Yonatan Gálvez-Marin arrested. NBC News

BREAKING: The Suspect in Nazma Khanam’s Murder Has Been Arrested

A 22-year-old man was arrested for the fatal stabbing of a Nazma Khanam, a 60-year-old woman from Jamaica, Queens. On Sunday afternoon, the suspect, Yonatan Gálvez-Marin, was charged in Queens Criminal Court with one account of fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, an account of first degree attempted robbery, and two counts of second…

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Florida Mosque Removed as a Polling Site After Anti-Muslim Backlash

The Islamic Center of Boca Raton, South Florida has served as a polling station for years, and once again was invited to host polling for the Florida Primary elections in August, and the larger General Election in November. However, after an Islamaphobic backlash, Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor, Susan Bucher rescinded the offer, moving polling…

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En Garde! Fencing Has a New Face: Muslim Girls

Muslim women are rarely associated with sports of any kind, because many presume that our religion dictates that we must be docile and obedient. Times are changing, though, and the leaders of Maslaha, a London based organization, are challenging those stereotypes with a new initiative called Muslim Girls Fence. The initiative is part of the…


20 Killed in Terror Attack at Bangladesh Cafe

On Friday evening, a group of about nine gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s Gulshan district, and took about 20 to 35 hostages, according to Sumon Reza, a member of the restaurant staff. Reza and ten others escaped via the cafe’s roof before the hostage crisis was fully underway. Armed with grenades as well…

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Anti-Muslim Lawyer Accuses Muslim Women of “Civilizational Jihad” to Counter a Discrimination Suit

The owners of a California restaurant are now countersuing a group of Muslim women for trespassing, after the owners were sued for kicking the women out of the establishment. The restaurant’s lawyer is accusing the group of women of “civilizational jihad,” which is not a real term, and even if it was, it would be practically…