Muslims

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

(CBS)

Local Lawmakers Urge Congress To Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs, Hindus And Arab-Americans

A bipartisan group of 109 members of Congress signed a letter on Wednesday urging that the FBI add new categories in its tracking of hate crimes.

03/28/2013

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

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

Opinion: Obama Needs To Stay At The White House During Middle East Protests

President Barack Obama needs to stay in Washington, D.C., suspend campaigning, and address the threats against Americans in the Middle East.

09/13/2012

(CBS)

South Bay Man Arrested In Mexico Along With Members of Hezbollah

The FBI confirmed Monday that a man who led a South Bay mosque has been arrested in Mexico on a parole violation and is in federal custody.

09/10/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill To Add Job Protections For California Sikhs, Muslims

The state Assembly has approved a bill that would add more protections for religious freedom in the workplace, specifying that discrimination laws also apply to religious clothing and hairstyles.

05/29/2012

The Quran, the holy book of Islam, the religion practiced by most Muslims. (AP Photo)

Bay Area Muslim Leader ‘Grateful’ For Killing Of Osama

A local Muslim rights advocate said Monday that she hoped al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s death marked a turning point in the war on terror.

CBS San Francisco–05/02/2011

New York Congressman Peter King (AP)

Bay Area Muslims Angered Over Congressman’s Planned Hearings

A Republican Congressman from New York plans to hold hearings on what he calls the radicalization of the American Muslim community, and that’s raising lots of concerns among Bay Area Muslims.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/07/2011

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