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Being Muslim in the Sooner State

Being Muslim in the Sooner State

Press Shia - Anti-Muslim rhetoric during the course of the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign has amplified anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States, causing many Muslims to feel anxious or fearful for their safety and their children's futures.   The Oklahoman interviewed several Muslims about their experiences living or growing up in the Sooner State. They spoke about...

'The immigrant here in America is fighting the fight now that we had to fight'

'The immigrant here in America is fighting the fight now that we had to fight'

Press Shia - Though he attended a Baptist church on a fairly consistent basis, Arif Abdullah said he grew up without a strong connection to Christianity — or any other religion, for that matter. Press Shia - Though he attended a Baptist church on a fairly consistent basis, Arif Abdullah said he grew up without a strong connection to Christianity — or any other religion, for that matter. ...

Police chief under fire by Muslims for “bacon grease bullets” Facebook posts

Police chief under fire by Muslims for “bacon grease bullets” Facebook posts

Press Shia - A Police chief in Alabama faces scrutiny after a Muslim rights organization called him out for his Facebook activity.Press Shia Agency - A Police chief in Alabama faces scrutiny after a Muslim rights organization called him out for his Facebook activity.   The Alabama chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking federal authorities to investigate...

Muharram 8 processions taken out amid tight security

Muharram 8 processions taken out amid tight security

Press Shia - In Karachi processions of Muharram 8 are being taken out all around the country and are moving towards their destination.Press Shia - In Karachi processions of Muharram 8 are being taken out all around the country and are moving towards their destination.   A large number of mourners were seen attending the processions with heightened security in place in all the cities....

Iraqi premier assures pilgrims of security in Karbala on Ashura

Iraqi premier assures pilgrims of security in Karbala on Ashura

Press Shia Agency - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has discussed security plans with local officials in the holy city of Karbala for the Ashura mourning ceremonies, set to take place this week. Press Shia Agency - "God willing, the preparations for the pilgrimage (of Ashura) is continuing. I invite the pilgrims to do the pilgrimage in the best way possible and to be assured that...

Muslim woman's hijab ripped off in Islamophobic attack in London

Muslim woman's hijab ripped off in Islamophobic attack in London

Press Shia Agency - A Muslim woman had her hijab pulled down on a busy north London street in racially-motivated assault and police is asking for help to find the attackers. Press Shia Agency - A Muslim woman had her hijab pulled down on a busy north London street in racially-motivated assault and police is asking for help to find the attackers.   London police are asking for help...

'I like the U.S., to be honest'

'I like the U.S., to be honest'

Press Shia - As the mosque's imam or spiritual leader, Alasalihi, 40, delivers such messages each week during the Friday prayer event which is the mosque's most well-attended. Alternately speaking in English and Arabic, Alasalihi spoke to the crowd about the Archangel Gabriel or Jibrayl (in Arabic).Press Shia Agency - Speaking into his wireless microphone, Sabeeh Alasalihi shared a faith message...

Muslim and Arab-Americans, alarmed by prejudice, push voter registration

Muslim and Arab-Americans, alarmed by prejudice, push voter registration

Press Shia Agency - Muslim and Arab-Americans, alarmed by prejudice, push voter registration.Press Shia - Ez-Zohra Baidouri, 73, left Morocco in 1986, settled with her family in Northeast Philadelphia, and became a U.S. citizen15 years ago.   On a recent afternoon, after prayers at Masjid Al Furqan mosque on Roosevelt Boulevard near Cottman Avenue, she signed a voter registration...

Some Muslim voters feel alienated by political rhetoric

Some Muslim voters feel alienated by political rhetoric

Press Shia Agency - Some Muslim voters feel alienated by political rhetoric.Press Shia - This isn’t the first election Faizah Mask has felt nervous about, but for her, the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is downright scary.   “The way he’s just singled out (groups),” said the Pittsfield resident. She spoke from personal experience, as both a woman and...

British Muslim woman’s hijab pulled down: Police

British Muslim woman’s hijab pulled down: Police

Press Shia - A Muslim woman in the UK has had her hijab pulled down on a busy street in what seems to be a racially-motivated assault, police officials say. Press Shia - The woman, who was not injured but shocked, was walking in High Road, north London, with another woman in the evening of a Wednesday, September 28, when the attack happened, Scotland Yard said Sunday.   As the...