America: Muslims help with church's homeless over Christmas

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SHAFAQNA - When a group of Oak Lawn Christians mentioned they needed a hand, a group of Bridgeview Muslims offered theirs. With Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday this year, Steve Hoerger, pastor of Salem United Church of Christ, had a dilemma. Like…

What Makes Muslim Ban 3.0 So Dangerous

SHAFAQNA - The Supreme Court's decision to let the indefinite ban go forward will certainly embolden Trump and his hardline supporters. Two years ago this December, Donald Trump issued his now infamous statement: “Donald J. Trump is…

Thousands protest Jerusalem decision in Washington

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SHAFAQNA - Thousands gathered near by the White House on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel. The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organizations, Council…

Michigan Muslim Student Association Hosts Islam Awareness Week

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SHAFAQNA - In the wake of escalating tension and prejudice throughout the US, Michigan State University’s Muslim Student Association hosted an Islam Awareness Week to promote understanding of the religion to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Anti-Muslim…

Donald Trump Has Never Stopped Lying About Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - It’s been just over two years since then-candidate Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” It’s not quite 11 months since his administration first announced the institution…

Islam in America: Norfolk Mosque Brings Community Together

SHAFAQNA -  Hosting regular holiday dinners and informal chats over coffee, a Norfolk mosque has succeeded in creating friendship between the Muslim community and their neighbors, in their mission to educate the wider community about Islam. “It’s…

Protesters in NYC rally to denounce Trump's decision over al-Quds

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SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of people have held a demonstration in New York to condemn US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel. The protesters descended on Times Square on Friday night while chanting,…

CAIR Condemns Trump's Incitement to Violence Against U.S. Muslims on Twitter

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SHAFAQNA - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned what it called President Trump's "incitement to violence against American Muslims" after he retweeted…

America is Running Out of Muslim Clerics. That’s Dangerous

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SHAFAQNA - Abu Marwan’s job has gotten a lot harder since Donald Trump took office. The president of the Masjid Al-Rahma outside San Diego, Marwan has relied on volunteers to serve as imam of the rapidly growing mosque ever since it opened…

Fake news targets Muslims in Michigan

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SHAFAQNA - An article by Fresh Media News (FMN) reported that hundreds of Muslim doctors were arrested by the US federal government in a record-breaking bust  in Detroit – it was flagged by Facebook as ‘fabricated’ in the social network’s…

Teachers and Muslim Students’ Hijabs in US

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SHAFAQNA - A Virginia school district has placed a teacher on leave for removing a student’s hijab from her head. The student took to Twitter after the incident Wednesday saying that her hijab was "ripped off her head” by a teacher she…

Assaults against Muslims in U.S. surpass 2001 level

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SHAFAQNA - The number of assaults against Muslims in the United States rose significantly between 2015 and 2016, easily surpassing the modern peak reached in 2001, the year of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to a Pew Research…

Thomas Friedman’s Justification of Ibne Salman’s Palace Coup is Pathetic

    There is no difference between establishment Democrats and Republicans in sucking up to Saudi despots. Before watching Thomas Friedman sucking up to the palace coup of Ibne Salman, make sure you have a puke bucket ready. Major…

Sellouts like Hillary have been lying about everything from Iraq to Syria

    So it turns out that “Ayatullah” Putin and “His Wikileaks” were right – once Again. The corrupt corporatist sellout elites of the DNC agreed to be the money laundering end for Hillary’s campaign when they kicked…

Most Americans say US at ‘lowest point' in history: Poll

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SHAFAQNA- The American Psychological Association survey found that 59 percent of people said they consider this the “lowest point in US history that they can remember,” a figure spanning every generation, including those who lived through…

Muslim students reconsider Quebec universities after face-covering ban

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SHAFAQNA - Two weeks ago, the passing of a controversial law in Quebec banning face coverings for those giving or receiving public services was met with public backlash. While Quebec’s Liberal government was forced to tone down its interpretation…

Muslim community center of greater San Diego holds annual open mosque day

SHAFAQNA - Amid hope of bringing people together, the Muslim community in Greater San Diego held its annual open mosque day on Sunday, October 29, welcoming people of all faiths to learn more about their Muslim neighbors. “We’re your…

Mexico's vibrant Muslim community living in the Maya heartland

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SHAFAQNA - A trip to Mexico's indigenous Maya heartland showed me how a vibrant Muslim community had sprung up in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. In the southern state of Chiapas, home to a lush mountainous landscape, I photographed…

Second Federal Judge Rules against Trump Travel Ban

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SHAFAQNA- A US federal judge in Maryland issued a second halt on the latest version of President Donald Trump’s entry ban, asserting that the president’s own comments on the campaign trail and on Twitter convinced him that the directive…

Across from White House, Muslims and allies protest travel ban

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SHAFAQNA - After a second federal judge ruled this week against the Trump administration’s latest travel ban, protesters gathered across the street from the White House to stand in solidarity with Muslims and refugees. Hundreds of Muslims,…

Hillary Clinton Slams Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ War of Words with N. Korea

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SHAFAQNA- Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump’s “dangerous and short-sighted” war of words with North Korea Wednesday, saying his Twitter tirades only benefitted Pyongyang’s “attention-seeking…

Is Trump the World’s Most Dangerous Man?

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SHAFAQNA- His words and mannerisms are telling. His deplorable actions explain best. “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” published this week, includes opinions from over two dozen mental health experts. They found “overwhelming…

Muslims and Islamophobia: Taking back the narrative

SHAFAQNA- By: Mohamed Ghumrawi, Ph.D. student in International Relations Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Yet here in the United States, it seems that Islam has become a topic filled with generalizations and misunderstandings.…

US defense secretary, 180 congressmen voice support for Iran deal

SHAFAQNA- US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States should consider staying in the Iran nuclear deal despite suggestions that Donald Trump’s White House may withdraw its support. Although Mattis said he supported…

OIC Condemns Las Vegas Mass Shooting

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SHAFAQNA- At least 59 people were killed and nearly 530 others injured when a gunman opened fire at a music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday. The nonstop gunfire sent bystanders outside the resort scrambling for their lives while…

Video: The Macabre Night of Las Vegas with More than 50 dead, 400 wounded in the deadliest shootings in modern American history

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SHAFAQNA- Telegraph/Danny Boyle: More than 50 people have been killed and around 400 injured at an open-air country music festival in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Terror spread through the city's famous strip…

Muslim-American Massachusetts Activist Launches Run for Congress

SHAFAQNA - A two-term Cambridge, Massachusetts, city councilor and founder of an activist group that trains Muslim-Americans to run for office launched a campaign for US Congress on Sunday that could make him the third Muslim in the chamber. Nadeem…

Muslim-American Massachusetts Activist Launches Run for Congress

SHAFAQNA- Nadeem Mazen, 34, was set to declare his run as a Democrat for a district northwest of Boston, a seat that comes open next year as 71-year-old Representative Niki Tsongas opts not to seek a sixth term in office. The state’s…