Courts

Court: Oklahoma Can’t Enforce Sharia Law Ban

A federal appeals court upheld an injunction against a voter-approved ban on Islamic law in Oklahoma on Tuesday, saying it likely violated the U.S. Constitution

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January 12, 2012

Haroon Khan Barred from Representing Pakistan

British-Pakistani boxer Haroon Khan has been told by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) that he cannot represent Pakistan in international competition.

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September 29, 2011

Malouda and Anelka Lead Chelsea to Opening Day Victory

It was an all-Muslim score-sheet for Chelsea Football Club this past weekend as they won their opening English Premier League match 2-1 over West Brom…

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August 25, 2011

Nigerian Boxer Brings Power

Lateef “Power” Kayode recorded an impressive 10-round unanimous decision victory on an exciting night of fights on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME®. The unbeaten cruiserweight Kayode (17-0, 14 KOs) proved too much for Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-3, 14 KOs) Friday night at the Chumash Resort Casino.

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July 14, 2011

Before You Judge, Stand in Her Shoes

The same leaders whose theft and mismanagement have kept so many Guineans poor in the decades since independence from France, in 1958, have also been ferociously violent, massacring as many as 186 unarmed demonstrators calling for democratic reforms in 2007, and at least 157 demanding the same in 2009.

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July 14, 2011

Jury Duty in the United States of America

This week I served on a jury for the first time.

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July 7, 2011

Girl Sues to Wear Hijab at Abercrombie

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Muslim woman alleged in a lawsuit filed this week that U.S. retailer Abercrombie & Fitch forbade her from wearing her head scarf while working at a northern California clothing store owned by the company.

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June 30, 2011

Saudi- Indonesia Attempts to Save 28 on Death Row

(MENAFN – Arab News) Indonesia has called home its ambassador to Saudi Arabia for consultation following the execution of an Indonesian maid in Makkah on Saturday.

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June 30, 2011

Australia Muslims Push for Rights

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the government’s new multiculturalism policy, argues that Muslims should enjoy “legal pluralism”.

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May 26, 2011

Taking the Wheel

This past week the issue was once again brought into the limelight as a female Saudi Arabian citizen took to the wheel and later posted the video on the popular social-networking site YouTube.

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May 26, 2011

Guantánamo Leaks Lift Lid on Most Controversial Prison

Innocent people interrogated for years on slimmest pretexts

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April 28, 2011

What Shari’ah Law Actually Means

The right wants to ban it in America, but do they even know what it is?

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April 14, 2011

Calif. Muslim to Sue FBI for Secret GPS Surveillance FBI planted tracking device on plaintiff’s car without warrant

CAIR sues FBI

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March 3, 2011

Community News (V12-I51)

Study finds benefits to Muslim leaders, hospital partnerships / Lilburn council rejects mosque plan / Muslim woman sues city over headscarf arrest

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December 16, 2010

Community News (V12-I48)

Chicago real estate firm owners charged for defrauding Muslim investors / Bradley University in Illinois makes halal meals / Houston fraud company also involved in forging halal certificates

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November 24, 2010

Three Men Accused of Sharia-Law Ponzi Scheme

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Three men defrauded 300 Muslim investors and three banks out of $44 million in a real estate Ponzi scheme that promised profits, not interest, to adhere with sharia law, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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November 18, 2010

Hearing Over Tennessee Mosque Puts Islam on Trial

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)–Islam is suddenly on trial in a booming Nashville suburb, where opponents of a new mosque have spent six days in court trying to link it to what they claim is a conspiracy to take over America by imposing restrictive religious rule.

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November 18, 2010

A New Strategy for Safeguarding Muslim Civil Rights in America

By Karin Friedemann and Joachim Martillo TMO Editor’s note:  The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors only. How we messed up Since 9/11 hundreds if not thousands of Muslims have faced so-called “preemptive prosecution.” Officially, a preemptive prosecution is defined as a case in which Muslims who are deemed “dangerous” are prosecuted before […]

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November 11, 2010

Swiss Muslim Basketball Player Gets Headache over Scarf, from Swiss Rules

By Jessica Dacey Sura Al-Shawk is a Swiss citizen of Iraqi origin (Boris Bürgisser/Neue LZ) A year after putting her competitive basketball career on hold over a headscarf ban, a Muslim player is considering taking her case to Switzerland’s top court. Sura Al-Shawk, a Swiss citizen of Iraqi origin, appealed her regional league’s ban in […]

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November 11, 2010

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