Mosquitoes in West Springfield test positive for West Nile Virus…more: westernmassnews
An attack in southern Ontario that sent a Muslim man to hospital appears to have been motivated by hate, police said Wednesday, as his family tried to come to grips with the incident.
Peel regional police said they were called to investigate a fight in Mississauga, at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, and discovered the man being beaten by two people…MORE: theglobeandmail.
….No terrorism charges were brought against Doggart. No national news outlets covered his arrest. …more: theguardian
WILBRAHAM – The two men who died Friday in an accidental drowning in Wilbraham were each international students who jumped into the Chicopee River to rescue two young children having trouble with the currents, according to Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni….MORE: masslive.com
A major exhibition on the art of the Quran is being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S. Sixty-eight of the most important and exquisite Qurans ever produced are on view now at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Brown reports on the vast variety of the manuscripts on display and the beauty, history and hard work behind each masterpiece.
“Dear Masjid Al-Salam Mosque,” Abraham wrote. “I know you guys probably don’t want to hear from me at all but I really want to get this to Y’all. I’m so sorry about having a hand in vandalising your mosque. It was wrong and Y’all did not deserve to have that done to you. I hurt Y’all and I am haunted by it. And even after all this you still forgave me. You are much better people than I…“All in all,” he concluded, “I just want to say I’m sorry.”…more: /onepathnetwork.
Members of the Central Mass. Muslim community are reacting to Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and the overall consensus with Muslims is the news is not good and, at best, the president is misguided on views of Muslims….more: telegram
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds filled Cooks Park in West Springfield Friday morning to celebrate the the end of Ramadan with a congregational prayer. ..more: wwlp
Despite his criticism of Islam, Jefferson supported the rights of its adherents. Evidence exists that Jefferson had been thinking privately about Muslim inclusion in his new country since 1776. A few months after penning the Declaration of Independence, he returned to Virginia to draft legislation about religion for his native state, writing in his private notes a paraphrase of the English philosopher John Locke’s 1689 “Letter on Toleration”:…more: wtop
Let’s talk about marijuana. I wasn’t a supporter of legalization back in 2016 and we voted against legalization here in West Side. But it was a statewide ballot question and it passed. Marijuana is legal now, we don’t have a…