Woman wearing a black hijab
April 5th, 2019

When non-Muslim women travel to majority-Islamic countries, it’s fairly common for them to don a hijab, in line with local customs (and in some cases, laws). But is that the right approach? Some feminists say absolutely not. Continue reading

Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell swearing in ceremony
March 27th, 2019

The swearing-in ceremony for Pennsylvania’s first Muslim state legislator was marred by an opening address asking Jesus for forgiveness and claiming that America has “lost sight of God.” Continue reading

Muslims protesting LGBT education program
March 8th, 2019

A public elementary school in the U.K. has become ground zero for an intense political standoff between two opposing groups: Muslim families and LGBT rights supporters. Continue reading

Muslim women praying in a mosque
February 8th, 2019

America’s first all-Muslim, all-volunteer community police force is up and running in New York CIty, but some residents aren’t happy about the development. Are they right to be concerned? Continue reading

Dr. Shahid Shafi
January 14th, 2019

Are Islam and conservatism inherently at odds? That the question a group of Republicans officials in one Texas county were forced to tackle last week. Continue reading

Congressional Representative Ilhan Omar
November 20th, 2018

How do we balance religious freedom with safety, security, and the liberal Western values of a free society? It’s a question Europeans have been struggling with for decades. Now, in the wake of the recent midterm elections, that conversation has begun anew in the United States. Continue reading

Anti-Muslim messages on wall
July 23rd, 2018

Researchers have discovered a link between President Trump’s tweets criticizing Islam and a corresponding rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes. Trump’s message has struck a chord with many Americans who believe that Islam poses a grave threat to the Western world. Continue reading

Muslim group kicked out of public pool
July 18th, 2018

Female students from an Islamic summer camp in Delaware were kicked out of a public pool due to their conservative dress. After the incident made headlines, the city’s mayor was forced to apologize, admitting officials “used poor judgment” in pressuring them to leave. Continue reading

Man behind bars in prison
June 4th, 2018

A prison in Alaska stands accused of knowingly serving pork to its Muslim inmates during Ramadan. Since the Koran explicitly declares pork forbidden for all Muslims, the prisoners, already fasting for the Islamic holy month, were essentially reduced to a starvation diet. Continue reading

March 5th, 2018

An offshoot of the original #MeToo movement, thousands of Muslim women have been using the hashtag #MosqueMeToo to come forward and tell their own stories of sexual assault in the Muslim world. But for followers of Islam, these revelation pose unique challenges. Continue reading