Category: Community News

The 'new' Rhetoric of Islamophobia

Islamophobes in and outside Congress are claiming that a mass ‘radicalisation’ of American Muslims is taking place. US Rep. Peter King (R-NY) – formerly an ardent supporter of the IRA – has been making no distinctions between the average Muslim layman and a radical [Getty]…

Mark Mastroianni Wins Hampden District Attorney

Mark Mastroianni was elected the next Hampden district attorney Tuesday night less than an hour after polls closed. State Sen. Stephen Buoniconti, D-West Springfield, conceded the contest in a call to Mastroianni, an independent. “I’m so grateful to all the…

ISWM & Lutheran Church Dedicating a Prayer for Peace

THAT MAY COUNTRIES, GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS STOP KILLING, PERSECUTING, DESTROYING AND MASSACRING  INNOCENT PEOPLE, NATURE AND CREATION.. ALLAAH, THE ALL MERCIFUL AND MIGHTY GOD SAYS: (“O mankind, We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations…

The Muslim Community is on Edge.

Fear among local Muslims National controversy concerns local Muslims WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Muslim community is on edge. Plans to burn the Quran at a church in Florida and controversy surrounding the mosque prosed near Ground Zero in…

Local Muslim community observes Ramadan

Kara Dominick WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan. One young lady was the center of a special celebration here in western Massachusetts. Nine-year-old Maherah Sheikh fasted for the first time…

Muslim Community Safety Kit

A step-by-step guide to community safety Dear imam, activist, community leader, brother or sister: As-salaamu alaykum. Peace be to you. This “Muslim Community Safety Kit” has been developed to better equip you and your community with the knowledge necessary to…