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Memory: Exhibit Illuminates the Divine Art of the Qur’an

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.

VANDAL PAINTS SWASTIKA ON MOSQUE—THEN MUSLIMS PAY FINE TO KEEP HIM OUT OF JAIL

Image result for Mosque forgives Vandal“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.

Why Jefferson’s vision of American Islam matters today

Image result for Thomas Jefferson quotesDespite 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

Mayor Will Reichelt: Marijuana 101

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…