Aysha Khan writes for Religion News Service.
The data on the decline in church membership shares “almost exactly the same pattern of ups and downs” as engagement in secular civil society, said political scientist Robert Putnam.
One Muslim prisoner had his religious accommodations taken away when he protested the combined services with the Nation of Islam and Nation of Gods and Earths, groups that follow distinct religious teachings.
Civil rights advocates called for curbing hate speech online, as the perpetrator’s video continued to circulate on social media.
For more than a decade, Islamberg has been a focus of right-wing conspiracy theories and has found itself the target of anti-Muslim white supremacist attacks as a result.
A digitized version of Omar ibn Said’s 15-page autobiography is now available through the Library of Congress.
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