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Muslim students may request special accommodations during the Islamic month of fasting.

Muslim students are a part of a 60% majority of students in public schools who say that religion is important in their lives, and Ramadan – the Islamic period of fasting – and public schools are moving toward greater recognition of the sacred month. Read more»

Muslim United States citizens are suing the federal government - with claims including violations of the First and Fifth Amendments and of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act - and accusing CBP officials of religious discrimination, a practice they say goes back to at least 2011. Read more»

Rep. Lauren Boebert, of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, then a candidate, speaks to supporters and the press during a MAGA meet-up with the Trump Victory Team at the Old Mesa County Courthouse in Grand Junction, Oct. 8, 2020.

The U.S. House following a vitriolic debate passed a bill along party lines Tuesday night to create a State Department office that would counter Islamophobia worldwide. Democrats said a conflict much closer to home showed the need to confront anti-Muslim bigotry. Read more»

A woman prays at the memorial site of Balbir Singh Sodhi, who was the first victim of a hate crime in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

At the memorial Wednesday, Catholics, Muslims, Christians and more gathered to remember Balbir Singh Sodhi, who was shot and killed four days after the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 by a man incensed by anti-immigrant sentiments and allegedly looking for revenge. Read more»

Rabbi Sam Cohon speaks to the press to announce the formation of a coalition against hate and bigotry at the Tucson Jewish Community Center on June 17, 2021. Joined by nearly three dozen faith leaders, Cohon and others hope to form relationships among faith leaders as a response to the vandalism of two Jewish congregations in Tucson over the last several weeks.

A group of 52 religious and ethnic groups from Tucson and Southern Arizona announced the formation of a coalition against hate in response to recent hate crimes in Tucson. Read more»

The Islamic Center of Tucson and the Sol y Luna apartments in the background. Apartment managers have tightened rules on residents after incidents in which tenants harassed members of the mosque.

Mosque officials have been working with the Tucson Police Department on the beer-can incident and the department has assigned a detective to the case, who is looking at it for now as an issue between neighbors. Read more»

Rothschild speaking at the vigil Monday evening.

"50 are dead in this latest attack on peace, on religion, on innocence, on brotherhood, on civilization itself. Hate is a powerful emotion. But it can be defeated by societies that are committed to truth, reason, and love." — Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild Read more»

Documenting Hate’s catalogue of incidents captures the seeming ordinariness of many of them. Read more»

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg in April 2017.

A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression. Read more» 1

President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting travel from specific countries, and temporarily banning all refugees to the U.S., within a week of taking office, but it has been blocked in the courts since then.

The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can proceed, for now, with a limited version of its restrictions on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, a ban that critics called at thinly veiled Muslim ban. Read more»

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, joins House members calling on President Donald Trump to honor a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

President Donald Trump’s first official trip overseas this week took him to the capital cities of Riyadh, Brussels, Vatican City and Tel Aviv – but some Arizona lawmakers think he went to the wrong capital city while in Israel. Read more»

Democratic Senate candidate Deedra Abboud, an independent until recently, said she thinks her background will make her an attractive to independent voters and to those who still feel bruised by the divisiveness of the 2016 elections. She was  the first Democrat to announce a challenge to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake in next year’s election – although most analysts expect she will not be the last. The community activist, Muslim and attorney said she believes her background can appeal to disenchanted voters.

All the things that analysts say present a political challenge for Deedra Abboud – her lack of political experience and party ties, her Muslim faith and liberal activism – are the things she embraces in her race for a U.S. Senate representing Arizona. Read more»

The Jewish Community Center in Tucson was one of nearly 150 Jewish institutions that received a bomb threat this year, as part of a wave of threats that may be, in part linked to a Israeli-American teenager.

An Israel-American teenager has been arrested by Israeli police after an investigation that linked him to the rash of bomb threats against nearly 150 Jewish community centers in the United States — which may include two threats that put the Jewish Community Center in Tucson on lockdown late February and early March. Read more»

President Trump signed a revised travel ban that dials back vetting procedures from his earlier order but keeps much of the rest – sparking similar debate. The changes did not impress Rep. Raul Grijalva, who said the only difference between it and the new version “is the time Trump and his cronies spent scheming up a plan to get it past our legal system.” Read more»

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Armed Services Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

The complete text of President Trump's new executive order: "Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States." Read more»

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