Militant atheist shoots dead three young Muslims in North Carolina

Three Muslims were shot dead in a hate crime by an avowed militant atheist at their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The victims, all shot in the head, were identified about 2 a.m. Wednesday as Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, of Chapel Hill, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh, police said.

All were U.S.-born and grew up in the area.

Homosexuality in Islam: Is there a place for gay Muslims?

Dr. Sherman Abdul Hakim Jackson responds to an audience question regarding the status of gay Muslims and the position of homosexuality in Islam. Held at New York University in April 2009.

Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in Paris loses baby

Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in Paris loses baby

Despite all medical efforts, a pregnant Muslim woman who was attacked by two Islamophobic men in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil on Thursday suffered a miscarriage and lost her baby, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Muslim woman, who was four months pregnant, was physically attacked by two men. The attackers first tried taking her headscarf off and later cut off her hair and tore part of her clothing. After she screamed out that she was pregnant, one of the attackers started kicking her in the stomach.

She was taken to Argenteuil hospital where she underwent treatment for injuries. Read the rest of this entry »