Third Time’s A Charm: Kentucky Town OKs Mosque

Mayfield, Ky., my hometown, will have a Muslim prayer space after all. The city’s board of zoning adjustments recently reversed itself and approved a Somali man’s request for such a space, which the media and many townsfolk have been calling a mosque....

Obama to Visit Largest Mosque in Indonesia

(RNS) President Obama plans to visit one of the world’s largest mosques during his trip to Indonesia in November, the White House announced Thursday (Oct. 28). The visit to Istiqlal Mosque on Nov. 10 will precede a speech about U.S. outreach to Muslims throughout the...

Imam Defends Plans for Islamic center in NYC

(RNS) The imam who proposed an Islamic community center near Ground Zero said Tuesday (Sept. 7) that changing his plans would play into the hands of extremists who think Americans oppose Islam. “The wonderful outpouring of support for our right to build this community...