AFKTravel has a photo essay about the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
Said to be the seventh largest mosque in the world, it cost some $12 million and was completed in 1993.
The photo shows the top of the 60-story minaret, where there’s a laser light shining the way toward Mecca.
(Photo used with permission)
According to the Associated Press, the Supreme Court indicated yesterday (25 February 2015) it will side with a Muslim woman who didn’t get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company’s dress code to her job interview.
“More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo’s synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city’s Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark last weekend,” Reuters reports.
The response? Norwegians said they’d form a peace circle around an Oslo mosque next weekend.
This is how civilized humans react to intolerance. Bravo!
Here’s an analysis of ISIS that places the bleme for its rise squarely on U.S. foreign policy decisions.
“From Sunni to Shi’a, secular to conservative, Islamist to liberal, autocratic to democratic, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his doppelganger of a Caliphate have united the Muslim world like no one else has – against them…. Though ISIS assembles its rhetoric with bits and pieces of religion, its relationship to Islam is like Frankenstein to a human being, or a zombie to a living person.”
Check out “The Atlantic’s big Islam lie: What Muslims really believe about ISIS” by Haroon Moghul.