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2 years 7 months ago

Australian state toughens law for Muslim veils

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Muslim women will have to remove face veils when having their signatures officially witnessed under the latest laws in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state. State Attorney General Greg Smith said on Monday that officials who fail to check identities will face fines under laws...

4 years 1 week ago

US enters top 20 in ending gender bias

A newly released survey of 134 nations shows four Nordic countries lead the world in eliminating inequality between men and women. Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have topped the Global Gender Gap Index since it was first released in 2006 by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum, and Iceland remained...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Life sentence for Times Square bomber

The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. The...

4 years 1 month ago

Pushing for religious tolerance

Recent anti-Muslim stories in the news have a group in Colorado Springs asking people to be more tolerant of religious differences. They say protests over a mosque in New York City and Pastor Terry Jones' plan to burn the Quran, are isolated incidents of a bigger issue -- religious intolerance....

4 years 3 months ago

American killed in Uganda World Cup explosion

Officials in Uganda's capital, Kampala, say 64 people died in simultaneous bombings of World Cup soccer viewing crowds. Two blasts bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists ripped through crowds at a rugby club and a restaurant in Kampala. At least one American was killed. Several other Americans were among the...

4 years 9 months ago

Study: Risk of homegrown terror exaggerated

A new study of homegrown terrorism in the United States says that the threat of radicalization among American Muslims has been overstated. Researchers identified 139 American Muslims who had been accused of planning or carrying out terror-related violence since the September 11 attacks. The report's authors say that number is...

4 years 11 months ago

Local Muslim speaks out about Ft. Hood shooting

As the military and the FBI continue to investigate Nidal Hasan's connections with a radical imam overseas, local Muslims say it's important that people recognize his alleged actions do not represent their faith. Arshad Yousufi of the Islamic Society of Colorado Springs says that Islam condemns harming innocent civilians,...

5 years 1 week ago

Nobel jury defends Obama decision

Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president. Asked to comment on the uproar following Friday's announcement, four members of the...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Global Muslim population hits 1.57 billion

A new report is putting a precise number on world's Muslim population. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life says it's 1.57 billion, meaning nearly a quarter of the world's population practices Islam. The research also show more than 60 percent of Muslims live in Asia. The project includes...

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