11-Year-Old Student Petitions To Close Schools On Muslim HolidaysNew efforts to get Montgomery County schools to show the same respect to Muslim holidays as they do for Christian and Jewish holy days.
Threats Made Against Baltimore County MosqueFrightening threats made against a Baltimore County mosque. Now, as security is heightened, some in the Muslim community are on edge.
Baltimore-Area Teen Speaks Out On Behalf Of Muslim CommunityAmara Majeed founded a website called "The Hijab Project," aimed at combating discrimination against Muslim girls and women who wear head-scarves in public. She self-published a book of short biographies of 17 peace-loving, law-abiding Muslims from around the world. She provides online commentary for CNN and, starting earlier this month, for the Huffington Post.
Shouting Woman Escorted Out Of National Cathedral At 1st Muslim Prayer A woman shouting "leave our churches alone" disrupted the first Muslim prayer service hosted by Washington National Cathedral.
Montgomery Co. Schools Scrap Religious Names From CalendarPresented with the opportunity to recognize a Muslim holiday on the school calendar for the first time, leaders of Maryland's largest school district went a different direction: They removed all mention of religious holidays from the calendar.
National Cathedral To Host First Muslim PrayerWashington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on Friday.
Local Muslim Groups Condemn Kidnappings Of Nigerian SchoolgirlsMedia advisers from the United States and around the world are heading to Nigeria to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by a terrorist group.
Montgomery Schools Defer Muslim Holiday Vote Montgomery County school officials have adopted a calendar for the next school year without taking action on a major Muslim holiday for students.
Absentee Figures May Hinder School Holiday EffortAbsentee figures for a recent Islamic holy day may make it difficult for Muslim leaders in Montgomery County to persuade officials to make Eid al-Adha an official school holiday.
Frederick Library Hosts 'Muslim Journeys'The Frederick County Public Libraries are hosting a reading and discussion series aimed at educating people about Muslim faith and culture.
Muslim Families Push For Montgomery School HolidayMuslim families in Montgomery County are pushing to make the Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha a full-fledged school holiday.
Muslim Activist Encourages Peers To Balance FaithWithin the span of about a week recently, Haris Tarin spoke at a Washington panel on how the next U.S. president can combat violent Islamic extremism, delivered a guest sermon for Eid in Alexandria, launched an ad campaign on District buses calling for religious tolerance, and hosted an election night party and discussion in Great Falls.