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Muslim women elected to US Congress for the first time

WASHINGTON: In a historic result on couple of seats in the US midterm polls, Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib and Somali-American Ilhan Omar have become the first Muslim women elected to US Congress. Tlaib took Michigan's 13th congressional district in a race in which she was the sole major party candidate. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's nominee, Omar, won fifth congressional district, replacing the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, who vacated his seat to run in the state's attorney general race.…

Indian Muslim cleric decrees women watching football ‘un-Islamic’

LUCKNOW: A senior Muslim cleric in India has issued a religious decree saying that Muslim women should not watch men playing soccer and it’s forbidden in Islam. Mufti Athar Kasmi said that watching men "playing with bare knees" violated the tenets of Islam and was forbidden for women. Kasmi is cleric at Darul Uloom, Asia's largest Sunni Muslim seminary in the northern town of Deoband. The Darul Uloom cleric also lashed out at the men who allow their wives to watch football even on television. "Do you have no shame?…

Two men killed in Portland after trying to stop the attacker harassing Muslim women

PORTLAND: Two men were stabbed to death in the US city of Portland on Friday when they tried to stop their attacker from harassing two women because they appeared to be Muslim, police said. The incident unfolded on a commuter train hours before the start of Ramadan, Islam's holy month, when most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims observe a religious fast. The attack began shortly before 4:30 p.m. when a man started yelling ethnic and religious slurs toward two women who appeared to be Muslim on a MAX train at the…

United Airlines tenders apology to Muslim woman for discriminatory attitude

United Airlines banned a crew member for allegedly providing a Muslim woman with an open soda can and tendered an apology to the Muslim female passenger for the discriminatory attitude.  A Muslim woman by the name of Tahera Ahmad was subjected to discrimination by a flight steward, when she was handed an opened soda can. When she demanded an unopened soda can instead, the flight steward told her that they served only opened can so that passengers could not use them as weapons. However, a fellow passenger was given a…