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CAIR wants FBI to investigate EGF mosque fire as a hate crime

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations wants FBI involvement nearly two weeks after a possible hate crime where a woman attacked an East Grand Forks Mosque during morning prayer. Fifty-seven-year-old Suzette Gay Thompson of Thief River Falls is arrested on an arson charge and could face up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000…

Muslim call to prayer allowed on loudspeakers in Minneapolis

(City of Minneapolis)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – This spring, Minneapolis became the first large city in the United States to allow the Islamic call to prayer to be broadcast publicly on loudspeakers. So far only one mosque is doing so, three times a day. But more of the city’s two dozen mosques are getting ready to start their own broadcasts. They’re setting…

West Virginia Delegate Charged In Racist Sign Incident Featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar

Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo has been charged with misdemeanor battery

Del. Mike Caputo and Rep. Ilhan OmarCHARLESTON, W.V. — A West Virginia lawmaker has been charged for an incident involving a racist sign featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo says he was mad about a display at the statehouse falsely linking Omar with the September 11 terrorist attacks. It was part of West Virginia GOP Day in…

Israel Bans Minnesota’s Omar, Tlaib from Entering Country

It is in keeping with a policy of denying entry to those who advocate boycotts of Israel.

JERUSALEM – Israel’s deputy foreign minister says the government has decided to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen who support the international boycott movement from entering the country. Tzipi Hotovely told Israel Radio that “Israel has decided not to allow” Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota to visit as planned. She says it is in keeping with…

Interfaith Peace Vigil Honors Victims of Sri Lanka Terror Attacks

Some at the vigil know people in Sri Lanka or have fled violence in other countries themselves

FARGO, N.D. — Christians, Jews and Muslims in the F–M area come together in solidarity at an interfaith vigil after the terror attacks in Sri Lanka. On Easter Sunday, one pastor at Olivet Lutheran Church  says she felt on top of the world while taking part in festivities. All changed later in the day when she heard about the bombings in…

President Donald Trump Aims One Of His Latest Tweets At Minnesota Congresswoman

Several elected officials in Minnesota have signed a statement of support for Omar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump tweeting that Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s newest remarks about Israel mark a `dark day’ for the Jewish state. House Democrats are preparing a rebuke of sorts. They are drafting a resolution declaring that the House opposes anti-Semitism and bigotry. Omar suggested last week that American supporters of Israel have conflicted allegiances. Republicans have demanded…

No Animals Will Be Sacrificed During “Super Eid” At U.S. Bank Stadium

The Islamic holy day known as the "festival of the sacrifice" celebrates the prophet Abraham

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Muslims across the Twin Cities are celebrating one of their biggest holidays: the prayer service known as Eid. Dozens of Islamic centers have joined together to hold prayers at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. They are calling it “Super Eid” and more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The Islamic holy day known as the “festival…

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban

The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court's first substantive ruling on a Trump administration policy.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court’s first substantive ruling on a Trump administration policy. Top Democratic leaders in Congress are united against the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold…

Minnesota Case Over Genital Mutilation of Teens Continues in Detroit

Two Minnesota mothers also have been charged after taking their daughters to the clinic

Dr. Jumana NagarwalaDETROIT, Mich. — A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one charge against two doctors accused of female genital mutilation. The judge ruled that Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar didn’t commit conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Both doctors still face other charges. Two Minnesota mothers also have been…

Minnesota Man’s Family Stuck in Refugee Camp Due to Travel Ban

Mohamed has about a dozen family members who were hoping to move to Minnesota from refugee camps in Kenya, but those plans have been put on hold indefinitely because of a new ruling by the nation's highest court. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter, Maury Glover, Reports.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minnesota man is speaking out after finding out that his family in Kenya will have to stay in refugee camps for the time being. This after, the Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by people of six mostly Muslim countries. “People are still seeking shelter…