Tag: helped

West London Fire Eyewitness: Muslims Helped Save Lives

Smoke billows from the Grenfell Tower on Wednesday morning (Picture: PA)They were among the first in the 24-storey building to alert other residents as it became engulfed in flames – the fire was first reported at about 1.15am on Wednesday.The Metropolitan Police has said there are six people confirmed dead in the fire, but that it expects that number to rise. A witness said that Muslim residents banged on the doors of neighbours and helped guide them to safety out of the tower....more: uk.news.yahoo.com/grenfel

That time the Paris Mosque helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs

The most notable case of the mosque refuge was Simon Hilali, a Sephardic Jew who survived the La Grande Mosquée de ParisHolocaust by pretending to be an Arab named Salim with the assistance of Benghrabit and later went on to become the most popular Arab-language singer of the time. According to Hilali’s obituary, Germans were so suspicious of the Jewish musician that Benghabrit had the name of Hilali’s made-up Muslim grandfather carved on a headstone in a Parisian Muslim cemetery….more: messynessychic.

7 Books That Helped Me Understand Why Black Lives Matter

Especially good for: People who want to learn about Black leaders of the Civil Right’s Movement beyond Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X is an especially misunderstood figure who is often painted as violent and prejudiced against White people, but this book helps understand all of the nuances of his powerful personality, as well as how he went from  being a disaffected petty criminal to one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most seminal leaders….more:  muslimgirl.net