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Virginia GOP Official Questions The Contributions Of Muslim Americans
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Virginia GOP Official Questions The Contributions Of Muslim Americans Bob FitzSimmonds, treasurer of the Virginia Republican Party, is coming under fire from local officials for some eyebrow-raising comments he made about Muslims on his Facebook page. FitzSimmonds said the following […]

NYC schools could close to observe Muslim holidays
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After a new mayor takes office in New York City next year, schoolchildren could very well have an additional two days off in observance of Muslim holidays. Both mayoral candidates, Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota, say they support the idea.

Memphis launches halal food pantry
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But with the help of the city’s newest food pantry, Ndaw was able to observe the holiday with the traditional meal — and adhere to the strictures of Islam by ensuring the food was halal. That means it’s free from pork and alcohol and that the animal was slaughtered under specific guidelines.

Commentary Whitewashes Discrimination
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by Raphael Magarik, the daily beast

Over at Commentary, Jonathan Tobin argues that Islamophobia in the United States must be a myth because… look! the Muslims are breeding like rabbits.

For young Muslims, Hajj pilgrimage reawakens Islamic values
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Each year, more than 3 million Muslims commit to Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that represents the fifth and final “pillar” of Islam and the largest annual human gathering on the planet. Every Muslim who is physically and financially able to do so is expected to make this pilgrimage once in their lifetime.

Eid Ul-Fitr 2011: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan
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Eid ul-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a three-dayIslamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid ul-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month which follows Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.

MUSLIM WORLD: Celebration of Eid al-Adha, the festival of the sacrifice, begins
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Millions of Muslims around the world celebrated one of the biggest Muslim religious festivals, Eid al-Adha, on Tuesday morning. Prayers were offered up and, in keeping with tradition, goats, sheep and cattle were slaughtered in commemoration of prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah.

Flint Islamic Center works to erase Islamophobia
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“There is no such thing called ‘Holy War’,” said Flint Islamic Center Member Dr. Jamal Hammoud. “The word jihad has so many meanings in Islam. Jihad means strive, so when you strive against the illness of society, against the illness of your own self, that you strive against the whims of devil, and you’re trying to do something good.”

Jamal Dajani: The Grinch Who Stole Eid
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Today, 1.5 billion Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid al-Fiter, a three-day holiday marking the end of Ramadan, however; one renegade pastor of a church, Rev. Terry Jones, with fewer than 50 members has cast a shadow on their festivities.