French mayor to be tried for Muslim ‘problem’ comments

French mayor to be tried for Muslim ‘problem’ comments

A far-right French mayor will be tried on hate charges over comments that include a claim the number of Muslim students in his city was a “problem”, a judicial source said Wednesday. Robert Menard, who is an ally of France’s anti-immigrant National Front party, will face a charge in a Paris court of incitement to […]

Britain jails radical Muslim preacher Choudary

Britain jails radical Muslim preacher Choudary

Anjem Choudary, Britain’s best-known Islamist preacher, was jailed on Tuesday for five years and six months for encouraging support for the Islamic State group, ending years of frustration for police who had struggled to pin charges on him. Choudary, 49, and close associate Mizanur Rahman, 33, who received the same sentence, had been convicted by […]

Leading Republicans disavow Trump’s attack on family of slain Muslim soldier

Leading Republicans disavow Trump’s attack on family of slain Muslim soldier

  Veterans groups and Republicans on Monday savaged Donald Trump’s war of words with the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier, the latest example of the presidential nominee making statements considered beyond the pale. The feud has shaken the US presidential campaign and become a flash point 99 days before the November election that […]

Obama slams Trump over Muslim ban

Obama slams Trump over Muslim ban

  Democratic President Barack Obama denounced Donald Trump for his proposed US ban on Muslim immigrants on Tuesday, joining Hillary Clinton in portraying the Republican presidential candidate as unfit for the White House. Clearly annoyed, Obama responded to Trump’s proposed suspension of immigration from countries with a “history of terrorism” after Sunday’s killing of 49 […]

Sudan denies plans to free woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Sudan denies plans to free woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Sudan on Sunday retracted claims by a foreign ministry spokesman that a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for allegedly abandoning the Muslim faith would shortly be released, saying the official’s remarks had been taken “out of context”. Meriam Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim but who was raised solely by her Christian mother, was convicted […]