Over 108,000 customers in New York state woke up without power Christmas morning after a windy storm swept across the Northeast overnight. Outages also stretched to New Jersey and Pennsylvania….more:abcnews
Umm Salamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Good works protect from evil fates. Charity in secret extinguishes the wrath of the Lord, maintaining family ties increases life span, and every good deed is charity. The people of good in the world are the people of good in the Hereafter, and the people of evil in the world are the people of evil in the Hereafter. And the first to enter Paradise are the people of good.”Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6252 Grade: Sahih (authentic)
On Monday’s Daily Show, Stewart mocked the media mogul for tweeting last week that Muslims “must be held responsible” for the Paris terror attack on satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. Murdoch wrote that the blame should fall on all Muslims “until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer.” MORE : hollywoodreporter.
Religious scholar Reza Aslan took some serious issue on CNN Monday night with Bill Maher‘s commentary about Islamic violence and oppression. Maher ended his show last Friday by going after liberals for being silent about the violence and oppression that goes on in Muslim nations. Aslan said on CNN that Maher’s arguments are just very unsophisticated.. more
WASHINGTON – A Washington emeritus Catholic Cardinal has joined a galaxy ofAmerican Muslim leaders in condemnations against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), defending Islamic teachings as similar to Christianity’s. “In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he introduced himself to the audience at a meeting arranged by the Muslim Public Affairs Council held last September 10, The Daily Caller website reported. “Catholic social teaching is based on the dignity of the human person… [and] as you study the holy Qur’an, as you study Islam, basically, this is what Muhammad the prophet, peace be upon him, has been teaching,” the Cardinal added. MORE onislam
Human Rights Watch slams Burmese govt over Rohingya violence – NewsX