NFL admits mistake in penalizing Muslim player for post-touchdown prayer

By Reuters Staff
October 1, 2014
(Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah (39) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 24-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

(Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah (39) plays against the Oakland Raiders in Kansas City on Oct. 13, 2013. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

from The Great Debate:

We all know about jihadists, but what about those waging an ‘anti-jihad’?

By Karima Bennoune
October 1, 2014

Human rights activist holds a placard during an anti-Talibanisation protest in LahoreAs the UN Security Council tackles the entity claiming to be “Islamic State,” and President Barack Obama invokes global Muslim responsibility, many ask whether people of Muslim heritage do enough to counter extremism.

James Foley photo removed from anti-Islamic bus ads in New York

By Reuters Staff
September 29, 2014
(People ride a bus through Union Square Park in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of the whipping winds and heavy rains of the massive storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and many parts of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and extensive power outages. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

(People ride a bus through Union Square Park in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Repeal law punishing gay sex, adultery with lashes in Indonesia’s Aceh, says Amnesty

By Reuters Staff
September 29, 2014
(People watch as an Acehnese man, one of eight who was found guilty of gambling by a Sharia court, receives a public flogging outside a mosque in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh September 19, 2014. Aceh is Indonesia's only province to have implemented Sharia, or Islamic laws. REUTERS/Junaidi Hanafiah)

(People watch as an Acehnese man, one of eight who was found guilty of gambling by a Sharia court, receives a public flogging outside a mosque in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Junaidi Hanafiah)

India arrests 140 for Hindu-Muslim clashes as PM Modi tours U.S.

By Reuters Staff
September 29, 2014
(A Rapid Action Force (RAF) member fires a tear gas shell to disperse a mob after clashes in Vadodara in the western Indian state of Gujarat September 26, 2014. Authorities in India's Gujarat state arrested at least 40 people after late-night clashes between Hindus and Muslims in the city of Vadodara and suspended mobile phone Internet and bulk text messaging services for four days, officials said on Sunday. Picture taken September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer )

(A Rapid Action Force (RAF) member fires a tear gas shell to disperse a mob after clashes in Vadodara in the western Indian state of Gujarat September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer)

Two popes attend gathering of the wise and wrinkled at the Vatican

September 29, 2014
(Pope Francis (R) greets Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI before a mass in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican September 28, 2014. Former Pope Benedict will take part in a gathering of elderly people at the Vatican on Sunday, only his third appearance at a public event since he resigned in February 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis (R) greets Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI before a mass in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Radical Myanmar monk joins hands with Sri Lankan Buddhists

By Reuters Staff
September 29, 2014
(Buddhist monk Wirathu (C), leader of the 969 movement, talks to media during Venerable U Uttara's hearing, a leader of Buddhists in Britain (not pictured ), at Tarmway court in Yangon June 20, 2014. A Yangon Court today freed five monks, detained and defrocked after raiding a disputed Yangon monastery last week, on bail and allowed them to rejoin Holy Order. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

(Buddhist monk Wirathu (C), leader of the 969 movement, talks to media  in Yangon June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

Brazil’s evangelicals gain clout and get close to electing first president

September 29, 2014
(Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Marina Silva waves to journalists as she arrives for a TV debate, in Sao Paulo September 28, 2014. Brazil will be holding its general elections on October 5, 2014, to elect the country's National Congress, president, state governors and state legislatures. REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

(Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Marina Silva waves to journalists as she arrives for a TV debate, in Sao Paulo September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

French Muslims denounce “cowardly murder” of tour guide in Algeria

September 26, 2014
(Muslims, holding French and Algerian flags, attend a gathering in front of the Paris Mosque after Friday prayers September 26, 2014 to pay tribute to Herve Gourdel, a French mountain guide who was beheaded by an Algerian Islamist group. Thousands of French Muslims, who at 5 million make up about eight percent of the population, are set to rally across the country on Friday to protest Islamic State, which many say does not represent their religion. The placards read "# Not in my name". REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

(Muslims, holding French and Algerian flags, attend a gathering in front of the Paris Mosque after Friday prayers September 26, 2014 to pay tribute to Herve Gourdel, a French mountain guide who was beheaded by an Algerian Islamist group. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

Islamic State ‘brand’ gains ground among Asian Muslim militants

September 26, 2014
(Filipino soldiers gather at a seized camp of Abu Sayyaf militants on Jolo island in southern Philippines September 21, 2009. Philippine troops killed more than 30 Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda and overran the rebels' main base on a remote island in the south of the country, a top military commander said on Tuesday. Picture taken September 21, 2009. REUTERS/Handout/Western Mindanao Command )

(Filipino soldiers gather at a seized camp of Abu Sayyaf militants on Jolo island in southern Philippines September 21, 2009. REUTERS/Handout/Western Mindanao Command )