World / Crime & Legal May 13, 2019

Kentucky Islamic leader charged in murder-for-hire plot

An Islamic leader and two others in Kentucky have been arrested and charged in a murder-for-hire plot. Islamic Center of Lexington leader Mahmoud Shalash, John Sadiqullah and Abdul Hadi are charged in federal court with use of interstate facilities in commission for murder for hire ...

World May 12, 2019

Germany considers 'mosque tax' to replace foreign funding

Support is growing in Germany for a "mosque tax" to make Islamic institutions less dependent on potentially anti-democratic or "radical" foreign funding sources, a media report said Sunday. The federal government sees it as "a possible path," according to an answer to a parliamentary query, ...

Sudan army rulers want to retain Sharia as legal guide

World / Crime & Legal May 8, 2019

Sudan army rulers want to retain Sharia as legal guide

Sudan's army rulers Tuesday said Islamic law should remain as the guiding principle in a new civilian structure, after protest leaders handed in proposed changes they want enforced but kept silent on Sharia. The 10-member military council was handed the proposals last week for the ...

World Apr 30, 2019

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco

Two dozen suspects are set to go on trial in Morocco on Thursday for offenses linked to the gruesome murder of two young Scandinavian hikers late last year that shocked the North African country. Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland ...