Islam

Billboard promoting #whoismuhammad. (photo courtesy ICNA via CBS)

#WhoIsMuhammad Billboards In Bay Area, Across U.S. Aim To Raise Awareness About Islam

The Bay Area is part of a nationwide billboard campaign that aims to dispel myths about Muslim Americans called #WhoisMuhammad.

08/08/2015

Usaama Rahim was fatally shot by police near Boston on June 2, 2015. (CBS)

Oakland Imam Seeks Answers After Brother Investigated For Threats Was Killed By Boston-Area Police

On Tuesday, Usaama Rahim was fatally shot by authorities near Boston. Sources told CBS News that officials has been tracking Rahim for the past 2-3 weeks.

06/02/2015

A Christian holding a crucifix praying beads (Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

Pew: Numbers Of Religiously Unaffiliated Projected To Rise In U.S., Fall Worldwide By 2050

Pew projects all of the major religious groups, with the exception of Buddhists, will have higher percentages of the world’s population, which is expected to be 9.3 billion people by the middle of the century.

04/02/2015

(Zaytuna College)

America’s First Muslim College Gains Accreditation In Berkeley

A liberal-arts school in Berkeley has become the first Islamic institution of higher learning in the United States.

03/12/2015

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War On LGBT Community: ISIS Executes 5 ‘Gay Men’ In 1 Month

The self-proclaimed Islamic state has reportedly hurled a man believed to be gay off a Syrian high-rise as part of their continued war on the LGBT community.

02/05/2015

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Milpitas Burger Joint With All-Halal Options Not Just For Muslims

Wayback Burgers in Milpitas is the first Halal franchise for the national chain, and its first Bay Area location.

01/22/2015

A member of the Ku Klux Klan salutes during American Nazi Party rally at Valley Forge National Park September 25, 2004 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Did Duke University Cave On Religious Inclusion Over Political Pressure Or Security Threat?

Before it unraveled, a plan to use Duke University’s chapel tower in a call to prayer for the school’s Muslim community was meant to promote religious unity, but things changed course after mounting criticism and the threats against security.

01/16/2015

Hitler appears in a new ad on SF Muni buses. (Photo Credit Sylvian Kalache)

Hitler Appearing In Ads On SF Muni Buses

Another round of controversial ads appearing on San Francisco Muni buses demands an end to U.S. aid to Islamic countries, stating that “Islamic Jew-Hatred: It’s In The Quran,” while depicting Adolf Hitler as an ally of the Muslim world.

01/12/2015

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UC Berkeley Students Protest Invitation For Bill Maher To Speak After Comments About Muslims

Students at UC Berkeley have signed a petition asking the university to cancel an invitation to let talk show host and comedian Bill Maher speak, following comments he recently made about Islam.

10/28/2014

Douglas McCain (Duale Khalid/Twitter)

California Man Killed In Action While Fighting For ISIS Terror Group In Syria

A U.S. citizen from California was killed over the weekend in Syria while fighting for the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

08/26/2014

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