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Omar Sacirbey

Omar Sacirbey is a Boston-based correspondent for Religion News Service and other publications.

Federal judge: Let passengers challenge no-fly list designation

Muslim Americans and their civil rights allies are celebrating a federal judge’s decision ordering the U.S. government to allow passengers on the no-fly list to challenge their inclusion.

Gay Muslims come out in Toronto photo exhibit

Many Muslims leave Islam when they are told their sexuality and faith are incompatible.

New documentary recounts story of heroic Muslim spy

(RNS) The filmmakers knew they wanted to tell a story about a Muslim who did something heroic during World War II, because so few stories are known. Noor Inayat Khan’s story was the most alluring because of her deep spirituality.

Should schools close for Eid holidays? Muslims are divided

Seema Imam, a professor of education at National Louis University in Chicago, jokes that she wouldn’t mind if schools closed for the Islamic holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr.

Best Buy commercial points way to greater Muslim acceptance

Viewers watching the American Football Conference championship game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots earlier this month may have seen a Best Buy commercial for a Sharp 60-inch television that seemed ordinary, but in one way was extraordinary.

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