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“Find Jesus in the Quran” billboard drawing attention

“Find Jesus in the Quran” billboard drawing attention

ATLANTA – A billboard on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard is raising a few eyebrows. The sign, located just before Interstate 285 reads “Find Jesus in the Quran.” The non-profit organization Why Islam has been posting similar billboards across the country for more than a dozen years. The one on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. is the third in

What makes Jerusalem so sacred?

What makes Jerusalem so sacred?

Richard Hect JERUSALEM (CNN) – Perhaps the most repeated observation about Jerusalem is that it’s a sacred city for the three monotheistic faiths of the west, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Hundreds of tour guides tell it to the busloads of tourists brought to the city each day. Journalists who have to file stories from and about

Wearing veil should be the woman’s choice, says Theresa May

Wearing veil should be the woman’s choice, says Theresa May

The government should not tell women what to wear, the home secretary has said, amid ongoing debate over the use of full-face veils. Theresa May said it was up to women to make a choice about what clothes they wear, including veils, although there would be some circumstances when it would be necessary to ask for

Unity Walk celebrates all faiths in remembrance of 9/11

Unity Walk celebrates all faiths in remembrance of 9/11

By Brigid Schulte A microphone reverberated with the deep and sonorous Muslim call to prayer shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday. “Allaaaaaah — uh — Akbar!” An entire congregation bowed its head in prayer — a Jewish synagogue filled with Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Hare Krishnas, Mormons, Pentecostals, Greek Orthodox, Baha’i and others. Just think, one woman

Inside America’s First Muslim Frat House

Inside America’s First Muslim Frat House

By Jo Barrow When someone mentions college fraternities, a group of devout, celibate young men is not the first image that springs to mind. Thanks to endless gross-out Hollywood comedies, people are bombarded by images of privileged men drinking away their degrees at parties with the ubiquitous red and blue Solo cups, but something different

Islam and the African-American Experience

By Dr. Sulayman Nyang Much has been written on the impact of 9/11 on American Muslims. The experience of African-American Muslims in dealing with the anti-Muslim feeling that followed in the aftermath of the tragedy mirrors in most ways the experience of the larger American Muslim community. The history of Islam in this country, though,

Muslims Need Not Apply

Muslims Need Not Apply

Jenny Pasquarella and Ahilan Arulanantham Tarek Hamdi has lived in the United States for decades. His wife was born here. He raised four daughters here. He works here. He pays taxes here. But when Tarek decided to become a citizen like the rest of his family, the U.S. government blacklisted him to prevent him from

‘New NYPD low’: Muslims outraged by ‘terror enterprise’ mosque probes

‘New NYPD low’: Muslims outraged by ‘terror enterprise’ mosque probes

By Kerry Burke and Tina Moore The NYPD slapped a terrorist organization label on mosques in order to put its members under surveillance, it was revealed Wednesday. Cops opened at least a dozen “terrorism enterprise investigations” after the 9/11 attacks, The Associated Press reported. A confidential NYPD document shows police wanted to place informants on

Jews vs. Muslims

Jews vs. Muslims

Rabbi Levi Welton “The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion.” — Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Whether its jihadi terrorists, crusading rapists or holy conquerors, it seems that our history is replete with great religions creating great suffering. As peace talks between the

Muslims are Heroes Too

Muslims are Heroes Too

Amer Aldeen Even without Rolling Stone’s ill-advised cover, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is likely to haunt the entire nation (especially Boston) for some time. But it’s worth noting how quickly the media turned this ordinary college-going teenager, who was quite literally Caucasian, into something more dangerously foreign – a Muslim – after he committed a heinous act