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Muslims Invite Pope Francis to Rome Mosque

Muslims Invite Pope Francis to Rome Mosque

2016-01-31
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A Muslim delegation formally invited Pope Francis to visit the Grand Mosque of Rome, thought to be the largest mosque in the Western world. Although the Vatican has not yet officially accepted, the visit was certain to take place, but the date had not yet been announced for security reasons.
CAIR: Interfaith Coalition Calls on Maryland University to Offer Balance to Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Views

CAIR: Interfaith Coalition Calls on Maryland University to Offer Balance to Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Views

2016-01-30
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The Council on American Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined 17 Maryland-based groups in calling on Stevenson University to drop anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali as a speaker at an up...
Islamic Education & Muslim Leadership

Islamic Education & Muslim Leadership

2016-01-28
2103 Views
30th January 2016 Ashford & Staines Community Centre(ASCC), Ashford, Kent, UK Speakers: - Prof. Ebrahim Moosa (University of Notre Dame) - Dr. Abdul Aziz Brown (Cambridge Muslim College) ...
Switzerland to probe leading Swiss Muslim

Switzerland to probe leading Swiss Muslim

2016-01-13
1307 Views
The Swiss attorney general has opened a criminal investigation of a leading member in a Swiss Muslim organization accused of violating a ban on jihadist groups, the attorney general’s office said on Saturday. Switzerland is on high alert after...
A Peace Interfaith Pilgrimage in Washington

A Peace Interfaith Pilgrimage in Washington

2016-01-09
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In Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the Washington National Cathedral played host to an interfaith pilgrimage of Christians, Jews and Muslims who walked with each other from congregation to congregation, calling for the faithful choose "unity over extrem...
With New Year Onset, European Muslims Face Mounting Challenges

With New Year Onset, European Muslims Face Mounting Challenges

2016-01-04
1537 Views
European Muslims bid outgoing year farewell with mounting challenges such as recurring charges that link them to terrorism and allegations that they are unable to integrate into western communities. Organizations, centers and associations that care ...
Head of UK Muslim schools calls for teaching Judaism

Head of UK Muslim schools calls for teaching Judaism

2016-01-04
1862 Views
The head of Muslim faith schools in Britain has called for the teaching of Judaism in the schools, echoing a call by Britain’s chief rabbi to teach Islam in Jewish schools.
CAIR Report: Number of Incidents Targeting U.S. Mosques in 2015 Highest Ever Recorded

CAIR Report: Number of Incidents Targeting U.S. Mosques in 2015 Highest Ever Recorded

2016-01-04
1656 Views
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, released a preliminary report on incidents targeting American mosques and religious institutions in 2015 that shows a greater ...
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

2016-01-02
1582 Views
Saudi Arabia has executed the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the interior ministry said. He was among 47 people put to death after being convicted of terrorism offences, it said in a statement. Sheikh Nimr was a vocal supporter of the m...
French Muslims Guard Church for Christmas Mass

French Muslims Guard Church for Christmas Mass

2016-01-01
1763 Views
French Muslims in the northern French city of Lens made a show of solidarity with the city's Christians, volunteering as guards at the local Catholic Church Christmas mass, French media reported. The Muslims decided to guard the church after Fran...
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