Page 1: WHEREAS, the United States was founded by immigrants, many fleeing religious persecution, who enshrined freedom of religion as one of our nation’s fundamental legal and ethical principles,
and WHEREAS, the history of Islam in the United States began even before its founding when African Muslims were enslaved and brought to the Americas, where they later helped in numerous ways to build this country, including sacrificing their lives on the line in every major war from the Revolutionary War on, and…more:Solidarity with Muslims CITY OF SPRINGFIELD In The City Council
“The story is unique,” Brian Fisher, entomologist-in-residence at the California Academy of Sciences, told NPR. “We already have ants that disperse seeds, and have ants that feed plants, but we’ve never had a case where they farm a plant they can’t live without.”…more: .csmonitor.com
The Holy Qur’an: ” And there is no creature on [or within] the earth or bird that flies with its wings except [that they are] communities like you. We have not neglected in the Register a thing. Then unto their Lord they will be gathered.”(6:38)
A Muslim off-duty NYPD officer, hailed by the mayor as a hero, and her 16-year-old son became the city’s latest hate crime victims Saturday when a bigot in Brooklyn yelled at them to “go back to your country,” police sources said.
Officer Aml Elsokary, who was off duty and wearing her hijab, dropped off her 16-year-old on Ridge Blvd. and 67th St. in Bay Ridge just before 6 p.m., the sources said.
Carter, who is strong proponent for Palestinian rights and a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians, praised the Obama administration in a New York Times op-ed out Monday for its support for a “negotiated end to the conflict based on two states,” but warned this work could be undone with an incoming Republican administration…more:.CNN.COM
In a country besieged by death and violence, Syrian social worker Anas al-Basha worked Syrian social worker Anas al-Basha, the ‘Clown of Aleppo’ Ahmad al-Khatib / AP
“He lived to make children laugh and happy in the darkest most dangerous place,” Mahmoud al-Basha, who identified himself as Anas’ brother, wrote on Facebook.
The death of the 24-year-old clown came as Syrian government forces continued their all-out assault to regain control of what was once the country’s biggest city, which is now a massive pile of ruins where 250,000 people have been struggling to survive — 100,000 of them children…more:nbcnews.
The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny a permit for the construction of a key section of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision essentially halts the construction on the 1,172-mile oil pipeline about half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The decision is also a victory for the thousands of demonstrators across the country who flocked to North Dakota in protest. “Our prayers have been answered,” more: NPR