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Three Central American children died off the coast of Mexico on route to the United States. Prosecutors from the southern state of Chiapas said that at least three migrant children drowned after the boat they were in capsized in heavy rain. The children are believed to have drowned on Wednesday morning but their remains were not recovered until Thursday, when the waves washed their bodies ashore. Initial findings suggest as many as four children were traveling with their parents aboard a...

A former executive at Shilo Inns has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against the owner, claiming Mark Hemstreet fired him because of a phobia about Muslims.
Samer Adel Sharaf, who had been director of restaurant operations for the hotel chain, was born near Jerusalem and is a practicing Muslim, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
The suit contends that though Sharaf excelled during his more than five years on the job, Hemstreet ordered his firing in...

A Muslim high school student from Florida who hopes to become a Navy officer is going to attend Norwich University after the Vermont military school said it would allow her to wear her headscarf beneath her uniform.
Sana Hamze had initially hoped to attend The Citadel, but the Charleston, S.C., school would not change its uniform policy to accommodate her head scarf. The 17-year-old from Sunrise, Fla., said she chose Norwich, which touts itself as the nation’s oldest private military...

A Muslim man was presumed to be an ISIS member because he was speaking Arabic. Police arrested the man. When they discovered he was innocent and uncuffed him, he had a stroke and collapsed.

A Missouri candidate for governor is raising money for his campaign by selling fake “ISIS hunting permits,” frustrating local Muslims who say the stickers perpetuate anti-Islam sentiment.
The stickers have proven wildly successful, and the campaign has stated that they are already sold out. But the local Islamic community is expressing fears that while the inflammatory rhetoric is directed at ISIS, it could embolden assaults on ordinary Muslims, especially in the wake of rising anti-...

Two Muslim teenagers were beaten outside a New York City mosque by an attacker who shouted slurs at them, a rights group said, calling for police to investigate the incident as a bias crime.

A Muslim man was beaten on Saturday outside a Florida mosque attended by the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Minnesota is asking federal officials to investigate the shooting of two Muslim men who were shot down on the way to a mosque early Wednesday morning.
“The Muslim victims, who were dressed in Islamic attire, were reportedly attacked as they headed to a mosque to perform nightly Ramadan prayers,” the group said in a statement. “Two of the Muslim men targeted by the shooter were treated at a local hospital and then released. The...

Witnesses say the victim was ambushed by three men on foot outside Madrasah Islamiah mosque in Houston.

According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a gunman allegedly made disparaging remarks about Muslims before opening fire. A Facebook post says the assailant reportedly said, "Fuck Muslims." That resulted in words exchanged, which in turn, led to the shooting.