New efforts to get Montgomery County schools to show the same respect to Muslim holidays as they do for Christian and Jewish holy days.
Frightening threats made against a Baltimore County mosque. Now, as security is heightened, some in the Muslim community are on edge.
Amara 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.
A woman shouting “leave our churches alone” disrupted the first Muslim prayer service hosted by Washington National Cathedral.
Presented 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.
Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on Friday.
Media 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 County school officials have adopted a calendar for the next school year without taking action on a major Muslim holiday for students.
Absentee 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.
The Frederick County Public Libraries are hosting a reading and discussion series aimed at educating people about Muslim faith and culture.
Muslim families in Montgomery County are pushing to make the Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha a full-fledged school holiday.
Within 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.