Ellison Calls For Lawmakers To Bring Muslim-Americans To SOTURep. Keith Ellison has laid down a challenge to colleagues -- including U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin -- to bring a Muslim American as his guest to President Obama's State of the Union address, according to reports from Washington.
St. Paul City Council Passes Anti-Donald Trump ResolutionSt. Paul's city council has voted in favor of passing an amendment condemning what they call "anti-Muslim, anti-refugee and anti-immigrant speech" from Donald Trump. The mostly-symbolic resolution, which passed six votes to one Wednesday afternoon, omitted an aspect of Ward 1 Councilmember Dai Thao's original draft -- which ultimately sought to unwelcome Trump from St. Paul.
Prior To Minnesota Visit, Cruz Clashes With Rubio At Final Republican DebateTed Cruz and Marco Rubio clashed sharply over national security and immigration in Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, thrusting their evolving feud to the forefront of the GOP race. Front-runner Donald Trump stood firmly behind his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States, saying, "We are not talking about religion, we are talking about security."
Community Gathers In Minneapolis To Fight Terrorism, IslamaphobiaCommunity leaders and members of all faiths came together Monday night to show solidarity in the fight against terrorism, and against Islamaphobia. The community meeting was held at one of the oldest mosques in Minneapolis. Muslim leaders say some Somali-Americans are feeling the backlash of recent events involving some Muslims and its sparking hatred toward Islam.
Twin Cities Muslim Leader Reacts To Trump ControversyRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump made waves Monday when he called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S." In his statement, Trump said he wants the shutdown because he says there is great hatred towards Americans by the Muslim population.
Minn. Politicians Respond To Trump's Controversial Muslim RemarksRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent plan to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States has spurred a lot of negative reaction, including here in Minnesota.
Minn. Muslim Group Calls Paris Attacks 'Unacceptable & Inexcusable'A Minnesota civil rights and advocacy group for Muslims has denounced the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement Saturday condemning the attacks that killed at least 127 people in Paris.
Union Leader: School Board Member Should Resign After Anti-Muslim CommentsThe head of Columbia Heights' teachers union has called on an embattled school board member to denounce anti-Muslim comments attributed to him on social media or resign. Grant Nichols had admitted to Columbia Heights' school board chairman that he is responsible for comments posted to his Facebook page in early September about Muslims.
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.
Reality Check: Donald Trump Supporter's Anti-Muslim RemarksMinnesota U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison called on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump Friday to repudiate anti-Muslim remarks at one of his rallies in New Hampshire. A Trump supporter said President Obama is not an American or a Christian, and wondered how to "get rid" of Muslims at the televised town hall meeting Thursday.
Activists Want More Transparency In Counterterrorism EffortsMuslim groups and civil rights activists across the nation on Thursday called for greater transparency in a program by President Barack Obama's administration that's aimed at countering homegrown terrorism.
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.
County GOP Official Calls Muslims 'Parasites' On FacebookThe chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota is condemning comments about Muslims a county GOP chair made on his Facebook page. 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.
2-Day Event Builds Christian-Muslim RelationshipsThe Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting a two-day conference designed to build bridges between Christians and those of Muslim faith. The conference is on Friday and Saturday.
Iowa Halal Food Supplier Indicted Over Beef ExportsThe founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet the countries' import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday.