| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:48 AM
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is urging American Muslims to participate in the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s march on Washington on Aug. 24.
"After 50 years, the Civil Rights Movement is at a crucial juncture. American Muslims...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:35 PM
The sand-colored mosque rises against the San Gabriel Mountains, its blue-tiled dome and six minarets cutting a striking profile in an industrial area of Rowland Heights.
Inside, lush tapestries from Pakistan adorn the walls, and ornate chandeliers from...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:21 AM
The opening this weekend of a new mosque in Rowland Heights is powerful evidence of a building boom of such facilities in Southern California and around the nation.
Over the last several years, new mosques have risen in Mission Viejo, Irvine, Anaheim,...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 7:33 PM
The Justice Department has settled a lawsuit against Lomita that stemmed from an application that was denied in 2010 to build a new mosque in the city...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Ibragim Todashev was being interrogated in his Orlando, Fla., home by the FBI and Massachusetts police when he was killed early in the morning of May 22. Now his family and friends want an independent investigation of how Todashev, an acquaintance of the...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:04 AM
A group of U.S. Muslims and Arab-Americans are visiting the North African country of Morocco this week to talk with that nation's government and civil organizations about strengthening democracy, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations....
| Jun 9, 2013
U.S. Department of Justice civil-rights division has pledged to conduct a separate investigation into the FBI's fatal shooting last month of Ibragim Todashev in Orlando — but only if it decides one is necessary.
The agency announced its position...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:10 AM
The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations turned a letter from former Congressman Allen West into a burst of publicity and $2,625 in cash.
The Pembroke Pines-based council sent a letter to West in 2011 asking him to cut ties...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:47 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting of Ibragim Todashev by an FBI agent in Orlando two weeks ago.
"What needs to happen, because there has been so much contradictory information released, is...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Religion News Service writers David Gibson and Lauren Markoe report on the backlash against Muslims following the Boston Marathon bombings:
(RNS) No sooner had the reality of the Boston Marathon bombing sunk in on Monday (April 15) afternoon than...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 10:41 AM
While he was in Congress, Allen West regularly warned about the threat to the U.S. from what he termed militant Islam.
He hasn’t softened his message or his in-your-face style since he left office in January.
Early in the week, in one of his...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Next week at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in South Korea, a computer engineer from Atlanta will take another step she hopes could lead to the 2012 London Olympics.
That Kulsoom Abdullah has gotten this far is nothing short of a miracle, given...