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Armed '3%' militia fights against proposed mosque in tiny Georgia town

Armed '3%' militia fights against proposed mosque in tiny Georgia town

Press Shia Agency - An existing Muslim congregation seeking a larger building has had to face opposition from a militia group that claims it will be an Isis training ground.Press Shia Agency - A Muslim congregation in central Georgia that wants to build a mosque faces opposition from an armed “3%” militia that has terrorized county officials and smeared the mosque as a training ground...

Young introduces resolution condemning hate, bias against Muslims

Young introduces resolution condemning hate, bias against Muslims

Press Shia Agency - A proposed resolution asserts county officials’ condemnation of recent hateful rhetoric toward Muslim Americans and, if approved by the Dane County Board of Supervisors, will affirm the body’s support for those targeted. Press Shia Agency - A proposed resolution asserts county officials’ condemnation of recent hateful rhetoric toward Muslim Americans and, if...

Council to take action on anti-Muslim hate speech, affordable housing initiative

Council to take action on anti-Muslim hate speech, affordable housing initiative

Press Shia - The Austin City Council Thursday will meet to discuss a packed agenda. Among the items up for a vote, a resolution to protect Central Texas Muslims and a resolution to build affordable housing for city, county and Austin ISD staff. Press Shia - AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin City Council Thursday will meet to discuss a packed agenda. Among the items up for a vote, a...

Arson attack targets Muslim prayer room in Sweden

Arson attack targets Muslim prayer room in Sweden

Police and emergency services were called to a Muslim prayer room in Malmo in southern Sweden after a fire had broken out early Tuesday morning. Press Shia Agency - Police and emergency services were called to a Muslim prayer room in Malmo in southern Sweden after a fire had broken out early Tuesday morning.   Firefighters from three different fire stations in the region instantly put...

France’s ex-president vows to make Islamic headscarves illegal

France’s ex-president vows to make Islamic headscarves illegal

Press Shia - France’s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to completely ban Muslim headscarves if he wins in his bid to retake office next year. Press Shia Agency - Right-winger Sarkozy, a leading Republican Party figure, said he would enforce “strict gender equality” in keeping with French values.   “On French soil, we don’t accept inequalities...

Governor Signs Bill Aimed At Halting Bullying, Harassment

Governor Signs Bill Aimed At Halting Bullying, Harassment

Press Shia Agency - SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria), designed to address potential bullying, harassment, and intimidation of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian students.Press Shia - SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria),...

Enhanced hate crime charge filed against alleged Ft. Pierce mosque arsonist

Enhanced hate crime charge filed against alleged Ft. Pierce mosque arsonist

Press Shia Agency - rosecutors have filed a new upgraded criminal charge against the Port St. Lucie man accused of setting fire to a mosque in Ft. Pierce. The new, more serious criminal charge is spelled out in a charging document CBS12 obtained from the State Attorney’s office. Press Shia - Prosecutors have filed a new upgraded criminal charge against the Port St. Lucie man accused of...

WVU Muslim Association hosts race, religion and politics forum

WVU Muslim Association hosts race, religion and politics forum

Press Shia Agency - The WVU Muslim Students Association held a forum on race, religion and politics, as part of Diversity Week in the Mountainlair Tuesday night.Press Shia Agency - The rise of domineering political rhetoric along racial and religious lines has been criticized for its potential effect on the people it is used against.   Tuesday evening the WVU Muslim Student Association...

City Council declares support for local Muslims

City Council declares support for local Muslims

Press Shia - The New York City Council, moved Tuesday to declare its support for local Muslims. The non-binding proposal, which was voted out of committee and is likely to be approved by the full council Thursday, declares support for Muslim communities, “affirms the religious pluralism of the United States, and urges all residents to stand together for peace and understanding.” ...

Nigerian troops open fire at Shia mourners

Nigerian troops open fire at Shia mourners

Press Shia Agency - Nigerian forces open fire at Shia mourners taking part in Ashura processions, killing at least nine people in the cities of Kaduna and Funtua.Press Shia - The killings on Wednesday came as mourners defied a state ban, holding processions in several cities to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (Peace Be Upon Him), the third Shia Imam.   ...