At least 13 people have been wounded, two critically, after a shooting in downtown Austin, Texas. Gunfire erupted just before 1:25am (06:25 GMT) on Saturday along Sixth Street, a popular area filled with bars and restaurants. The street was barricaded to keep out vehicles at the time of the shooting,[…]
A gunman who opened fire in a Texas church, killing one person and leaving another in critical condition, died after parishioners at the Sunday morning service shot him in response, authorities said. The Fort Worth Fire Department said three people, including the person who they believed to be the shooter,[…]
Tens of thousands of residents in Texas have been ordered to flee as firefighters struggle to contain a massive blaze at a chemical plant, following a series of explosions at the facility. All residents within four miles of the conflagration at the TPC Group chemical plant in Port Neches, which[…]
US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can’t reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall, which has been at the centre of an ongoing partial government shutdown. Trump flew to the Texas border with Mexico to try[…]
A woman who was unable to renew her contract with a public school district in Texas because she boycotts Israel is suing the US state over its anti-boycott law, which she says violates her right to free speech. Bahia Amawi, a children’s speech specialist, refused to sign a required document[…]
An arsonist convicted of burning down a mosque in the United States last year has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for a crime prosecutors said was motivated by hate. Marq Perez, 26, was convicted of hate crime and felony arson in July for setting fire to[…]
At least 26 people have been killed and 20 others injured in a mass shooting inside a church in Sutherland Springs, in the US state of Texas. The shooting took place on Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Wilson County during the 11:00am (17:00 GMT) service, officials told reporters.[…]
Houston’s Muslim community is at the forefront of helping those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey, which has flooded much of the fourth most populous city in the United States. Dozens of mosques have either opened their doors for shelter, aided in rescue operations or provided goods, such as food, blankets[…]
A Watauga mosque in Texas received a threatening voicemail from an army veteran that was so severe, they called the police. The caller, identifying himself “a Christian,” heaved expletive-filled threats targeting the Watauga Masjid Center, WFAA reports. “F*ck you, f*ck Muhammad, f*ck Islam,” said the caller. “This is America. If[…]
One of the gunmen who attacked a Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) cartoon competition in Texas was in repeated contact with an American supporter of the Islamic State (IS) group, terror experts said. The contest was organised and sponsored by Pamela Geller. The wealthy housewife-turned-blogger has become one of America’s loudest voices[…]
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