Although the FBI initially said the man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was focused on an issue “not specifically related to the Jewish community,” the captor voiced beliefs that Jews controlled the world and had the power to arrange the release of a prisoner, survivors said after their escape.
COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Khader al-Najjar has been unable to leave the Gaza Strip since he returned to the Palestinian territory 25 years ago, not even to seek medical treatment for a spinal ailment or to bid farewell to his mother, who died in Jordan last year.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new federal court order says a Mississippi city must allow construction of a mosque, two months after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city on behalf of two Muslim men who want to develop the place of worship.
LONDON (RNS) — With the fate of East London’s oldest halal restraint on the line, a desperate call went out on Twitter.
(AP) — A firearms store and gun range in suburban Kansas City refused to let a Muslim woman use the range unless she removed her hijab, a Muslim civil rights organization alleged in a federal lawsuit.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top court on Monday rejected an appeal filed by Iran-backed factions contesting the results of country's parliamentary elections held in October. The development marked another boost for an influential Shiite cleric who had been confirmed as the winner of the vote.
"Twenty years later, my fellow Muslim Americans and I are still presumed guilty of the heinous crime of 9/11," writes Frasat Ahmad.
There are five pillars – or basic tenets – of Islamic faith. Each of these pillars is an important part of being Muslim.
This year's Eid al-Adha, or the "Feast of Sacrifice," comes as many countries battle the delta variant, prompting some to impose new restrictions or appeal for people to avoid congregating.
What once drew some 2.5 million Muslims from all walks of life from across the globe, the hajj pilgrimage is now almost unrecognizable in scale.
The project has doubled the size of its mosque on Heim Road and better accommodates Amherst's growing Muslim population.
Islam's most important annual pilgrimage got underway with just a small fraction of its regular number of worshippers. Here's a look inside the downsized gathering.
Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a celebration at the end of Ramadan. Here's an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Adha.
The 18th Annual “Understanding Islam” series begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave., with a session exploring the “Concept of God in Islam and Christianity,” featuring guest speakers the Rev. Skip Ferguson of the Graycliff Conservancy and Dr. Sawsan Tabbaa of the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York. The session runs until