Psychoanalyst: Trump is ‘depressed’

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SHAFAQNA- A prominent Iranian psychoanalyst says U.S. President Donald Trump is “dangerous” because he has a “lot of power” and is “depressed”. “A person who is depressed and deeply sad can easily use his power as an instrument…

‘Eat With Muslims’ Hopes to Clear Up Fears and Misconceptions, One Bite at a Time

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SHAFAQNA - In the wake of last year’s presidential election, Fathia Absie and Ilays Aden wanted to do something to change people’s perceptions of Muslims. After all, a major plank of candidate Donald Trump’s campaign had been a promise…

U.S. Is Not Ready for the End of War in Syria. The White House does Not Want Peace

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SHAFAQNA- It is no secret that the American government has been supporting terrorist groups during the entire Syrian conflict. One of these days, another fact proving this statement was recorded. On September 20, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham…

Trump UN speech was foundation for US de facto exit from the JCPOA: Expert

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SHAFAQNA- Professor Nader Entessar from South Alabama University says “What Trump said about the JCPOA during his UN speech had no new element in it.” “He simply repeated the same things he has been saying about the JCPOA ever since…

Michigan doctor believes US ready for first Muslim governor

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SHAFAQNA- Perhaps no state has embraced the political outsider as much as Michigan, where a venture capitalist won the last two governor's elections and a real estate baron carried the presidential vote. Now Abdul El-Sayed is putting that…

What Really Happened on 9/11. Post-mortem of the “Official Story”

SHAFAQNA- Sixteen years after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda (as the story goes) shook the United States and the world, the number of questions-raised-left-unanswered has perhaps never been any higher. Through their…

Hurricane Irma hits - Miami under water

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SHAFAQNA - Luxury seafront apartments and global banking firms in Miami’s Brickell district, dubbed “the Wall Street of the South,” are being battered by Hurricane Irma, with the city’s renowned financial area literally “turning into…

Jews are helping Muslims rebuild a mosque in Tampa Florida

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SHAFAQNA - After a Florida mosque burned down in an arson attack, Jewish people have launched and supported an online fundraiser to help rebuild it. No one was injured in the 2am attack back in February of this year, but the building was…

Dramatic videos capture moment ‘apocalyptic’ Hurricane Irma makes landfall

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SHAFAQNA - The first footage of Hurricane Irma making landfall on the Caribbean islands on Wednesday shows the sheer extent of the damage caused. The category 5 storm has already hit Barbuda, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin. Described…

How Muslims in US are fighting Islamophobia and securing their civil rights

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SHAFAQNA - The past year has been a difficult one for American Muslims. According to a July 2017 Pew survey, 48 percent of Muslims report experiencing at least one incident of discrimination in the past 12 months. The Council on American-Islamic…

Houston Mosques Open Doors to Harvey Victims on Eid al-Adha

SHAFAQNA - The gymnasium at the Champions Islamic Center in Houston is covered with mats and blankets, donated clothes and boxes of food lining its walls. On the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, one of Islam’s holiest days, it became…

Muslim couple opens home for food, discussion

SHAFAQNA- Food did some of the communicating during a dinner created to bridge the difference between Somali and non-Somali residents of St. Cloud. Local author and educator Hudda Ibrahim hosted "Dine and Dialogue with a Muslim Neighbor"…

Countdown to War on Venezuela – Step II: Trump Imposes More Sanctions

SHFAQNA- A month ago we warned of the upcoming war on Venezuela. Such a war could blow up huge in many nations of the region. The U.S. trained and financed opposition has tried to create violent chaos in the streets but failed to gain…

'Worst aggression in 200 years': Venezuela stands up to new US sanctions

SHAFAQNA - Caracas has blasted Washington’s new sanctions against Venezuela, following the latest round of restrictions that the Trump administration imposed on the oil-rich country, targeting its energy sector. On Friday, the Trump…

Trump Suggests Muslims Should Be Executed with ‘Bullets Dipped in Pig's Blood’

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SHAFAQNA- US President Donald Trump suggested that some Muslims should be executed with bullets dipped in pig's blood, hours after a deadly terror attack in Barcelona, Spain. "Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists…

Attack on Muslim center is attack on us all

SHAFAQNA- The bombing of the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington last weekend was shocking and an attack on all Minnesotans. It also was just the latest in a deeply troubling series of anti-Muslim incidents in Minnesota this…

U.S. mosques and Muslims are being increasingly targeted

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SHAFAQNA - Bombing at Islamic Center in Minnesota is latest in an escalation of hate incidents, ranging from cases of vandalism and property damage to intimidation. On Saturday an “improvised explosive device” was detonated in a Minneapolis-area…

Muslims in St. Louis community react to mosque explosion in Minnesota

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SHAFAQNA - The local Muslim community spoke out on Saturday after an explosion occurred at a mosque in Minneapolis. "Hate crimes against any group, not only Muslims, is against all Americans," said Dr. Ghazala Hayat. Dr. Hayat is with…

Bomb attack in Minnesota mosque during morning prayers

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SHAFAQNA- A mosque in the US state of Minnesota was bombed early on Saturday, while worshippers gathered inside for morning prayers. No one was injured in the attack at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, but police say the…

Explaining the rise in hate crimes against Muslims in the US by Prof. Brian Levin

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SHAFAQNA- Hate crimes against Muslims have been on the rise. The murder of two samaritans for aiding two young women who were facing a barrage of anti-Muslim slurs on a Portland train is among the latest examples of brazen acts of anti-Islamic…

Scaramucci sacked as White House communications chief after 10 days

SHAFAQNA- Anthony Scaramucci has been sacked by President Donald Trump just 10 days into his role as White House Communications Director. The shock development follows a tumultuous week for the outspoken former Wall Street financier…

Muslim Workers Forced to Choose Between Keeping Religion or Job

SHAFAQNA- They say their former employer forced them to choose between keeping their jobs and keeping important tenets of their faith. The men walked out of their jobs at Brose Jefferson in Warren over a dispute about meal break times…

Legal suit filed in the US over religious discrimination - Islam & America

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SHAFAQNA - A group of Muslim men has launched a legal complaint against their former employer after they were allegedly told to choose between their religion and their jobs. Sixteen former employees of US auto supplier Brose Jefferson are…

US Woman Threatens to Kill All Muslims

SHAFAQNA- An American woman told three Somali-American women she wanted to “kill all Muslims” while ordering them to “go home” during an argument over parking. Ms Hassan recorded a video of Hensley delivering an angry tirade, which…

Dozens of Residents in Illinois Visit Islamic Center to Know about Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Dozens of residents in Illinois, USA recently toured the Islamic Center of DeKalb as part of an effort to answer questions directly about the world's second-largest religion and know more about Islam. This was the first visit…

US Muslim groups welcome changes to Google results

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SHAFAQNA - Queries about Islam and Muslims on the world’s largest search engine have been updated amid public pressure to tamp down alleged disinformation from hate groups. However, activists who have worked to bring about the changes say…

Discrimination against Muslims Increasing in US, Pew Study Finds

SHAFAQNA-  Anti-Muslim discrimination is common and on the rise — and so, too, are expressions of support for Muslims, according to a new study on one of the United States’ fastest-growing religious minorities. The Pew Research Center…

2,000 books distributed at Islamic convention

SHAFAQNA - Last year, an Eastern Mennonite Missions team that works in Christian-Muslim relations was invited to have the only booth representing a Jesus-following witness at America’s largest yearly gathering of Muslims. This year, EMM’s…