Muslims in the West

By Sumayyah Meehan The religion of Islam is deeply rooted in the heart of New Zealand. According to the International Muslim Association of New Zealand, there are an estimated 60,000 Muslims living on the windswept shores of the tiny Kiwi-state today who make up just 1% of the population. A diverse mix composed of refugees […]

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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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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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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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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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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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