Islam In America

The Egyptian government deployed tanks outside of President Mohamed Morsi’s presidential palace early Thursday after overnight clashes between the president’s supporters and opposition killed at least seven people and wounded 400.

Read it on Al Jazeera Engish.

“More than 130 countries voted on Thursday to grant Palestine the upgraded status of nonmember observer state in the United Nations, a stinging defeat for Israel and the United States and a boost for President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, who was weakened by the recent eight days of fighting in Gaza.”

Read the rest here: “Palestine Wins Status of State in Vote by U.N. Assembly”

As we all know, the definition of hijab varies by place of origin and other cultural determinants.

One look at the variations is captured by Boushra Almutawakel, a photographer from Yemen.

“Unveiling an Arab Woman’s Experience With a Headscarf”

“Egypt Factions Scramble as Deadline Nears on Constitution”

How closely do you follow developments in Muslim-majority countries? Do you take the news “personally”, even if you’re not an immigrant?