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

Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro talks about Ilhan Omar
March 11th, 2019

Popular Fox News host Jeanine Pirro took issue with Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Muslim faith during a televised segment over the weekend, sparking charges of Islamophobia. Continue reading

The execution of Muslim inmate Domineque Ray
February 15th, 2019

The execution of a Muslim inmate on Death Row has revived a debate about religious freedom protections – including how far and to whom they should extend. 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

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 berates a Muslim woman in a coffee shop
May 21st, 2018

A viral video shows a man insulting a Muslim woman wearing a niqab in a California coffee shop. The incident sparked an intense debate over the merits of Islamic face coverings. Some argue they are oppressive and should be outlawed in public, but others insist this would be a mistake. Continue reading

A letter declaring April 3 "Punish a Muslim Day"
March 15th, 2018

Copies of an anonymous letter declaring April 3 “Punish a Muslim Day” have generated waves of anxiety in Muslim communities throughout the United Kingdom. The letters even include a table awarding point values for specific acts of violence against Muslims: 25 points for pulling off a woman’s head scarf, 500 for killing a Muslim person, and 1,000 for bombing a mosque. Continue reading