In a gray-walled, institutional hall usually reserved for prosaic debates over traffic and town budgets, Mohamoud Abdirahman rose from the audience last month and approached a panel of five town councilmen sitting in judgment.
Civil war had forced his family to flee their native Somalia in 1991, when he was a child…..MORE: NYTMES
A group of Muslim men have offered a “wonderful” gesture to their local Jewish community, after a synagogue was targeted with racist graffiti.
The swastika and a racial slur were daubed on the sign outside the Etz Chaim synagogue in Leeds on Tuesday night, shocking the community.
In response, four local Muslim men brought flowers to show support and solidarity, where they were welcomed by the synagogue. ….more: independent.co.uk
Police were tipped off about the cat thief after a man identified as Yang contacted authorities regarding his cat, who he believed had been stolen. Yang’s cat was nursing five kittens just a few days before she went missing.
Upon the search for the cat, police discovered the area where Sun had been temporarily hiding dozens of cats crammed in seven or eight cages in a village near Jiujiang, a police report said. Sun was said to have been preparing to transport the animals to various restaurants for sale when authorities arrived and arrested him…more: http://www.newsweek.com
Students and their Imam are all wanting America to stay true to its core values “To protect this country, you have to have all the people of the country being together…unite, United States,” said Imam Wissam Abdul Baki with…
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Wednesday to lay out plans to stop terrorist threats at the local level.
Several local imams of the American Muslim Leadership Council promised to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement within their religious communities.
They said they will be the ones watching and reporting any acts of extremism within local Muslim communities…MORE: .wftv.
Local Islamic community condemns TN shooting
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Thousands of Muslims from across western Massachusetts celebrated the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on Friday. Read more: .westernmassnews.