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Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust honoured in London

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SHAFAQNA - Faith leaders in Barnet pay tribute to those ‘Righteous amongst the Nations’ for their bravery and courage during the Shoah. Jewish and Muslim leaders in Barnet have paid tribute to the Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust…

Muslims extend hand to Jewish community after hate crime

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SHAFAQNA - A group of Muslim men have offered a “wonderful” gesture to their local Jewish community, after a synagogue was targeted with racist graffiti. The swastika and a racial slur were daubed on the sign outside the Etz Chaim synagogue…

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…

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…

Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Jews

SHAFAQNA- From the book "Certainty Uncovered", the translation of "Kashf al-Yaqin" Author: Allamah Jamal al-Din ibn Yusuf Hilli Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Jews (The Story of the Companions of the Cave) Abu-Ishaq Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ibrahim…

ISIS Threatens Iran For Protecting Its Jewish Population

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SHAFAQNA - ISIS has released a new propaganda video, this one unusually in Farsi language and directed specifically at Iran, threatening to destroy the current government of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and declaring Khamenei a “cursed person.” The…

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…

Muslim Dress and Jewish déjà vu - University professor speaks for pluralism

SHAFAQNA - In 1213, Pope Innocent III summoned the Fourth Lateran Council to codify Catholicism. Among the many decrees affirmed by the enormous conclave of bishops, patriarchs, abbots, and other ecumenical figures from acrossEurope was infamous…

Israeli Police Arrest 7 Orthodox Demonstrators Outside Courthouse in Jaffa

SHAFAQNA - The following was made available to Shafaqna by the Neturei Karta, a Jewish association which has campaigned for the rights of Palestinians, and renounce Zionism as the negation of Judaism. A fascist political construct which basis…

Memorializing The Muslims Who Saved Albania’s Jews

SHAFAQNA - Norman Gershman, an environmental photographer living in Colorado, received an education in 20th-century European history when he came to New York City 12 years ago in search of some people to photograph. At the offices of the Jewish…

NY mosque hosts seder for Jews, Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - Some 100 Jews and Muslims participated in a Passover celebration at a Manhattan mosque. Coordinated by the NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee, the gathering took place April 14 at the Islamic Society of Mid Manhattan in New…

Reclaiming France's redacted History - On the relations of Jews and Muslims

SHAFAQNA - In August 1961, two Algerian Jews, Simon Zouaghi and Martin Benisti, disembarked in Marseilles. The two men — one a butcher, the other a cook — had uprooted themselves and their loved ones from the bloody chaos of the French-Algerian…

Activists mark Chanukah by challenging growing Islamophobia in the United States

SHAFAQNA - Tying together a long history of Jewish social justice activism–think Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel participating alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches–Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews Say No!…

Largest US Jewish group slams Israel's ‘misguided’ policies

SHAFAQNA - The leader of the largest Jewish group in North America has criticized Israel’s policies toward Palestinians as “misguided.” “Asking Jews around the world only to wave the flag of Israel and to support even the most misguided…

Palestinian Translates Holy Quran into Hebrew to Introduce Islam among Jewish

SHAFAQNA - A Palestinian teacher translated the Holy Quran into the Hebrew language in a bid to introduce Islam to the Jewish community worldwide, specially in the occupied lands, after recent studies showed a fast growing interest among Jews…

Hungary’s Muslims and Jews see no problem taking in refugees

SHAFAQNA - How will they fit in? What influence will religion have? Refugees entering Hungary by the thousands might want to move on, to Germany or Sweden, but the EU’s quota distribution system will restrict their choice. Hungary will…

Right out of Nazi Germany - French school makes Muslims and Jews wear red discs

SHAFAQNA - Primary school outrages parents by making non-pork eaters wear red discs around their necks in canteen. A school in central France has provoked outrage for making Muslim and Jewish pupils wear a red disc around their necks at…