Michigan had provided Kosher meals to the state’s Jewish inmates but had not made similar accommodations Muslim convicts.
The only two McDonald’s restaurants in the United States that serve food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped doing so.
A leading national Jewish civil rights group criticized Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for making anti-Semitic statements at a Detroit church appearance and called on a Michigan congressman and other leaders to condemn the remarks.
“The city abandoned, crime and violence rampant, and the governor has seen fit to take away the rights of the voting public,” said the Nation of Islam leader.
The Michigan Department of Corrections is being sued by a civil rights group on behalf of Muslim inmates.
A judge on Wednesday finalized a $700,000 settlement between McDonald’s Corp. and members of Michigan’s Muslim community over claims a suburban Detroit restaurant falsely advertised its food as prepared according to Islamic law.
The Michigan Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal over the sale of a Detroit-area school for a mosque and Islamic community center.
A 47-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the fatal shooting of his 20-year-old stepdaughter after she left home to be with relatives in Michigan.
A group offering to help Muslims who want to leave their religion has lost a key court ruling in a dispute over ads on Detroit-area buses.
A Minnesota man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of his 20-year-old stepdaughter last year in Warren.