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5 nonprofits share grant to enhance security

Sep. 22, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four Jewish organizations and an Islamic school in Rhode Island are sharing a $150,000 grant to enhance security. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency says the federal grant money is available to nonprofits at high risk of a terrorist attack. The recipients are the Islamic...

2 Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them

Sep. 20, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Two Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them and canceled their flight after crew members said they "didn't feel comfortable" flying with the pair. Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh and Issam Abdallah said they filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation against the...

Civil rights group: Airline forced girl, 12, to remove hijab

Sep. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Muslim civil rights advocacy group is demanding changes at Air Canada after a 12-year-old U.S. Squash Team player says she was forced to remove her hijab while boarding at San Francisco International Airport. The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic...

Virginia jail ends 'God Pod' after Muslim inmates sue

Sep. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia jail has ended a program which inmates dubbed the "God Pod" after a lawsuit alleged the program provided favorable treatment to Christians and discriminated against Muslims. Court documents show the Riverside Regional Jail south of Richmond ended the program on the advice...

US government sues Detroit suburb over mosque rejection

Sep. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

TROY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is suing a Detroit suburb after a Muslim group failed to win local approval to turn a commercial building into a mosque and community center. The government says Troy is violating a federal law that's intended to accommodate religious groups. U.S. Attorney...

Safety concerns postpone St. Cloud hate crimes forum

Sep. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials have postponed a forum on hate crimes in St. Cloud over safety concerns. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the St. Cloud Area Regional Human Rights Commission postponed the forum scheduled for Wednesday. State Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero says, ""Hate...

The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored

Sep. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 10 p.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says 50% of the production cut by the attack on its oil processing plant has been restored. Prince...

Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran

Sep. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the "maximum pressure" U.S. economic...

UN expert: Suu Kyi's role in Rohingya abuses still unclear

Sep. 17, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. investigator said Tuesday "it's still an open-ended question" about how much Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be implicated in human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims. Marzuki Darusman said it was "probably the case" that Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace prize laureate, may not...

Trial opens against controversial Turkish televangelist

Sep. 17, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A controversial Turkish Islamic televangelist and cult leader has gone on trial on more than a dozen charges, including forming a criminal gang, blackmail and sexual abuse of minors. The trial against Adnan Oktar and 225 of his followers or associates opened in Istanbul on Tuesday. They...