Born in Turkey and raised a Muslim, Derya Little was taught what to think about Allah, Muhammed, the Quran, men, women and everything else. But as she grew older, Little immersed herself in reading about Islam, coming to the conclusion that it was a worldview based on fear and submission that paved the way to the abhorrent treatment of women in Islamic countries. Then, with the belief that all religions, including Islam, evolved into a means to control the masses, Little made a risky decision following her parents’ divorce — she rejected her family’s Islamic faith and became an atheist.
LONDON (RNS) — 'It is because we are Christian that we do this. Not because we want to dilute or deny our faith,' said Paul Northup, the festival's creative director.
(AP) — Titled "What to do if you are witnessing Islamophobic harassment," the posters encourage people to engage with the person who is being targeted and to draw attention away from the harasser.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) In order to obtain ID documents, Ahmadis, who identify as Muslims but believe another prophet followed the Prophet Muhammad, had to sign a form and declare their belief in Muhammad as God's prophet.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (RNS) And here are the Quranic verses that prove it.
LONDON (RNS) After three major terror attacks in as many months, Muslim leaders are under pressure to acknowledge a connection between their faith and jihadi violence, while the government is under pressure to take firm action.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) Muslims can obtain a divorce for a variety of reasons, including irreconcilable differences. For Christians, it's not so easy.
It's no longer the problem.
JERUSALEM (USA Today) Rex Tillerson said the president's visit to Saudi Arabia this week has already begun to soften his attitudes about Islam.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The group called on the Democratic and Republican party heads to explicitly and unambiguously commit to combating discrimination against Muslims.