Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Sanction Lebanese Officials For Fakhoury Detention, Senator Says

A U.S. senator says she is drafting sanctions legislation against Lebanese officials over the detention of a senior official of a former Israel-linked militia that tortured hundreds of Lebanese detainees. Amer Fakhoury, a member of the Israeli proxy South Lebanon Army, is accused of the torture and murder of Lebanese inmates …….MORE: Dailystar

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ISWM Shared “Taking Fifth Oath of Office, Domenic Sarno Becomes Longest serving Mayor in Springfield History

1/6/2020 - Springfield mayor Domenic Sarno takes the oath of office from Judge John Payne at Springfield Symphony Hall Monday morning. Sarno's wife Carla is standing next to him. (Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican)SPRINGFIELD — As he looked at his daughters — who were just 6 and 9 years old when he took office in January 2008, and are now in college — Mayor Domenic J. Sarno reflected on his administration’s achievements over the past 12 years.

“This is the fifth time I have taken this oath and as of today I am the longest serving mayor in the city of Springfield’s 384 year history,” …more: masslive

In this Historical1/6/2020 - Wissam Abdel Baki of Imam of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts gives his prayers to Springfield mayor Domenic Sarno and to the city of Springfield during Sarno's historic inauguration at Springfield Symphony Hall Monday morning. (Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican) inauguration ceremony Imam Wissam Abdul Baki Prayed:

“O God of Abraham -Allah-  on whom we all rely on for our lives,  our families , our
communities, our land, and for our inner peace and  success, help us all to be responsible  creatures to you, fulfilling our obligations — both as individuals and as a society . O God, Allah in Arabic,  give us the humility and the good sense to  be fair and merciful with ourselves and with everyone. Bless Mayor Domenic Sarno, bless the Cabinet and all the public servants. Help Mayor Sarno to make Springfield the best city in America. Help him and help his wife to help him”.

Grafton Thomas: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

grafton thomas…“I am horrified by the stabbing of multiple people at a synagogue in Rockland County tonight,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism in NY and we will hold the attacker accountable to the fullest extent of the law. NY stands with the Jewish community.” Here’s what you need to know:
1. The NYPD Located Grafton Thomas in a 2015 Nissan Sentra With ‘Blood All Over Him’ But His Pastor Says He’s Mentally Ill..more: heavy.com

Time for Reflection

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C-SPAN – Islam Under Siege

Professor Ahmed talked about his book, Islam Under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honour World, published by Polity/Blackwell. He examined the traditional and contemporary events that have occurred in Muslim countries, including religiously motivated violence and the sociological and spiritual…

A Muslim, Jew And Christian On What Jesus Means To Them

Rabbi Jason Miller, Imam Shamsi Ali and Fr. James Martin joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss what Jesus means to them.  more A Muslim, Jew And Christian On What Jesus Means To Them