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 ...

Migrants return to sea to race in sailing world championship

Jun 18, 2015

Migrants return to sea to race in sailing world championship

Two African migrants, who barely survived their first trips across the Mediterranean on rickety boats, are heading back out to sea to compete in a world championship sailing competition. Elias Orjini, a Christian from Ghana, and Mohamed Sabaly, a Muslim from Gambia, were chosen ...

Are European fears of the Islamization grounded in reality?

Mar 10, 2015

Are European fears of the Islamization grounded in reality?

The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent’s “Islamization.” French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Shariah law on their country. Commentators warn darkly about an encroaching age of “Eurabia” in ...

The Osaka imam who represents Islam's growth in Japan

Nov 26, 2014

The Osaka imam who represents Islam's growth in Japan

An Egyptian legal scholar based in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, says he is working to increase understanding between the Japanese people and the more than 100,000 Muslims who live among them. Islam has gradually put down roots in Japan. There are now around 60 mosques, ...