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Pakistani PM Distances Self from Bounty on Head of Anti-Islam Filmmaker

Pakistani PM Distances Self from Bounty on Head of Anti-Islam Filmmaker

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Sunday distanced his administration from one government official offering to pay $100,000 out of his own pocket to kill the person responsible for an anti-Islam…

Police Sent to California Home of "Innocence of Muslims" Producer

Police Sent to California Home of "Innocence of Muslims" Producer

Thinkstock/Getty Images(CERRITOS, Calif.) — As outrage over the anti-Muslim film Innocence of Muslims spreads across the Middle East, police were sent to the California home of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the film’s producer, who according to authoritie…

Afghanistan Blocks Anti-Islamist Video

Afghanistan Blocks Anti-Islamist Video

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Anticipating backlash in its own country following the attacks on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya, the government in Afghanistan has blocked an anti-Islamist video promoted by Florida pastor Terry Jones, …

Who Is Sam Bacile? Anti-Islam Filmmaker’s Bio Doesn’t Add Up

Who Is Sam Bacile? Anti-Islam Filmmaker’s Bio Doesn’t Add Up

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The filmmaker who produced an incendiary, anti-Muslim movie that stirred extremists on Tuesday to storm the U.S. embassy in Egypt — and may be linked to the fatal attack on the U.S. ambassador in Libya — may have g…

Muslim Leaders in DC Condemn Libya Attacks and Anti-Muslim Film

Muslim Leaders in DC Condemn Libya Attacks and Anti-Muslim Film

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Council on American-Islami Relations (CAIR) and Muslim leaders in Washington Wednesday condemned the violence in Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.&n…

Muslims Around the World Welcoming Ramadan

Muslims Around the World Welcoming Ramadan

KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — At sundown Thursday night, Muslims the world over welcomed Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.The ninth month of Islam’s lunar calendar, Ramadan is believed to be the month in which the Quran…

McCain Defends Hillary Clinton Aide Against Bachmann Accusation

McCain Defends Hillary Clinton Aide Against Bachmann Accusation

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Describing the accusations against her as “ugly” and “sinister,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., came to the defense of Huma Abedin, longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Last…

Lady Gaga Accused of ‘Worshipping Satan,’ Concert Canceled

Lady Gaga Accused of ‘Worshipping Satan,’ Concert Canceled

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(JAKARTA, Indonesia) — Lady Gaga’s June 3 concert in Jakarta, Indonesia — the subject of protests and complaints by that country’s hard-line Islamist organizations — will not go forward as scheduled. The J…

Egypt’s Most Popular Comedian Guilty of Insulting Islam

Egypt’s Most Popular Comedian Guilty of Insulting Islam

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — The verdict of a popular Egyptian comedian convicted of offending Islam has been upheld by a Cairo court, raising fears among Egyptian liberals and secularists about the Islamic tide rising since the downfall of former Presid…

Gingrich: It Should ‘Bother’ Obama That People Think He’s Muslim

Gingrich: It Should ‘Bother’ Obama That People Think He’s Muslim

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(FOURCHON, La.) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is amping up his language on President Obama’s faith and his relationship with Muslims.  Gingrich told ABC News Friday that he takes the president a…

Islamist Egyptian Politician Expelled for Nose Job

Islamist Egyptian Politician Expelled for Nose Job

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — A newly minted ultra-conservative Islamist member of parliament has been kicked out of his party and has resigned his seat in parliament following news about his nose job, which he claimed was needed to repair damag…

Iranian Pastor May Soon Face Death for Converting to Christianity

Iranian Pastor May Soon Face Death for Converting to Christianity

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — A pastor in Iran could face death within days for renouncing Islam and bringing others to the Christian faith.Youcef Nadarkhani, a convert to Christianity, has reportedly received his final execution order. …

New York Arson Attacks Under Investigation as Hate Crimes

New York Arson Attacks Under Investigation as Hate Crimes

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Four arson attacks in Queens, N.Y., are being investigated as possible hate crimes against Muslims, police said.The attacks, which took place around 8 p.m. Sunday, targeted an Islamic center housing a prominent Shiite mosque, a bo…

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