• Halal investment tool for Muslims lands a $5 million seed round

    Halal investment tool for Muslims lands a $5 million seed round

    For religious Muslims looking to get started with investing, the options are limited. Average Muslim investors can’t afford the kind of nuanced advice that a high end financial advisor can provide, but they can’t just throw money at a random fund that might not be Sharia-compliant either. Wahed CEO Junaid Wahedna believes there’s a better way — and with a new $5… Read More

  • A first? Muslim woman refuses to submit to airport body scan, not allowed to board flight

    It finally happened. A Muslim woman in Manchester refused to submit to a full-body airport body scanner and was thus barred from boarding her flight. She cited her Muslim faith, which might have been expected, as to why she refused to submit to the scan. I don’t trust the Internet to react to this news with any aplomb whatsoever. Read More

  • Islam is the Light: Can we trust anything?

    Mssrs. Des Arcades pointed out the strange absurdity of suburban housewives finding hidden Islamic messages in Mattel products. Is Islam the new Satanism? Heck, at this point the best they can hope for is that their kids don’t grow up atheist in the secular technocracy that is America. Why not encourage a little unfettered belief in one God? To be honest, this is bull. As this TED… Read More

  • Islam is the Light: The video game

    Mattel has been accused, again, of supporting Islam in their games and toys. The company stuck some baby gibberish into a doll and a Nintendo DS game that ends with something that sounds like “Islam is the light.” Read More

  • Release of LittleBigPlanet delayed over fear of offending Muslims

    LittleBigPlanet has been delayed by about a week over concerns that it may offend Muslims. The game, which was supposed to ship today, was found to have a song that contains phrases from the Koran. As such, Sony has pushed back the game’s release to October 29. The offending phrases were found by a Muslim gamer who was playing the beta. The singer of the song, “Tapha Niang,”… Read More