Craig Hicks fatally shot newlyweds Deah Barakat, 23, and Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Yusor’s 19-year-old sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill.
He pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and was given three life sentences.
Hicks was not charged with hate crimes, despite the victims’ families insisting they were targeted for their religion….more: BBC
…And there’s no sign it’s letting up, a team of New York Times reporters found as they examined the epidemic on the ground in states across the country. From New England to “safe injection” areas in the Pacific Northwest, communities are searching for a way out of a problem that can feel inescapable…MORE: nytimes.com
The CAF World Giving Index measures the average percentage of people in each country who donate money, volunteer or help a stranger. 145 countries were surveyed in 2015, representing around 96% of the world’s population.
The United States continues to work to disrupt Iran’s support for terrorism. Iran remains the leading state sponsor of terrorism globally. As explained in the report, Iran continues to provide support to Hizballah, Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, and various…
Colorado Ski Shop was established in 1994 by Hussein and Diane Jaber to fulfill a dream and a need. Always wanting to own a specialty shop, and just starting a family, a ski shop was established. Starting as an outlet, mainly surviving on close-outs we gave it a chance. Getting lines was a major struggle, but over the next few years we grew and persisted, and with the help of some great reps (and now friends) who were willing to take the chance with us, we started growing our product base. (Special Thanks, to Dynastar and Lange) When the internet became a viable way to do business, we were able to jump on it and understand it quickly. …MORE: siasnowshow.snowsports.org
“Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children – like the example of a rain whose [resulting] plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes [scattered] debris. And in the Hereafter is severe punishment and forgiveness from Allah and approval. And what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion.” …more: quran.com/57
We have a wonderful group again this year are excited to celebrate our multi-faith community.
It will begin at the Islamic Center of WMA at 12:30 pm where we will participate in afternoon prayer followed by lunch, introductory activities and a Q & A about Islam and then to visit St. Michael’s Cathedral and Sinai Temple to explore Catholicism and Judaism.
An unprecedented number of Muslim Canadians ran in the 2015 Federal Election. With the Liberal surge nationally, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area, several of them won, including Canada’s first Somali
Canadian MP Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s first Iranian Canadian MP Majid Jowhari, and Canada’s first Afghan Canadian MP Maryam Monsef. The majority of Muslim Canadians who will be coming to Parliament are newcomers to politics with the exception of Omar Alghabra and Yasmin Ratansi who were previously Liberal MPs. So far, we have confirmed 10 Muslim Canadian Candidates in total, the largest number in Canadian history. …more: muslimlink.ca