Filmmaker Changes Views on Murfreesboro Islamic Center

Documentary Filmmaker Eric Allen Bell, who in 2010 depicted Islamic Center of Murfreesboro opponents as Southern Christian bigots, has switched sides.


Anti-Muslim Group Attacks Tennessee Governor’s Appointee

A coalition that was prominent in opposing the construction of a Tennessee mosque has launched a public campaign calling for the removal of a Muslim state economic development director.


FBI Investigates Disputed Fire at Mosque Center

The FBI is investigating a fire at mosque-owned structure in Dearborn, Michigan as a possible hate crime.


Muslims, Sikh MTA Employees Settle Lawsuit

New York’s mass transit system will allow Muslim and Sikh employees to don religious headgear after a settlement of a federal lawsuit on Wednesday.


Aasif Mandvi on Hollywood's Whitewashing

The recently released film, The Dictator, starring British actor Sacha Baron Cohen, has stirred up much controversy over the troubling racial stereotypes in its damaging portrayal of Arabs.


San Francisco Mayor Signs Civil Rights Ordinance

San Francisco civil rights advocates concerned about what they call domestic spying on the city’s Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities are celebrating new legislation signed into law Wednesday by Mayor Ed Lee.


El Cajon Killing Revives Fears of Islamophobia

Members of San Diego’s Iraqi community are expressing shock and surprise at the death of Shaima Alawadi, found lying in a pool of blood in the family’s El Cajon home last week.


Community Leaders Call for Transparency in SFPD-FBI Collaboration

Arab American, Muslim and South Asian community leaders are urging Mayor Ed Lee to approve an ordinance that they believe could re-establish trust between their communities and the San Francisco Police Department.


'One of Our People Is Going to Shoot You Dead': Sikh Family Receives Death Threats

When a Sikh family in Sterling, Va., received a death threat in the form of a letter addressed to “Turban family,” on February 28, it was not the family’s first experience with religiously motivated threats to their safety.


Sean Stone Hopes Conversion to Islam Fosters Understanding

Sean Stone, son of the award-winning Director Oliver Stone, announced his conversion to Islam in Isfahan, Iran, last week.