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‘Zurnal’ publishes interviews with victims of alleged Croatian intelligence plot

'Zurnal' publishes interviews with victims of alleged Croatian intelligence plotZurnal published an interview with an alleged member of the Salafi movement with the initials H.C., who said he cooperated with Croatian intelligence officers for four months. He said they threatened to ban him from entering Croatia and even with prison time for posing a threat to Croatia’s national security.He was allegedly told to create a fake social media account which he would use to embrace ISIS and connect with certain persons. He also alleged they threatened they would cause difficulties for his family. H.C. told Zurnal he refused to continue to cooperate when he was told to transport a backpack with firearms from Doboj in Republika Srpska, Bosnia’s Serb-majority semi-autonomous entity, to masjids in central Bosnia….more: ba.n1info.com

State Dept. Recognizing Heroism of the 2 Muslim Students Victims in Wilbraham

Image result“The United States expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Theeb al-Yami and Jaser al-Rakah after their tragic deaths in Massachusetts. The young men drowned while courageously attempting to save children in distress. Their heroism represents the very best of the international students who enrich communities across the United States. Theeb and Jaser were among the 52,000 Saudi students studying in the United States who bring greater international understanding and diverse perspectives to U.S. campuses and communities, and to Saudi Arabia when they return home” https://translations.state.gov

“… and give good tidings to the patient,Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return” (The Holy Qur’an)
We , at the Islamic Society of Western MA, join you in your grief over the immense loss of human life and express our sincere condolences to the families of Florida school victims.

Forgive Me My Mother!

IF YOU HAVE A WEAK HEART DON’T WATCH!! BUT CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO HELP CIVILIAN PEOPLE IN SYRIA.
لا تشاهد ان كان عندك ضعف في القلب… لكن يمكنك الانصال بممثلك للمساعدة في وقف الحرب
“يا إمي دخيلك لا تآخذيني عم أنقذ العالم ما قدران أشيلك يا إمي سامحيني”.

Houston Mosques Opening Up as 24-hour Shelters for Harvey Victims


Houston’s Muslim community is at the forefront of helping those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey, which has flooded much of the fourth most populous city in the United States. Dozens of mosques have either opened their doors for shelter, aided in rescue operations or provided goods, such as food, blankets and bottled water for those in need. “In the whole Greater Houston area, people are helping people; neighbors are helping neighbors and we are trying everything we can to help people,” said MJ Khan, the president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston. The Islamic Society of Greater Houston represents 21 Islamic centers in the area. Khan said all types of evacuees, including a number of families, have come to find shelter at the places of worship. “Our volunteers there got together with the first responders to rescue people. Since 9/11 was inundated and were only dealing with life threatening situations, our volunteers knew where people were stranded, boated into their homes and brought them to the mosque”, Khan told Middle East Eye.

Islamic Society to collect for Harvey victims during Eid al-Adha observance

Cars drive through flooded streets from Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.On its website, the society notes the work of Islamic Relief USA, which has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, in assisting the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

IRUSA has been helping to manage the “mega shelter” in the Dallas Convention Center, and is arranging to serve a special meal to those there who observe Eid al-Adha.

IRUSA’s disaster relief team was the first Muslim organization to partner with the Red Cross. It provides such relief both in this country, including distributing 300,000 bottles of water during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich., and abroad….more:  masslive.com