Ridhwana B., the doll's creator, designed it to comply with what some interpret as Islamic religious law's prohibition on the depiction of distinct features on any children's toy.
The notoriously secretive department might get a badly-needed dose of transparency when it comes to its counterterrorism operations.
Ashin Gambira led the 2007 Saffron Revolution, earning him several years of imprisonment, severe torture, and health deterioration. I spoke to him about being physically and mentally abused by the government, living in exile, and how ethnic violence serve…
Dropping by Bankstown for Australia's inaugural International Quranic Competition
We went to the anti-mosque protest in Maroochydore.
Moral outrage might be what Abbott feels, but it's a difficult justification in a world where so many moral outrages are allowed to continue without our intervention.
After the disaster that was post-invasion Iraq, should America really be trying to solve this (scary) quagmire again?
"I remember a guy who said, 'My brother works in the Iranian embassy in London. Before I loved him as my brother, now I hate him as my enemy. I am ready to kill him tomorrow, if necessary.' And everyone applauded."
Anand Gopal talked to us about the beheading of journalists and why the US needs to stay the hell out of Iraq.
It's a blow to free speech, in the same way not being able to shout "fire" in a crowded theatre also impinges on our ability to say whatever we want.
Citizens of Detroit have been seeing their access to fresh water cut off, and now their Arab-American neighbors are being intimidated to stay away from the polls. What's going on in Michigan?
The Times of Israel newspaper published and then removed an op-ed written by Yochanan Gordon with the stunning headline "When Genocide Is Permissible." Yikes.
VICE News spent a few days in Gaza City surveying the damage and seeing how local residents were coping.
For years, Vicar Andrew White has been risking his life to preach for peace on the streets of Baghdad, driving through dangerous and bombed-out war zones to spread his message.
I talked to Hiba Krisht about the 15 years she spent wearing the Muslim head covering against her will, how Islam can hypersexualize women, and whether she's worried that her website is going to get co-opted by right-wing bigots.
The Islamic world has (contrary to some silly assumptions) known many influential female social and political leaders, as far back as the time of the prophet Muhammad—and his quite intimidating wives Aisha and Khadija. Today one of them oversees a thrivin…
Last year, the Reykjavík City Council granted a plot for Iceland's first mosque, and the Muslim Association of Iceland said they're about to break ground next week. As you'd expect, everyone is pissed.
Narendra Modi may be the first world leader to record a welcome message for an American political action committee.
As Peshawar has come under increasing sway of an extremist view of Islam, its community of transgender hijras has been increasingly marginalized.
Britain First, whose members like to see themselves as the elite of the English far-right, are on the prowl for Muslim invaders.
How did an innocent Malaysian architectural scholar remain on a terrorism no-fly list—effectively branding her a terrorist—for years after an FBI paperwork screw-up put her there?
Mohsen, like most Muslims, believes that permanent tattoos are haram, or forbidden. In Iran, the government dubs anyone with a tattoo a criminal, and the punishment for getting one can be up to six months in prison and a hundred lashings.
The NYPD's notorious Muslim-mapping program has been disbanded, but that doesn't mean the cops have stopped watching mosques and Muslim student groups.
The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1,000 during the past few months. This week we met with the Séléka, the mostly Muslim rebel alliance that overthrew the corrupt government of Franço…