Omar Sacirbey| Religion News Service




Stories by Omar Sacirbey| Religion News Service
Religious, civil rights groups demand investigation of NYPD spying

RNS () — A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department … Continued

CAIR taps Jewish filmmaker to lead Philadelphia chapter

RNS () — The Council on American-Islamic Relations has hired a Jewish filmmaker and interfaith activist as executive director of … Continued

Muslims say they deserve school time off for holidays, too

RNS () — Hannah Shraim, a 14-year old sophomore at Northwest High School in Germantown, Md., will miss school on … Continued

Lost on the hajj? There’s an app for that

RNS () — The hajj can be a grueling journey, full of physical and mental demands. With 3 million pilgrims … Continued

Middle Eastern virus may mar hajj pilgrimage

RNS () — The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the hajj, presents a gantlet of health challenges. This year’s … Continued

Assault on professor part of wave of attacks on Sikhs, Muslims, others

RNS () — Shortly after teenagers beat up a Columbia University physician Saturday (Sept. 21), a Muslim woman was attacked … Continued

Abercrombie & Fitch to change ‘look policy,’ allow hijabs

RNS () — Abercrombie & Fitch will change its “look policy” and allow employees to wear hijabs after a three-year … Continued

Denim burqa ad: bold or insulting?

RNS () — Islamophobic or empowering? Those are among the reactions to a new Diesel jeans ad featuring a heavily … Continued

Can bubbas love Muslims? A new documentary tries

RNS () — Muslim stand-up comedy is nothing new. But what makes “The Muslims Are Coming” different is that it … Continued

Muslim clerk wins hijab fight against Abercrombie and Fitch

RNS () — A federal judge ruled Monday (Sept. 9) that the Abercrombie and Fitch clothing chain violated federal anti-employment … Continued