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Why Ramadan is called Ramadan: 6 questions answered

Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions...

Islamophobia in Paris and London – how it differs and why

Islamophobia in France and Britain has intensified in recent years, particularly in the wake of terrorist incidents, such as the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris...

Republican figures and clickbait websites have been promoting an anti-Islam fake...

A Media Matters study found that Facebook pages of some mainstream conservative media outlets, Republican media figures, and even apolitical clickbait sites are part of promotional...

UK academic says data firm helped Trump campaign spread fear

Researcher tells British parliament committee that presidential hopeful used info from Cambridge Analytica to effectively deploy 'false racist and Islamophobic comments' LONDON (AP) — A...

Violent extremists tarnish image of their own faith, cardinal says

ROME - Meeting with a top Muslim leader in Saudi Arabia, the Vatican’s chief interreligious dialogue official called for the equal treatment of people...

Jesus Was Not White. Here Is Why That Matters

I grew up in a Christian home, where a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall. I still have it. It is schmaltzy...

UN Rights Chief: Send Alleged Crimes Against Rohingya to ICC

The highest-ranking United Nations human rights official has called for alleged crimes committed against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority population to be assigned to the...

In Sri Lanka, hate speech and impunity fuel anti-Muslim violence

A day before anti-Muslim mobs swept through a peaceful hill town in central Sri Lanka, the leader of a Sinhala nationalist group took a...

US Department of Justice introduces proposal to ban bump stocks

The US Department of Justice has submitted a regulation that would ban so-called bump stocks, a type of gun modification that increases the rate...

The State of Our Religious Freedom

Tuesday’s State of the Union address falls on the first anniversary of then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ historic refusal to defend President Donald Trump’s...

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