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Muslim Discrimination

Bullying Of Asian-American Students SPIKES

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion

(RNS) A report released Thursday (Sept. 5) by two civil rights groups found a dramatic spike in bullying of Asian-American students in New York City p...

NYPD Allegedly Ripped Hijabs Off Teenage Muslim Girls

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion

A disturbing story emerged out of the Bronx on Thursday. Two Muslim sisters, Lamis Chapman and Khalia Wilson, aged 12 and 14 respectively, told the Ne...

Muslims Are Being Blacklisted, ACLU Says

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 08.22.2013 | Religion

LOS ANGELES -- A government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship ap...

WATCH: Single Muslim Women Break Barriers

Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion

Looking for Mr. (or Mrs.) Right is not easy for anyone. Now add in the religious and social pressures of being a Muslim woman. Four such women joined ...

Jaweed Kaleem

New Survey On Anti-Muslim Discrimination Reveals Surprising Results

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion

After the Boston Marathon bombing suspects were revealed to be Muslims who investigators said were motivated in part by radical Islam, American Muslim...

In Modi's Gujarat, Muslims Struggle to be respected by Hindus

Zahir Janmohamed | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Zahir Janmohamed

Nida had always heard about housing discrimination in India but she had never experienced it, until she became an unwilling spokesperson for the plight of Gujarat's Muslims.

Muslim Students Should Have Prayer Rooms Without Crucifix At Catholic University, Complaint States

Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion

A law school professor has filed a complaint with the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights, alleging that Catholic University of America, a pri...

Weightlifter Fights To Compete, Honor Faith

AP | By PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion

ATLANTA -- Looking to get stronger, Kulsoom Abdullah took up weightlifting a couple of years ago. She quickly grew to love the male-dominated sport, e...

Bin Laden's Death: Do I Fit Into the Celebration?

Gissou Nia | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Gissou Nia

I spent the years following 9/11 reacting to the discrimination of those around me. Bin Laden's death is at least, for now, some comfort that my dark decade -- and that of my nation -- has finally come to a close.

Bin Laden's Death: Do I Fit Into the Celebration?

Gissou Nia | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Gissou Nia

I spent the years following 9/11 reacting to the discrimination of those around me. Bin Laden's death is at least, for now, some comfort that my dark decade -- and that of my nation -- has finally come to a close.

Muslim Leaders Say They Were Taken Off Tenn Flight

AP | By RANDALL DICKERSON | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two Muslim religious leaders say they were removed from a commercial airliner in Memphis on Friday and were told it was because th...

Muslims Confront Government Over Travel Woes

Posted 07.03.2011 | Religion

By James Ewinger Religion News Service PARMA, Ohio (RNS) Government officials told Arab-Americans and Muslims that some post-9/11 security measures a...

NY Boy, 12, Accused Of Hate Crime Attack On Muslim Classmate

AP | Posted 05.31.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- New York City police arrested a 12-year-old boy on hate crime charges and accused him of trying to rip the head scarf off a Muslim classma...

A Convert To Islam Finds Discrimination On Both Sides Of The Veil

Kim Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kim Joseph

Six years and seven Ramadan's ago, I began my walk with God by way of the religion of Islam. About three months ago, I took off my hijab. I could no longer deny myself the right to be me.

JBS Swift, Greeley-Based Meat Packing Plant, Facing Federal Lawsuit For Discriminating Against Muslims At Plant

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

OMAHA, Neb. — Federal officials say a JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plant in Nebraska should provide Muslim employees with prayer time and not ret...

Opponents of Mosque Using Fear to Divide

Ben Leming | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Leming

As a Marine that has deployed through out the Middle East, I have worked, trained, and broken bread with Muslims. I can't stand by while they're accused of being guilty by association of one's religion and therefore discriminated against.

Muslim Woman Denied Foster Care Because Of No-Pork Rule

Religion News Service | Kimberlee Hauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

(RNS) A Muslim woman in Maryland says she was denied a foster care license by a state-authorized agency because she does not allow pork in her home. ...