Tag: muslim

Trump Retweets 3 Violent Videos From Anti-Muslim British Politician

President Trump retweeted three videos Wednesday morning from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain’s far-right, anti-immigrant Britain First group. The videos purport to show Muslims killing a boy, beating up a Dutch youth on crutches, and destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary. Fransen, 31, is on bail and facing four charges of religiously…

Trump Signs New Executive Order Banning Travel From 6 Countries

President Trump on Monday signed a new version of his immigration executive order, following a federal court’s block last month of the original order he issued Jan. 27. No cameras were present as Trump signed the revised order, which newly excludes Iraq — an ally in the fight against the Islamic State — from the…

Muhammad Ali Son Detained At Airport, Agents Ask ‘Are You Muslim?

Border agents detained and questioned the son of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali about his religion when he flew back to the US this month, a family lawyer said. “Where did you get your name from? Are you a Muslim?” they asked the 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr, who was born in Philadelphia and is a…

Trump Blames Airport Chaos on Delta

Airports all over the United States spun into crisis over the weekend after President Trump signed an order closing the nation to refugees and to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Lawyers and protesters rushed to the aid of American residents who were barred from reentry, and legal battles began all over the country. Despite…

Trevor Noah: How Trump Has Built His Own ‘Crazy Reality’ [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah ripped the first week of Donald Trump’s presidency to show what we can expect from here, and his assessment was pretty grim. It included a “Dark Knight” nod. “The difference between candidate Trump and President Trump is that now we have to live in his crazy reality,” Noah said. According to Noah, Trump…

Donald Trump on Proposed Muslim Ban: You Know My Plans

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday called the recent attacks in Germany and Turkey “terrible” and suggested that he does not intend to reevaluate his plans to ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States, boasting that he had been “proven to be right.” “You know my plans. All along, I’ve been proven to be right.…

Trump Surrogate Cites Internment Camps As Muslim Registry Precedent

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an anti-immigration hardliner and part of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, would like Trump to consider instituting a registry and tracking system for visitors to the U.S. from some Muslim countries. Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and spokesman for a pro-Trump super PAC, argued Wednesday that such a…

FBI Reports Rise In Hate Crimes After Election

A report from the FBI has been released stating that hate crimes rose in 2015, but ones targeting Muslims increased by a worrisome 67 percent over 2014, to their highest number since 2001, when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks sparked a rash of anti-Muslim violence and harassment. The total number of reported hate crimes rose…

Watch “Captain Khan” Powerful New Clinton Ad VIDEO

An emotional Khizr Khan asks Donald Trump in a new Clinton campaign ad whether his son, a US solider who was killed in Iraq in 2004, would “have a place in your America?” The ad is part of Clinton’s closing message, one that her top aides hope will be uplifting and hopeful, offering an implicit…

Top French’s High Court Suspends Burkini Ban [VIDEO]

The highest administrative court in France has suspended the controversial ban on burkinis in a test case brought by human rights organizations. The suspension—applicable only to the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice—is still pending a definitive ruling, but temporary judgments in France’s legal system are often handed down even if a court elects to…

Trump Criticized by Own Party for Comments About Family of Muslim Soldier

In a lengthy statement out Monday morning, Arizona Sen. John McCain rebuked Donald Trump for his attacks on the Khan family. “I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement,” the former GOP nominee said, adding that his remarks do not reflect the beliefs of the Republican Party at large. “It is…

Khizr Khan: “Donald Trump have you even read the U.S. Constitution?”

Khizr Khan, The father of an American-Muslim soldier killed in action has contrasted his family’s “undivided loyalty” to America with Donald Trump, who has “sacrified nothing and no one”, in a moving speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention. If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America. Donald Trump…

RNC Speaker & Underwear Model: Obama ‘Absolutely’ a Muslim

Antonio Sabato Jr., the actor and underwear model who spoke Monday night at the Republican National Convention, said after his speech that he “absolutely” thinks President Obama is a Muslim. “I believe we need Donald Trump, who shares my beliefs and my faith, to get our country back on track,” he said in his address…

Obama Announced 8,400 Troop Will Stay In Afghanistan [VIDEO]

President Obama announced Wednesday morning that 8,400 troops will remain in Afghanistan by the end of this year. The administration had originally planned to lower the number from 9,800 to 5,500, but the new decision comes as the Taliban is ramping up its efforts in Afghanistan. The president, joined by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, said…

Iran: ‘Ramadan Terror Plot’ On Tehran Foiled

Iran says it has thwarted what it describes as “one of the biggest plots” by terror groups targeting Tehran and other major Iranian cities over the holy month of Ramadan. The country’s Ministry of Intelligence released a statement Monday saying it had unearthed “criminal plans” by “Takfiri Wahhabi” for a series of bombings across Iran…

Trump Tweets Story Claiming ‘Secret Memo’ Shows Obama Supports ISIS

Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted a link to an article that claims President Obama has indirectly supported the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), standing behind his remarks earlier this week that Obama might sympathize with terrorists. An: Media fell all over themselves criticizing what DonaldTrump "may have insinuated about @POTUS." But he's right:…

‘I’m the Shooter’: Mateen Called TV Station During Attack

About 45 minutes after Omar Mateen began shooting up Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday, a News 13 producer in the city received a phone call that he says was from the killer. Matthew Gentili said he answered one of the many phone calls coming in to ask about the shooting, but this one was…

Shooter’s Wife Tried To Talk Husband Out Of Attack

The wife of the Orlando terrorist knew about the attack, saying she tried to talk her husband out of committing the massacre. She was also with her husband when he bought the ammunition and holster for the attack. NBC NEWS: Wife of shooter, Noor Salman, says she took her husband to Pulse on a previous…

Club Goers Thought Omar Mateen Was Gay Used To Go Before Attack [VIDEO]

FBI officials told reporters they are investiga-ting whether Omar Mateen had previously visited Orlando’s gay nightclub Pulse—now the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history—and if he communicated with its patrons on a gay dating app before early Sunday morning, when he shot more than 100 people in the establishment. At least four…

VIDEO Footage Shows Start of Orlando Shooting

A video obtained by Good Morning America purportedly captured the moment that shots rang out in gay Orlando nightclub Pulse early Sunday morning. The recording was allegedly provided by the brother of a witness. Forty-nine people were killed and 53 injured when a man attacked the club with an assault rifle. WATCH: Video captures first…

Killer ‘Cool and Calm’ While Negotiating from Pulse Bathroom

The first officer on the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando was an extra-duty police officer who engaged in a gun battle with Omar Mateen and his AR-15 assault rifle, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Monday morning. When more officers responded, Mateen eventually retreated to a bathroom, where he took about 30…

Trump Suggests Obama’s a Secret Muslim Again [VIDEO]

Donald Trump suggested “something is going on” with President Obama for him not to mention the words “radical Islamic terrorism” in the wake of Sunday morning’s deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. “We’re led by a man who is a very—look, we’re led by a man that either is, is not tough,…

Muhammad Ali Muslim Funeral Service Today

Thousands of people of all races and creeds gathered on Thursday for a Muslim funeral service in Muhammad Ali’s hometown in Kentucky to pay their respects to a man who fought in the ring and sought peace outside it. The jenazah, or funeral in Arabic, was set to begin at noon EDT (1600 GMT) at…

London Voters Elect Sadiq Khan First Muslim Mayor [VIDEO]

The Labour Party’s Sadiq Khan won London’s mayoral race early Saturday and made history as the first Muslim elected to lead a major Western capital city. “I want to be the British Muslim that defeats the extremists, defeats the radicals. I’ve got a plan of how we can keep London safe.”

ISIS Abducts 300+ Syrian Workers [VIDEO]

Syrian state TV has reported that ISIS fighters have abducted more than 300 workers near Damascus. The cement workers and contractors, from al-Badia Cement Company, were allegedly taken from Dumeir.

Hamas Says It Continues To Build Tunnels To Attack Israel [VIDEO]

A senior leader of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, says its gunmen continue to build attack tunnels into Israel. Ismail Haniyeh said Friday that militants dig tunnels and test rockets to attack Israel “every day.” He spoke at the funeral of 7 militants who died this week when a tunnel from Gaza…

20+ Dead in Somali Restaurant Attack [VIDEO]

At least 20 people are dead after al-Shabab militants stormed a beachfront restaurant Thursday evening in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Security officials ended the siege on Friday after a long firefight, with special forces reportedly going room to room in pursuit of the gunmen who took refuge inside the restaurant after killing people. Witnesses…

Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Relations With Iran [VIDEO]

Saudi Arabia set a 48-hour deadline for Iranian diplomats to leave the kingdom as tensions continued to escalate over the Saudi execution of a top Shia Muslim cleric. Riyadh said Sunday it had severed diplomatic ties with Iran after protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran. The protests followed the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr…