Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

Jul 16, 2016

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion. Qandeel Baloch, praised by many of the country’s youth for her willingness to ...

Shooter Mateen claimed police academy rejection was due to faith

Jun 16, 2016

Shooter Mateen claimed police academy rejection was due to faith

Omar Mateen graduated from community college with a criminal justice degree, worked as a security guard and wanted to be a police officer. But a police academy rejected his application, prompting Mateen to complain that he was denied because of his Muslim faith. More ...

Memorials for Ali begin with prayer service

Jun 10, 2016

Memorials for Ali begin with prayer service

As the faithful chanted a Muslim prayer in unison, dignitaries and fans stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a man who used his celebrity to push for peace among races, religions and cultures. On phones and screens around the globe, thousands more joined the ...

May 28, 2016

Hajj row escalates as Iran and Saudi Arabia miss new deal

An Iranian delegation has left Saudi Arabia without an agreement for its citizens to attend the Muslim hajj pilgrimage this year, Saudi media have reported, a second failure by the rival Middle East powers to strike a deal. Relations between the two countries plummeted ...

Dec 14, 2015

Arab Israeli army veteran now member of Islamic State

An Israeli army veteran from the country’s Arab minority has joined Islamic State insurgents in Syria, an Israeli security official said on Sunday, confirming a local media report. Israel says dozens of Muslim Arab citizens have illegally traveled to Islamic State’s Syrian or Iraqi ...

Beppu campus cafeteria becomes nation's biggest halal-certified eatery

Nov 9, 2015

Beppu campus cafeteria becomes nation's biggest halal-certified eatery

A campus cafeteria at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University has received halal certification, becoming the largest halal-certified food facility in the country, according to Nippon Asia Halal Association, the nonprofit organization that grants the certification. Every day, about 3,000 people, including students from Muslim countries, ...

Aug 31, 2015

Muslim man on hunger strike after immigration gives him pork

The immigration control office in Yokohama erroneously provided a Muslim man in detention with pork, contrary to the dietary doctrine of his religion, prompting him to launch a hunger strike, officials said. The man, who was being detained for deportation procedures, found bacon in ...