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  • Poll: 75% of Republicans ‘less likely’ to vote for Muslim

    1 week ago

    Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon seeking the Republican presidential nomination, drew fire last month when he said he would not "advocate" for a Muslim president, but it turns out that most Republicans agree with him.

    In a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted Sept. 23-30, 75 per cent...

  • Trump rally incident, Carson anti-Muslim remarks spur civility call by 2 Jewish groups

    2 weeks ago

    Two Jewish groups pleaded for greater civility in political discourse after the loyalty of American Muslims was called into question during the Republican presidential campaign.

    The Anti-Defamation League in a statement Monday cited an interview with Ben Carson, a physician and...

  • More than 700 pilgrims die in crush in worst Hajj disaster for 25 years

    2 weeks ago

    At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed on Thursday in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual Hajj pilgrimage for 25 years.

    At least 863 others were injured at Mina, a few kilometers east...

  • Trump under fire for not correcting man who called Obama a Muslim

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came under fire on Friday from Republican and Democratic rivals and the White House for not correcting a man who called President Barack Obama a Muslim at a Trump campaign event.

    Trump, who in the past has expressed doubts about...

  • Police to review handling of Texas student handcuffed over clock

    3 weeks ago

    Texas police will review decisions made when a Muslim teenager was taken away in handcuffs after high school staff mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, the Irving police chief said on Friday. 

    "One thing is clear to me, regardless of what we did, no matter what decision was...

  • Curt Shilling compares Muslims to Nazis and gets suspended from ESPN

    August 26, 2015 | 10:32 am

    As one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball for nearly 20 years, Curt Schilling didn’t make many errors. On Tuesday, however, he admitted that he made a costly one.

    The three-time World Series champion on Tuesday morning tweeted an image of Hitler against a dark...

  • Bomb in Thai capital kills 16, wounds 81 in bid ‘to destroy economy’

    August 17, 2015 | 11:09 am

    A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines on Monday killed 16 people, including three foreign tourists, and wounded scores in an attack the government called a bid to destroy the economy.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast at the...

  • Islamic State claims huge truck bomb attack in Baghdad’s Sadr City

    August 13, 2015 | 10:51 am

    At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded on Thursday in a blast claimed by Islamic State in Baghdad's Sadr City, police and medical sources said, one of the biggest attacks on the capital since Haider al-Abadi became prime minister a year ago.

    "A refrigerator truck packed...

  • What it’s like to be an Iranian Jew

    By Gina Nahai

    August 12, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Time was, you could claim to be a patriotic Iranian, a supporter of Israel and a lover of the United States all at once and be believed by most Iranians. You could say you were all three things without pretense or contradiction, or the need to rank your loyalties in order of...

  • Los Angeles’ Iranian community fears Iran nuclear deal has hidden dangers

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 12, 2015 | 10:34 am

    For some, the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Argentina, which claimed 85 lives and injured hundreds more, is history. But for many Iranian Jews living in Los Angeles and elsewhere outside Iran, the terror attack, widely believed to be perpetrated by agents of...

  • Is Munich 1938 a valid analogy for the Iran nuclear deal?

    By Dennis Prager

    July 29, 2015 | 10:00 am

    Many commentators — and not only Jews — compare the agreement between Iran and the United States, France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China to Munich 1938. Is this admittedly overused comparison valid?

    Let’s review what happened in 1938. That year, democratic Western nations...

  • Probe of Chattanooga shooting suspect focuses on Mideast travel

    July 17, 2015 | 11:27 am

    U.S. authorities believe the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee visited Jordan last year and possibly Yemen as well, two U.S. government sources said on Friday, as investigators looked for any connection to Islamist militants.

    Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez,...

  • Confessions of a Jewish Atheist

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 6, 2015 | 11:45 am

    We were seated at a round table at our local Jewish Community Center, awaiting our tax-dollar-funded senior meal, when the man at my left began a conversation (or, shall I say, confrontation). "You know, the first monotheist wasn't Jewish," he bellowed. "He was an Egyptian king who...

  • Will love win?

    By David Suissa

    July 1, 2015 | 2:50 pm

    “Love wins” was a popular reaction throughout social media last week to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. I thought about that wonderful slogan as I attended two love-filled religious events — one connected to Islam and one to Christianity.

    The events made me...

  • Islamic State urges followers to escalate attacks in Ramadan

    June 23, 2015 | 11:26 am

    Islamic State urged its followers on Tuesday to escalate attacks against Christians, Shi'ites and Sunni Muslims fighting with a U.S.-led coalition against the ultra-radical group.

    Jihadists should turn the holy month of Ramadan, which began last week, into a time of "calamity for...

  • Crowds gather for anti-Islam demonstration outside Phoenix mosque

    May 29, 2015 | 10:08 pm

    More than 200 protesters, some armed, berated Islam and its Prophet Mohammed outside an Arizona mosque on Friday in a provocative protest that was denounced by counter-protesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," weeks after an anti-Muslim event in Texas came under attack by two gunmen.

  • Houthis launch assault on critical media in Yemen

    May 20, 2015 | 4:52 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    An atmosphere of intimidation is silencing Yemen’s journalists. At least 100 media outlets have closed out of fear that they will be targeted by Houthi fighters who are waging a campaign to mute criticism of the Shi’ite Islamist...

  • Madonna stirs controversy with Instagram photo of Jewish and Muslim men embracing

    May 19, 2015 | 4:49 pm

    Madonna's Instagram account has become a source of controversy yet again. 

    The pop star made headlines on Sunday when she shared a photo of a Jewish man and a Muslim man embracing, seemingly about to kiss. In the caption, Madonna included the hashtag of "Rebel Heart," her recent...

  • Jews are America’s richest religious group, Muslims are the youngest, and other numbers from Pew.

    By Jared Sichel

    May 12, 2015 | 11:42 am

    The Pew Research Center released its “America’s Changing Religious Landscape” survey on Tuesday. The loudest numbers in there are the declining share of America’s Christians (in relative and absolute terms) and the growing share of its “nones” (people who are unaffiliated with any...

  • Lassana Bathily: The Muslim who saved French Jews

    By David Suissa

    April 9, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of Lassana Bathily, a French-speaking African-born Muslim, just 24, whom I met on his recent visit to Los Angeles.

    It’s early Friday afternoon on Jan. 9, and Bathily is at work at the Hyper Cacher market in Paris, where he has been living since...

  • Time for a kosher hot dog and a beer and Dodger baseball

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 8, 2015 | 4:07 pm

    Spring is upon us. The seders are over, the Iran problem endures. Romance is in the air and, with romance, some men’s and women’s hearts turn to baseball. 

    I dutifully bought my season-ticket package of 40 games to Dodger Stadium — 40, not 81, because I don’t attend on Shabbat...

  • Exodus, my very own experience

    April 2, 2015 | 6:44 pm

    On Passover eve, seder night, Jews from all over the world gather at their homes with family and friends to recite the story of the Exodus. For thousands of years, as children, we were told to tell our children and to tell their children about our ancestors’ slavery and their...

  • Pew study: Muslims to overtake American Jews by 2050

    April 2, 2015 | 2:26 pm

    In 20 years, there will be more Muslims in North America than Jews, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

    The report, which was released Thursday, also found that more American Jews are leaving Judaism than non-Jews are joining the Jewish people.

    According to “The...

  • Al Shabaab kills at least 147 at Kenyan university; siege ends

    April 2, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the U.S. embassy was bombed in 1998.

    The siege ended nearly 15 hours after the Somali group's gunmen shot their...

  • Hebrew University-UCLA exchange program aims to expand med students’ horizons

    March 31, 2015 | 10:54 am

    For the past three months, a trio of sixth-year students from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem saw patients at UCLA and participated in grand rounds, during which they reviewed each patient’s status with the attending physician, residents and other medical...

  • Food: The great uniter

    By Ryan Torok

    March 10, 2015 | 5:56 pm

    Several Muslim and Jewish students are working with UC San Diego leadership toward opening a dining hall that offers kosher and halal hot food options. 

    In so doing, the school will become the first campus in the University of California system to have this kind of a dining hall,...

  • Shaming the murderers

    By David Suissa

    February 25, 2015 | 1:59 pm

    A religious Muslim who murders an innocent person in the name of the Quran desecrates his own religion. I wish that idea had been the theme of last week’s White House Conference on Violent Extremism. 

    Instead, President Barack Obama went out of his way to take religion out of...

  • Copenhagen police forbid ‘peace ring’ at attacked synagogue

    February 23, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    Copenhagen police denied a request by Danish Muslims to create a peace ring around a city synagogue that came under a deadly attack.

    Police cited security concerns for rejecting the request by organizers, according to Danish media reports.

    “We have chosen to say no because of a...

  • Norway’s Muslims form protective human shield around synagogue

    February 23, 2015 | 11:08 am

    More than 1,000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo's synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city's Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark last weekend.

    Chanting "No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia,"...

  • Copenhagen attacks challenge soft Nordic approach to radicals

    February 19, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Known for a soft approach to security that emphasizes helping radical Muslim youths with housing and jobs, Denmark may face pressure after the Copenhagen attacks to prioritize tougher laws and more resources for the police.

    The weekend's deadly shootings at a cafe and synagogue...

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