Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Hero Who Saved 669 Children During The Holocaust Has No Idea He’s Surrounded By Them

Hero Who Saved 669 Children During The Holocaust Has No Idea He’s Surrounded By Them On TV Show Every now and then, we all need a story of an incredible hero to help us through a difficult day. British man Sir Nicholas Winton is that hero. During WWII, Winton.more: viralthread.com–  Allah says:  “Whoever saves one life, saves all of humanity.”…more: Time Magazine

WHY DO SOME AMERICANS FEAR MUSLIMS? DECADES OF DENIAL ABOUT AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD.

A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. The bodies of at least another 35 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza during a truce, raising to over 900 the overall death toll of Israel's onslaught on the territory since July 8, medics said. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)THERE’S BEEN LOTS of attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone polls show small majorities opposed, while web and automated polls find small majorities continue to support it.What surprises me about the poll results isn’t that …MORE:  theintercept 

Bannon, Flynn and Sessions: How Trump’s top advisers view Muslims, in their own words

Months before they became two of President Trump’s top advisers, Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, engaged in a winding conversation about Islam on Bannon’s talk-radio show.

“The dirty little secret, Steve, that nobody wants to tell you, (is) what the bad guys do — what al-Qaeda does or what ISIS is doing right now — is not fundamentally un-Islamic,” said Gorka, who at the time of the April 2016 show was a Breitbart writer, but today is a deputy assistant to the president.

The recordings of Bannon’s Breitbart News Daily radio show shed light on how a cadre of top Trump administration officials view immigration and, more specifically, Muslims.more:….USATODAY.COM

How the Anti-Muslim Fringe Conquered the White House?

The theory: ISIS represents the soul of Islam.

Gaffney is the president of the Center for Security Policy, or CSP, a right-wing think tank located just blocks from the White House. In 2010, it convened a panel to study the Islamic threat to America. The group — which included former CIA Director R. James Woolsey and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency Edward Soyster — called itself “Team B II…MORE:  vox.com/

What You Should Know About the Muslim Free Hospital That Everyone is Rooting For

…This is extraordinary, considering the situation of Muslims in Myanmar. Muslims make up only 4% of the population. In the Rakhine state, Rohingya Muslims have suffered years of hardship and are deemed by the United Nations as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. “Men, women, children, whole families and entire villages have been attacked and abused, as a form of collective punishment,” said Rafendi Djamin, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific….more: MVSLIM.COM|

Pope Francis Rebukes Myanmar Over Treatment of Rohingya

Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a fresh rebuke against Myanmar over its repression of the Rohingya minority group, just days after a United Nations report concluded that security forces had slaughtered and raped hundreds of men, women and children in a “campaign of terror.”

“They have been suffering, they are being tortured and killed, simply because they uphold their Muslim faith,” Francis said of the Rohingya in his weekly audience at the Vatican….more:  nytimes