Islamophobia

Gunman Sought in Killing of New York Muslim Cleric, Associate

By Chris Prentice and Laila Kearney NEW YORK, Aug 15 – New York City police searched on Sunday for a gunman who killed a Muslim cleric and his associate as they left prayers at a mosque in the borough of Queens on Saturday, a crime that sowed fear and sadness in their Bangladeshi community. A

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Two Muslim Teens Beaten Outside New York Mosque: Rights Group

July 5 – Two Muslim teenagers were beaten outside a New York City mosque by an attacker who shouted slurs at them, a rights group said on Monday, calling for police to investigate the incident as a bias crime. The attack early on Sunday was at least the third involving Muslims in the United States

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Muslim Doctor Shot Near Houston Mosque on Way to Prayer

By Barbara Goldberg July 4 – A Muslim doctor headed for morning prayers on Sunday at a Houston mosque was shot in an attacked by three men, police said. The motive for the attack was unclear, but comes a day after another Muslim man was beaten outside a Florida mosque. The victim of the Texas

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American Muslims See Trump Rhetoric Fueling Prejudice, Hate Incidents

By Yara Bayoum WASHINGTON, June 20 – About three months ago, Sarah Ibrahim’s son came home from his fourth-grade class at a Maryland school with a disturbing question. “Will I have time to say goodbye to you before you’re deported?” he said, according to Ibrahim, a Muslim Arab American who works at a federal government

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U.S. to Release Partial Transcripts of Florida Club Gunman’s Calls

By David Lawder and Roselle Chen WASHINGTON/ORLANDO, Fla., June 19 – U.S. officials will release transcripts of phone calls placed to emergency 911 dispatchers by a gunman during a shooting rampage a week ago that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Sunday. Omar Mateen, 29,

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U.S. Officials Say American Muslims Do Report Extremist Threats

By Kristina Cooke and Joseph Ax June 16 (Reuters) – Muslim-Americans have repeatedly informed authorities of fellow Muslims they fear might be turning to extremism, law enforcement officials say, contrary to a claim by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week. “They don’t report them,” Trump said in a CNN interview on Monday, in

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U.S. Investigators Question Orlando Gunman’s Wife

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

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Islamophobia on the Rise in Germany, Study Shows

BERLIN, June 15 – Islamophobia has risen markedly in Germany, a study published on Wednesday showed, underscoring the tensions simmering in German society after more than one million migrants, mostly Muslims, arrived last year. Every second respondent in the study of 2,420 people said they sometimes felt like a foreigner in their own country due

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Trump Adds New Twist to Immigration Proposals, but Legal Doubts Persist

By Matt Spetalnick and David Ingram WASHINGTON, June 15 – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal for suspending immigration from parts of the world with a history of terrorism could have a legal basis, but his assertion that it be part of a broader ban on Muslim immigrants makes it constitutionally untenable, legal scholars say.

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