Category: Community News

American Muslim Facts

It is almost impossible to generalize about American Muslims: converts, immigrants, factory workers, doctors; all are making their own contribution to America’s future. This complex community is unified by a common faith,underpinned by a countrywide network of a thousand mosques. Muslims…

Google’s Poetic Doodles: Shawqi vs Wilde

If any of you visited Google’s homepage today you should be able to see the new Doodle celebrating either Oscar Wilde’s or Ahmed Shawqi‘s birthday depending on where you are in the world, two great poets from two great cultures. Most…

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…