Holy shrines in Iraq, Syria, and Iran in addition to mosques, Husseiniyahs, and Islamic Centers in Islamic and non-Islamic countries are marking the death anniversary of Lady Fatima Um al-Baneen, peace be upon her.
The new Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a mailed bomb threat to a mosque in that state as a hate crime.
Yesterday’s deliberate attack on a military hospital in Kabul is a war crime – the latest incident targeting patients, healthcare personnel, and medical facilities in Afghanistan, said Human Rights Watch.
The Muslim community in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has expressed gratitude for their neighbors, who offered outpouring sympathy and support after a recent hate crime targeting their mosque, while stressing that education is the best solution to eradicate fear.
A German school has asked its teachers to report Muslim students who are found praying, with authorities branding the practice “provocative.” The move sparked debate on social media – some users say the country lies about religious freedom.
In a joint letter, a number of human rights groups urged the permanent representatives of member and observer states of the UN Human Rights Council to support a joint statement expressing concern over and calling for improvements in the human rights situation in Bahrain at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).
Representative of the Shia towns of Al-Fu'ah and Kefriya in the Syrian People Assembly on Sunday urged the UN and international human rights institutions to pay due attention to the desperate situation of the besieged people of these two regions.
A group of Canadian women, who promised to wear the Islamic headscarf for a month following World Hijab Day to show solidarity with Muslim women, say it has been a positive experience, amid growing Islamophobia and racist sentiment in North America and the rest of the world.