Tag Archives: islam

Toledo mosque hit by arson

Muslim worshippers are reeling from an arson fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, but are grateful for an outpouring of support from the local interfaith community.

“All the support we get is very welcome because if you are going through a tragedy and you have a friend who is holding your hand it means a lot,” said S. Zaheer Hasan, a spokesman for the United Muslim Association of Toledo.

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Mich. man ordered to study history of Hindusim after hate crime conviction

A man who assaulted two men because he thought they were Muslims and was then ordered to write a report on the cultural contributions of Islam has a new assignment — to write a report on the history of Hinduism.
Bay County Circuit Judge Joseph K. Sheeran on Monday sentenced Delane D. Bell, 26, to two years of probation, with the condition that he pen a 10-page report on Hinduism, the world’s third largest religion.

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Muslim delegates at Democratic convention quadrupled since 2004

The number of Muslim delegates attending the Democratic National Convention has quadrupled since 2004, according to a Muslim advocacy group.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations counts more than 100 Muslim delegates representing some 20 states at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week.

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“Muslims are our neighbors too”

The Rev. Patrick Baraza gently placed the holy Quran on a carved wooden stand at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, then turned to the small crowd and welcomed them to the center’s Day of Prayer.

“Today we’re going to focus on another religion that’s maybe not your own,” he said.

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