Category: Community News

Mount Toby Letter to Muslim Community

Mount Toby Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers) 194 Long Plain Road, Leverett, MA 01054-9507-        (413) 548-9188 http://MountToby.quaker.org Imam Abdul Baki Dr. Mahammad S. Bajwa Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts 377 Amostown Rd. W. Springfield, MA 01089 Dear…

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…