Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

World 10/27/19, 07:09

ISIS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." Its territorial rule, which at its height in 2014 ...

Muslim groups apologize for video: Mistake ‘ours to own’

U.S. 05/15/19, 16:06

Muslim leaders in Philadelphia are apologizing for an event last month at which children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.The Muslim American Society's Philadelphia chapter and the Leaders ...

Iran’s supreme leader makes uranium enrichment threat

World 05/15/19, 04:26

Iran's supreme leader issued a veiled threat in the same speech in which he stated that "no one is seeking war," saying it wouldn't be difficult for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels amid rising tensions with ...

Update: Cardinal rebukes Farrakhan, priest over speech

U.S. 05/10/19, 19:45

The Latest on Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan's speech denying allegations of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia (all times local):7:30 p.m.Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich (blayz SOO'-pich) has condemned what he called anti-Semitic statements made by Nation of Islam leader ...

Farrakhan says he doesn’t hate Jewish people

U.S. 05/09/19, 21:14

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan says despite assertions by Facebook when it banned him from its platform, he is not a hater of Jewish people, not a misogynist nor a homophobe.During a speech Thursday at a Roman Catholic ...

Sudan’ military says protest leaders ignored Islamic Sharia

Africa 05/08/19, 12:24

Sudan's ruling military council says a constitutional proposal from the protesters who drove the country's former president from power ignores the idea that Islamic Sharia law is the basis for the country's legislation.Shams al-Deen al-Kabashi, spokesman for the council, said ...

Philadelphia commission probing ‘disturbing’ video

U.S. 05/06/19, 18:43

A Philadelphia city commission said Monday it's investigating an event last month at which Muslim children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations launched ...

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

World 05/06/19, 01:10

Many Muslims around the world began fasting Monday to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan.This means waking up before dawn to eat, hydrate and pray. Once the sun rises, Muslims abstain from food and drink, including water, ...

Europe’s far-right leaders campaign in Prague for EU vote

Europe 04/25/19, 14:11

Europe's far-right political leaders campaigned Thursday in Prague, calling migration and Islam major threats to Europe as they sought to rally support ahead of the European Parliament elections next month.Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Rally party and ...

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