The US envoy on religious liberty has said he is “disappointed” at the response of governments in the Islamic world to China’s mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims, suggesting they had been threatened by Beijing.
Sam Brownback, ambassador at large for international religious freedom, said some majority-Muslim states did not want to draw attention to their own human rights record. He was hopeful that the more Muslim populations around the world heard about the imprisonment of an estimated more than 1 million Uighurs, the more they will put pressure on their governments to speak out….MORE: THE INDEPENDENT – taipeitimes
Supplying free book bags containing school supplies to children is part of the new Islamic Ministries and Community Development’s outreach efforts. Imam Faruq Post chatted with parents and children visiting the nonprofit’s Back 2 School Giveaway on Sunday in Hagerstown’s West End. A canopy was set up in front of the group’s 455 W. Washington St. home with school supplies and information about the nonprofit. They had about 250 book bags to give away….more: heraldmailmedia
Not enough German high school students receive Islam religion lessons, according to a new study by the media info service Mediendienst Integration.
Around 54,000 students at 800 schools across the country currently receive Islam religion lessons, a significant increase on the 42,000 who attended such lessons two years ago, according to official statistics from Germany’s 16 state education ministries….more: dw.com
The Koran’s teachings are better represented in Western societies than in Islamic countries, which have failed to embrace the values of their own faith in politics, business, law and society, a leading academic at George Washington University has said. A study of 208 countries and territories has found that the top countries in both economic achievement and social values are Ireland, Demark, Luxembourg and New Zealand. Britain also ranks in the top ten…more: telegraph
Time and again Islam’s teachings uphold religious and personal freedoms. If dictators in the Middle East or radical Muslim preachers oppose the Prophet Mohammed in their words and actions, then they’re solely to blame..MORE:Independent.co.uk
Starting in the 7th century, a religious group emerged out of the Arabian Peninsula to fill half of the known world and create a world civilization. The rise and spread of Islam spurred a remarkable scientific and intellectual revolution. Muslim scientist excelled and made significant advances in mathematics, medicine, astronomy, optics, and chemistry. This period became known as the Golden Age of Islam….more:https://www.linkedin.com
West Springfield Mayor William C. Reichelt is scheduled to welcome participants and the society’s Imam Wissam Abdul Baki to lead those gathered in the prayer.Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims who represent many different cultures and countries, and the…