Islam

Kosovo's Sufi Dervish order celebrates the new year, spring

Mar 23, 2018

Members of an Islamic dervish order in southern Kosovo have been holding their main annual celebration to mark the new year and spring, with a religious ceremony that includes hypnotic chanting, swaying and the piercing of cheeks with long metal needles

Jewish candidate for Muslim party breaks barriers in Tunisia

Mar 23, 2018

Simon Slama causing sensation as a Jewish candidate with Tunisia's Islamist party in upcoming municipal elections

Lone Nigerian captive refused to convert for Boko Haram

Mar 22, 2018

Only Nigerian girl still captive refused to convert at last moment for Boko Haram, mother says

The Latest: Mother says Nigerian girl refused to convert

Mar 22, 2018

The Latest: Nigerian girl kept from release at last moment after refusing to convert to Islam

Mother: Nigerian schoolgirl blocked from Boko Haram release at last moment after refusing to convert to Islam

Mar 22, 2018

Mother: Nigerian schoolgirl blocked from Boko Haram release at last moment after refusing to convert to Islam

In Mideast, democracy struggles to take root

Mar 22, 2018

Egypt votes next week in basically a one-candidate election _ but almost nowhere in Arab world has democracy taken hold

Muslim engineer sues after Kansas flap over Malaysian flag

Mar 19, 2018

A Muslim aircraft engineer has sued the Spirit Boeing Employees Association for religious discrimination stemming a party at the group's recreational lake in Wichita

Lawsuit: Police forced Muslim women to remove head coverings

Mar 16, 2018

Two arrested Muslim women who say the New York Police Department forced them to remove their religious head coverings and pose for mugshots have sued the city to try to change the practice

German minister questions Islam's place in the country

Mar 16, 2018

Germany's new interior minister is positioning himself to the right of Chancellor Angela Merkel on migration, telling a newspaper that Islam is not part of Germany

School dance, anyone? Pakistan lawmakers in Punjab seek ban

Mar 15, 2018

Pakistani provincial assembly wants to ban dance parties at schools, says they promote Western culture

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