Minnesota Boy Takes Ben Carson To Task For Muslim CommentA Minnesota boy is getting some attention for posting a YouTube response to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who said he couldn't support a Muslim as president of the United States.
Anti-Islamic Comment Brings Dozens To Columbia Heights MeetingA Columbia Heights school board member faced dozens of people calling for his resignation Tuesday night.
Tensions Rise In Columbia Heights After Post About Muslims From School Board Member's Facebook PageTensions are growing in Columbia Heights after a school board member allegedly posted what some say are offensive, anti-Muslim statements online.
4 Things To Know: Ramadan Ends, Robot Hotels BeginThese are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, July 17. They include a shocking rampage in Tennessee, an eye-opening new hotel in Japan and a very important audition opportunity right here in the Twin Cities.
New Sports Uniforms Level The Playing Field For Muslim GirlsGirls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms.
2 Minnesota Women Invited To White House Ramadan DinnerTwo women from the Twin Cities area are among guests that were invited to dine with President Barack Obama at an annual White House dinner held in honor of Islam's holy month of Ramadan. Obama welcomed guests to the White House on Monday for a traditional iftar dinner, which follows daily fasting from dawn to sunset.
New Coon Rapids Mosque Is The First Of Its Kind In MinnesotaThe Ahmadiyya Muslim Community now has its first mosque in Minnesota. Community members gathered to inaugurate the Mosque Saturday in Coon Rapids.
Obama Aims To Show Islam, Western Communities Can CoexistIn the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.
Islamic Center Wins Fight To Locate In St. AnthonyAfter a two-year battle, there is a breakthrough in the fight to build a mosque and Islamic center in a St. Anthony Village office building. In 2012 the city council rejected the plan because it didn’t fit with the area’s mixed-use zoning issues designation.
County GOP Official Resigns After Muslim RemarksThe Republican party county chair who came under fire for comments about Muslims on his Facebook page has resigned. Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley called Muslims "parasites" and wrote "FRAG 'EM!" when they travel to Mecca, slang for a fragmentation hand grenade. Those comments were condemned by Muslim community leaders and GOP party Chairman Keith Downey.
U.S. Extremism Fight Could Take Cue From MinnesotaWhen young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding.
Local Muslim Leader Offers Insight Into Reality Of Religious ExtremistsImam Hassan Mohamud oversees 11 mosques in the Twin Cities, and resides at the Islamic Dawah Center in St Paul. He says when he talks about ISIS and the recruiting of young Minnesota men to fight, he wants to talk about fairness.