Latino Muslims mix religion & culture

By Ryan Schuessler in The Guardian; America’s only mosque founded specifically to be a place for Spanish-language programming for Latinos. Flores had just taken the shahada, the Islamic profession of faith, at the mosque’s first-ever Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, where community members with roots in Colombia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba and other countries … Continue reading Latino Muslims mix religion & culture

Muslim doctor and sister helped convict pro-Isis hate preachers on Oxford Street

From The Independent: A Muslim doctor and her sister have been praised for helping convict two pro-Isis hate preachers after challenging them and taking pictures of their propaganda to the police.   Sisters Asmaa and Reem Al-Jufaisha, 36 and 24 respectively, confronted the two men after seeing their stall in Oxford Street to rally support for … Continue reading Muslim doctor and sister helped convict pro-Isis hate preachers on Oxford Street

France’s anti-terrorism laws leave Muslims in a state of fear

From The Verge: Marie isn’t the only one looking for answers. There has been a steady stream of similar stories in the French media since President François Hollande implemented a state of emergency following November’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people. The laws, which were extended for three months in November, give security forces expanded … Continue reading France’s anti-terrorism laws leave Muslims in a state of fear

Death at Sea

A Muslim is a brother of a Muslim, unless you are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution from Burma The Guardian, and many others, are reporting; But this week’s callous move by Malaysian patrol ships to turn back two boats carrying about 600 people, many in critical physical condition, and similarly unconscionable, coordinated actions by Thailand and Indonesia may … Continue reading Death at Sea

Is it one rule for the Hindus and another for the Muslims?

From The Guardian So why was the imams’ letter a reason for Rahman’s election being voided but Patel’s letter not a reason for Cameron’s election being voided? Like Patel’s letter, it contained no sense of threat, nor implication of any spiritual consequences for those who chose to vote otherwise. Yet, in an astonishing display of … Continue reading Is it one rule for the Hindus and another for the Muslims?

Muslims should vote in the British General Elections

Some Muslims are distributing leaflets saying that Muslims should not take part in elections in the Western Countries. They say it amounts to committing shirk. They do not, however, produce any verse from the Holy Quran to support what they say. This khutba shows that, on the contrary, the Holy Quran gives clear instructions about … Continue reading Muslims should vote in the British General Elections

Muslims protest in London over cartoons

It has been reported that thousands of Muslims gathered near Downing Street to protest against cartoons which showed the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s). A leaflet issued by the Muslim Action forum (MAF), who organised the rally, said recent republishing of cartoons, caricatures and depictions of Muhammad by satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and other publishers is … Continue reading Muslims protest in London over cartoons

Why I don’t believe people who say they loathe Islam but not Muslims

By Andrew Brown This article first appeared in The Guardian It is a trope among people who loathe and fear Islam that their fear and loathing has nothing in common with racism because Islam is not a race, the implication being that hating Muslims is rational and wise whereas hating black people is deeply irrational … Continue reading Why I don’t believe people who say they loathe Islam but not Muslims