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“How Mosques Help Muslims with Mental Health Issues”

From Religion News Service by Yonat Shimron RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) — They meet in a conference room on the second floor of the Islamic Association of Raleigh, a therapist and a member of the mosque experiencing emotional distress. Sitting around a … Continue reading

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VIDEO: “Mosque Pays Fine for Neo-Nazi Who Vandalized Them”

FORT SMITH, Ark. — In October of 2016, the Masjid Al Salam in Fort Smith was vandalized. But over one year later, the man behind the act, Abraham Davis, receives his ticket to freedom from the people he hurt the … Continue reading

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“Muslim Woman Attacked by Teens Calling Her Terrorist”

From New York Daily News A crew of hate-filled teenage girls attacked a Muslim woman at a Brooklyn Panera Bread, calling her a terrorist as they punched and spit at her, police said Friday. Muslim community activist Souad Kirama was … Continue reading

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VIDEO: “Muslim & Jewish Women Fight Hatred Together”

From NorthJersey.com by Deena Yellin In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, during which there was an increase of hate crimes, a shell shocked Arwen Kuttner sought a way to take positive action. “I didn’t want Muslims or immigrants feeling we … Continue reading

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NPR: “Muslims in Austria Say Islamophobia Is Growing”

From National Public Radio Across the street from Vienna’s iconic Ferris wheel, the Schura Mosque is packed each Friday with Muslims who come to pray. It’s one of some 300 mosques and prayer rooms serving 700,000 Muslims who live in … Continue reading

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VIDEO: “Teacher Calls Cops on 6-Year-Old Down Syndrome Muslim Student”

From FOX-26 Television (Houston) November 30, 2017 PEARLAND, Texas (FOX 26) – “Mohammad was born with Down Syndrome chromosome 21,” said his father Maher Suleiman. The 6-year-old boy also has intellectual difficulties and doesn’t speak. “He needs care all the time,” … Continue reading

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“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How People View My Islam”

From Entertainment Weekly In Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tells his life story in an inspirational way for young listeners and readers. The book, which is now available for purchase, arrives at an unexpectedly timely … Continue reading

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WATCH: “Man Named Mohammad Kicked Off Greyhound Bus”

From Newsweek A Ph.D. candidate who was traveling on a Greyhound bus from Dallas to a conference in Kansas City, Missouri, this month says he was kicked off at 3 a.m. during a stop in Wichita, Kansas, because his name … Continue reading

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“Singapore Elects First Female Muslim President”

From The Strait Times (Singapore) SINGAPORE – Madam Halimah Yacob is set to be Singapore’s next President, with the first presidential election reserved for candidates from the Malay community headed for a walkover. The 63-year-old former Speaker of Parliament was … Continue reading

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“Female Muslim Named Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate”

From Philly.com by John Timpane “I’m writing about identity,” says Husnaa Hashim, “about being multiple things at once – a woman, a Muslim, an African American. Authenticity is very important to me: I am all the things I am, all … Continue reading

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