Category: Community News

Arsonist in Texas mosque fire sentenced to 24 years in prison

Arsonist gets 24 years in jail for Texas mosque fireA man convicted of burning down a Texas mosque because he feared Muslims will spend more than 24 years in a federal prison. Marq Vincent Perez learned his fate on Wednesday, three months after he was found guilty of a hate crime and for using a fire to commit a felony in the Jan. 28, 2017 burning of the Victoria Islamic Center….more:  /abc13.com

Service Honors Two International College Students Who Died In River Rescue

…Imam Wissam-Abdul-Baki of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts said the two cousins from Saudi Arabia did not hesitate to jump into the Chicopee River when they saw the children struggling in the current.  “And they told everyone: ‘This is our nature. This is my nature when you know me directly’,” said the imam…more:  wamc.

Islamic nonprofit reaches out to community with back-to-school giveaway

Back 2 School GiveawaySupplying free book bags containing school supplies to children is part of the new Islamic Ministries and Community Development’s outreach efforts. Imam Faruq Post chatted with parents and children visiting the nonprofit’s Back 2 School Giveaway on Sunday in Hagerstown’s West End. A canopy was set up in front of the group’s 455 W. Washington St. home with school supplies and information about the nonprofit. They had about 250 book bags to give away….more: heraldmailmedia