French official threatens lawsuits over internet photos of police

From Engadget.com; Unfortunately, it's all too clear that some government officials just don't understand how the internet works. After police in Nice, France were shamed online for forcing Muslim women to remove burkinis and other tradition-honoring apparel at the beach, deputy mayor Christian Estrosi announced that the city would sue people who post photos of … Continue reading French official threatens lawsuits over internet photos of police

How to Fast for Ramadan in the Arctic, Where the Sun Doesn’t Set

Marya Hannun in The Atlantic This week, with the start of Ramadan, Muslims from Indonesia to Michigan began fasting from sunrise to sunset in observance of one of the religions' primary holidays. But what happens in places where the sun never sets because the country is too far north? For many, this particular dilemma is … Continue reading How to Fast for Ramadan in the Arctic, Where the Sun Doesn’t Set

I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The Radical Reverberations of Muhammad Ali

From Dave Zirin in The Nation When Dr. Martin Luther King came out against the war in Vietnam in 1967, he was criticized by the mainstream press and his own advisors who told him to not focus on “foreign” policy. But Dr. King forged forward, and to justify his new stand, said publicly, “Like Muhammad … Continue reading I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The Radical Reverberations of Muhammad Ali

Anti-terror police question schoolboy for wearing pro-Palestine badge

Teenager referred by his teachers after trying to raise money to help Palestinian children From Matt Broomfield in the Independent; A schoolboy has been questioned by anti-terrorism police because he wore a "Free Palestine" badge to school. Rahmaan Mohammadi's teachers at Challney High School for Boys in Luton referred him to police under Prevent - … Continue reading Anti-terror police question schoolboy for wearing pro-Palestine badge

France’s anti-terrorism laws leave Muslims in a state of fear

From The Verge: Marie isn’t the only one looking for answers. There has been a steady stream of similar stories in the French media since President François Hollande implemented a state of emergency following November’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people. The laws, which were extended for three months in November, give security forces expanded … Continue reading France’s anti-terrorism laws leave Muslims in a state of fear