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Thursday, June 6, 2013

BBC News - Al-Rahma Islamic Centre destroyed in 'hate crime' fire

"Muslims have been physically attacked, mosques burnt down, cemeteries vandalised and social media is full of anti-Muslim hatred and violent threats towards Muslims.

"More needs to be done to protect the Muslim community."

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "There is no place in an open, tolerant and diverse city like London for hate, for prejudice, for violence."

He added: "Londoners will see this for what it is - cowardly, pathetic and utterly pointless."

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Including LGBTQ Voices in Interfaith Work

Rabbis, Sheikhs, Kadis, Imams and Priests Say No to Domestic Violence

Most And Least Muslim States In America (PHOTOS)

Turkey's Hadith Project: Diyanet Presents Prophet's Sayings For The 21st Century

Turkey Hadith Project
Hakki Unal, a professor at Ankara University's Divinity School and head of the government-backed Hadith reform project, says the initiative is an attempt to clarify the meaning of Islam in modern society. (Photo by Dion Nissenbaum/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Saudi Marathon Man : The New Yorker

"A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb. He wasn't alone; a hundred and seventy-six people were injured. But he was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds, had his apartment searched in "a startling show of force," as his fellow-tenants described it to the Boston Herald, with a "phalanx" of officers and agents and two K9 units. He was the one whose belongings were carried out in paper bags as his neighbors watched; whose roommate, also a student, was questioned for five hours..."

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Fwd: CAIR Urges Prayers, Blood Donations for Boston Bomb Victims

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Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 7:49 PM
Subject: CAIR Urges Prayers, Blood Donations for Boston Bomb Victims



CAIR Urges Prayers, Blood Donations for Boston Bomb Victims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/15/13) –- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, this evening condemned the bomb attacks earlier today on the Boston Marathon that left at least two people dead and many more injured.

CAIR urged all Americans to pray for the victims and their families and asked the Boston-area Muslim community to donate blood for those who were wounded.

In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:

"American Muslims, like Americans of all backgrounds, condemn in the strongest possible terms today's cowardly bomb attack on participants and spectators of the Boston Marathon.

"We urge people of all faiths to pray for the victims and their loved ones and for the speedy recovery of those injured. We also call for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators.

"While spiritual measures can serve to comfort those in physical and emotional pain, we also call on Muslims and others in the Boston area to donate blood through the Red Cross as a concrete show of support for the bomb attack victims. Those who were participating in the marathon or were watching the event should contact authorities with any potential eyewitness information they may have."

The Washington-based civil rights organization urged Muslims to listen to government announcements to determine other steps they might take to help first responders and those impacted by the tragic event.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail:



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Shariah Law: Women Continue to be Jailed for 'Moral Crimes' in Afghanistan

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Pope Refers to "Muslim Brothers" on Good Friday - ABC News

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Friday, March 15, 2013

In Libya, Islam – and a purple hijab – help spurn domestic violence against women -

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Valentine's Day Across the Muslim World (2012)