The US Senate has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that encourages states to cut off contractors who boycott Israel, a measure included in a wider Middle East policy bill that reinforces Washington’s support for Israel and Jordan. The bill, which passed in a 77-23 vote on Tuesday, says[…]
Social media users have voiced frustration at what they described as a double standard after a mosque was bombed in the US. The explosion at around 5am local time (09:00 GMT) at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, caused damage but did not cause any casualties. Worshippers[…]
The number of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States rose 91 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2016, according to a leading Muslim advocacy and civil rights group. In a report published on Monday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said[…]
Police are investigating the death of America’s first Muslim woman judge as a suicide, the New York Times reported, citing law enforcement sources. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, was found dead in the Hudson River in New York on Wednesday. Despite her personal accomplishments, Abdus-Salaam, who was serving on New York’s highest[…]
“Disgraceful”, “a travesty”, “racist”. These were some of the words used to describe a measure signed off by US President Donald Trump that suspends immigration from several Muslim-majority countries, and indefinitely bans Syrians – including refugees – from entering the United States. Closing off his first week in office, Trump[…]
President Barack Obama plans to dismantle a controversial immigrant registry that rights groups have long said unfairly targeted men from Arab- and Muslim-majority countries, in what appears to be an effort to block President-elect Donald Trump from easily reviving it. The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) has been dormant[…]
The past week has witnessed a spike in hate crimes against Muslim Americans, including vandalism of mosques and verbal and physical assaults on followers of the faith. However, civil rights activists, interfaith groups and government officials are pushing back against the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment. In Seattle, Washington, the city[…]
The Washington headquarters of the largest US Muslim rights and advocacy group were briefly evacuated on Thursday after it received a “hate” letter containing a suspicious white powder that initial tests found to be harmless. “Preliminary field tests indicate the substance is not dangerous,” the Council on American-Islamic Relations, whose[…]
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