Muslims sue for citizenship, allege gender, religious bias

Ten Muslim men allege that they have been denied U.S. citizenship for up to two years, in violation of their civil rights, despite passing every test and interview, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The men are permanent legal residents who say they should have been sworn in as citizens within 120 days of meeting all the requirements. Instead, they said they have been kept waiting for a year or more. Meanwhile, “hundreds of thousands of other people seeking to be naturalized” have had their swearing-in ceremonies, the lawsuit said.