2018/11/11
“I’m dying.I’m dying. I need water.”Rashid Siddiqui kept hearing those words from his fellow Muslim pilgrims lying mangled on the ground in 118-degree heat, under a searing Saudi sun. Barefoot, topless and dazed, Mr. Siddiqui had somehow escaped being crushed by the surging crowd.It was Sept. 24, 2015, the third morning of the hajj, the annual five-day pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, by millions of Muslims...
2018/11/11
ROSEMONT, Ill. — If Muslims want to improve their image in America, they have to get involved in their communities and proactively talk Islam before controversies arise, leading Muslim figures told 40,000 people gathered at the continent’s largest Islamic convention this weekend.The message, echoed among dozens of panels and discussion groups at the Islamic Society of North America’s annual meeting in suburban...
2018/11/11
NORMAN — an image used as part of a Pioneer Library System promotional campaign has come under fire from a Norman man who says it promotes the religion of Islam.Chad Grensky said he recently voiced his concerns to a leader with the Norman-based library system after seeing an image of a woman wearing a hijab emblazoned on the side of a library system vehicle. Many Muslim women wear hijabs or head scarfs as a...
2018/11/11
Muslim students in an Alberta private school will be allowed to pray after a judge upheld a human rights decision that rejected school’s discrimination against them.“The tribunal applied well-established principles of law. For many years, public and private schools have been required to adhere to human rights legislation in offering their educational services to the public,” wrote Justice Glen Poelman in a decision...
2018/11/11
Here are the British Muslims who will be competing for Team GB in the 2016 Olympics which are being held in Rio, Brazil.Probably the most well-known British Muslim athlete, Mo Farah (born 23 March 1983) is a long distance runner. He won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympics held in London in the 5,000m and 10,000m races.In an interview with Emel magazine, he said: “You’ve got to believe in God....
2018/11/11
Pope Francis has said it is not fair to label Islam as a “terrorist” religion.During his return trip from a five-day pilgrimage in Poland onboard his private plane, reporters asked the pontiff why he never used the word Islam to describe terrorist violence.It was the day after Isis extremists were said to have slit the throat of an elderly Roman Catholic priest in his Normandy church.Pop Francis said: “It's not...
2018/11/11
U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made history as the first U.S. athlete to wear a hijab during the Olympics but was eliminated in her second bout in the women's sabre tournament on Monday. Muhammad won 15-13 over Olena Kravatska of Ukraine in the opening bout Monday morning but later lost to Cecilia Berder of France 15-12.She will compete in the women's team sabre on Saturday, Aug. 13.The day's competition...
2018/11/11
When we turn on the news this September 11, we will likely hear the voices of those who lost loved ones and those who lived through the attack 15 years ago. We will hear politicians calling for restrictions on Muslims entering the country and questioning the patriotism of Muslim Americans. But one group wants to make sure we hear another set of important voices: Those of Muslim teenagers born after September 11,...
2018/11/11
This is how a group of four Muslim American teenagers, who hope to change the culture of discrimination toward Muslims through the art of slam poetry, start their poem, “Wake Up America.”This year there have been at least 200 acts of Islamophobia in the United States. And if Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had his way, Muslims wouldn’t even be allowed to enter the country.“I think people like Donald...
2018/11/11
NICE, France — When a Tunisian man drove a truck down a crowded street in Nice last week in an attack claimed by the Islamic State, more than one-third of the people he killed were Muslim, the head of a regional Islamic association said on Tuesday.Kawthar Ben Salem, a spokeswoman for the Union of Muslims of the Alpes-Maritimes, said that Muslim funerals were being held for at least 30 of those who died during the...

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