Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Muslim attorney speaks at Interfaith Council

 GREENFIELD — Several hot topics and the state of affairs in general for Muslims in America brought civil rights attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud to the Interfaith Council of Franklin County on Thursday at the Second Congregational…more:

Interfaith Council of Western Mass. calls for passage of Dream Act

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks with reporters on the morning after she and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump seeking a legislative solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday morning, Sept. 14, 2017.The Interfaith Council of Western Massachusetts, whose members include Christian, Jewish, Muslim, as well as representatives of other faiths, has issued a statement urging Congress  to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The call comes in the wake of President Donald Trump’s move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that ……more:

Exclusive: Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing

A Facebook representative told The Daily Beast the company would look into the situation. “We want Facebook to be a place where people can share responsibly, and we work hard to strike the right balance between enabling expression while providing a safe and respectful experience,” said Facebook spokesperson Ruchika Budhraja in a statement…more:THEDAILYBEAST.COM

Nadia Saleh is Australia’s First Elected Hijabi Councillor

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Lebanese descent, has won a seat in the city council of Canterbury-Bankstown, Sydney. Nadia is the first elected hijabi councillor in the country.

She won the race for the country’s largest city council in terms of population along with other two Muslim councillors, Mohammad Huda and Mohammad Zaman, from the same Sydney suburb….MORE: mysalaam

The Unsung Hero of 9/11- Rick Rescorla

On September 11 2001, one man broke all rules while the world was paralyzed by fear. Rick Rescorla, director of security at Morgan Stanley saved almost 2700 lives, but lost his own.