There could be another sect in Islam if the Sunni and Shiite communities ever set aside their longstanding differences: Sushi. Get it? That was the running joke during an interfaith dialogue held between the two factions Monday night before an audience of about 300 Muslims at the Islamic Educationa ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 3, 10 A.M.: The Los Angeles Times this morning jumped on the "Free the Irvine 11" bandwagon by publishing an editorial under that headline. Criminal charges against the students "are not appropriate" and "would be overkill" and could result in "a punishment out of proportion to the ... More >>
CAIR-LAAnti-Muslim vandalization, Mission Viejo-styleUPDATE: See bottom for details of town hall tonight addressing hate crimes directed at local Muslims.This is no way to start the new year fresh: local Muslims are dealing with two incidents of anti-Islam hate targeting their community.
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local crimes and police calls--now with waaaaaay more armed robberies, bike-riding/-taking bandits and indoor pot busts. MONDAY, NOV. 16Wee Hour Party Goes to Pot During a party in a home in the 700 block of Maplewood Avenue in Fullerton, a resident whipp ... More >>
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has an office in Anaheim, has been in the news (and on this blog) a lot lately following official confirmation that the FBI has been spying on the Islamic Society of Irvine mosque. CAIR and the Islamic Educational Center of Oran ... More >>
Citing the highly publicized case involving an undercover informant who spied on an Irvine mosque, a coalition of U.S. Muslim organizations has announced it may suspend relations with the FBI."Muslim communities throughout the United States have made significant advances in promoting and contributin ... More >>