Some say that L.A. is having it's pizza moment. Big Al's Halal Pizzeria entered the pizza fray on Saturday, Feb. 2 with a grand opening block party. Although, you might ask,"What exactly is halal pizza?"
The second question you may ask is "Why halal pizza and in Maywood of all places?"
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the producer behind the incendiary if not silly Innocence of Muslims anti-Islam film has been arrested, a federal official said today.
The Cerritos man was headed to federal court downtown this afternoon, said U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek in an email blast ... More >>
Mona Shaikh is not impressed with the supposed merits of Islamic martyrdom. "Seventy-two virgins? As a reward? Have you ever been with one virgin? [winces] That shit sucks. Can you imagine having to teach 72 of them how to do everything? Guys -- wouldn't you rather have 72 hos?" she asks.
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Marwa Atik needs five pieces of trim, the kind embellished with pearls and black jewels. At a store in downtown L.A.'s Fashion District, boxes of trimmings line the walls from floor to ceiling, but Atik scans quickly and zeroes in on what she wants. At her direction, a clerk climbs a tall, wooden la ... More >>
Update: 11/21, 1:35 p.m. Arkay's November 1 press release claiming it received halal-certification from the Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America was strongly refuted by that certifying organization.
IFANCA issued its own release and warns "all halal consumers, retailers and distributors. As ... More >>
Rep. Maxine Waters, the South L.A. Democratic congresswoman currently fighting House ethics charges, will be joined by other dignitaries and religious leaders, who will courageously come out against Quran burning this morning at the First AME Church on South Harvard Blvd.
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A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant filed a federal discrimination complaint Wednesday against her employer: It alleges she was prohibited from wearing her "hijab" head covering at work, a sister blog OC Weekly reports.
Imane Boudlal who has been working at the ... More >>
The ACLU requested FBI records today related to the bureau's use of mapping and data collection technologies to create ethnic maps, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Based on the agency's domestic intelligence guidelines, the FBI is authorized to collect data and map areas where ther ... More >>
As federal authorities announced late Monday that a suspect in Saturday night's attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square was arrested, Los Angeles-area authorities said they have beefed up patrols of area movie studios as a precaution.
It's not clear if the terror attempt targeted th ... More >>
At last, a portable kitchen gadget for anyone trying to keep halal, kosher, vegan, vegetarian, or any combination of the above. Scientists in Kazakhstan have come up with an instant pork tester. The plastic-stick test, which changes color rather like a pregnancy test, detects fo ... More >>