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Native Americans protecting their burial places from bulldozers were attacked by vicious dogs, pepper sprayed and assaulted by Dakota Access pipeline private security.
A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent Saturday after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota. “In one day, our sacred land has been turned into hollow ground,” the tribal chairman said. The Standing...

A white supremacist mowed down an African-American teenager with his car and smashed youth’s head into the window of a convenience store as his girlfriend cheered him on. Both have been indicted for murder.
Larnell Malik Bruce, 19, was charging his phone outside a 7-Eleven in Gresham, Oregon, just before midnight on August 10, a female acquaintance told local police.
Bruce, who was just a few days shy of his 20th birthday, had been charging his phone outside the convenience store...

The number of white nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathisers on Twitter have multiplied more than 600 per cent in the last four years, outperforming the so-called Islamic State (Isis) in everything from follower counts to number of daily tweets, a new study found.
Researchers at George Washington University’s Programme on Extremism analysed 18 accounts belonging to major white nationalist groups and organisations – such as the American Nazi Party and the National Socialist...

Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be American citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry's death by hanging and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review of their postings by The Associated Press.

The AP examined the social media and backgrounds of current and former campaign staffers who helped propel Trump through the primary elections....

"Making my rounds in the hospital one day, I put my stethoscope to a patient’s chest while she kept her eyes fixed on the television screen over my shoulder.

Hours before, bombs had torn through an airport and a train station in Brussels. My 65-year-old patient watched a flurry of images on Fox News showing unfathomable carnage, and I went through the all-too-familiar ritual of hoping that the perpetrators would not be identified as Muslim, that members of my faith would not be...

Vincent Simon recalls feeling shocked when he flipped on the Masjid Al Sahaabah mosque’s voicemail to hear a death threat from a man promising to behead Muslim worshippers.

Simon, a US military veteran who converted to Islam some five years ago, said that the small mosque and its attendees are threatened regularly, receiving three or four intimidating voicemails a week.

At a time when rights groups and analysts warn of growing violence against Muslims and of intense...

Speaking in an anti-porn campaign video Elizabeth Smart, 28, said Brian Mitchell’s passion for porn led him to snatch her.
She added that when he watched the videos it “just led to him raping me more”.
Ms Smart was kidnapped by twisted Mitchell at the age of 14 when he and his wife Wanda Barzee broke into her home in Utah, USA, and snatched her from her room.
She was then repeatedly raped over a nine month period and was forced to watch sexually explicit films.
Smart...

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Egypt's military was "restoring democracy" when they deposed the country’s first freely elected president. In an television interview in Pakistan, Mr Kerry said: "The military was asked to intervene by millions and millions of people, all of whom were afraid of a descendance into chaos, into violence. And the military did not take over, to the best of our judgement - so far. To run the country, there's a civilian government. In effect, they were...

Muslims sue Michigan town that refused permission for a mosque. When officials in Sterling Heights voted 9-0 to refuse permission to build a mosque last summer, they said they had done so over concerns about traffic. But many in the Michigan community suspected a more sinister motive. Now, the community has filed a lawsuit, accusing the officials of discrimination after uncovering emails that showed officials talked of their fears abut being investigated because the mosque leaders might be “...

For years, the Islamic Center of Boca Raton, Fla., served as a polling station for Palm Beach County voters.Since at least the year 2010, citizens have cast their votes within the pastel green walls of the mosque, whether it was for a presidential primary, a municipal election or a special primary. Last week, however, the mosque was removed as a polling site. The decision was made by Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County, after she received complaints, and threats,...

Two American Muslim women were asked to leave an American Airlines plane after one of them talked to another passenger about the lack of water and food and a flight attendant said they had made him feel “unsafe”. Niala Mohammad, a journalist for the government-funded news outlet Voice of America, and her friend, who works for the federal government and did not want to be named, were travelling on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Washington when they were asked to disembark the plane...

A Muslim flight attendant who was placed on unpaid leave last summer after she refused to serve passengers alcohol is suing the airline.
She converted to Islam two years ago and later found out it was forbidden to serve alcohol so she went to her supervisor to note her concerns. Her supervisor reportedly told her she could ask another colleague to serve passengers who wanted an alcoholic beverage. However, she was put on 12 months of unpaid leave after another flight attendant...

A Muslim imam of a mosque in New York City and his associate have been shot dead while walking along together following afternoon prayers, authorities say. Police said that the victims, identified as Imam Maulana Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 64, were both wearing religious garb at the time of shooting.
Members of the Bangladeshi Muslim community served by the mosque said they want the shootings to be treated as a hate crime. More than 100 people attended a rally on Saturday night and...

The International Monetary Fund has reached an initial agreement with Egypt's coup administration for a $12 billion loan over three years, the fund said on Thursday. The IMF's extended fund facility is aimed at countries with payment imbalances and tepid growth to aid structural reforms, according to the fund's website.

A Muslim woman said she was fired as she refused to remove her hijab at work. On the third day at her new job at the Fair Oaks Dental Care clinic in Viriginia Najaf Khan decided to go into work wearing her head scarf. She claimed her boss immediately took her aside and told her to remove it to keep a “neutral environment” and said that the dress item would offend patients. She was allegedly told she would have to remove her hijab otherwise she would lose her job, and she refused.