques and tell the police about suspicious members.
(RNS) These days, a growing number of Muslims celebrate Christmas, or at least partake in some ways, even if they don’t decorate their homes with trees and a light show. Indeed, many Muslim families have created their own unique Christmas traditions.
NAIROBI, Kenya RNS) Kenya has enjoyed relative peace between the two monotheistic religions that dominate the region. But that may be changing.
(RNS) The reopening of what church officials say is the largest Armenian place of worship in southeastern Turkey is part of a re-evaluation by Kurdish Muslims of the active role their ancestors played in the killings of minorities including Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and Jews in the twilight years of the Ottoman Empire.
(RNS) The report, which found that incidents of hatred against Muslims had decreased slightly, lists 37 individuals and institutions that “were at the center of promoting Islamophobia in America” during 2011-2012.
“Muslim stand-up comedy is nothing new. But what makes “The Muslims Are Coming” different is that it portrays what happens when a troupe of comedians performs before red state Americans in such places as Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Arizona, Utah and Idaho.”
(RNS) “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.” This was the Islamist poem quoted by the mayor of Istanbul, Turkey, in December 1997. Charged with using inflammatory speech, he was ejected from office and sentenced to jail by the Ankara High Court. Today, […]