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Gun fired outside east London mosque during Ramadan prayers

Police tapeThe Metropolitan police have launched an investigation after a shot was fired outside a London mosque during prayers for Ramadan. Police said there were no injuries, and they believe the shot came from a blank-firing handgun, and significantly, they were not treating it as a terrorist incident. The single shot was fired outside a mosque in Ilford in east London at 10.45pm….MORE: THE Guardian

Wisconsin: 7-year-old Buried Alive in ‘coffin of Snow’ During Punishment

…Sheriff’s investigators say, over the course of an hour or an hour-and-a-half, Ethan was hit, kicked, poked, repeatedly shoved to the ground, and a heavy log was rolled across his chest by Damian Hauschultz, who was 14 at the time. The older boy “stood on (Ethan’s) body and head while Ethan was face-down in a puddle. He ultimately buried Ethan completely in snow.”

Ethan was rushed to the hospital, where he died, despite life-saving efforts by medical staff….MORE:  newstimes

Soda During Pregnancy May Not Help Baby’s Brain

04_22_sugarA new study found that mothers consuming high amounts of sugar and sugar substitutes during pregnancy, or high sugar consumption during early childhood, was associated with compromised learning and memory skills in children. Alternately, high fruit consumption was found to have the opposite effect….more:…more:  newsweek.

Man ruptures throat after holding nose and closing mouth during ‘forceful’ sneeze

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze might seem like a harmless thing to do, but doctors have advised against it following the case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when doing so.
Ear, nose and throat specialists at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said trying to contain a forceful sneeze in such a way is not a good idea as it could lead to “numerous complications”….more:  independent.co.uk

Islamic Society to collect for Harvey victims during Eid al-Adha observance

Cars drive through flooded streets from Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.On its website, the society notes the work of Islamic Relief USA, which has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, in assisting the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

IRUSA has been helping to manage the “mega shelter” in the Dallas Convention Center, and is arranging to serve a special meal to those there who observe Eid al-Adha.

IRUSA’s disaster relief team was the first Muslim organization to partner with the Red Cross. It provides such relief both in this country, including distributing 300,000 bottles of water during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich., and abroad….more:  masslive.com

UW professors hold after-sunset finals for Muslims fasting during Ramadan

Students take their final for Introduction to Physiology at the University of Washington. Professor Bryan White held after-hour final exams for Muslim students observing Ramadan. (Bryan White/UW)Two other professors at the UW heard about White’s gesture and decided to do the same. One of them, Rania Hussein, is also Muslim.

White says that besides the food and the timing, students who feel they belong do better on tests.

“I’ll have my students chant, ‘I am meant to be in this Intro to Physiology,’” White said. “I know that’s corny, but … I want them to think, ‘this class really cares about each other.’seattletimes