Latest Religious discrimination News

UK police: possible hate crime outside Muslim center; 3 hurt

Sep. 19, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police are investigating a possible hate crime after a car hit pedestrians near a Muslim community center, injuring three people. Police were called early Wednesday morning after a confrontation developed between four people in a car and a large group of people visiting a Muslim...

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Sep. 18, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate federal and...

Town accused of bias against Orthodox Jews settles lawsuit

Sep. 18, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town has agreed to repeal an ordinance that state officials said discriminated against Orthodox Jews. The moves, announced Monday, resolve a lawsuit the state attorney general's office filed against Mahwah last October. The town had already repealed an ordinance that barred...

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

Sep. 14, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a federal anti-discrimination agency said Friday. Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of Minnesota-based...

Trump's Education Department weighs in on anti-Semitism case

Sep. 12, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Education Department has reopened an old discrimination case against Rutgers University and is revisiting what constitutes anti-Semitism. The case stems from a 2011 event sponsored at Rutgers by an outside organization that was accused of charging Jewish attendees...

Prison accused of discriminatory treatment of Muslim woman

Sep. 12, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group alleges that staff at a privately run Kansas prison repeatedly disparaged a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf and ordered her to take it off before she left her cell. Washington-based Muslim Advocates raised concerns about the treatment of 49-year-old...

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

Sep. 12, 2018 6:47 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday he hopes to visit Japan next year, a trip that would enable him to draw attention to both the legacy of Christian martyrs centuries ago and survivors of the atomic bombs in 1945. Francis made the announcement while meeting with members of a visiting Japanese...

UN chief urges accountability for Myanmar crimes on Rohingya

Aug. 28, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for accountability for the "horrendous persecution" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar on Tuesday, and Sweden and the Netherlands urged the Security Council to refer the crimes to the International Criminal Court. But China, which has close ties...

Muslim school sues Delaware city for discrimination at pool

Aug. 23, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Muslim school is suing the Delaware city where several children were asked to leave a public pool because of their cotton garments. The News Journal reports the Darul Amaanah Academy says in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that city staff harassed and discriminated against seven...

UN panel concerned at reported Chinese detention of Uighurs

Aug. 10, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. anti-discrimination committee raised concerns on Friday over China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority, citing reports of mass detentions as it considered Beijing's record over recent years. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination started reviewing China's...