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Islamophobia and more | Mazin Qumsiyeh

Mazin Qumsiyeh (photo: Carolin Smith)

Ed. note: At the end of this blog post, sign up for webinars on Challenging Islamophobia sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, which is partnering with the Muslim Justice League, the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR], and the American Friends Service Committee. Seventy years ago on 9 April 1948, my mother’s friend Hayah Balbisi in school (both at ...

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Leaders preach peace, as Muslims defy rain to pray in Lagos | The Guardian of Nigeria

LEADERS have urged muslim faithful to observe peace as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el- Kabir. Thousands of Muslim faithful in Lagos State and its environs on Tuesday defied the early morning rainfall as they trooped out of their various homes to observe prayers in celebration of Eid-el- Kabir. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)reports that both old and young thronged ...

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Nigeria: Ramadan – Jonathan Urges Muslims to Pray for Peace, Unity | allAfrica.com, ngrguardiannews

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday urged all Muslims in Nigeria to pray for peace, stability and progress of the country as they join Muslims in other parts of the world to begin this year’s Ramadan fasting. Special adviser to the president, Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, in a statement quoted the president as saying: “As Muslims start the annual month-long ...

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For Iraq’s Christians, U.S. Surge Never Brought Peace or Security

Written by Michael Grubb The deadly attack on a church in the heart of Baghdad two weeks ago shocked the world and drew widespread condemnation, but in fact Iraq’s Christians never shared in the peace and security that followed the U.S. surge operation in 2007, according to some analysts. The raid on Baghdad’s Syrian Catholic Cathedral garnered attention because of ...

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