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‘Meet a Muslim’ Campaign in US Hopes to End Islamophobia

‘Meet a Muslim’ Campaign in US Hopes to End Islamophobia

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Muslim leaders consider recent incidents of hate crime, a part of a deeply alarming trend that came to the forefront in last year’s presidential election. Fremont, California: When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in […]

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“My Election Victory A Powerful Message”, Says British Muslim MP

“My Election Victory A Powerful Message”, Says British Muslim MP

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

A British Muslim MP, Afzal Khan believes his election following the Manchester bombing sends a “powerful message” to those terrorists and bigots attempting to divide society. Born in Pakistan and brought up in the UK, Khan won the election on a Labour ticket and praised the people of his home city for responding with solidarity, […]

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British Elections –  15 Muslim MPs in the new House

British Elections – 15 Muslim MPs in the new House

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

London: A record 15 Muslim MPs were elected to the British Parliament in the general election held on June 7. The previous house had 13 Muslim members. Of the 13, twelve were reelected. Three new faces have been added. Of the 15, twelve belong to Labour Party which will be the major Opposition party in […]

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Muslims and Jews Hold Exchange Event at London Mosque

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

London: A mosque in Romford Road, Forest Gate, England hosted a Jewish student exchange in an attempt to establish an interfaith dialogue. Minhaj-ul-Qur’an Mosque welcomed Jews from Wimbledon and District Synagogue in what Muslims hailed as a “historic interaction” for worshippers. The mosque’s community liaison officer, Asif Shakoor, said the exploration of similarities in the […]

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Muslim Council of Britain Celebrates Strength of Diversity

Muslim Council of Britain Celebrates Strength of Diversity

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

London: The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) celebrated the strength in uniting for the common good, with civil  society leaders, interfaith, politics, business and the community at its eighth Muslim Leadership Dinner recently. In his welcome address, Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan spoke about the theme for the evening, ‘More in common,’ and about […]

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Dutch Muslims are Relieved, but Divisions Highlighted by Election Remain

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch Muslims are breathing a sigh of relief after the worse-than-expected performance of anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders in the recent elections in the Netherlands. “We have trust in the future” of this traditionally welcoming country, said Rasit Bal of the Muslims-Government Contact Organization, an advocacy group, which feared a victory by Wilders’ PVV party would […]

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CAIR-Missouri, Imam Council, Raise Funds to Repair Damaged Jewish Cemetery

CAIR-Missouri, Imam Council, Raise Funds to Repair Damaged Jewish Cemetery

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Missouri State: The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) and the Imam Council of Metropolitan St. Louis (ICMSTL), a body that represents 18 Islamic Centers in the Metropolitan area, condemned the vandalism targeting a historic Jewish cemetery in University City. The Imam Council will be encouraging Muslim congregations to donate money to […]

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Jews Unite To Reject Trump’s Ban

Jews Unite To Reject Trump’s Ban

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Rabbi Allen Maller President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the USA left much of the American Jewish community horrified — particularly as the announcement came on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the head of the Union of Reform Jewry, compared the order to the Dred Scott court decision upholding […]

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UK Muslims Open Doors to Fight Bigotry

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Birmingham, England – Hundreds of mosques around the UK threw open their doors to Britons as part of an initiative to counter misconceptions about the Muslim community. More than 150 mosques took part in the “Visit My Mosque” project recently, drawing crowds of curious visitors. The event, organised by the Muslim Council of Great Britain (MCB), […]

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Jews give Muslims Key to their Synagogue after Town’s Mosque Burns Down

Jews give Muslims Key to their Synagogue after Town’s Mosque Burns Down

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jewish people in a small city in Texas, USA, handed Muslim worshippers the keys to their synagogue after the town’s only mosque was destroyed in a fire. The Victoria Islamic Centre burned down and had previously been burgled. The fire took place just hours after  Donald Trump announced he would ban citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, and halted the […]

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