A U.S. senator says she is drafting sanctions legislation against Lebanese officials over the detention of a senior official of a former Israel-linked militia that tortured hundreds of Lebanese detainees. Amer Fakhoury, a member of the Israeli proxy South Lebanon Army, is accused of the torture and murder of Lebanese inmates …….MORE: Dailystar
Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a wave of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, according to the leader of the country’s parliament. “Some top intelligence officials hid the intelligence information purposefully. Information was there, but the top brass security officials did not take appropriate actions,” ….more: www.euronews.com/
Officials are investigating whether an arson at the predominantly black Briar Creek Baptist Church in Charlotte was a hate crime. (Charlotte Fire Department)
A fire that engulfed a small, predominantly black church in Charlotte was set on purpose, local officials said Wednesday. Now they are trying to determine whether the act of arson was a hate crime….. more: washingtonpost
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Muslims marked the end of the yearly pilgrimage to mecca with communal prayer and celebration called Eid Ul-Adha on Saturday.
Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City say it’s been a tough month for Muslims here in Oklahoma after being associated with the beheading at Vaughan foods in Moore. more http://kfor.com/
5 effective weapons to combat Islamophobia
Here’s how you can wield patience and kindness in the face of ignorance and harshness. By Theresa Corbin.
Living as a Muslim living in the West, I have been subjected to many forms of bias and bigotry. I felt like I was pretty versed in what Islamophobia, since I have lived with it every day as an American more: http://www.aquila-style.com/focus-points/muslimlifestyle/weapons-combat-islamophobia/80501/
LOS ANGELES – Relatives of late pop icon Whitney Houston have reportedly been told by coroner officials that the singer died from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol rather than drowning.…