Ever since the midterm election, conservative media in the United States have targeted with special zeal Ilhan Omar, an incoming Somali-American Democratic congresswoman and a devout Muslim who wears hijab. In response to Democrats’ push to remove a headwear ban on the House floor to accommodate Omar, conservative commentator and pastor E.W. Jackson complained on a radio show that Muslims were transforming Congress into an “Islamic republic.”…MORE: foreignpolicy.com
Critics have denounced the forum as a PR initiative to boost the UAE’s image abroad and deflect criticism by human rights groups. Hiba Zayadin, a Human Rights Watch researcher who focuses on the UAE, said that the Emirates regularly attempts to “present itself on the global stage as progressive”…more: middleeasteye
A man convicted of burning down a Texas mosque because he feared Muslims will spend more than 24 years in a federal prison. Marq Vincent Perez learned his fate on Wednesday, three months after he was found guilty of a hate crime and for using a fire to commit a felony in the Jan. 28, 2017 burning of the Victoria Islamic Center….more: /abc13.com
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan attend an event organized by Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) in New York City on Sunday….more: yenisafak.com
Supplying free book bags containing school supplies to children is part of the new Islamic Ministries and Community Development’s outreach efforts. Imam Faruq Post chatted with parents and children visiting the nonprofit’s Back 2 School Giveaway on Sunday in Hagerstown’s West End. A canopy was set up in front of the group’s 455 W. Washington St. home with school supplies and information about the nonprofit. They had about 250 book bags to give away….more: heraldmailmedia
Ms Genter posted the image of her posing a with her e-bike at the Auckland City Hospital from her Instagram account.
The 42-week pregnant Green Party MP said it was “mostly downhill to the hospital”. “Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby,” she posted…more:ABC