As the wife of a Muslim religious leader, Minara Akonjee came to America with uncertainty and hope. All of that was dashed in an instant.
The Idaho girl was fatally injured when a man invaded the celebration and attacked her and eight other people with a knife, authorities say.
The Truthdig columnist and the Portland-based illustrator and journalist discussed hate crimes, religious extremism and opposition to fascism, as well as Hedges' "CAGED" project.
The State Department and rights groups have called for an investigation into the alleged state-sponsored roundup. The Russian republic's leader, Ramzan Kadyrov (pictured, right, with Vladimir Putin), denies the reports.
Sikhs are not Muslim, but they often are targeted in Islamophobic hate crimes.
It is speculated that the alleged shooter falsely believed the men to be Middle Eastern Muslims.
The police force in England's Nottinghamshire County came to the decision after meeting with women's rights activists. The police force in England's Nottinghamshire County came to the decision after meeting with women's rights activists.
"[T]he standard group of hateful polemicists who literally seem to devote their lives to exploiting every news event to attack Islam wasted no time [Sunday] -- before any facts were known, while the bodies were literally still in the club -- squeezing the horrific slaughter in Orlando to depict Muslims as uniquely hateful of LGBTs,” writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.
After the presence of police frightened the gang away, 16-year-old Dayshen McKenzie collapsed in the Staten Island heat in what may have been an asthma attack.