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    BOSTON (CBS) – The late Colin Powell is being remembered Monday in a variety of ways, mostly for his impressive litany of firsts: first African-American National Security Advisor, first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs and first African-American Secretary of State. But I will remember him more for being the most eloquent advocate for and...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests erupted for a second day in Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority. Some 10,000 protesters — many of them carrying banners of Islamist political parties — took to the streets...
    Apple has taken down a popular Koran app in China after it allegedly hosted 'illegal religious texts,' though the developer claims China needs 'additional documentation' to restore the app. The Quran Majeed app was reportedly removed for 'hosting illegal religious texts,' according to the BBC, which first reported the news.  However, the app's maker, Pakistan...
    Members of the Swedish Muslim Nyans Party have called for a sculpture by recently deceased Mohammed cartoonist Lars Vilks to be burned. The sculpture Nimis, which is located on a beach on Sweden’s west coast and consists of towers and maze-like structures made of driftwood, has been labelled as a symbol of “Islamophobia” by members...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban police official says dozens killed in mosque explosion targeting Shiite Muslims in norther Afghanistan. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Share this: Around New York City in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, as an eerie quiet settled over ground zero, South Asian and Arab men, especially in neighborhoods such as Brooklyn’s “Little Pakistan” around Coney Island Avenue, started vanishing. Soon, more than 1,000 were arrested in sweeps across the metropolitan area and nationwide....
    DOWNTOWN — Mosques and Islamic centers in the city are becoming more environmentally friendly this week. The Chicago Muslims Green Team, a nonprofit organization promoting a sustainable lifestyle based on Islamic teachings, started recruiting for the Downtown Islamic Center Green Team on Friday.  The group wants to transform the Downtown Islamic Center, 231 S. State...
    A giant 3D printed replica of Michelangelo's famous David statue on show at the Dubai Expo has sparked controversy after organisers chose to cover up the statue's manhood to avoid offending conservative Muslims.   The 17-foot-tall replica of arguably the world's most recognisable nude was contributed to the expo by Italy to be displayed at the...
    After 9/11, Muslim Americans and people of color nationwide reported more incidents of hate than before. The novel coronavirus has further contributed to this rise of hate crimes against communities of color, with data compiled by the FBI finding alarming rates of incidents reported in 2020 compared to 2019. Amid the alarming rise of hate crimes,...
    A group of Muslims armed with automatic weapons opened fire on the houses of Christian residents in Lahore, Pakistan, wounding six, the Barnabas Fund reported this week. According to one version of the incident, the assault originated in a dispute between a Christian named Asghar Masih and a Muslim called Dilshad Dogar, although other reports...
    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Sikh businessman Balbir Singh Sodhi was helping plant a flower bed at his Arizona gas station when he was shot dead by a man seeking to avenge 9/11. Mistaken for an Arab Muslim because of his turban and beard, Sodhi was the first person to die in a wave of bias...
    Two decades out, harmful and discriminatory practices remain and draw upon defunct databases for prejudicial policing, experts say. Twenty years ago, America underwent a paradigm shift. Following the Sept. 11 attacks, air travel transformed. The Department of Homeland Security was created, leading to the mass...
    Police arrested three Muslim men who engaged in a street prayer on September 11th using a loud sound system to broadcast the prayer. The three men had gathered on Saturday between 7 am and 7:30 am on the rue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny in Challans, western France, and began the Muslim prayer, broadcasting...
    HATE preacher Anjem Choudary has used the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to blame the US and Israel for the atrocities. He also accused America and its allies of demonising Muslims since the attacks and of genocide in Iraq and Afghanistan. 1Choudary used the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to blame the US and Israel for the...
    PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Through song, prayer, and a moment of silence, dozens of people from different faiths, and backgrounds came together to honor the 3000 Americans who died on September 11th and reflect on the progress that’s been made since. “There are days we feel wonderful, because look at this, look at the...
    Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau chose to stress the impact of 9/11 on Muslims and call for people to stand against “Islamophobia”, rather than radical Islam, on the 20th anniversary of the attacks. Having called a snap election off the back of encouraging polling — which currently appears to have been a mistake — the...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Muslim families who call Colorado home represent a wide range of cultures as U.S. immigrants or who were born in this country. They range in age and experiences, but all have felt the effects of 9/11 on their community 20 years later. “I don’t remember the day vividly, but I remember...
    (CNN)There are nearly 2 billion Muslims in the world, and the religious group continues to grow rapidly. Yet Islam continues to be largely misunderstood by many, which has given way to Islamophobia and even violence against Muslims.While Islamophobia existed long before 9/11, a dislike for Islam and Muslims became more deliberately weaponized in the service...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks changed the lives of Americans everywhere. One group particularly impacted was Muslim-Americans. Many became the target of Islamophobia and racist attacks. READ MORE: 9/11 20 Years Later: NYPDs John Miller On How Department Transformed Into World Leader In Counterterrorism As CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported, many...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The rush to work for Hatem Abudayyeh on September 11, 2001 was rooted in fear. “No idea what was happening,” Abudayyeh said. “It was a terrifying day and terrifying experience.” READ MORE: Federal Vaccine Mandate: How Could The New COVID Rules Affect You? Abudayyeh is Arab American. He grew up on Chicago’s North...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Muslim Americans continue to show that their religion is one of peace and community while fighting stereotypes that came about after 9/11. Tehsin Siddiqui has a story all too familiar for Muslim Americans after September 11, 2001. READ MORE: Federal Vaccine Mandate: How Could The New COVID Rules Affect You? “I...
    This Saturday, September 11, 2021 will mark the 20th anniversary of al-Qaeda's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. One example of the Islamophobia that followed 9/11 was the so-called "Ground Zero mosque" controversy, which Never Trump conservative Jim Swift discusses in an article published...
    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — In the 20 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, a mixture of homegrown extremists, geography and weaknesses in counterterrorism strategies have combined to turn Europe into a prime target for jihadists bent on hurting the West. Europe watched open-mouthed as the 9/11 attacks unfolded across...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Salman Azam grew up in Staten Island in New York City. He said 9/11 was a defining moment in his life."I went to funerals for friends' parents who worked in the World Trade Center or who were firefighters or police officers, it was a very emotional time," he recalled.Not only as an...
    Washington (CNN)A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here.He did nothing wrong, the man. He hadn't engaged in illegal activity. But his innocence didn't matter, he said, because he was Muslim.Muhammad Tanvir, who was living lawfully in the US,...
    (CNN)"Turn Turk Tim and Renounce Thy Faith/In words as well as actions/Is it worse to follow Mahomet than the Devil?" So wrote Benjamin Franklin in "Poor Richard's Almanack" in 1741. Franklin's maxim here, comparing the Prophet Muhammad to Satan, is but one example of early American Islamophobia. Rafia ZakariaAccording to scholars Peter Gottschalk and Gabriel...
    The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were a dark time for all Americans, and for Muslims in the United States, there were more problems to come in the aftermath. But one American Muslim activist sees signs of hope. “9/11 impacted Muslims in the same way it impacted everyone else in this country,” Edward Ahmed Mitchell,...
    The former head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service has admitted that Muslim leaders in the UK have been “reluctant” to tackle the threat of Islamic extremism in their midst. Amid heightened concerns over the threat of Islamist terrorism in the wake of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban following President Biden’s bungled withdrawal, former...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A car passed, the driver’s window rolled down and the man spat an epithet at two little girls wearing their hijabs: “Terrorist!” It was 2001, mere weeks after the World Trade Center fell, and 10-year-old Shahana Hanif and her younger sister were walking to the local mosque from their Brooklyn...
    BANGKOK (AP) — A nationalist Buddhist monk in Myanmar notorious for anti-Muslim remarks was freed from prison on Monday after charges that he tried to stir up disaffection against the country’s previous civilian government were dropped. Par Mount Kha, another activist monk and friend of Wirathu, confirmed that the case had been dropped. “I am...
    According to the results of a poll conducted from July 19th to July 26th and released earlier this week, 39 per cent of French believe that Islam will become the largest religion in France. The ‘Heart of the French’ survey conducted by Harris Interactive reveals that 39 per cent, nearly one in four, French people believe...
    by Aysha Khan This story was originally published at Prism. Content note: This article contains descriptions of suicide and violence. If you or someone you know are struggling with suicidal thoughts, help is available 24/7 through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Muslim youth can also call Naseeha’s confidential helpline at +1 (866) 627-3342 for...
    Canadian Minister of Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef called the Taliban "our brothers" in a message to the extremist group during a Wednesday press conference, later saying it was simply "a cultural reference." Monsef used her time in the press conference to speak directly to the Taliban and pleaded with them to end...
    Former Trump and Bush administration adviser Christian Whiton warned Monday of China's renewed interest in Afghanistan, as the Communist nation suggested it will provide financial assistance to the new government formed by the militant insurgents. On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," host Tucker Carlson reported that a Chinese Communist Party spokesman disparaged the United States as "the...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Islam. The word Islam translates as "submission" or "surrender." Surrender to the will of Allah - Arabic for God.Beliefs/PracticesIslam is partially based on the Judeo-Christian religions. It has a monotheistic (belief in one God) message, and follows some of the same principles as Christianity and Judaism. The followers of Islam, Muslims,...
    SUNNI and Shiite Islam are the two major denominations of the religion. Although both have much in common, there are several key differences. 2There are two major denominations of Islam - Sunni and ShiiteCredit: Getty What is the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims? The main difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims is their belief...
    A New York City diner owner has blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio's new vaccine mandate, saying banning unvaccinated customers from eating indoors is discriminatory and is no different to banning people because they are black, Muslim or gay.  Mary Josephine Generoso, manager of pastry shop and diner Pasticceria Rocco in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, told DailyMail.com...
    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir fired tear gas and warning shots Tuesday to disperse Shiite Muslims who attempted to participate in processions marking the Muslim month of Muharram. Dozens of people were detained. Hundreds of Muslims chanting religious and pro-freedom slogans took to the streets in the main city of Srinagar despite...
    A California Army veteran was found guilty for attempting to bomb a rally in Long Beach over two years ago. Mark Steven Domingo, 28, was found guilty on Thursday of providing material support to terrorism and for the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He will be sentenced on Nov. 1 and faces...
    Rohingya people are seen at Jamtoli camp in Ukhia, Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh on August 23, 2020 Rehman Asad/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Bangladesh will begin vaccinating the close to 890,000 Rohingya refugees living in Cox's Bazar.  48,000 of those aged above 55 are estimated to be vaccinated between Tuesday and Thursday.  The vaccinations...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- In "Sound of Metal," Oscar-nominated Riz Ahmed portrays a drummer who loses his hearing. Ahmed points out he's one of few Muslim actors who play a non-Muslim or unremarkably Muslim role, calling that a lonely "promised land.""The progress that's being made by a few of us doesn't paint an overall picture...
    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...
    At a newly founded church in Mexico dedicated to Diego Maradona, a replica of his famed No. 10 jersey and other memorabilia adorned an altar honoring the late Argentine soccer legend who died in November. An ocean away in Madrid, a bullfighter clad in an elaborately embroidered “traje de luces,” or suit of lights,...
    A professor at City University of New York (CUNY) said that he hopes that Muslims will “erase this filth called Israel,” The Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. Mohammed Abbasi, an adjunct professor at CUNY’s School of Professional Studies and an imam, spoke at a June 25 sermon at the Islamic Center of Union City in...
    (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...