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Southwest Airlines kicks Muslim off a plane for saying ‘inshallah’

Southwest Airlines kicks Muslim off a plane for saying ‘inshallah’

A Muslim man was told to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after another passenger overheard him speaking Arabic on his mobile phone. Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a 26-year-old Berkeley graduate, was removed from the plane at Los Angeles International Airport in April this year. Once seated, he had made a brief call to his uncle in Baghdad, telling him how excited he …

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Far-Right blamed as entrance to mosque in Germany bricked up

Far-Right blamed as entrance to mosque in Germany bricked up

Muslims living in a small town in northern Germany were shocked to find someone had bricked up the entrance to their mosque during the night. Those gathering for prayers last Friday in the town of Parchim found the door to the mosque jammed with concrete breeze blocks, on which crude flyers with anti-Muslim slogans had been stuck. “You call yourselves …

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Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs

Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs

Muslim women are the most economically disadvantaged group in British society, according to a report by MPs. Ministers must introduce a plan to tackle the inequalities before the end of the year, the Women and Equalities Committee said. Figures suggest they are three times more likely to be unemployed jobseekers than women generally, and twice as likely to be economically …

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Muslim couple removed from Delta flight: ‘It was humiliating’

Muslim couple removed from Delta flight: 'It was humiliating'

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Nazia Ali had removed her sneakers, finished sending a text message to her parents and was putting on headphones and settling into her seat for the nine-hour flight from Paris to Cincinnati when a Delta Air Lines crew member approached her and her husband, Faisal. They were excited to come home July 26 to see their three …

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Bahrain Revokes the Citizenship of Top Shia Muslim Leader

Bahrain Revokes the Citizenship of Top Shia Muslim Leader

Bahraini authorities have taken yet another action to further crackdown on the opposition and the Shia community in general, reports the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR). On 20 June 2016, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) issued a statement announcing the revocation of the citizenship of a top Shia religious leader Sheikh Isa Qasim. The MOI cited Article 10/c of …

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A Muslim Man Was Beaten Outside a Mosque in NYC

A Muslim Man Was Beaten Outside a Mosque in NYC

Mohamed Rasheed Khan, a 59-year-old Muslim man, was viciously attacked outside a mosque in Queens, New York, according to WNBC. Khan — who is of Guyanese descent — was riding his bicycle late Wednesday night when three unidentified men assaulted him, beating him so brutally that he was left with a concussion, multiple bruises and rib and face fractures. The …

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Muslim leaders demand urgent probe into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party

Muslim leaders demand urgent probe into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party

Muslim leaders last night called for a probe into Islamaphobia in the Tory Party, after David Cameron “smeared” a British Imam as an ISIS supporter. The Prime Minister was forced into a half-apology last night , over his claim that Tooting cleric Suliman Gani supported the terror group. But the the largest Muslim group in the UK today said Mr …

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Sadiq Khan Elected as London’s First Muslim Mayor

Sadiq Khan Elected as London’s First Muslim Mayor

Sadiq Khan, the son of Pakistani immigrants to the U.K., became the capital’s next mayor, in a win that marked a bright spot for the main opposition Labour Party after it suffered losses in other local elections. Mr. Khan, who became the city’s first Muslim mayor, won by a wide margin, receiving more than 1.3 million votes, while Conservative candidate …

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US Muslim woman sues police for removing her headscarf

US Muslim woman sues police for removing her headscarf

A Muslim woman  launched a legal action on Monday against police in California alleging that her headscarf was forcibly removed after she was arrested on outstanding warrants. According to the complaint against the city of Long Beach and its police department, Kirsty Powell and her husband were pulled over by two officers while driving home in May of last year. …

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