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In the U.S. and Western Europe, people say they accept Muslims, but opinions are divided on Islam

FT_19.10.07_viewsMuslimsEurope_neighborsFamily420pxThe vast majority of people across 15 countries in Western Europe and in the United States say they would be willing to accept Muslims as neighbors. Slightly lower shares on both sides of the Atlantic say they would be willing to accept a Muslim as a family member. At the same time, there is no consensus on whether Islam fits into these societies. Across Western Europe, people are split on Islam’s compatibility with their country’s culture and values, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey. …more: pewresearch.org

For Western leaders, Ramadan is a time to reassure the world of Islam

AT LEAST since 1805, Western heads of government have been making delicate judgments over how exactly to signal their respect for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. On December 9th of that year, Thomas Jefferson changed the time of a White House dinner from the usual 3.30 pm to “precisely at sunset”. The shift was made to accommodate the religious obligations of a guest from Tunis who was playing an important role in… ..more: economist.com

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Interfaith meeting shows support for Western Massachusetts Muslims

Before an overflow crowd at the Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts, speakers from different faiths and from law enforcement on Thursday night spoke in support of followers of the Islamic faith and against those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam.

More than 250 people packed the hall. Organizers continued to add seats throughout the program as more people entered the back of the hall.

The interfaith meeting was intended to bring people of different faiths together in the spirit of unity, and to push back against the wave of what was called “anti-Islamic rhetoric” in the media and even on the presidential stump by those who equate the religion with acts of Islamic extremists committing acts of terror….more:  .masslive.

Imam Wissam of ISWM Spoke at the115th Annual Diocesan Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

The Rev. Daryl Lobban addresses last year's annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. The Respected Wisam Abdul-Baki, Imam of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, brought warm greetings of peace from the Muslim community. He spoke about our commonalities, our appreciation of coming together in faith without fear. He spoke of common beliefs in the Muslim and Christian communities—most importantly that we are all connected to God.,,more:  https://www.diocesewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Journal-of-2016-Convention.pdf

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts celebration draws over 1,000 to Stanley Park in Westfield