Ahead of this month’s national election, conservative politicians in Canada have made an issue of the niqab. The full-face covering worn by a tiny minority of Muslim women is suddenly getting a lot of attention.
Among those killed in the crush of the Hajj crowd in Mina, Saudi Arabia, last week was a woman beloved in Nigeria and beyond. Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, a pioneering journalist and activist, broke down barriers in a patriarchal society.
Randa Fahmy Hudome is a Republican, a former deputy energy secretary under George W. Bush and a political consultant. She's also a Muslim — and doesn't agree with comments made over the weekend by presidential candidate Ben Carson.
Thousands of Tunisian men and women have left the country to fight alongside ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Authorities believe part of the problem is that these young people are being radicalized in local Tunisian mosques that were taken over by radical Islamists.
A Muslim convert from the Houston area was appalled that many of his friends had never tried real Texas BBQ, because it wasn’t halal. So, he and a partner have started selling “authentic halal Texas BBQ” out of truck near Sugar Land, Texas.
Since the beginning of this year, three bloggers have been hacked to death in Bangladesh. They were attacked on busy streets and in broad day light. Many say the Bangladeshi government is not doing enough to protect the country's bloggers.
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