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  • Muslim Weddings

    Muslim Weddings
    Most people know the traditional wedding vow couples take, but for many of the millions of Muslims in the United States, that’s not the case at all. In fact, the whole Muslim wedding experience is completely unconventional. More than 1 million...
  • Over 50 bodies found in Iraq, raising fears of new massacres

    Over 50 bodies found in Iraq, raising fears of new massacres
    The bodies of more than 50 people apparently killed in a sectarian slaying were found south of Baghdad, Iraqi authorities said Wednesday, adding to fears of a new round of massacres driven by Sunni-Shiite conflicts. The corpses were discovered late...
  • Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

    Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority. Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis...
  • Egyptian presidential candidate Sisi: Muslim Brotherhood 'finished'

    Egyptian presidential candidate Sisi: Muslim Brotherhood 'finished'
    The Muslim Brotherhood can look for no handouts from Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man expected to be Egypt’s next president. Nor, apparently, can secular opponents of the government. In the first televised question-and-answer session of his campaign,...
  • Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray

    Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances. In a 5-4...
  • Witness recalls demo in 'how to slit a throat' as terror trial opens

    NEW YORK -- On a ranch in rural Oregon, a radical Muslim holding a dagger with a curved blade yanked back the head of a kneeling young man and brought the metal to his neck.  "He said he was going to show us how to properly slice someone's throat,"...
  • Protest over Islamic dress code clogs Tehran streets

    Conservatives calling for stricter enforcement of Islamic dress codes for women staged a public protest Wednesday in Tehran, the latest hard-line assault on the government of President Hassan Rouhani. About 500 demonstrators attended the boisterous...
  • Brandeis students nix Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali. What a pity.

    Another spring, another college commencement speaker contoversy. In 1990, students at Wellesley College objected to First Lady Barbara Bush, who they felt was not sufficiently feminist as she had dropped out of Smith College in 1944 to get married. In...
  • A year after the Boston bombings [Commentary]

    A year after the Boston bombings [Commentary]
    In a 12-second period one year ago today, two homemade explosive devices tore holes in what had been a perfect spring day in Boston. Thousands had lined up along Boylston Street for the 117th Boston Marathon. Nearly 27,000 runners ages 18 to over 80,...
  • Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction&...
  • Muslim group urges new way of dealing with radicals

    Muslim group urges new way of dealing with radicals
    Seeking a way to prevent violence like last year's deadly Boston Marathon bombing, an Islamic advocacy group Monday announced a plan aimed at helping U.S. mosques identify and reeducate radicals. The Muslim Public Affairs Council — which long...