c. 2012 Religion News Service
LOS ANGELES (RNS) The Egyptian-American man reportedly behind the anti-Islamic video that sparked weeks of Muslim protests worldwide was arrested and detained here Thursday (Sept. 27) over a federal probation violation.
c. 2012 Religion News Service LOS ANGELES (RNS) The ACLU is suing The Walt Disney Co. on behalf of a Muslim woman who claims the company discriminated against her by not allowing her to wear a headscarf while working in a Disney restaurant in Anaheim.
c. 2012 Religion News Service LOS ANGELES (RNS) After lobbying from Muslim and Sikh leaders, the Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to modify its information-gathering program on suspicious activities after the New York Police Department came under fire for spying on local Muslims.
In a decision that likely will set the stage for a high-stakes
showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals struck down California's Proposition 8 ballot measure that
banned gay marriage, saying there is no "legitimate" reason to keep
same-sex couples from marrying.
c. 2011 Religion News Service
LOS ANGELES (RNS) The controversy between Muslim Americans and the Lowe's home improvement chain will spill into 2012 with a planned boycott of Lowe's for dropping its advertising from the TLC reality show "All-American Muslim."
LOS ANGELES (RNS) A group of Muslim students who were convicted Friday
(Sept. 23) of disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador plan to
appeal as Muslim community leaders call the high-profile free speech
case a civil rights moment.