Category: Community News

Muslim Voices for Trump event cut short after being ‘Zoom bombed’ by activists

An online event organised by “Muslim Voices for Trump” descended into chaos late on Tuesday when activists infiltrated the call in another case of the new viral threat termed “Zoom bombing.” The call, arranged by US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign in conjunction with the group, had to be abandoned when it turned into a disorderly free-for-all less than 20 minutes in. The unnamed activists made passive-aggressive comments each time a Muslim Trump supporter spoke, wrote endless insulting messages on the Zoom chat box,.. more:middleeasteye

Islamic Day in Ohio goes virtual for 2020 event

items.[0].image.altCLEVELAND — The Islamic Council of Ohio (ICO) celebrated the 33rd annual Islamic Day in Ohio Saturday and this year the celebration was virtual. Members of the public were invited to head online and join in the day of celebration. The theme of this year’s events was “Racial Justice: A Moral Obligation” and featured speakers ..more:news5cleveland

GENOCIDE: Xinjiang government confirms huge birth rate drop but denies “Forced Sterilization of Women”

JJJ…These aren’t the first accusations of widespread human rights abuses by the Chinese government in Xinjiang. Up to 2 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are believed to have been placed in mass detention centers in the region, according to the US State Department, where they have allegedly been subject to indoctrination and abuse….MORE: CNN

Joe Biden’s plan for Arab Americans: Six takeaways

The plan, released on Saturday, pledges to reverse many of Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant and nationalist policies while also addressing long-standing community concerns that predate the current president.
“Anti-Arab bigotry has been used in attempts to exclude, silence, and marginalize an entire community, and Biden believes it must be rejected whenever it surfaces, including when it emanates from elected officials or those seeking public office,” reads the platform…MORE : middleeasteye:

Christchurch Shooter Appears Moved As Victim’s Mother Offers Forgiveness

The man facing sentencing for 51 murders and terrorism charges appeared to show emotion this afternoon as the mother of one of his victims offered her forgiveness.Convicted terrorist Brenton Tarrant is being sentenced in the High Court for the murder of 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques on 15 March 2019. The hearing is expected to take four days. Details of the attack were made public as the summary of facts was read for the first time.
The court also heard from 24 victims of the attack…rnz:

Ilhan Omar Announces Endorsements from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Melissa Hortman

ImageRep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05) announced endorsements from Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Melissa Hortman. Rep. Omar now has the support of the Democratic leaders of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Minnesota legislature, representing the support of the state and national Democratic party at the highest levels.

“Ilhan is a valued and important Member of our Caucus. In her first term, Ilhan has already established herself as a leader on a host of issues — from child nutrition to housing to U.S.-Africa relations,” Speaker Pelosi said. “I have appreciated getting to work closely with Ilhan ..more:ilhanomar

The share of Americans who leave Islam is offset by those who become Muslim

A 2017 Pew Research Center survey of U.S. Muslims, using slightly different questions than the 2014 survey, found a similar estimate (24%) of the share of those who were raised Muslim but have left Islam. Among this group, 55% no longer identify with any religion, according to the 2017 survey. Fewer identify as Christian (22%), and an additional one-in-five (21%) identify with a wide variety of smaller groups, including faiths such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, or as generally “spiritual.”…: MORE: pewresearch