Category: Community News

Iran’s Sole Female Olympic Medallist Alizadeh Defects Citing Political Hypocrisy

Citing Iran’s political “hypocrisy”, the country’s only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh Zonoozi on Saturday (January 11) announced that she has permanently left her country, claiming that the system humiliates athletes while using them for political ends. “Should I start with hello, goodbye, or condolences?” she expressed herself on Instagram, as Iran reeled from Wednesday’s accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner that killed all 176 people on-board….MORE:  thefederal.com

C-SPAN – Islam Under Siege

Professor Ahmed talked about his book, Islam Under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honour World, published by Polity/Blackwell. He examined the traditional and contemporary events that have occurred in Muslim countries, including religiously motivated violence and the sociological and spiritual…

Giving Back to the Springfield Community One Lunch at a Time

Khuram Abbasi, owner of Omar & Sons Furniture in Springfield, has always enjoyed giving back to his community. After noticing those in need right around his store, Abbasi began offering the community a free lunch. Every other Friday Abbasi and his wife Sadia prepare a home-cooked meal that friends and family help serve to the community. Connecting Point’s Zydalis Bauer visited Omar & Sons to learn more..massive

The Racialization of Islam in the United States: Islamophobia, Hate Crimes, and “Flying while Brown”

Dr. Craig ConsidineThis paper explores the intersectionality of race and Islamophobia by using a set of empirical data relating to the experiences of American Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States. Through a multi-tiered methodology, the paper reveals how racialization processes interact with Islamophobic discourses and actions in American society. Specifically, the dataset is anchored in U.S. public perceptions of American Muslims, hate crime incidents against Muslims and non-Muslims, and the institutionalization of Islamophobia…more” PDF The Racialization of Islam in the United States: Islamophobia, Hate Crimes, and “Flying while Brown”

 

In the U.S. and Western Europe, people say they accept Muslims, but opinions are divided on Islam

FT_19.10.07_viewsMuslimsEurope_neighborsFamily420pxThe vast majority of people across 15 countries in Western Europe and in the United States say they would be willing to accept Muslims as neighbors. Slightly lower shares on both sides of the Atlantic say they would be willing to accept a Muslim as a family member. At the same time, there is no consensus on whether Islam fits into these societies. Across Western Europe, people are split on Islam’s compatibility with their country’s culture and values, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey. …more: pewresearch.org

Heroic Moment 17 Year Old Muslim Girl Rescued Over 100 Students!

Muslim Hero girl Duaa Ahmad is a HERO of Wisconsin Shooting. This 17 Years old Muslim girl lead over 100 students to safety in her Mosque when a shooting unfolded in her school in Wisconsin. She entered in the door’s security code, held the door open, & made sure all classmates got in safely before herself.

Children’s Islamic Education Options for Parents

Why weekend Islamic school?When a parent wants to formally educate their children about the deen of al-Islam, they usually have three options left.
Send them to a Full time Islamic School.
Send the children to a weekend Islamic school
Educate them at home.
Although full time Muslim schools are coming up everywhere, a majority of Muslim Students still attend public schools. Likewise a good number ..more soundvision

A Massachusetts mayor wants to say ‘no’ to more refugees

The city of Springfield, Massachusetts has welcomed refugees from all over the globe. Right now, it’s home to about 1,500 of them.
But the city’s mayor is saying that number is more than enough.
Mayor Domenic Sarno, a Democrat, wants the federal government to freeze refugee resettlements to Springfield. In a letter to Massachusetts members of Congress, he said the new residents, many of whom are from war-torn Somalia, are putting an unmanageable strain on the city’s public services…more: pri.org