By Letitia Stein and Julia Edwards ORLANDO, Fla./WASHINGTON, June 16 – U.S. investigators have questioned the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the FBI said on Wednesday, and a law enforcement source said she could face criminal charges if there is evidence of any wrongdoing. Omar Mateen’s
The attack has induced a moment of catharsis among America’s Muslim leaders BY Habiba Hamid Shortly before 2am on June 12, a man parked outside the LGBT nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida. It was pride weekend. Moments later, he entered the premises and opened fire, armed with an AR-15-type assault rifle, a handgun and many rounds of ammunition,
Why the politics of dehumanizing Muslims should be viewed with extreme alarm By Nabila Ramdani IT was with ill-contained glee that Donald Trump seized upon the suicide attacks in Brussels to demonize Muslims. Offering no evidence whatsoever, the Republican frontrunner used his first interview on British television since launching his bid for the U.S. presidency
Khaled A. Beydoun On April 15, the Bernie Sanders campaign will make a visit far from the presidential electoral map: The Vatican. Pope Francis invited the presidential hopeful to a conference addressing social and economic inequality, acknowledging Sanders’ relentless campaign against structural poverty and its attendant perils. While the presidential field is comprised of five
Khaled A. Beydoun It was dubbed a historic upset. Prominent pollsters predicted that “Hillary Clinton had a greater than 99 percent chance of winning Michigan.” Yet, the energy and zeal for Bernie Sanders on the ground in Dearborn, MI—my hometown, and home to the most concentrated Arab and Muslim American population in the United States—rendered
By James Oliphant and Luciana Lopez MIAMI, March 10 – U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump came under fire from his rivals on Thursday for saying Muslims hate the United States at a debate where the gut-punching attacks of earlier forums gave way to a suddenly civil tone with a serious focus on the issues.
American Muslims are on edge By Zahir Janmohamed In the time it takes you to read this piece, it is possible that another anti-Muslim incident might have occurred in the United States. I began reporting this piece on February 11, after news broke that a 68-year-old Afghan American Muslim man, Abdul Jamil Kamawal, was beaten