A Rochester, New York man has been arrested and charged with planning a terrorist attack on New Year’s Eve, the FBI said. The suspect was said to be plotting to attack a restaurant with a machete, on behalf of Islamic State.
A British Muslim family of 11 on their way to Southern California was denied access to their plane by US Department of Homeland Security officials without explanation. Now a UK politician is calling on her government to investigate.
Menacing voicemails for a recently elected Muslim judge in New York calling her “a terrorist” have prompted a hate crime investigation. The threats to Judge Carolyn Walker-Diallo resemble many social media posts reacting to her swearing in on a Koran.
Residents of Hamtramck, Michigan elected four Muslims to their city council, making history in a city that once was 90 percent Polish. Some sense a divide in the community, but about 100 people gathered near City Hall this week to unite in diversity.
A landlord, who is also a Christian minister, was convicted of shoving a Muslim tenant down a flight of stairs, but considers a judge’s order to “learn about the Muslim faith” to violate her freedom of religion, she claims in an appeal.
Statues and gravesites have been damaged at the Carmel Mission in California, where the remains of an18th-century Spanish missionary, Father Junipero Serra, are buried. Serra, considered a brutal colonialist by some, was canonized last week.
Pope Francis began the second full day of his historic six-day, three city US tour by addressing a joint session of Congress, becoming the first pontiff to do so. After a stop to feed and bless the homeless, he will fly to New York City.