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‎US National Debt Clock 2022

Image result for usdebtclock.GIFThe U.S. national debt is more than $21 trillion. It exceeded that amount on March 15, 2018. It’s greater than the economic output of the entire country. It occurred despite Congressional attempts to cut government spending. These included threats to not raise the debt ceiling and the U.S. debt crisisin 2011. That’s when the U.S. headed toward a debt default. It continued with the fiscal cliff crisis…MORE: thebalance . MORE: usgovernmentdebt.us/ .more: The debt clock 

When in Rome, do as the Romans do: National Police in Las Vegas forge close ties to the city’s Muslim community

Now, Larkin and a cadre of officers are regular guests at a half-dozen mosques across this gambling mecca as part of a concerted outreach effort to the Muslim community. They grasp the tensions between Shiite and Sunni factions and have learned to observe key Islamic customs — officers remove their shoes, and female officers don hijabs during Friday prayer sessions. In an effort to build trust, they have emerged as empathetic problem solvers, helping religious leaders cut through city red tape, responding to reports of vandalism and cleaning up trash and abandoned…more: washingtonpost.

Shariah flap pushes Irving mayor into national spotlight

“I would never in a million years have expected the negative reaction I got,” Van Duyne told the crowd at the church, before reading her first Facebook post on the topic. Cheers filled the church as she recited her old lines: “If it is determined there are violations of basic rights occurring, I will not stand idle and will fight with every fiber of my being.”

“This is what started the ‘I’m a hateful, bigoted, racist Islamophobe,’” she explained afterward….After she left the podium, an organizer changed the subject: “Who’s thinking about the next Republican primary already?”

From her front-row seat, Van Duyne’s hand shot up immediately….more: dallasnews

Tennessee Shooting Sparks Fear Of Backlash For Muslims, National Group Issues Warning For Eid

The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued its warning as a direct result of the attacks, Ibrahim Hooper, the director of communications for the council, said. “We haven’t had specific threats,” he elaborated during a telephone interview on Friday. Hooper said mosques and community leaders should remain vigilant, but emphasized that the council’s condemnation of the attacks superseded its security warnings. “Any concern about backlash is secondary,” he said.

In parts of the U.S., Muslim communities face outright hostility from non-Muslims.
IBTIMES.COM|BY ELIZABETH WHITMAN

Muslim Friday Prayer To Be Offered At National Cathedral

Muslim Friday Prayer to Be Offered At National Cathedral
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The event is being held with South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Society of North America, Muslim Public Affairs Council and The Nation’s Mosque. It came about as the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, the Cathedral’s liturgical director, and Rasool were planning a memorial service for Nelson Mandela

Front National councillor urges French far-Right party to convert to Islam

A far-right local councillor shocks Marine Le Pen’s party by becoming a Muslim and sending Front National officials a video in which he urges them to embrace Islam

Front National councillor urges French far-Right party to convert to Islam Maxence Buttey

A Front National local councillor has embarrassed France’s far-Right party by announcing his recent conversion to Islam – and urging fellow members to join him.

Maxence Buttey, 22, offended officials of the anti-immigration party by sending them a video in which he praised the “visionary” virtues of the Koran and urged them to become Muslims. more  telegraph.co.uk

America Celebrates Eid

America celebrates Eid: Outstanding examples of national unity and cohesion America celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr over the weekend to mark the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. New York’s State Empire building glowed green in celebration with the city’s…