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Bosnians protest against hijab ban in judiciary

Sarajevo - Some 2,000 people, mostly women, protested on Sunday in downtown Sarajevo against a recent ban on wearing a hijab headscarf in the majority Muslim country's judicial institutions.

Parents sue Maryland high school over religious indoctrination

The parents of a Maryland teenager have filed a lawsuit against La Plata High School for forcing their daughter to complete homework assignments that allegedly endorsed Islam over all other religions.

Minaret and Muslims in Mexican city set to host pope

San Crist - The domed mosque with a minaret rises above small homes in a seemingly unlikely place: A southern Mexican indigenous city that will greet Pope Francis in three weeks.

Rights groups rap treatment of Indonesian sect members

Jakarta - Indonesia has relocated more than 1,500 members of a controversial sect from their village "for their own safety", an official said Wednesday, but rights groups described their treatment as religious persecution.

2016 campaign a season of discomfort for U.S. Muslims

Cedar Rapids - The imam of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has long considered explaining Islam his mission. But when Republicans start ruminating over jihad and US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, Hassan Selim would rather turn to prayer.

New Yorkers file $11m lawsuit over plane eviction

New York - Three New York Muslims and a Sikh have filed an $11 million federal lawsuit demanding a jury trial for being kicked off a flight home from Canada because of their appearance.

World Muslim body condemns attacks on Saudi missions in Iran

Jeddah - A global Muslim body on Thursday condemned the attacks on Saudi missions in Iran earlier this month and denounced Tehran's regional "interference".

Muslim body chief seeks healing of Saudi-Iran rift

Jeddah - Worsening relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran are diverting attention from the "real challenges" facing Muslims, the head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation said on Thursday.

UK steps up counter-extremism push despite Muslim concern

London - Britain's government backed schools that want to ban Muslim women and girls from wearing full-face veils as it ramped up efforts Tuesday to counter the appeal of groups such as Islamic State (IS).

Hamtramck, a 12-mosque town in the heart of America

Hamtramck - Three faces from afar -- a man in a headdress and a veiled girl and woman -- greet patrons at a Yemeni restaurant in the US city of Hamtramck, gazing into the distance from a mural outside the eatery.

British PM attacks isolation of Muslim women

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday said more needs to be done to help Muslim women learn English to tackle discrimination and gender segregation in their communities.

Sweden launches probe into mosque arson bid

Stockholm - Swedish police said Sunday they have launched an investigation into possible arson after a fire at a mosque in the southwest of the country."At this time it is unclear how the fire started.

Hundreds of French mosques open their doors to the public

Paris - Hundreds of mosques across France are participating in a major open-house event this weekend, offering visitors the opportunity to come in for tea and a chat about Islam in a country shaken by jihadist attacks.

Reforms to protect New York Muslims from surveillance

New York - New York will appoint an independent monitor to review counter-terror police investigations as part of reforms designed to protect Muslims from discriminatory and blanket surveillance, officials said Thursday.

Confusion, anger over fate of Nigerian Shiite cleric Zakzaky

Kano - Supporters of a Shiite Muslim cleric in Nigeria are calling for his release, more than three weeks after he was arrested by the military during a bloody crackdown on his group.

Sunnis and Shiites: Islam's ancient divide

Birut - Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have reached new heights with Riyadh's execution on Saturday of a Shiite cleric despite Tehran's calls for clemency.

Gambia outlaws female genital mutilation

Gambia has joined at least 20 African countries to ban the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), an antiquated tradition involving the partial or full removal of the female genitalia.

Dark melody: The jihadist soundtrack of hate and violence

New York - The jihadi nasheed has long been the soundtrack of jihad for militant groups. However, this obscure form of song has recently garnered increased mainstream attention as it features prominently in the propaganda efforts of the Islamic State.

Rouhani says Muslim states should fix Islam's public image

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said that Muslim countries should strive to improve the world's opinion of Islam.

New Corsica protest day after Muslim prayer hall attacked

Ajaccio - Dozens of angry Corsicans staged a fresh protest on the French Mediterranean island on Saturday, a day after demonstrators vandalised a Muslim prayer hall and trashed copies of the Koran after an assault on firefighters.

Bosnia says arrests foiled Islamist attack in Sarajevo

Sarajevo - A Bosnian anti-terrorism prosecutor has said the recent arrests of 11 suspected jihadists prevented an attack that purportedly would have killed around 100 holiday revellers in Sarajevo, state television said Saturday.

Protesters ransack Muslim prayer hall on Corsica

Ajaccio - Demonstrators ransacked a Muslim prayer hall and attempted to burn copies of the Koran on the French island of Corsicay, police said, following a night of violence that left two firefighters injured.

Brunei's sultan bans Christmas in hardline shift

Bandar Seri Begawan - Christmas is just around the corner, but there are no tinsel-laden trees or Santa hats in the oil-rich sultanate of Brunei, where celebrations have been banned under a shift towards hardline Islamic law.

U.S. school district shut after threats over Arabic homework

Washington - The homework assignment at a US high school asked students to reproduce a sample of classical Arabic handwriting, to help broaden their appreciation of its "artistry.

France's FN founder fears 'President Mustafa' after poll drubbing

Paris - The controversial founder of France's National Front (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, said Monday he feared the country electing a "President Mustafa" in 2017 after the party's drubbing in regional elections.

Gambia president declares country an 'Islamic state'

Banjul - President Yahya Jammeh has declared the Gambia "an Islamic state", but stressed that the rights of the Christian minority in the small west African country would be respected and that women would not be held to a dress code.

Suspected arson attack on California mosque

Los Angeles - Authorities were investigating a case of suspected arson after a blaze broke out at a California mosque, officials said, a week after a Muslim couple shot dead 14 people in the US state.

Italy's Renzi says bombs will not eliminate homemade terror threat

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned Thursday that bombing the Islamic State group in Syria would not, on its own, eliminate a terror threat with its roots in Europe's own backyard.

Erdogan friends Zuckerberg over pro-Muslim message

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday praised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for emphasising the difference between Islam and terror, after the social-network billionaire posted a message defending Muslims against discrimination.

Trump call to 'ban Muslims' sparks anger in Asia

Dhaka - Religious leaders in Asia on Thursday condemned Donald Trump's inflammatory comments on Muslims, warning that the US presidential hopeful was helping the Islamic State group's cause and diminishing America's global stature.
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