The Muslim gender gap in educational attainment is shrinkingNPR
Pew Research Center has launched a new study on education attainment amongst world religions. This study suggests that the gender gap among Muslims is shrinking, with varying averages in different parts of the world.
‘The Fashion of Islam’ to Arrive at de Young in 2018The New York Times
The de Young Museum in San Francisco will host a new show called the “The Fashion of Islam” in Fall 2018.
Muslims in a Bible Belt town hold their breathThe New York Times
Muslims in Murfeesboro, TN buckle down and fight against active discrimination in light of present climate of Islamophobia this post-election season. Others search for ways to welcome Muslim neighbors, old and new.
Aid flotilla to help Rohingya Muslims in MyanmarReligion News Service
Coalition of aid groups have organized a flotilla to be sent from Malaysia to Myanmar to help the Rohingya Muslim, a minority in the Rakhine state.
President rejects Muslim PM candidate Sevil ShhaidehAl Jazeera
Romania’s Social Democrat party has put forward Sevil Shhaideh, a Muslim woman of turkish origin, as their party’s nominee for Prime Minister. The proposal has been rejected by President Klaus Iohannis.
Terror attack on Chinese government building leaves 5 dead in restive Muslim provinceInternational Business Times
Four attackers were shot dead as they drove a car into a local communist party house and detonated an explosive device.
What U.S. Muslims fear from TrumpThe Washington Post
Naureen Shah, director of security and human rights at Anmesty International, USA, discusses the potential consequences and fears of having Gen. John F. Kelly as homeland security secretary nominee. Kelly has a record of making negative statements about Islam and Muslims.
New York Police Department to allow Muslim and Sikh officers to wear longer beards, turbansThe Arab American
In an effort to “recruit more minorities”, NYPD will allow some religious exemptions to their dress code, include growing beards and wearing turbans.
Obama Puts an End to 9/11 Terrorist Program NSEERSWorld Relgiion News
The Obama administration has abolished the National Security Entry-Exit Registration Systems (NSEERS) in an effort to impede the use of the system to make a Muslim registry under the Trump administration.
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