Tuesday, September 17, 2019   

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Michigan Jews, Muslims volunteering on Christmas
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About 1,000 Jewish volunteers from several congregations are expected to join local Muslims Wednesday for Mitzvah Day, the largest single day of volunteering by the local Jewish community. The Michigan Muslim Community Council is coordinating volunteers from its communities.




A Muslim Christmas?
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December 25th was an an average day for the majority of the world’s Muslims, but for some, it signified Christmas along with its variety of associated meanings. Muslim beliefs related to Christmas and its celebration vary considerably–from a fun-loving holiday, to a dangerous heretical practice.




Netanyahu’s Christmas message: More anti-Muslim public diplomacy
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Every year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publishes a Christmas message for Christians in Israel and abroad. One of the message’s objectives is hasbara, or public diplomacy, to the Christians of the world. But this year’s greeting was especially political.




Muslims in East End hold Xmas party—for their Christian neighbours
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The local authority’s housing wing, Tower Hamlets Homes, asked families on housing estates in Bethnal Green and Wapping to help organise parties to improve interfaith understanding.




Anti-Muslim leaflets distributed in Canberra
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Leaders of Canberra’s Muslim community were surprised and saddened by offensive anti-Islamic pamphlets distributed to homes throughout Queanbeyan over the Christmas holidays.




Anti-Muslim Bloggers Invent Another ‘Honor Killing’
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by Charles Johnson

The so-called “counter-jihad” bloggers are covering themselves in glory again, slobbering and ranting and trying to take advantage of a terrible crime to advance their un-American agenda.




UK Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and others join Christians to wish Happy Christmas 4 All
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There are no Christmas trees in my home, not even a Chanukah bush, no sign of tinsel and no sound of children singing carols. If I was asked on Facebook to describe my relationship with Christmas, like most Jews I would opt for the ‘it’s complicated’ or even the ‘separated’ status.




Church fury over opening of McDonald’s on Christmas Day as Muslim manager is drafted in
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Church leaders have hit out at a branch of McDonald’s which is to open on Christmas Day. A Muslim branch manager has been drafted in by the fast food outlet to cover for the usual boss who is taking the day off and staff have volunteered to work that day for seven hours.




Daily Show with Jon Stewart: In the Name of the Fodder
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The Daily Show

The Fox rapid-response team makes a plea to distinguish violence in the name of a religion from the practitioners and tenets of that religion as long as it’s Christianity.




Muslim woman claims church fired her for bias complaints
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A Muslim Egyptian woman says she was fired from her job as a bookkeeper at an Easton church because she complained about religious discrimination by the monsignor who was her supervisor, according to a federal lawsuit against the Diocese of Allentown.