Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor;..more: presidency.ucsb
…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
A 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/
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
Video circulated on social media this week showing a student wearing a hijab and hiding her face while someone removed the religious head scarf, exposing her hair to the class…more: wsmv.com
We 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.
“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.” …
ISWM and all Muslim community stand against terrorism of all kinds more: www.facebook.com
….“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
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,…