In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


Addressing Islamophobia: only light can dispel darkness

  By: Mariam Veiszadeh Source: MuslimVillage My relationship with Islamophobia over the years has taken my forms – from being an advocate against it, to becoming a victim of it and everything in between. I stand before you today with a heavy heart. The past few weeks and days have been turbulent to say the least. I do not want to delve into a doom and gloom discourse and I premise my discussion around this simple fact – if you haven’t walked my path, then your understanding of my circumstances is only secondary. You cannot flatly deny that which you have had the privilege not to experience. Islamophobia is so broad though– and my message today is to those who perpetrate it, those who...

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Producer apologizes for page of Quran in cartoon

  By: Press Association Source: The Guardian An episode of Fireman Sam in which a character appeared to tread on a page from the Qur’an has been removed from Channel 5’s streaming site, the TV network said. In episode seven, series nine of the popular children’s animation, a character carrying a tray of hot drinks slips after tripping on some paper on the floor of the fire station. Several sheets fly into the air, one of which looks to be covered with Arabic script. HIT Entertainment, which produced the show, apologised “unreservedly” to viewers. The company, which produces brands including Bob the Builder, Pingu and Thomas the Tank Engine, added that it had cut ties with the...

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America: Muslims respond to Trump with Da’wah

By: Daniella Cheslow Source: RFE/RL PATERSON, New Jersey — The president of the largest mosque in northern New Jersey says Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House has galvanized his community to raise its profile and reach out to non-Muslim neighbors. “We’re cautious that we don’t want people to know about us from Trump,” says Omar Awad, president of the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) in Paterson, New Jersey. “We want people to know about us from us.” Trump, who accepted the Republican Party nomination on July 21 and is all but certain to face Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November 8 presidential vote, has had plenty to say...

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