Lars Vilks had lived under police protection in Sweden since 2007, after getting a series of death threats for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
Lars Vilks and his two police chaperones died after a truck smashed into their car in the southern Swedish town of Markaryd on Sunday.
The images are among the first to surface since college courses resumed after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, known to the Jewish people as Temple Mount, is the site of escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
The foundations of an ancient mosque have been unearthed in Israel. It was built around a generation after the Prophet Mohammed, making it one of the oldest. Archaeologists say its building phases indicate peaceful coexistence between religions at the time. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The remains of […]
‘Love jihad’ is a conspiracy theory used to accuse Muslim men of coercing non-Muslim women into marriage and, in turn, converting to Islam. Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, approved a law based on the conspiracy theory last month. The law forbids unlawful conversion and breaching it can lead to […]
Mahershala Ali refused to perform a sex scene in David Fincher’s 2008 film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” out of respect for his religion. Ali, who converted to Islam in 1999, said that he told his agent wouldn’t accept a role in the film if he was asked to […]
Diplomatic tensions between Turkey and France are rising with the European Commission calling on Turkey to refrain from verbal attacks. French officials have stated that religious sites are on “high security” after protests have grown across the Middle East and Muslim world. Charlie Hebdo also published a cartoon mocking Turkish […]
France pulled its ambassador from Turkey on Sunday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his counterpart Emmanuel Macron “needs mental treatment.” Erdogan’s comments came after Macron criticised Muslim communities in France following the October 16 killing of a schoolteacher who had shown his class cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad. Macron […]
Saudi Arabia on Monday barred international visitors from completing the Hajj pilgrimage in July amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Hajj is worth around $US6 billion to the Saudi government each year, and as over 70% of visitors come from abroad, the government is set to miss out on about $US4 […]
Eid al-Fitr begins on May 23, marking the end of fasting for Ramadan. During Ramadan, practicing Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for an entire month. Eid al-Fitr begins with an early morning prayer, followed by plenty of festivities and feasts. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. From May 23 […]
Ramadan falls from April 23 to May 23 this year and sees Muslims across the world fasting from dawn till dusk. It’s important to stay healthy during Ramadan, and personal trainer Faisal Abdalla has shared his top tips for keeping fit with Insider. Listening to your body is key, but […]
President Donald Trump, without citing evidence, on Saturday claimed that mosques could receive special treatment in the coronavirus lockdown. “Because they go after Christian churches but they don’t tend to go after mosques,” Trump claimed on Saturday. It is not clear who “they” was. Earlier, he had retweeted a conservative […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php The halal food market is booming worldwide, but many of the top producers, like Brazil and Australia, are not Muslim countries. Some companies in Muslim-majority nations are working to change that, including Malaysian food company MyChef, which is supplying halal food for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan. Malaysia […]
Oz Dillon had been sending anti-Muslim tweets at a Democratic candidate for US Congress in Virginia. While he found the comments were “deeply hurtful,” the candidate, Qasim Rashid responded by donating toward Dillon’s family’s medical expenses. Others have followed suit. The act of kindness sparked Dillon to have a change […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php People across India are protesting two controversial citizenship laws that critics say target Muslims. The two acts, known as the NRC and the CAA, would require a national citizenship list and provide a path to citizenship for non-Muslim minority groups. India’s deeply religious roots are now at odds with […]
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson responded to criticism of his own controversial comments about Islam by saying that “people are always going to drag out bits and pieces that I have written over the years.” The BBC’s Andrew Marr read out Johnson’s newly unearthed comments from a 2005 column on […]