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German President Attends Ramadan Iftar

German President Attends Ramadan Iftar

2016-06-30
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German President Joachim Gauck joined Muslims on an interfaith iftar last week in Berlin, sending an out loud message against demonizing Muslims. “Promoting encounters is particularly important at a time when mutual mistrust is spreading,&rdqu...
British Muslims must vote to remain in the EU

British Muslims must vote to remain in the EU

2016-06-30
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Many people believe that the EU is only something that affects people involved in politics, or it makes strange laws such as determining how straight bananas should be.  However it is an institution that, like it or not, affects lives of British...
Southern Baptist leader defends religious liberty for Muslims

Southern Baptist leader defends religious liberty for Muslims

2016-06-25
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Russell Moore offered a ringing defense of religious freedom for all, including Muslims, during the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) report to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

2016-06-25
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Germany is seeing a rise in Islamophobia, according to a new study which highlights the tensions surrounding the recent influx of refugees. More than 40 percent of residents said they believe Muslims should be forbidden from coming to Germany.
Muslim leaders push back against Trump for incendiary speech in wake of massacre

Muslim leaders push back against Trump for incendiary speech in wake of massacre

2016-06-23
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations had planned to hold a news conference unveiling a report on Islamophobia, including the rise of “Muslim-free” businesses, anti-Muslim rallies by armed protesters, direct attacks on Muslims and the...
Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition

Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition

2016-06-23
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Smithsonian's museum of Asian art will hold its first ever exhibit of "exquisitely decorated manuscripts" of the Quran in the United States. The exhibit is set to open October 15, 2016 and will run through February 2017.
Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States

Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States

2016-06-22
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Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley released a report Monday entitled “Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States.”
Symposium to Celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) by IRIC

Symposium to Celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) by IRIC

2016-06-21
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The Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) held a symposium to celebrate the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (a.s.), The Savior of humankind. 
IRIC Representative Attended the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

IRIC Representative Attended the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

2016-06-20
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The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016, and IRIC as an NGO with consultative status with ECOSOC, participated in this annual conference.
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