(RNS) — Before 2017, the US took in more refugees in a given year than all the other countries in the world. Thanks to the drastic reduction in US refugee admissions, other countries are outstripping us as the land of opportunity.
BOSTON (RNS) — Across the country, the question of engagement in federal Countering Violent Extremism programs—including, in Massachusetts, a half-million dollar police mentorship program targeting Boston’s Somali Muslim youth—continues to divide Muslim communities.
ABUJA, Nigeria (RNS) — Muslims on the ground and experts in Washington worry that the detention of a Shiite cleric and the killings of his followers will provoke the Islamic Movement of Nigeria into waging war.
LONDON (RNS) — For generations of Jews, Britain has been a safe place to live, but now many Jews are feeling a deep unease about new evidence of anti-Semitism in the country and especially within the left-wing Labour Party.
CLARENCE, Ill. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy and purported ringleader in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque emerges in court documents as a sometimes-threatening figure with anti-government views who also wrote books and attracted others into his shadowy group.
CHICAGO (AP) — Last year, three men allegedly chose to travel some 500 miles (805 kilometers) from a rural farming town in central Illinois to bomb a mosque in suburban Minneapolis. Why? One suspect reportedly said they hoped to scare Muslims into leaving the U.S.