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Muslim soldier says command sergeant major forced her to remove hijab: ‘I feel violated’

…“I want to let people know that’s it’s not a bad thing to stand up for yourself when you’re getting mistreated,” Sgt. Cesilia Valdovinos, 26, tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

She alleges that her troubles began in June 2018, when her brigade commander, Col. David Zinn, granted her approval to wear a hijab with her uniform; from that time forward, she claims, her hijab triggered “extremely hateful” behavior towards her, including repeated vitriol and harassment….more:  yahoo

First Major Quran Exhibition Comes to Washington

.”It was a very casual conversation with our director, who said, ‘It would be wonderful to have something like this in Washington,'” she said. “And he said, ‘Why not?’ The rest is history.”

Although museum renovations delayed plans for the traveling exhibition, Washington, D.C., will showcase the Quran — the holy text of the Islamic religion — in the first-of-its-kind exhibition at the Smithsonian this October….more:  .nbcnews.

Emergency Medical Services Management Major Serving an Important Role with American Red Cross Disaster Services

Springfield College Emergency Medical Services Management major and international student Mohammed Rashwan –  ISWM Muslim Community member- has recently participated in some very successful programs as a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Response Team. He was a key member of the team during a recent six-month planning process with the  Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency pictured below. This type of emergency drill is very important because this is how the response community learns how to improve before the next disaster. ..more pridenet.spfldcol.edu