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Converted Muslims embrace new faith, celebrate end of Ramadan

Keyla Calix, a 25-year-old Honduran living in downtown Miami, didn’t think her friend’s gift of a Quran would lead her to reject her Catholic upbringing. But two years later, after…

Why are so many people obsessed with Muslim women’s wardrobes?

It’s dangerous to target a minority of women for the way they dress, argues Shaista Aziz If someone asked you to list the most sinister developments of our time, I…

Man tore off woman’s hijab in Long Beach hate crime; suspect sought

he Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who committed a hate crime against a Muslim woman in the Bixby Knolls area. Authorities said…

Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam – review

Along with the “Trojan Horse” controversy about the imposition of a strict Islamic ethos on a number of Birmingham schools, the disclosure that several hundred Britons have been to Syria…

Muslim groups slam new call for UK burka ban

Muslim groups across the UK have hit out against a campaign to ban burkas, saying the “dangerous” move would fuel Islamophobia at a time of increasing racial tensions in Britain.…

Arles 2014: Photographer Nicolo Degiorgis lifts the veil on Italy’s Islamophobia

The Guardian: By Sean O’Hagan Nicolo Degiorgis contrasts the peace of prayer with the tension of politics, with many of Italy’s Muslims now forced to pray in warehouses, garages, gyms,…

Justin Welby warns of hysteria over threat of Muslim radicalisation

People in Britain are in danger of becoming “too hysterical” as a “national culture of fear” develops about the threat posed by radicalised Muslims, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby,…

Justin Welby warns of hysteria over threat of Muslim radicalisation

theguardian: by Nicholas Watt — People in Britain are in danger of becoming “too hysterical” as a “national culture of fear” develops about the threat posed by radicalised Muslims, the…

New exhibition shows scientific miracles of Quran

Dubai: A new exhibition on the ‘Scientific Miracles of the Holy Quran’ is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre until Monday. READ MORE…  …

China Xinjiang: Muslim students ‘made to eat’ at Ramadan

Several university students from China’s western region of Xinjiang have told the BBC that they are being banned from fasting during the month of Ramadan. The three Muslim students we…

Chinese Muslim Uighurs In Xinjiang Defy Government Ramadan Ban, Continue Traditions

China’s nationwide ban on state officials and school children fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has backfired, prompting ethnic Uighurs in the vast northwestern region of Xinjiang to become…

Islamist terror threat to west blown out of proportion – former MI6 chief

Source: The Guardian By Ricard Nortan-Taylor July 7, 2014 Richard Dearlove says extremists are now focused on Middle East and giving them publicity in west is counter-productive The government and…

Dalai Lama to Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhists: Stop violence against Muslims

(CNN) — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has made a renewed call for Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to cease violence towards the countries’ Muslim minorities, in an…

Muslims in China’s Xinjiang told to ignore Ramadan customs

(Reuters) – Officials in China‘s restive western region of Xinjiang have told Muslims to ignore religious customs during the holy month of Ramadan, an indication of what rights groups say is…

Ramadan is an opportunity to learn about Islam

One of the humbling things about getting older is realizing how much I don’t know. Take today, for example. A very important religious observance began at dawn. Do you know…

Women targeted in rising tide of attacks on Muslims

theguardian: by Mark Townsend — More than half of Islamophobic attacks in Britain are committed against women, who are typically targeted because they are wearing clothing associated withIslam, new data…

Uthman Badar: both Islamophobia’s victim and unwilling accomplice

theguardian: by Yassir Morsi — Islamophobia is not just bigotry or fear. It’s a frenzy that fills the gaps in our social imagination. As Badar’s cancelled talk shows, it also…

5 questions for Harris Zafar, Washington County author, speaker on Islam

Oregonlive: by George Rede — Harris Zafar and his son, Rohan, then 2, participate in a Friday prayer service at the Portland Rizwan Mosque in Southwest Portland. (Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian/2010) This…

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