- Museum explores religion through 'Sacred Journeys' Updated: Sep-01-15 5:04 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Up the stairs and a few steps beyond the mezzanine, visitors at The Children's Museum will find themselves immersed in a sea of color.
- Alleged Facebook mention in prayer call sparks Egypt outcry Updated: Aug-31-15 9:16 am
CAIRO - Egyptians in a Nile Delta province were outraged on Sunday after a cleric allegedly changed a line in the traditional Islamic call to prayer to mention Facebook.
- In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target Updated: Aug-25-15 6:07 pm
CAIRO - A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group's campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.
- Boulder tossed through door glass at Omaha Islamic Center Updated: Aug-24-15 10:47 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Police are trying to find out who tossed a boulder through glass on a door at the Omaha Islamic Center.
- New Muslim center expected to open in Columbia next summer Updated: Aug-24-15 10:46 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - A new Muslim school and community center is expected to open by June 2016 in Columbia.
- Iranians begin hajj amid tensions with Saudi Updated: Aug-23-15 3:31 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians have begun traveling to Saudi Arabia for the hajj months after Tehran suspended a minor pilgrimage over the alleged abuse of two pilgrims by Saudi authorities.
- Walker says he's not taking stand on birthright citizenship Updated: Aug-21-15 9:08 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said in a television interview Friday he is not taking a position on whether children born to immigrants here illegally should automatically be citizens.
- J Street elects Muslim woman president of college chapters Updated: Aug-21-15 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON - A dovish pro-Israel lobby that has struggled for acceptance by more established Jewish groups has elected an American Muslim as president of a core initiative - its chapter program on college campuses, where debates rages over Israel and Palestinians.
- NY man convicted in plot to target Muslims with X-ray weapon Updated: Aug-21-15 5:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - An upstate New York man was convicted Friday of plotting to kill Muslims with a mobile X-ray device by a jury that rejected his lawyer's argument that he was entrapped by the FBI.
- Complaint filed over police department's ban on headscarves Updated: Aug-21-15 4:17 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed an employment discrimination complaint over the ban on Columbus officers wearing headscarves for religious reasons.
- Guard at 'Muslim-free' gun range accidentally shoots self Updated: Aug-19-15 4:56 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A man guarding a small-town Oklahoma gun range that declared itself a "Muslim-free" business dropped his gun and accidentally shot himself.
- Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration Updated: Aug-19-15 1:43 pm
MASSESSEHBEH, Sierra Leone - It had been five months since the last Ebola case in Musa Kamara's village when he returned home for festivities to mark the end of Ramadan. Not long after his sudden death in this roadside village, authorities came with a grim message: The killer virus was back.
- Muslim scholars call for climate action Updated: Aug-18-15 11:13 am
ISTANBUL - Muslim scholars and environmental advocates from about 20 countries on Tuesday called for a global phase-out of greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, joining a chorus of religious leaders urging the world to take strong action against global warming.
- Bid to keep pork substitutes on French school menus rebuffed Updated: Aug-13-15 8:28 am
PARIS - A leader of France's top Muslim organization is criticizing a court decision that could jeopardize a decades-old policy in which public schools offer substitutes to pork when the meat turns up on lunch menus.
- No bail for couple accused of trying to join Islamic State Updated: Aug-11-15 11:15 pm
OXFORD, Mississippi - A young Mississippi couple who are charged with attempting to join the Islamic State were ordered held without bail Tuesday, pending federal grand jury action on the charges.
- Viral video sparks concern in Saudi over harassment of women Updated: Aug-07-15 2:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - In a minute-long video uploaded to YouTube last month, two young Saudi women walk along the waterfront promenade in the kingdom's Red Sea city of Jiddah as a group of young men jeer and follow them until the women become visibly agitated.
- Iowa man pleads guilty to threatening Boston Islamic group Updated: Aug-06-15 5:27 pm
DAVENPORT, Iowa - An Iowa man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime after admitting he posted messages threatening to kill Muslims on the Facebook page of a Boston Islamic group.
- Plans for Muslim cemetery vex North Texas residents Updated: Aug-05-15 8:37 am
FARMERSVILLE, Texas - Residents of a North Texas community who oppose plans for a Muslim cemetery are criticizing Muslim burial practices that they say would pose threats to public health.
- Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash Updated: Aug-05-15 5:26 am
LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China - About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.
- Christian persecution spurs charity, calls for more asylum Updated: Aug-04-15 8:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A Syrian archbishop said the United States' reluctance to offer asylum to persecuted Christians is "unjust" and appealed for help withstanding Islamic militants fighting to root out their faith.
- San Diego man pleads guilty to threatening Muslim group Updated: Aug-04-15 7:38 pm
SAN DIEGO - A San Diego man accused of leaving a threatening voice mail at the office of a Muslim civil rights organization pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges.