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Islam In America

Ramadan and the Olympics: A Dilemma for Athletes

posted by Suzy Shuraym

There’s no question that travelers are able to postpone the fasting requirement of Ramadan. But what does that mean to an Egyptian-born fencer in 2012?

Here’s a look at Sherif Farrag’s dilemma: “How Best To Compete During Ramadan Fast”.

“Unfair and Misguided”

posted by Suzy Shuraym

On the Huffington Post today:

“A leading Jewish organization on Friday forcefully condemned the allegations made by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other members of Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the U.S. government.

“‘These sweeping accusations by members of Congress against American citizens who are Muslim are unfair and misguided,’ Robert G. Sugarman and Abraham H. Foxman, the national chair and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement. ‘Absent clear evidence of direct ties between these individuals and the Muslim Brotherhood, such allegations foment fear and cast the kind of suspicion that undermines rather than advances American counterterrorism efforts.'”

American Imams Too Few

posted by Suzy Shuraym

Has a mosque in your town had difficulty in finding an imam who knows both Islam and America?

Here’s a news story to ponder: “American Imams Too Few to Meet the Demand”.

Why We Need an Islamic Tartan

posted by Suzy Shuraym

Muslims in non-Muslim majority countries have special needs. Perhaps a tartan is among them.

Read all about it from the perspective of a Muslim in Scotland here.

Previous Posts

André Carson
The Huffington Post's Paul Vale has penned an extensive interview with one of two Muslim congressmen, André Carson. He covered a wide range of topics, including the interplay between the Christian and Muslim communities in the United States. A Democrat, Carson represents Indiana's Seventh Distri

posted 1:27:06pm Nov. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Here We Go Again: Somalia/Kenya
It's hard for Westerners of whatever religion to fathom, but some self-described Islamic extremist rebels from Somalia (who go by the sobriquet al-Shabab) are at it again. They attacked a bus in northern Kenya Saturday (22 November 2014) and shot 28 non-Muslims. Reports say they killed those who

posted 11:38:56am Nov. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Photo Friday: Morocco, Indiana
This Morocco isn't a kingdom in the Mahgreb but a small town in rural northwest Indiana -- specifically, it's in Beaver Township of Newton County. It was founded in 1851. The population was 1,129 at the 2010 census, which shows the town comprising a total area of 1.13 square miles. According

posted 10:40:38am Nov. 21, 2014 | read full post »

The Third Generation Dilemma
Some American mosques are altering their programs to suit the needs of the Second- and Third-Generation Muslim immigrants -- those young people who were born in the United States. An article last week in the Wall Street Journal pointed out that "younger congregants are searching for mosques that

posted 1:00:21pm Nov. 19, 2014 | read full post »

ISIS Apparently Beheads Muslim Convert
From a Western perspective, it's a bad bit of PR. ISIS -- which purports to fight for a world where an Islamic Caliphate is dominant -- has released a video purportedly showing that it has beheaded Abdul-Rahman Kassig, an American citizen. This Muslim convert was known as Peter Kassig before h

posted 11:53:12am Nov. 17, 2014 | read full post »


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