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    Allan Goodson, a Utah mechanic who converted to Islam, sued his former employer for religious discrimination A Utah mechanic who converted to Islam claimed he was relentlessly mocked by his coworkers, who referred to him and other people who practiced the religion as 'sand n*****s' and said he will 'marry a five-year-old girl' and 'start blowing up innocent people'.   ...
    (CNN)A man accused of anti-Muslim attacks in New York City was charged Wednesday with hate crimes by the Queens District Attorney's Office. Naved Durrni, 30, faces charges of assault as a hate crime, menacing as a hate crime, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of a weapon in the recent physical and verbal attacks on Muslims in Queens, New York, according...
    Police arrested four men in Nantes after they allegedly slaughtered a pair of sheep in the middle of a street during the Islamic Eid al-Adha festival. The four men were taken into custody on Tuesday at around 11:25 a.m. in the Bellevue district of Nantes and are suspected of slaughtering two sheep in public in violation of French law, which states only...
    MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - Tens of thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims circled Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Sunday but remained socially distanced and wore masks as the coronavirus takes its toll on the hajj for a second year running. The hajj pilgrimage, which once drew about 2.5 million Muslims from all walks of life around the globe, is now...
    Indian Muslims must receive a full set of Chinese coronavirus vaccinations before participating in this year’s Islamic Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the Hajj Committee of India announced Thursday. “The Hajj Committee of India (HCI) has said that no Indian Muslims shall be allowed to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage unless they have taken the two [Chinese coronavirus]...
    Islam's holiest time of the year began similarly to how the celebrations played out in 2020, featuring socially distant prayer and limited capacity in mosques. Though lockdown restrictions in several Muslim-majority countries have eased since the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, most of the world still has some limits on social gatherings as millions of Muslims begin preparations...
    Over the past year, Imam Ahson Syed has prayed in the empty chambers of the King Fahad Mosque in Culver City, flanked only by the mosque’s security guard and another staff member. A year after the lockdowns and some other pandemic-related restrictions lifted, Syed is waiting to welcome the community back during the holy month of Ramadan, which begins Monday,...
    MALAYSIA'S former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has sparked fury, claiming that Muslims have a "right to kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past". The 95-year-old tweeted moments after France was hit by two suspected terror attacks in Nice and Avignon today amid a furious row over the controversial cartoons of Prophet Mohammed. 11France was hit by...
    By Aya Batrawy | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Muslim pilgrims have started arriving in Mecca for a drastically scaled-down hajj, as Saudi authorities balance the kingdom’s oversight of one of Islam’s key pillars and the safety of visitors in the face of a global pandemic. The hajj, which begins on Wednesday, normally draws around 2.5 million people...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Muslim pilgrims have started arriving in Mecca for a drastically scaled-down hajj as Saudi authorities balance the kingdom’s oversight of one of Islam’s key pillars and the safety of visitors in the face of a global pandemic. The hajj, which begins on Wednesday, normally draws around 2.5 million people for five intense days of...
    By Khaled Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan will permit non-Muslims to consume alcohol and strengthen women's rights, including banning female genital mutilation (FGM), its justice minister said late on Saturday, in a reversal of almost four decades of hardline Islamist policies. About 3% of Sudan's population is non-Muslim, according to the United Nations. Alcoholic drinks have been banned since former...
    Saudi Arabia has enforced a 1,000-person limit on Hajj pilgrims this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The Hajj is the largest gathering of Muslims in the world where a pilgrimage is made over five or six days to the 'House of Allah', known as the Kabba, in Mecca. Last year, 2.5million Muslims from around the world gathered to perform...
    Muslims from around the world hoping to make the lifetime trip to Mecca for the haj pilgrimage will have to wait until next year, after Saudi Arabia drastically restricted access to the rite due to the coronavirus pandemic. The kingdom indicated on Monday night that only a very limited number of pilgrims would be allowed to perform haj in Mecca,...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Muslims around the world hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mecca to perform the hajj will have to wait until next year, after Saudi Arabia drastically curtailed the pilgrimage due to the coronavirus pandemic. The kingdom said late on Monday that only a very limited number of pilgrims would be allowed to perform the...
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