Tag: Muslim

Heartland fury as university renovates chapel to accommodate Muslims

A decision to make a university’s chapel “faith neutral” to accommodate Muslim students has created great angst in the nation’s Heartland after critics were accused of being Islamophobic.   Last May, Wichita State University ordered workers to remove all the pews and an altar inside the Harvey D. Grace Memorial Chapel. The pews were ripped […]

Pope Expresses Closeness to Muslims after Hajj Stampede

Speaking during a packed evening prayer service at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday, the Argentine pope said he wanted to express his “sentiments of closeness in the face of the tragedy that their people suffered today in Mecca”, Reuters reported. “In this moment of prayer, I unite myself with you all in prayer […]

Germany Could End Up With Europe’s Largest Muslim Minority

When the flood of Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Europe finally ebbs and asylum-seekers settle down in their new homes, Germany could unexpectedly find itself housing the continent’s largest Muslim minority.   The arrival of so many Syrians fleeing their country’s brutal civil war is bound to change the face of Islam in Germany, which […]

Flashback: Obama was ‘quite religious in Islam’

TEL AVIV – President Obama’s faith is taking center stage again after ABS’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos grilled Donald Trump over the presidential candidate’s lack of response to a question he received during a campaign event last week where a man claimed Obama was a Muslim.   “I take that point,” stated Stephanopoulos, when […]

‘If Europe opens its gates to Muslims, there will be beheadings here’

GDANSK – It was difficult to know whether Lech Walesa was cynical, joking or dead serious. Maybe all of the above.     His direct approach to, and simplistic views of, a complicated international reality can embarrass the listener. Nevertheless, it is clear that the former president of the Polish Republic – a Nobel Prize […]

Police gird for Temple Mount violence Friday as unrest persists

Police officials said they would limit Muslim access to the Temple Mount Friday morning as the capital geared up for possible violence after a week that saw several heavy clashes atop the holy site.     Police said they would prohibit the entry of men under 40 to the compound after receiving intelligence reports indicating […]

Tension on the Mount

The tragic death of Alexander Levlovich has galvanized public awareness of the Palestinian violence in and around Jerusalem. However, an urban intifada has been under way on and off in the capital since the summer of 2014, when Israel launched Operation Protective Edge – and its epicenter is the Temple Mount.     The Temple […]

Handcuffed for Making Clock, Ahmed Mohamed, 14, Wins Time With Obama

HOUSTON — Ahmed Mohamed’s homemade alarm clock got him suspended from his suburban Dallas high school and detained and handcuffed by police officers on Monday after school officials accused him of making a fake bomb. By Wednesday, it had brought him an invitation to the White House, support from Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg, […]

Irving Student Says He’s Falsely Accused of Making ‘Hoax Bomb’

A 14-year-old North Texas student and his family blame fear of Islam for his arrest on charges of making a “hoax bomb.” Ahmed Mohamed, a freshman at Irving MacArthur High School, said he took an electronic clock he built over the weekend to school Monday morning to show his first period engineering teacher his skill […]

Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants

HORGOS, Serbia (AP) — Hungary sealed off its border with Serbia with massive coils of barbed wire Tuesday and began detaining migrants trying to use the country as a gateway to Western Europe, harsh new measures that left thousands of frustrated asylum-seekers piled up on the Serbian side of the border.     Human rights […]