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Jews and Muslims united against hate

SHAFAQNA - Muslims joined Germans of all faiths in a march against anti-Semitism this week, with a few Muslim women photographed donning kippahs over their hijabs in solidarity with their Jewish neighbors. The demonstrations took place…

Bishop sheltering Muslims in CAR says fear of death is real

SHAFAQNA - The Catholic bishop of a mid-sized town in the Central African Republic who's sheltering roughly 2,000 Muslims at his seminary seeking safety from attacks by largely Christian militias says they can't even set foot off seminary grounds…

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…

FRANCE: Christians and Muslims together in memory of Fr Jacques Hamel’s martyrdom

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SHAFAQNA - The Archbishop of Rouen led the Mass in the church where the priest was murdered. Emmanuel Macron thanks the Church of France for her "power of forgiveness". Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray has become a place of pilgrimage for Christians…

To defeat Trumpism, American Jews need to stand with Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The following is a guest post by Jon Sussman, a researcher for UNITE HERE, the hospitality workers’ union. Sussman has lived in Baltimore since 2014. He graduated with a B.A. in English and the History of Ideas from Brandeis…

Muslim-Americans help repair hundreds of vandalized Jewish gravestones

SHAFAQNA - Muslim-Americans rushed to help repair a damaged Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia Sunday, after hundreds of gravestones, some more than a century old, were vandalized. The headstones were found damaged and overturned at a Jewish…

Why American Jews are rallying for Muslims

SHAFAQNA - On Jan. 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated an 11-year-old girl named Rena, my mother, from the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Spared from the gas chambers, her dream of living freely without constant fear of persecution or death suddenly…

Allies Form A Circle Of Protection Around Muslim Students Praying In Michigan

SHAFAQNA - In outright defiance of the rising levels anti-Muslim hate in America, University of Michigan students joined forces on Monday to protect their own. After hearing that a Muslim student had reportedly been threatened for her faith, hundreds…

Shia Scholar calls for Unity of Islamic denominations and Christians

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SHAFAQNA - Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, Iranian top Shia jurisprudent in a meeting with Iraqi secretary general of Al Njaba warned against threatening plots of the enemies for Iraq and Syria vowing the victory of both countries against…

France: Muslims Protect Church During Christmas Mass

SHAFAQNA - A dozen of Muslim men stood outside a church in France to protect Christians from any potential attacks during midnight Christmas Mass on Thursday. Members of the Muslim community in Lens (Pas-de-Calais), northern France, arrived…