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How a controversial Muslim figure helped ignite the controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 comments

(RNS) — How did a video of Omar’s comments on the 9/11 terrorist attacks explode into such a massive controversy? Australia’s Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, who claims to be a Muslim reformer, lit the match.
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Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual

NEW YORK (AP) — Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral blood infection. Researchers said Wednesday that they were initially puzzled how 10 British men had become infected with a little-known virus, because the men hadn’t taken risks usually associated with the infection. But then investigators…


Muslim groups condemn Fox News host for questioning Rep. Omar’s loyalty to U.S.

(RNS) — “Jeanine Pirro should be fired, and Fox News should apologize to its viewing audience,” said a statement by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
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Jews and Muslims say Belgian animal cruelty law trammels religious freedom

PARIS — A ban on slaughtering livestock without stunning them first is seen as a direct attack on kosher and halal practices.
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Why some young Muslim women are leaning into arranged marriages

(RNS) — Halal dating apps are gaining traction among young Muslims. But dating often comes with its own set of headaches, so many young Muslim women say they are bypassing the drama by leaning into their family’s traditions of arranged marriage.
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US Muslim leaders call on China to end persecution of Uighurs

(RNS) – The letter called for the release of detainees from the internment camps and for U.S. consumers to boycott imports produced by detainees’ forced labor.
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What are Muslim prayer rugs?

(The Conversation) — Islamic carpets have been popular for centuries in Europe and beyond, often picking up symbolism, social meaning and ways of being used.
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The Riz Test: How Muslims are misrepresented in film and TV

(The Conversation) — In their own words, the Riz Test: “is a project to measure the portrayal of Muslims in film and TV.”
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Michael Muhammad Knight wants to introduce you to Islam’s prophet — 40 times

(RNS) — In his latest book, Michael Muhammad Knight seeks a more fluid biography of the Holy Prophet of Islam — beyond modern constructions.
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Amazon pulls offensive bathmats with Quranic text

(RNS) — After complaints from Muslim customers, Amazon has removed over 20 product listings that included doormats, bathmats and toilet covers featuring verses from the Quran.
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