At least 5,500 native Mexicans have converted to Islam since 1989 in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. It is cause for tremendous excitement at a time when Islamophobia is on the rise and Muslims are exposed to falsely associated with terror groups…more: yenisafak.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead thousands of mourners expected to gather at a park in front of the Al Noor mosque, where most of the victims died, for a prayer followed by two minutes of silence. Ardern, who has labeled the attack as terrorism, announced a ban on military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws on Thursday. The prime minister is expected to be accompanied in the Christchurch prayers with community leaders and other foreign dignitaries. The Muslim call to prayer will be broadcast nationally across all free-to-air TV and radio stations…MORE: REUTERS – elevenmyanmar
9/11 is the reason you have to take your shoes off when going through airport security. Shortly after the attacks, the federal government created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and, on Nov. 19, 2001, Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security.more: ibtimes . aslo read: 15 years after Sept. 11: How the unity we forged broke apart
The food drive, started by Larry El-Amin in 2011, is held by the Muslim Center every three months. While December has mostly been associated with holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, El-Amin said that’s only more reason to give.
“Christmas is coming up so we try to help those in need get through the holidays,” El-Amin said. “It’s a season of giving for Christians, so it’s an opportunity to have a season of giving for Muslims as well.” ….more: montgomeryadvertiser
After the slaughter at Sandy Hook school, America’s firearms debate intensifies Since the outrage that shocked the world, another 500 Americans have died because of absurd gun Laws. They include a boy, just 3, a church volunteer and a victim…