Amid reports that the Hollywood actress was starting a new chapter in her life, rumors have been spreading that Lindsay Lohan, who was pictured while holding a Qur’an last year, has converted to Islam.
Many news about celebrities, Islam and Muslims have made headlines during the year 2016.
In this mini-file, we offer you a glimpse of the headlines that were most interesting to our readers during the year 2016, hoping you would enjoy them.
Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson called the American Muslims “the new black kids in America”, comparing the discrimination they now face in the US to that which African-Americans have experienced decades ago.
Rumors that Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has reverted to Islam have put her in hot water, giving her a glimpse of what American Muslims face in the daily life in the face of growing hate campaigns.
American Hollywood star Will Smith used his Middle East tour which kicked off on Sunday, August 7, to counter an increasingly anti-Muslim climate surrounding the US presidential race and promote mutual understanding.
Ben Affleck, a Hollywood star and director, has gone into an angry debate with anti-Islam TV host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris, attacking the negative, “incomplete” image they were painting for world Muslims.
Reflecting a shift in American public opinion regarding Israel, a growing number of Hollywood celebrities have been voicing support for Gazas, falling prey to relentless Israeli brutal attacks against innocent civilians, Alternet reported.
The surprisingly passionate response of Ben Affleck, an Oscar-winning actor and director, to TV host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris’s depictions of Islam as “gross” and “racist” has made him a target of US conservative groups which satirically gave him the title “imam”.