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A year after polls, Bosnia still without government

SARAJEVO — A year after last October’s general election, Bosnia is still without a central government, with the inability of political leaders to agree on a future cabinet hampering the bid for EU integration. “Instead of seeking a compromise, the six parties (taking part in the negotiations) are stuck in…

Gunmen abduct two Americans in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) – Gunmen in the Philippines kidnapped three people early Tuesday, including a naturalized American woman and her 14-year-old son, police said. The gunmen stormed a beach house on Tictabon island, near the southern port city of Zamboanga, and took three holidaymakers, city police chief Edwin de Ocampo told…

Muslim sues Abercrombie after being fired for wearing hijab

NEW YORK — A US Muslim woman sued Abercrombie & Fitch on Monday, accusing the clothing retailer of firing her for refusing to remove her religious head scarf, a Muslim advocacy group said. Hani Khan of San Mateo, California, alleged that store managers had told her to remove her hijab…

Herman Cain: ‘I’m not anti-Muslim, I’m anti-terrorist’

Republican presidential hopeful and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain once again defended his anti-Muslim remarks to a group of bloggers over the weekend. Cain has said that he would sooner appoint openly gay cabinet members than one those of Muslim faith, because “they are not going to try and…

Herman Cain: Only the Muslims not ‘trying to kill us’ should be in government

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain clarified his stance on appointing Muslims to government positions during CNN’s New Hampshire GOP debate on Monday. The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza had previously told ThinkProgress that he would not be comfortable appointing a Muslim to his White House cabinet or as a federal…

Rep. Peter King sets second Muslim radicals hearing

WASHINGTON — A key US House of Representatives committee next week will hold the second in a controversial series of hearings on Muslim radicalization in the United States, the panel’s chairman announced Thursday. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, a Republican whose first session on the issue in March…

Muslim Brotherhood: U.S. troops should now quit Iraq, Afghan

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday that U.S. soldiers should be withdrawn from Afghanistan and Iraq after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11 attacks that led to two U.S.-led wars. Al Qaeda leader was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces…

Huh? Chuck Norris warns Shariah law is coming to the United States

Martial artist and actor Chuck Norris warned that Shariah, the religious law of Islam, is infiltrating American society in an article published by the fringe conservative news website WorldNetDaily. The star of the TV series Walker, Texas Ranger cited five examples of how Shariah law had seeped into society and…

Anti-Muslim pastor accidentally fires gun after meeting with imam

A controversial Koran-burning pastor accidentally discharged his firearm Thursday night in the parking lot of a TV station after appearing on a talk show with a Muslim cleric. Terry Jones had appeared on Fox 2′s Let it Rip program along with Hassan Al-Qazwini, the leader of Deaborn’s Islamic Center of…

NPR slams ‘inappropriately edited’ attack video

National Public Radio (NPR) is pushing back against video released last week that led to the resignation of their CEO. The video, created by conservative prankster James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas,” showed activists Shaughn Adeleye and Simon Templar posing as members of the fictional Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) and meeting…

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