Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist reporting on American Muslims and millennial faith for RNS. Her newsletter, Creeping Sharia, curates news coverage of Muslim communities in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.
In Pakistan, religious right criticizes women’s protection law
(RNS) A new law aims to protect women in Pakistan, but religious hard-liners say it will lead to divorce.
Religious groups mixed over Guantanamo closure plan
(RNS) Groups in favor of the prison’s closure worry that detainees will continue to be held indefinitely, while those opposed say it will harm the nation’s security.
‘The X-Files’ draws backlash with Islamic terrorism plot
(RNS) Critics are calling Scully and Mulder’s latest adventures with magic mushrooms and tired Muslim terrorist tropes a serious misstep for “The X-Files” reboot.
Evangelical leaders denounce Selective Service for women
WASHINGTON (RNS) They argue it would weaken America’s military readiness and is at odds with traditional male-female relationships.
Sikh actor demands Mexican airline change staff behavior
(RNS) Waris Ahluwalia was boarding a flight to New York City when he was told to publicly remove his turban for a security screening — even though he had not triggered a metal detector.
Muslim civic groups outside Islamic world come together
WASHINGTON (RNS) Finding similarities in the problems they face, Muslim leaders from countries outside the Islamic world create a federation to tackle Islamophobia, youth radicalization and integration in their respective societies.