"The mosque will be really close to the army base, where they have all their weapons and a shooting range and stuff. Nobody wants it here."
In June, the government announced that burkas, turbans, and other religious face coverings would be banned nationwide. Interestingly, local Muslims raised seemingly little outcry.
And over 192 countries participated worldwide.
In a quest for morality, Banda Aceh is discussing night curfews for girls to prevent "bad behavior."
Exploring why more and more porn studios have started to make films featuring the headscarf.
A nightmarish, drug-fueled, modern twist on the western, the film tells the story of an attempted honor killing on the Yorkshire Moors.
For a lot of American Muslims, conversations with their kids about the perils of interacting with police or security officers came up in the wake of 9/11—and have resurfaced after the murders in Chapel Hill.
Some say that angry rhetoric preached by "New Atheists" like Richard Dawkins is partially to blame for Craig Hicks killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill.
The magazine's all about sisterhood for female artists of color and faith.
It seems that the socioeconomic factors of religious groups may be much more important to acceptance of sexuality than religion itself.
Community groups were promised $13 million from the government to develop de-radicalisation programs. They're still yet to see that money.
Dr. Taj Hargey is waging his own private jihad by attempting to turn Muslim teaching away from the stodgy conservatism of most clerics.
What's imperative is to demonstrate that those who believe it was an act of "true" Islam are wrong.
Political analyst Jérôme Sainte-Marie fears the Charlie Hebdo murders will cause racist and xenophobic attitudes to go mainstream.
Jews in Iran haven't always been treated like fellow countrymen, so a newly-erected monument honoring Jews who fought in the Iran-Iraq War serves as a proverbial olive branch.
Allow me to clear a few things up about the use of the lota, the pot filled with water that Muslims traditionally use to keep themselves clean.
For centuries, pilgrims have traveled to a hill in Central Java to have sex with strangers in hopes of receiving blessings, but the government has shut the ritual down.
It's hard for people to reconcile that a woman like me can still call herself a feminist. But I am, unequivocally. I have a vagina and I refuse to let that make me any less powerful, ambitious, or successful than someone without one. It's that simple.
There's a deluded Facebook campaign being waged by people who think that a halal certification means that a cookie company supports terrorism.
More and more western-born men are sacrificing their homes in order to fight in the Middle Eastern conflict. Is brainwashing to blame?
Many gay British Muslims don't feel that they have to choose between their religion and their sexuality, but not a lot of them are fully "out."
I spoke to a number of atheists from Muslim backgrounds who are still firmly in the closet.
VICE went to Tehran to check out the third annual Fajr Fashion Show, where Iranian designers have crafted ornate and colorful clothing that still adheres to the country's strict dress codes and laws.
Australia is the world's great melting pot. We're a diverse group of multiculturalists who came together with one shared dream: to steal a continent from the people who had been living here for fifty thousand years.