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Joseph Hammond

Joseph Hammond is an author at Religion News Service.

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Malcolm X assassin’s deathbed letter the latest in new look at Muslim leader

February 26, 2021

(RNS) — New leads in Malcolm X’s assassination appear just as popular culture and Muslims themselves assess his impact.

Texas church helps mosque damaged after snowstorm

February 25, 2021

(RNS) — The church’s gesture has brought condemnation from talk radio hosts who chided the Methodists in a segment that included Islamophobic rhetoric.

New Topps cards focus on Muhammad Ali’s faith

February 23, 2021

(RNS) — ‘Converts to Islam’ tells the impact of his decision on Ali’s life and on the world.

As US refocuses anti-extremism programs on far right, many Muslims still oppose them

February 18, 2021

(RNS) — After the Capitol attack, the Biden White House called for countering violent extremism programs to shift to a focus on white supremacists. But Muslim groups say the programs are still a waste of resources.

Rare Winston Churchill paintings of historic mosque, cathedral up for auction

February 11, 2021

(RNS) — Paintings by the former British prime minister of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech will be put on sale at Christie’s.

Abraham Accords with Israel spell vindication for some Sudanese Muslim groups

February 10, 2021

(RNS) — A small but vocal group of Muslim groups has been calling for rapprochement with Israel since the late 1960s.

Robert Saleh is the NFL’s first Muslim head coach

February 5, 2021

(RNS) — For Saleh, who went to a majority-Muslim public high school in Dearborn, Michigan, the Islamic faith and American football have always had a unique synergy.

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