Tag: Muslim

Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained at Florida Airport 'Because I'm Muslim'

Muhammad Ali Jr., son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, said he was detained at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida after being questioned about his religion. Muhammad Ali Ali was born in Philadelphia, has a United States passport and has no prior criminal history, yet he was stopped and held…

Right Wing Quick to Misidentify Quebec Shooter as Muslim Man

Not long after a gunman in Canada shot and killed six people and wounded a dozen others praying at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night, the finger-pointing began, identifying the shooter as a Muslim extremist. Several conservative news outlets were quick to point out the 27-year-old suspect was a Muslim…

Obama Nominates First Muslim Federal Judge

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If appointed, Qureshi would be America’s first Muslim federal judge. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,”…

Trump Scolded by Father of U.S. Muslim Soldier Killed in Action

The Muslim father of a U.S. soldier killed while serving in Iraq passionately admonished Donald Trump Thursday night for his hateful rhetoric, religious intolerance and overall disrespect of communities and cultures. In what has been called the most powerful speech given at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week,…

Trump Exploits Orlando Tragedy

Rather than being respectful, composed and modest in the wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Trump instead has chosen to be bombastic, opportunistic and dishonest in his remarks since the tragedy. Within hours of the massacre that killed 49 people, while bodies still laid in the Orlando…

Orlando Massacre Motivated by Long-Simmering Hate

In the immediate aftermath of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, described by the president as “an act of terror and an act of hate,” there was finger-pointing and gloating, as well as disparaging remarks about religion, calls for more gun control and calls for more guns. But in…

Trump to Allow 'Exceptions' to Ban on Muslims

Despite his call for a temporary ban of Muslims entering the United States and a database that would track all Muslims in the country, Donald Trump said Monday, “There will always be exceptions.” The presumptive Republican nominee, in an interview with the New York Times, provided his first “exception”: London’s…

Muslim Feminists Fight Islamophobia, Defy Stereotypes

By Frank Kineavy Photo: Shutterstock A new generation of Muslim feminists is emerging in America, dedicated to reshaping how the Western world views their culture. Attempting to combat stereotypes and create their own brand of feminism, these women are fighting against Islamophobia, racial profiling and surveillance, as well as promoting…

Miss Puerto Rico Fires Off Anti-Muslim Rant

Miss Puerto Rico 2015 has been suspended by the Miss Puerto Rico organization following an anti-Muslim rant last week. Destiny Velez, 20, posted the hateful messages to her Twitter account, which has since been deleted. According to the Washington Times, one of Velez’s tweets read, “If we are all the…