By Steve Hendrix Chris Buckley walks out to his porch, where the doormat once greeted customers at a Subway, and looks up and down the empty street. “I admit it, I’m nervous,” he says, lighting a cigarette with heavily tattooed hands. His densely colored arms — and much of his body — are a Continue Reading
Sabika Sheikh embraced U.S. culture. One of its darkest elements — a mass shooting — killed her.
by Todd C. Frankel, Tim Craig and Brittney Marti STAFFORD, TEX. — The funeral was about to begin, the first of 10 for the victims of the Santa Fe High School mass shooting, and the body of Sabika Sheikh was waiting at the mosque. Sabika, 17, dreamed of being a diplomat, of working to empower Continue Reading
How the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan came to be at the center of a D.C. political flap
By Michelle Boorstein Chris Hawthorne was 16 in the spring of 1989 when the Nation of Islam brought hip-hop giant Public Enemy to the banks of the Anacostia River. Crack, AIDS and murder were running roughshod on the District, particularly in Ward 8, where Hawthorne was growing up. But if the Continue Reading
Struggling to prevent terrorist attacks, France wants to ‘reform’ Islam
By James McAuley PARIS — Speaking alongside the flag-draped coffin of a police officer killed in a terrorist attack in southern France, President Emmanuel Macron last month laid blame on “underground Islamism” and those who “indoctrinate on our soil and corrupt daily.” The attack added further Continue Reading
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