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  • From lashes to death: Artist caught in tangles of Saudi law 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:37 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution's request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison over a book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with women.

  • Supreme leader says US using money, sex to infiltrate Iran 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 8:33 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's top leader says the United States is using "money and sex" to try to infiltrate the Islamic Republic and warns Iranians not to fall into the "enemy's trap."

  • Expert: Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:57 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A terrorism expert says three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and about 20 percent through family members.

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm

    The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 23, 2015.

  • Muslim woman says she was disciplined for henna markings 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:53 pm

    CAMDEN, New Jersey - A Muslim receptionist at a southern New Jersey hospital says she was disciplined after reporting for work with henna ink designs on her hand - a traditional ceremonial practice in her faith.

  • Iran's Guard simulates capture of Al-Aqsa Mosque story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 12:59 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Paramilitary forces from Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control, state media reported Saturday.

  • Man charged with trespass, accused of rude mosque intrusion 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 10:48 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - A man was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after the staff of a San Antonio mosque accused him of entering prayer areas, wiping his boots on the prayer rugs and berating mosque workers about their religion.

  • Man receives 'overwhelming support' after uproar over mosque 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 10:18 am

    FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia - A man whose presentation on a proposed mosque in Virginia was interrupted by anti-Muslim comments says he's stunned by the overwhelming support he has received since the incident.

  • Kansas official shows slides of criminals named Mohammed 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 8:11 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A commissioner in the second most populous Kansas county put on a slide presentation at a local government meeting showing convicted criminals with the name Mohammed, prompting a Muslim group to respond that American politicians seem to be racing to see who is the more bigoted.

  • Pope Africa plans unchanged, but bodyguard does extra check story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:53 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is going ahead with plans to visit the conflict-wracked Central African Republic, but his top bodyguard is doing an unusual, last-minute on-site survey to determine if security concerns require any changes to the itinerary, the Vatican said Thursday.

  • Muslim deputy in Florida claims discrimination in lawsuit 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 11:49 am

    ORLANDO, Florida - A former Muslim deputy of Arab descent is suing a sheriff's office in central Florida, claiming religious and ethnic discrimination and harassment.

  • Travel gift guide: Road warriors offer ideas and inspiration 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 3:03 pm

    Seeking the perfect gift for a traveler? Here's some inspiration from road warriors and travel professionals: author Paul Theroux; Salamander Hotels CEO Sheila Johnson; Irhal app creator Irfan Ahmad; and Young Travel Professionals founder Karen Magee.

  • Editorials from around New York 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 10:41 am

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

  • Advocacy groups to host Muslim Day on the Hill in Boston 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 9:27 am

    BOSTON - The first Muslim Day on the Hill will be held this week at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

  • A mosque grows slowly amid opposition in New Hampshire story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 11:43 am

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - The same financial difficulties that face houses of worship across the country have stalled a 10-year effort by New Hampshire's small Muslim community to construct their first mosque - and build a bridge to the non-Muslim neighbors who never wanted it there in the first place.

  • 5 things to know about Myanmar story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 12:21 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar is holding a general election on Sunday, its second since polls in 2010 ended almost a half-century of military rule. Five things to know about the Southeast Asian country:

  • Myanmar election elicits global interest, concerns story has photos
    Updated: Nov-06-15 4:31 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's general election on Sunday has generated wide international attention, and concerns about fairness. A look at what some international organizations and governments are saying:

  • Bosnian court jails Islamic State recruiter for 7 years 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 7:22 am

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - A Bosnian court on Thursday sent an Islamic State supporter to jail for seven years for encouraging, organizing and recruiting volunteers for extremist activities in Syria.

  • Detroit enclave to have what will be Muslim majority council 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 8:07 pm

    HAMTRAMCK, Michigan - A diverse Detroit enclave known for its Polish heritage will have what's believed to be the nation's first Muslim-majority City Council.

  • Rally supports Boston-area mosque tagged with 'USA' graffiti story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 3:18 pm

    BURLINGTON, Massachusetts - Muslim leaders and clergy from other faiths rallied Thursday during a demonstration themed "We are Americans" to show support for a suburban Boston mosque spray-painted with "USA" graffiti.

  • Backlash against Muslims casts shadow over Myanmar election story has photos
    Updated: Nov-03-15 5:59 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - The monk's hate-filled speeches have become a part of life in Myanmar. His fringe movement has moved into the mainstream. And now he has a new target: the once-untouchable Aung San Suu Kyi, who he says has failed to stand up against the threat he says Muslims pose to this country and its Buddhist values.

  • Turkey detains 44 people linked to US-based Muslim cleric 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 3:20 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says police have carried out raids in 18 provinces, detaining 44 people linked to a moderate Islamic movement that has turned into President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Number 1 foe.

  • Group alleges discrimination in Islamic cemetery rejection 
    Updated: Nov-01-15 5:59 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - An Islamic civil rights group wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether authorities in a Minneapolis suburb township acted with anti-Muslim bias when they rejected a proposed Islamic cemetery in 2014.

  • Public hearing airs disagreements about Wichita State chapel 
    Updated: Oct-31-15 2:25 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A committee overseeing the Wichita State University chapel might consider more changes after previous renovations drew criticism that the alterations were made to accommodate Muslims over Christians, a university official said.

  • 2 Muslim drivers win $240K judgment in discrimination suit 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 1:44 pm

    PEORIA, Illinois - A jury has awarded $240,000 to two Muslim men who say they were fired from an Illinois trucking company after refusing to deliver alcohol.