…According to a 2010 study by the Association of Religion Data Archives, the number of Muslims in America increased by 67 percent in the decade following the Sept. 11 attacks. There were 1 million Muslims in 2000; by 2010 that number increased to 2.6 million. By 2015, there were 3.3 million Muslims in the US. Other studies say conversion and immigration from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are the main reasons for the dramatic increase….more: WUNC.ORG|
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 300 people, of different faiths, gathered at the Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts, Wednesday night, in solidarity to stand against hate…MORE wwlp.com
They believe in Mary and a virgin conception, in fact they speak of Mary far more than Christians do; they have a whole chapter entitle “Mary” in the Quran. However they don’t believe that Jesus Christ was the son of God. But instead a prophet of a single and all powerful God (Allah), who sees and knows all, has always existed and always will. Muhammad was the last prophet and the most influential to Islam (the founder). The Islamic religion also possesses rules, which resembles the bill of rights as the Imam explains. This bill emphasizes faith, first and foremost, followed by life, then intellect, fourth is family and the last is economy.
The Imam was very open to questions, in fact he encouraged and invited questions….MORE: aicyellowjacket.com
Indeed, more than 7,000 Bosnian refugees, their relatives and friends now call the Beehive State home after seeking shelter first in Europe and then the United States.
They are, for the most part, Muslims.
Now they have remodeled a former Baptist church, which they bought in 2010, into their own mosque — complete with a minaret tower, domes, an iron fence, a large covered patio and prayer rugs….more:http://www.sltrib.com
But they didn’t remain silent. If anything, Muslim women lead the charge in advocating for the rights of minority groups and taking America to task for its ongoing failure to uphold its founding values of “life, liberty and justice for all.”
Below are 17 of the Muslim American women who made 2016 a kinder, more just and beautiful year. We salute these women and the thousands of others who make this country great….more: HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
Asian education systems have come out on top in the OECD’s latest PISAglobal survey. Singapore placed first in the three-yearly report, with Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam all performing well.
The programme tests 15 year-olds from 72 countries in maths, reading and science.
So why do Asian countries continue to dominate?
Euronews’ Charlotte Cullen asked Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff for the OECD..more: .euronews.com
The 52 year old famous preacher had Tweeted from the scenic valley of Chitral on December 4, praising the natural beauty of the area… .MORE: THENEWS.COM.PK
“We call on you to make mutual respect and acceptance a hallmark of your presidency,” the letter reads Nearly 300 American Muslims, from high-profile leaders to imams across the country, have signed an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking…