The city of Springfield, Massachusetts has welcomed refugees from all over the globe. Right now, it’s home to about 1,500 of them.
But the city’s mayor is saying that number is more than enough.
Mayor Domenic Sarno, a Democrat, wants the federal government to freeze refugee resettlements to Springfield. In a letter to Massachusetts members of Congress, he said the new residents, many of whom are from war-torn Somalia, are putting an unmanageable strain on the city’s public services…more: pri.org
Far-right protesters were tricked into wearing t-shirts reading “St George was Syrian #DefendDiversity” this weekend. The clothing’s message was heat-activated, only becoming visible when worn. Anti-hate crime group Tell MAMA gave out 100 tops, offering “free St George’s cross” to people attending nationalist demonstrations over the Easter weekend.
LONDON — Britain’s immigration department has been condemned for citing violent Bible passages as the basis to reject an asylum claim by an Iranian national who said he had converted to Christianity because it was a “peaceful” religion.
The Home Office — which is responsible for handling immigration, security and law and order — used verses from the books of Leviticus, Exodus and Revelation in an attempt to argue that Christianity was hardly “peaceful.” The asylum seeker’s application was denied on Tuesday, according to the man’s legal representative, who shared details on social media…MORE:NYT
Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “When you stand for Salaah then perform Salaah like a person bidding farewell (to everything besides Allah Ta’ala), and don’t utter such words for which you will have to present an excuse tomorrow (on the day of Qiyaamah), and make a firm determination to be despondent (not to desire) of what people possess.” (Authentic Hadith/Ibn Majah)
EVERY 90 days I lie in a whirling CT machine, dye coursing through my veins, and the doctors look to see whether the tumors in my liver are growing. If they are not, the doctors smile and schedule another scan. The rhythm has been the same since my doctors told me I had stage IV colon cancer two and a half years ago. I live for three months, take a deep breath and hope to start over again. I will probably do this for the rest of my life. Whatever that means…more: nytimes
During the centuries of the crusades, all sorts of slanders were invented against Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). But with the birth of the modern age, marked with religious tolerance and freedom of thought, there has been a great change in the…
The bomb in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday night was powerful enough to vault a heavy steel Dumpster more than 120 feet through the air, according to the complaint. Windows shattered 400 feet from where the explosion went off, and pieces of the bomb were recovered 650 feet away. Among the 31 victims — two more than first reported — one had to have multiple ball bearings removed from her body as well as bits of metal from an ear and wood shards from her neck, the complaint says.
The charges came on a day when it was revealed that Mr. Rahami’s father told the authorities two years..more: nytimes
TERRORISM of any form is not justified whether it is state’s wholesale terrorism or people’s retail terrorism anywhere. Similarly, “homosexual” lifestyle is not justified as it is waging war against nature and killing the next generations before coming into this world. Say…
Absolutely gut wrenching. One year after Chapel Hill. 68 Year Old Muslim man murdered with a shovel in Oregon by a 27 year old white male who didn’t know him. What an insane world. May Allah grant him shahada, his family steadfastness, and protect our community from crazy bigots. ameen
“A man was killed after being attacked by someone with a shovel in Portland Wednesday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office…more: KGW.COM|BY TEGNA