Thursday, October 22, 2020   

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Latino Muslims Search for Identity, Community in the Bronx
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In Masjid Annasr’s prayer space on a Saturday afternoon, Zaynab al-Samat is in a minority of one. A slight woman dressed in a pale purple abaya and matching hijab, she is the only Hispanic supplicant at this roomy northwest Bronx mosque that almost exclusively serves a local West African population.




Local Muslim community looks to educate vandal
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Both the Koran and the Bible have references to loving thy neighbor, said Sheik Osman, a board member of the Islamic Center of Marshall, so whomever defaced the sign outside the meeting place on Main Street should follow that rule.




“Jesus and Me!” — A Muslim Ponders
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Almost every year, I end up working on Christmas Day. It’s not that big of a deal, because I don’t celebrate the holiday, and I don’t mind working for my colleagues who do celebrate this holiday. After all, it’s only fair, because they cover for me when I take off for `Eid.




Dutch Catholic Priest Pedophilia Endorsement Shocks Church
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The order’s top official in the Netherlands, Delegate Herman Spronck, confirmed in a statement that the priest – identified by RTL Nieuws as 73-year-old “Father Van B.” – served on the board of “Martijn,” a group that campaigns to end the Dutch ban on adult-child sex.




Eboo Patel: Newt Gingrich: A Catholic Running Against Islam?
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Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and high-profile conservative intellectual, announced yesterday that he is officially in the running for the Republican nomination for president. Along the way he’s been playing the politics of religion.




Church Pastor Hears Echoes in Muslim Center Uproar
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Many New Yorkers were suspicious of the newcomers’ plans to build a house of worship in Manhattan. Some feared the project was being underwritten by foreigners. Others said the strangers’ beliefs were incompatible with democratic principles.




New York Muslim groups support Park51, condemn promotion of ‘ethnic and religious hatred’
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It is “unethical, insensitive and inhumane” to oppose the planned mosque near ground zero, more than 50 leading Muslim organizations said Wednesday as they cast the intense debate as a symptom of religious intolerance in America.




The Three Stooges Coming to a Campus Near You!
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If you live near to, or are a student at a university you might be interested in knowing that the Three Stooges are touring college campuses nationwide, but before you get your hopes up just know that it’s not the three stooges that you might be familiar with.