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In Memoriam: Never Forget 9/11

September 11, 2016

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Never forget the day when so many of compatriots were killed by terrorists who were definitely not acting based on Islam.  This day of infamy must never happen again by the Grace and Blessing of God.  Please do a prayer (du’a) so that those whose life were so cruelly ended may rest in peace.

Sickened by the attack on the night club in Orlando, Florida

June 12, 2016

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Rafik Beekun We are disgusted by the night club shooting in Orlando, Florida.  Our heart goes out to the victims and families of this terroristic act. There is never any justification for such a horrible crime. 

Don’t collectively punish Muslims

December 16, 2015

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Sahar Aziz on CNN.COm (CNN)When news broke Wednesday that 14 people were killed and 21 wounded in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, Americans were rightfully outraged. After all, it was yet another in a string of mass shootings in the United States. And Americans are also justified in wanting to know the motives […]

Muslim Americans more likely to reject violence and intolerance than other Americans

December 15, 2015

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David Bier and Matthew La Corte from Huffington Blog Donald Trump has proposed profiling Muslim Americans and shutting down mosques. He claims that Muslim “hatred is beyond comprehension.” But the truth is that Muslim Americans are not only integrating into U.S. society, but are actuallymore opposed to violence and more tolerant in many ways than […]

Top Ten Ways Islamic Law forbids Terrorism

November 14, 2015

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By Juan Cole, Nov 14, 2015 1. Terrorism or hirabah is forbidden in Islamic law, which groups it with brigandage, highway robbery and extortion rackets– any illicit use of fear and coercion in public spaces for money or power. The principle of forbidding the spreading of terror in the land is based on the Qur’an […]

Brave French Muslim Policeman Executed While Trying to Stop Terrorists in Paris

January 10, 2015

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Anne Penketh, The Guardian Newspaper It was a Muslim policeman from a local police station who was “slaughtered like a dog” after heroically trying to stop two heavily armed killers from fleeing the Charlie Hebdo offices following the massacre. Tributes to Ahmed Merabet poured in on Thursday after images of his murder at point blank […]

Former US President Jimmy Carter’s Speech at the 2014 Annual Convention of ISNA

December 2, 2014

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Former US President Jimmy Carter gave a wonderful speech at the 2014 Annual Convention of the Islamic Society of North America. He is a great leader who has accomplished much especially since he stepped down from office. His speech focused on human rights: