Muslims in the West


FBI investigates anti-Muslim hate crime

FBI in Jacksonville USA called on residents to come forward with any information regarding an attack on the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida.

Court in Germany permits minaret construction

An Administrative court in the German city of Minden has ruled that the minaret which is no higher than 16 meters does not violate construction regulations which protect the rights

ACT! for America is better known as Hate! for America

ACT! for America has a problem. Its first problem is that it was founded by Brigitte Gabriel. Yes, the same Brigitte Gabriel the New York Times called a “radical Islamophobe”

Islamophobia can be cured with a dose of tolerance

Despite the recent United Nations Human Rights Council adopting of a resolution slamming Islamophobic behaviors by some countries, hints of rejection are still relevant.

Grandson of MB founder has travel ban lifted

Tarek Ramadan, grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement founder, Hassan el Banna, has had his travel ban lifted and was issued a visa. He was formerly banned on ideological grounds

Confessions of a hijabi

I watched the Bollywood film My Name is Khan the other day. The brilliant depiction of an autistic person by India’s leading actor Shah Rukh Khan and director Karan Johar’s

UK Islamic rights groups welcomes PREVENT decision

This aspect of PREVENT is very clear to Muslim communities, in particular young people, and as such is deeply alienating.

Islamism: why the west gets it wrong

Islamism is widely misunderstood in the west. It has its roots in a reaction to the global politics of the 20th century.

No to Minaret for Brooklyn Mosque

A plan by the local Muslim community in Brooklyn to build a mosque is facing a fierce campaign which raises bigotry-driven fears, which Muslims say is not uncommon in post

Nevada police detain 7 Muslims for praying in parking lot

A Los Angeles Muslim civil rights organization has filed a misconduct complaint and requested an internal investigation of police in Henderson, Nevada after seven Southern California Muslim men were detained