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The Trump administration rejected a green card application for a Muslim man who accused Border Patrol of serving him pork sandwiches for six days — and did so the day after Huffpost published an article detailing his allegations.

Adnan Asif Parveen filed an application to adjust his immigration status nearly two years ago, based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen. But he had yet to receive a decision from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before he was detained at a Border...

Muslims face more discrimination than any other religious group in the United States, according to a poll of registered voters published Friday.

Conducted by political website The Hill and market research and consulting services company HarrisX, it found that 85 percent of respondents believe Muslims face discrimination while 79 percent said Jews are discriminated against.

Some 61 percent of respondents said Christians face discrimination, while 55 percent said atheists face...

Israeli authorities banned 133 Palestinians from entering Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque in February, according to a report by a Palestinian non-governmental organization.

In its latest report, the Jerusalem-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center said Sheikh Abdul-Azim Salhab, who heads the Jerusalem Endowment Council, and Sheikh Najeh Bkerat, deputy director of Muslim Endowments and Al-Aqsa Affairs, were among those prevented from entering the mosque compound.

On Sunday, Salhab was...

A banner with insulting text about the Prophet Muhammad was placed at the As-Soennah mosque in The Hague on March 3 morning. Anti-Islam movement Pegida is responsible for the the action, a spokesperson for the movement confirmed to NOS on Sunday afternoon. 

Translated from Dutch, the banner read: "Prophet Muhammad children fucker". The banner was accompanied by a mannequin wearing a beard, a robe, a turban, and carrying a baby doll. The mannequin was supposed to show Muhammad "having...

A Dutch court has backed the suspension of a Muslim man’s benefits over his refusal on religious grounds to shave his beard while on training for a job.

The unnamed man had been offered a job as an asbestos removal officer but was subsequently told he would need to be clean shaven in order to undergo the training course.

When he refused on the basis of his religious convictions, Amersfoort city council suspended payments to both him and his wife for a month under the ...

A mosque in northern Finland was attacked by a smoke bomb on Tuesday, according to Finnish police.

The attacker threw a smoke bomb through the mosque's window, shattering it, in the city of Oulu early Tuesday, said a statement by the Oulu Police Department.

The statement said there were no casualties but material damage.

According to video footage, the assailant was wearing a dark-colored jacket and a white hat, the statement added.

Abdul Mannan, the mosque's imam...

A teacher was suspended from the Hoofdvaart College in Hoofddorp in January for insulting the Prophet Mohammad, the Telegraaf reports based on the suspension letter from the school management, which the newspaper has in its possession.

According to the letter, the teacher said that the Prophet Mohammad was married to an 8-year-old girl and that this is seen as pedophilia in the Netherlands. The teacher contradicts the accusation, according to the newspaper.

General education...

Halal meat from animals slaughtered by religious ritual without having first been stunned cannot be labelled organic, on animal welfare grounds, a top European Union court ruled.

The way the meat is slaughtered "fails to observe the highest animal welfare standards", said the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Many Muslims believe that for meat to be halal and acceptable for them to eat, the animal may not be stunned before it is killed. Jewish kosher practices are...

The French sports store Decathlon has cancelled a plan to put a sports hijabon the market in France after several politicians, including one from Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party, called for a boycott.

The retailer’s plain, lightweight running headscarf, which covers the hair but not the face, is already on sale in Morocco and was to be extended to France and worldwide. But after a social media storm and outrage from some politicians against Muslim head coverings, the company...

Cow vigilante crimes in India have been ignored or covered up by the authorities, according to a new report.

Between May 2015 and December 2018, 44 people suspected of killing or transporting cows for slaughter, or even just eating beef, were killed in vigilante attacks, according to Human Rights Watch. That number included 36 Muslims.

Human Rights Watch said many of the murders went unpunished in part due to delayed police investigations and "rhetoric" from ruling party...

A member of the United Nation's fact-finding mission on Myanmar has told of horrific accounts of violence against Rohingya.

"Firstly, the killing of young men and secondly, terrible sexual violence against women and girls especially in large houses and detention centers. And there was also brutality toward children by separating them from their parents. Sometimes they were throwing them into fires," Radhika Coomaraswamy told Anadolu Agency in an interview.

A UN report released...

A man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking a Sikhemployee of a California 7-Eleven convenience store.

The man can allegedly be seen on surveillance footage punching the employee, and throwing coffee on him after he attempted to leave without paying for coffee. The man, identified by police as John Crain, was arrested by the Marysville Police Department.

Mr Crain has admitted to the attack, and reportedly told police that hates Muslim, according to the ...

India has warned against rising communal tensions across the country as Kashmiris living outside their state faced property evictions, job suspensions and attacks on social media after a suicide bomber killed 44 policemen in the region.

The car bomb attack on a security convoy on Feb. 14, claimed by Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad and carried out by a 20-year-old Kashmiri man, was the worst in decades of insurgency in the disputed area, which is claimed in full...

The Swedish Athletics Federation dismissed the chairman of the country's Swimming Federation after she made Islamophobic and xenophobic remarks against wearing a headscarf, Sweden's national broadcaster announced on Feb. 14.

The Athletics Federation made the decision to remove Ulla Gustavsson from the office due to her discriminatory remarks during a meeting held Thursday, SVT said. The federation emphasized that it would not discriminate and would not allow discrimination against any...

Kahina Bahloul, a Muslim woman who was born for an Algerian father and a French mother, has established an association for Muslims in France and it is called: “Tell Me About Islam.” The association aims to discuss controversial debates that are not discussed among Muslims.

Bahloul was the first to suggest the idea of a mixed-gender mosque in France where is doing her PhD on Islamic studies.

In an interview with French Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya, Bahloul said the mosque is going...