Kulsoom Abdullah, a 35-year old female weightlifter from Atlanta, Georgia, received long-awaited word from the International Weightlifting Federation on Wednesday that she would be allowed to compete in a modified weightlifting uniform that complied with the hijab and her faith.
Month: June 2011
A US Muslim woman sued Abercrombie & Fitch on Monday, accusing the clothing retailer of firing her for refusing to remove her religious head scarf, a Muslim advocacy group said.
The â€˜Honenuâ€™ organization reports that Bedouins have attacked Jews near the Jewish community of Kochav HaShachar.
Construction of a mosque near the grave of late prime minister Menachem Begin has been under way since October despite court orders to stop. Attendees at the recent President's Conference in Jerusalem were shown pictures of the construction.
Egyptian medical officials said Thursday more than 1,000 were injured in this week's clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Gulf News reports.
Terrorists armed with bombs and small arms attacked the InterContinental Hotel in Afghanistanâ€™s capital Kabul late Tuesday evening.
While Hamas had no problem drafting Mickey Mouse â€“ thinly disguised as â€œFarfurâ€ the mouse â€“ to indoctrinate toddlers in Gaza to join the jihad against Israel, Muslims in Egypt have called a boycott against the Christian Copt owner of a communications company who â€œinsultedâ€ Islam by dressing Mickey up in Muslim garb.
Last week, President Shimon Peres warned that written peace agreement on Jerusalem will cause a â€œworld war.â€ Now, leading Kadima Knesset Member and former IDF Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz says conflict is the fate of a United Nations declaration recognizing the Palestinian Authority as a country.
Lebanaese MP Antoine Saad, an ally of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and an opponent of the current Hizbullah dominated government, said Tuesday that Hizbullah is publicly relocating its weapons from Syria to Lebanon due to the current crisis in Syria.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards unveiled an "underground missile silo" Monday which they said will allow them to launch long-range ballistic missiles, state television reported.