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“Majority wants a Muslim Mayoral” or: “Some Londoners don’t want a Muslim Mayoral”???

An exclusive poll for Sky News has found that 71% of Muslims in the UK say that the values of British society are compatible with those of Islam.

In an unprecedented venture, Sky News commissioned an opinion poll by Survation into what Muslims and non-Muslims think about a range of issues including radicalisation, security concerns, political uncertainty, a rise in hate crimes and growing prejudice.

We asked 1,000 Muslims and 1,000 non-Muslims to share their opinions and found that, whileTwo women spoken to by Sky News for the Survation poll into Muslim and non-Muslim attitudes most Muslims saw their religion as being in step with British values, 16% did not.

The results showed that younger Muslims were more likely to see their values aligned to those of Britain, with 73% of those aged 18 to 34 agreeing, compared to 71% of those aged over 55. Male Muslims were also more likely to agree – with 78% versus the female figure of 64%. …..mor

Poll: Arab opinion strongly negative on Islamic State

Microsoft Certifies 5-Year-Old Muslim Expert

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00

“I like compasses and telescopes, but what I love most is the prisms,” Ayan said.

LONDON – Five-year-old Muslim kid Ayan Qureshi has been certified as the youngest-ever Microsoft expert after passing the American multinational corporation’s test successfully.

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Muslim Population in US: New Poll Shows None of Us Have Any Idea

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Muslim Population in US: New Poll Shows None of Us Have Any Idea According to the new poll, US citizens guessed the Muslim population of the US to be about 15 percent when asked “Out of every 100 people, how many do you think are Muslim?” This would mean that the US has 47.4 million Muslims. The reality is quite different, with current research putting the percentage of Muslims in the United States at about .8 percent of the population, with an estimated 2.6 million Muslims in the US as of 2010. Even higher estimates find that there are between five and eight million Muslims in the entire country. more:
Photo:A Bangladeshi immigrant practices evening prayer in the Times Square subway station.Reuters

Faith for Casino Repeal ” Imam’s Word”

Salaam and Peace to all,

There is no doubt that there are benefits of the casino business, but facts confirm that the harm 10670161_342957715881374_6341192972487314304_ncaused by the casino business is much more. It harms our faith, social life and economy, and not one of us, either for or against casinos, likes to see its ill effects in our community, or any other community.

The statement of our founding fathers stands clearly against gambling  and I would like to quote  the words of  President Thomas Jefferson :

“In a world which furnishes so many employments which are useful, so many of which are amusing, it is our own fault if we ever know what ennui [weariness; heaviness] is, or if we are ever driven to the miserable resources of gaming, which corrupts our dispositions, and teaches us a habit of hostility against all mankind” (S.E. Forman, The Life and Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Company, 1900), p. 266, in a letter to Martha Jefferson, 1787.)

On behalf of the Muslim community I do support  Yes on Question 3, the ballot question to undo the casino law.

Wissam Abdul Baki Ph.D.

Imam of The Islamic Society of western MA

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