Israeli Leader’s Guards Force Arab Journalists to Strip

Israeli Leader’s Guards Force Arab Journalists to Strip

Each year Israel’s prime minister invites high profile international journalists to a cocktail party. But when Arab journalists and their friends showed up for this year’s gala they weren’t exactly welcomed with margaritas. Instead, they were forced to take off their bras or strip.

DC Hotel: No Muslims Allowed, When the Israelis Are Around

DC Hotel: No Muslims Allowed, When the Israelis Are Around

Employees at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel are used to high profile VIPS, and regularly handle CEOs and foreign leaders. But when Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak rolled into town last weekend, suddenly the hotel’s Muslim employees were explicitly barred from doing their jobs.

 

US Banks Refuse to Serve Africans

US Banks Refuse to Serve Africans

Two major banks, Bank of America and HSBC, have determined that certain clients are not worth their time: Africans. In what is believed to be a response to improved US regulations requiring banks to monitor for suspicious activity, the banks have decided that providing services to African embassies is just not worth it. Find out what you can do.

Eid Mubarak: Welcome to Death Penalty Season

Eid Mubarak: Welcome to Death Penalty Season

To Muslims all over the world, today’s celebration of Eid al-Adha means extravagant celebrations, fancy cloths and massive meals. But to foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, today marks something entirely different: the beginning of death penalty season. As one of the global centers of capital punishment starts the public beheadings, a campaign to save one woman is in 5th gear.

Why That’s Just Blasphemy!

Why That’s Just Blasphemy!

For over a decade over 50 Islamic states have tried to integrate blasphemy laws into international law. As part of an activist campaign to reveal what such laws actually mean, Freedom House has a new 138-page whopper on the litany of human rights violations that blasphemy laws often lead to, from detention and torture to gender-based discrimination.