At 16, Sohail Ahmed was considering an attack on Canary Wharf and joining in on homophobic jokes. Inside, however, he had a secret.
The UK's Prevent program is colossally idiotic. It's hard to think of anything that would more efficiently drive an angsty and solitudinous teenager to Islamic fundamentalism than thinly veiled racism.
At least 87 are dead at Islam's holiest site.
With counter-terrorism operations producing a surprisingly low number of convictions, Queensland Police are learning the difference between what's suspicious and simply unfamiliar.
New figures show that veiled women face the highest risk of violent crime.
"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."
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Aug 13, 2015
Also this week: A woman is accused of trying to get an Uber driver fired for being a Muslim.
VICE met the wife of Raif Badawi, a blogger from Saudi Arabia sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes. We discussed her family's refuge in Quebec and the effort of the Canadian government to secure his release.
In June, the government announced that burkas, turbans, and other religious face coverings would be banned nationwide. Interestingly, local Muslims raised seemingly little outcry.
Aug 1, 2015
We spoke to the producer behind the feature-length porno, Women of the Middle East.
The Prime Minister's crackdown on "extremism" is really a crack down on British Muslims.
Indian-born filmmaker and LGBT activist Parvez Sharma's new documentary A Sinner in Mecca is a rare glimpse at a gay man's journey to Saudi Arabia.
It's the question I find myself thinking about every time I go to the mosque.
Alyssa Salazar is negotiating the intricate rules of Lolita dress-up alongside the guidelines for being a hijabi Muslim woman.
Australia's most notorious ISIL fighters were killed in Syria, but the war for young Muslims is far from over.
When Usaamah Abdullah Rahim was killed on Tuesday, it looked to some like just another case of police excess. But the feds say the 26-year-old was planning to behead serial Muslim antagonist Pamela Geller.
In a quest for morality, Banda Aceh is discussing night curfews for girls to prevent "bad behavior."
In 2013, Vivian Lee and Alvin Tan—a.k.a. "Alvivi"—were arrested after spreading antiauthoritarian messages and homemade porn online. Two years later the now-separated duo are still making waves on social media.
The head covering is worn by a tiny minority of Canadian women, but it could become an issue in this fall's federal election
Polish-Canadian photographer Gabriela Maj traveled to seven female prisons in Afghanistan and spoke to more than a hundred women to understand why they'd been incarcerated for "moral crimes."
Al-Namrood have never played a live show, because it could result in the entire band being executed.
Both Pauline Hanson and supporters for Reclaim Australia have suggested that halal food funds terrorism. We took to the streets to find out how widespread these beliefs are.
As legalization takes hold, some Muslims and Christians are getting tripped up. But Jews may find pot and faith to be perfectly compatible.