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Central Valley Islamic Center Vandalized With Graffiti, Raw Bacon

Police in San Joaquin County said vandals have struck a mosque for a second time, spray-painting vulgarities and leaving behind strips of raw bacon, an act that police are considering a possible hate crime.

02/04/2014

Hani Khan was fired from her job at the Hollister store in San Mateo in 2010 for wearing a headscarf. (CBS)

Abercrombie & Fitch Settles California Lawsuit Over Muslim Head Scarves

Trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations to its policy governing employees’ appearance as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California.

09/23/2013

Hani Khan was fired from her job at the Hollister store in San Mateo in 2010 for wearing a headscarf. (CBS)

Judge Rules Abercrombie Wrongly Fired San Mateo Muslim Worker For Hijab

A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker who insisted on wearing a head scarf.

09/09/2013

A letter explaining the head wear ban at Boomers in Livermore. (CBS)

Headwear Ban At Livermore Amusement Park Draws Religious Outrage

A Bay Area family says a local amusement park red-flagged them the minute they headed for the go-kart track because of the way they were dressed.

08/09/2013

A new ad appearing on San Francisco buses from the American Freedom Defense Institute (CBS)

‘Killing Jews Is Worship’ Ad Campaign Rolled Out On SF Muni Buses

A controversy has been re-ignited this week as ten new ads go up on San Francisco Muni buses containing quotes used by terrorists.

03/11/2013

A picture of ' American Taliban' John Walker Lindh from the record of Arabia Hassani Kalan Surani Bannu madrassa (religious school) in Pakistan's north western city of Bannu, 11 February 2002. (Tariq Mahmood/AFP/Getty Images)

Marin County Taliban Fighter Wins Prison Prayer Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled Friday that an American convicted of fighting alongside the Taliban must be allowed to pray daily in a group with other Muslim inmates at his high-security prison in Indiana.

01/11/2013

The 15-acre parcel to be used for the Cordoba Center (CBS)

Santa Clara County Supervisors Unanimously Approve Islamic Center

After much debate, a proposal to build an Islamic center in southern Santa Clara County has been unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.

09/26/2012

This controversial ad has appeared on SF Muni buses. (American Freedom Defense Initiative)

Controversial ‘Jihad’ Ads Seen On SF Muni Buses Going Up In NYC

The ad was plastered on San Francisco city buses in recent weeks, prompting some artists to deface the ads and remove some of the words, including “Jihad,” or holy war.

09/20/2012

President Barack Obama (2nd L) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (3rd R) hold their hands over their hearts during the Transfer of Remains Ceremony for the return of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Libyan embassy employees at Joint Base Andrews September 14. 2012 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Stevens and the three other embassy employees were killed when the consulate in Libya was attacked September 11. (Molly Riley-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Honors Bay Area Ambassador, Libya Attack Victims

President Barack Obama on Friday honored the four Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, recalling their lives in deeply personal terms and declaring the United States will never pull back on its principles or “retreat from the world.”

09/14/2012

A burnt building inside the US Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya (Photo credit: STRINGER/AFP/GettyImages)

2 Former Navy SEALs From California Among Killed In Libya Attacks

Two of the four Americans killed this week in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya were former Navy SEALs from San Diego County.

09/13/2012

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