Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Arab Egyptian Dina Powell, Goldman Sachs legend turned Trump’s rising national security star

Dina Powell…As deputy national security adviser for strategy, Powell is working to coordinate the various U.S. security-related agencies and advisers. According to a recent national security memo, she attends meetings of the National Security Council’s Principals Committee and Deputies Committee. Those advisers briefed Trump with options last week after a chemical attack that the U.S. determined was ordered by Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Born in Cairo, Powell moved to the United States with her family at the age of four and had to learn to speak English. She is a Coptic Christian, the faith that was targeted with bombings of two churches in Cairo on Palm Sunday..more: businessinsider.com

Artist installs bus barricade in Germany as tribute to Aleppo

Image result for church of our ladyA Syrian-born artist has balanced three buses on their ends in a square of this eastern German city to evoke the suffering of civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Manaf Halbouni’s art installation, titled “Monument,” mirrors a barrier made of buses that was placed on a street in Aleppo to protect residents from sniper fire….more:  .thestar.com/

Short Film: Watch ‘Slaughterbots,’ A Warning About the Future of Killer Bots

On Friday, the Future of Life Institute—an AI watchdog organization that has made a name for itself through its campaign to stop killer robots—released a nightmarish short film imagining a future where smart drones kill. The short is called ‘Slaughterbots,’ and it channels the near-future dystopias depicted in Black Mirror in an attempt to raise awareness about the dangers of autonomous weapons…more: motherboard.vice

 

Image result for condolences and Sympathies, ISLAMWe offer our deepest condolences  and sympathies to the victims of Texas church massacre and their families. Our thoughts are with you as well as with the emergency services and support crews.

Muslim Community of Western MA.

Dear Friend:
I will never expect a person to apologize for the fiendish acts of people who are nominally members of any religion. I can not apologize for the many white Christians who try to terrorize Muslims and Jews, or who are racists. The judgement is on their heads. But I must stand for people of peace against attacks. Your  pain is felt by many people who know better than to point fingers and demand apologies and condemn.
You are in my prayers
Peace
Patrick

Are Muslims Obliged to Apologies for Terrorist Attacks?

2016-03-23-1458762929-6336513-ScreenShot20160323at2.54.52PM.png “And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And if a heavily laden soul calls [another] to [carry some of] its load, nothing of it will be carried, even if he should be a close relative. You can only warn those who fear their Lord unseen and have established prayer. And whoever purifies himself only purifies himself for [the benefit of] his soul. And to Allah is the [final] destination.” …

more:  SURATU-FATIR

The 712-page Google Doc that Proves Muslims do Condemn Terrorism

ISWM  and all Muslim community stand against terrorism of all kinds more: www.facebook.comI.S.W.M.

….“Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims,” Hashmi’s classmate told her. What’s more, he complained, not enough Muslims were making a stand against terrorism…. And yet Muslims have often been expected to apologise for the actions of someone on the very fringes of their community, and have done so…more: theguardian 

ISLAM DENOUNCES TERRORISM

The Quran turns our attention to the high value of human life, whether it is Muslim or Non-Muslim and makes it absolutely forbidden to take an innocent life unjustly. The gravity of such a crime is equated, in the Quran,…