More than 12,000 American faithful will invade Mecca over the next few days to perform the Hajj, the fifth mandatory duty of Muslims (the other four being belief in God, prayers, charity and fasting).
It's encouraging to know our state government will spend tax dollars to defend our freedom of religion, as long as it is the "right" religion. Did I say encouraging? I meant scary.
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CHICAGO | A state law enforcement agency is investigating the son of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan after a newspaper determined he is a part-time Harvey police officer who uses an unmarked squad car to provide traffic control for his father, an official said Monday.
In this March 2, 2011 photo, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, left, and his son Mustapha Farrakhan, are seen during ceremonies honoring Virginia seniors, including Mustapha's son, at an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va. A state law enforcement agency is investigat…
Learn more about Ramadan and what it means to Muslims worldwide.
The Quran is the unaltered words of Allah, and the Hadith is about the life and teachings of Mohammad. These Islamic references teach that lying, stealing and murder are acceptable tools to expand Islam. Doesn't sound like a religion to me.
Pa.-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has sent a letter to PUC's chancellor exhorting him to halt a disciplinary investigation of professor Maurice Eisenstein for what the group called harassment because of Eisenstein's expression of political and religious opinions online.…
When Michael Steinberg was a kid, he attended public school and exchanged cards with friends on Valentine's Day.
INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to learning the scientific origins of life, Hoosier public school students soon may be taught life was created by God, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, the human mind and/or Xenu, dictator of the Galactic Confederacy.
WASHINGTON | In a significant new blow to al-Qaida, U.S. airstrikes in Yemen on Friday killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an American militant cleric who became a prominent figure in the terror network's most dangerous branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits for attacks in …
LANSING | There are people who still fear Islam 10 years later — and the growing number of Muslims in the United States.
While the impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has waned over the past decade, Charles Gallmeier said the events of that fateful day were profound enough to have left a lasting impact on this country.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which requires daily fasts of food and water during daytime hours, falls during the long, hot days of August this year, and Muslim Americans are getting ready to accommodate the requirements with adjustments in their schedules and eating habits.
I've thus far refrained from comment on the death of Osama bin Laden, but I have heard a certain public request for an opinion.
MICHIGAN CITY | Renzee Standberry is a leader, mentor and brother. He's also a devout Muslim serving a 30-year sentence at Indiana State Prison.
GARY | The Campus Council on Diversity at Indiana University Northwest will host the annual Shattering the Silences forum Dec. 2 on campus.
CHICAGO | Amid a difficult year for Muslims in the United States, members of Chicago's Islamic community are sharing lessons of their faith during this week's celebration of Eid-ul-Adha, the holiday of sacrifice.
The controversy over the building of the Park 51 Islamic Center has triggered a heated debate over the open wound the Sept. 11 attacks left in lower Manhattan.
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