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  • Judge orders Washington prison to provide Ramadan meals

    06/11/2018 12:02:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2018 | AP
    SEATTLE — A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the department Sunday on behalf of four prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, including one who said he’s lost 15 pounds since Ramadan began in mid-May.
  • Trump 'Excludes' Brotherhood-Tied Groups from Iftar Dinner.....

    06/07/2018 10:31:19 AM PDT · by caww · 42 replies
    BretiBart ^ | 6/7/2018 | Neil monroe
    President Donald Trump excluded a variety of domestic Islamic groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood from his first White House annual Islamic ‘Iftar’ dinner. The exclusion is a sharp change from former President Barack Obama, who put the Brotherhood-linked groups front-and-center in his Iftar dinners and his Middle East strategy. His regional strategy crashed once the Brotherhood groups in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, and other countries were unable to restrain their Islamic radicalism during the so-called “Arab Spring.” Reports show that most of the invitees at the dinner were the ambassadors of Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Morocco....
  • Students asked not to eat smelly food in library to respect peers observing Ramadan

    06/06/2018 6:56:36 PM PDT · by massmike · 102 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 06/06/2018 | Michael Jones
    A whiteboard message at Oregon State University’s library asks students to try to avoid eating foods, especially smelly foods, in shared spaces to be considerate of those who are observing Ramadan. The Muslim holy month this year runs from about May 15 to June 14. During this period, Muslims are obligated to fast from dawn until sunset. Presumably, the sign was made to encourage non-observers to not eat foods with strong smells because it would make Muslim students’ hunger worse, or that it might be disrespectful. It is not unheard of for a university to work with Muslim students during...
  • CAIR to Co-Sponsor 'NOT Trump's Iftar' Outside White House

    06/05/2018 5:41:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | June 5, 2018
    WASHINGTON, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 6, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in partnership with other civil rights organizations,* will host a "NOT Trump's Iftar" fast-breaking meal (iftar) outside the White House. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to take part in the iftar. Wednesday's event is designed as a counterpoint to the iftar that will take place at that same time in the White House. [*Other sponsoring organizations include CWS Immigration and Refugee Program, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Justice for Muslims Collective. Other groups are expected to be...
  • UK Cathedral Celebrates Ramadan on Anniversary of ISIS London Bridge Attack

    06/05/2018 5:13:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 06/05/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    London's Southwark Cathedral hosted its second annual "Grand Iftar Service" on Sunday evening, marking the anniversary of the London Bridge terror attack last year. In addition to the 11 a.m. Eucharist service, the church also held a 3 p.m. Service of Commemoration for the attack, and an 8 p.m. service to celebrate the Muslim service. The Iftar service stood out, however, as it marked the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It has not yet been reported whether or not the prayers associated with Ramadan were performed inside the cathedral, which would be a serious violation of Christian holy space. Hosting...
  • Trump to host Ramadan dinner at White House

    06/03/2018 4:37:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    Axios ^ | 6/3/18 | K Atkinson
    .... Trump will host a dinner at the White House on Wednesday to recognize the Muslim holy month of Ramadan...
  • Trump to host Ramadan dinner

    06/03/2018 10:10:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | June 3, 2018 | Boris Sanchez
    (CNN)President Donald Trump will host a dinner at the White House this week celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The iftar is scheduled for Wednesday, according to Politico, which first reported Trump would host the dinner, and a guest list was not made available by the White House. The event was not held last year, breaking nearly two decades of tradition by previous Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
  • KURDS ATTACKED IN GREEK CAMP, ACCUSED OF NOT FASTING ON RAMADAN

    05/27/2018 7:15:47 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | MAY 27, 2018 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    Accused of being “infidels,” a group of Kurdish asylum-seekers say they were attacked at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday. Local reports on Saturday said six persons were wounded in the clashes. One Syrian Kurdish refugee said four Kurds had been killed when they were set upon due to “sectarian and ethnic hatred against Kurds.” Reports corrected the numbers on Sunday to indicate ten had been injured and none killed.
  • Muslim inmates in Alaska fed pork during Ramadan: activists

    05/25/2018 2:46:39 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 70 replies
    AFP ^ | 05/25/18
    A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against "cruel and unusual punishment." CAIR said the US District Court for Alaska had granted its request for an emergency temporary order requiring guards to provide adequate meals in accordance with government health guidelines. "CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since...
  • Rape-accused Tariq Ramadan loses appeal for early release ahead of trial

    Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France over rape allegations by four women, has lost an appeal for early release ahead of his trial, the Paris appeals court said Tuesday. Judges had earlier this month refused bail for 55-year-old Ramadan, who is being treated behind bars for multiple sclerosis, as well as a request for release on health grounds.
  • Danish minister: Muslims shouldn't work during Ramadan, it's dangerous for society

    05/21/2018 4:57:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 21 May 2018 12:15 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday May 21st called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice is “dangerous for all of us”. The comments from immigration and integration minister Inger Stojberg, a member of the center-right Liberal Party, come after Ramadan, one of Islam’s most revered holidays in which Muslims around the world fast from dawn until dawn, began last week. “I want to call on Muslims to take leave from work during the month of Ramadan to avoid negative consequences for the rest of Danish...
  • Pelosi: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is a Sacred Time of Devotion and Contemplation’

    05/20/2018 12:08:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | CNSNews.com Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) issued a statement on Tuesday in observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan. “Ramadan offers all Americans an opportunity to honor the remarkable contributions that Muslim Americans make to our nation,” she said. “In every corner of the country, this beautiful heritage enriches our nation and reminds us all that in diversity there is strength.” Here is the full text of Pelosi’s statement: “The Holy month of Ramadan is a sacred time of devotion and contemplation for Muslims in America and around the world. This month, families will join together to honor...
  • Like Many Young Muslims, I Fake Fasting During Ramadan

    05/17/2018 1:21:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 53 replies
    Vice ^ | 15 May 2018 | Abe Love
    It’s Ramadan and my mother is in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove preparing a big feast. She’s fasting even though she is a 64-year-old diabetic. As for myself? Earlier in the day, I had a huge fish and chips platter for lunch, but my Muslim family believes I’m fasting with them. This has gone on for years During the month of Ramadan, most of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims will observe by basically not partaking in any vice for 30 days. From sunrise to sunset all able-bodied Muslims are required to “fast”; we are prohibited from eating, drinking...
  • Muslims Erupt As School Board Refuses To Shut School For Islamic Holiday

    04/24/2018 9:59:39 AM PDT · by blam · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-24-2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Muslim parents recently erupted when the Jersey City school board announced it would not suddenly cancel classes for all students to mark Islam’s Eid al-Adha holiday, due Sept. 24. The Muslim parents loudly protested even though the board said students “can continue to take days off for religious purposes without penalty,” including Sept. 24. But the parents wanted the state to accept their religious event, and to impose their holiday on other students. One Muslim woman who attended the September 17 meeting said, “‘We’re no longer the minority, that’s clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon.” According...
  • Hillary Clinton PERSONALLY Overturned Visa Ban for Islamist Figure Now Accused of Rape

    11/14/2017 11:30:58 AM PST · by drewh · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 14 2017 | Pat Poole
    European Islamist scion Tariq Ramadan was banned from the U.S. by the Bush administration in February 2004 for his financial support of a charity that funded terrorist groups. In January 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton overturned that ban. Clinton personally approved a visa for the controversial grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, Tariq Ramadan is facing multiple accusations of rape and sexual assault of minors. Hillary Clinton's visa for Tariq Ramadan was seen as part of the new Obama administration policy of embracing more hardcore Islamists. The New York Times reported in 2010: Six years after...
  • France opens investigation into new Charlie Hebdo threats

    11/06/2017 6:48:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 6, 2017 3:41 PM EST
    French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has filed a complaint following new death threats received after its latest front page cartoon on Islam and a controversial Muslim scholar. […] The latest issue, including the cover, refers to rape allegations that recently surfaced against Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan. Ramadan has dismissed the rape allegations as a “campaign of slander.” …
  • Who is Henda Ayari, the woman accusing Islamist Tariq Ramadan of rape?

    10/22/2017 7:57:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 10/22/17 | Emad Blake
    With the number of women in Hollywood coming forward and exposing Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment and rape, another case has been gripping the Middle East after prominent Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan was accussed of raping Salafist-turned secular liberal activist Henda Ayari.Ayari has accused Swiss-Muslim thinker Ramadan, the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood founder, of raping and sexually assaulting her in a Paris hotel room in 2012. Ramadan’s lawyer said that his client denies the allegations and intends to file a complaint for slander.But who exactly is Henda Ayari? The Tunisian-Algerian author currently leads Libératrices, a charity that supports...
  • Controversial Spring Grove school board member resigns, vows to remain in politics

    08/18/2017 8:07:09 AM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 18 August A.D. 2017 | Rick Lee
    Pastor Christopher Rodkey said he had heard rumors and he didn't sound exactly happy when it was confirmed for him Thursday evening. Matt Jansen, the Spring Grove school board member who drew national attention last year with a recorded phone rant to the pastor over a message board sign wishing "our Muslim neighbors" a "blessed Ramadan," is moving to Rodkey's neck of the woods -- Dallastown. Jansen confirmed Thursday evening he was resigning from the school board because of the move. "I'm not happy about it, but we're about to settle on a house outside the (Spring Grove) district," Jansen...
  • Muslim workers quit jobs at Warren auto supplier

    07/27/2017 10:54:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Source ^ | July 27, 2017 | Norb Franz
    Ex-employees claim company wouldn’t let them delay meal break during Ramadan Sixteen Muslims “involuntary resigned” from their jobs at an automotive supplier in Warren because the company refused to accommodate their planned religious observance, their attorneys said Wednesday. The ex-employees of Brose Jefferson, who worked the afternoon shift, had requested they be allowed to take their unpaid, 30-minute meal break at 9 p.m. instead of the usual 7 p.m., during Ramadan. During Ramadan, which was celebrated worldwide from May 27 to June 25, Muslims observe strict fasting from sunrise to sunset. On Friday, May 26, the Muslim employees on the...
  • Updated Ramadan Rage 2017 Final Death Count: 1,639 in About 30 Countries

    07/02/2017 12:13:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/2017 | Edwin Mora
    The final fatality tally for jihadi attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan increased to 1,639, primarily fueled by victims who succumbed to their injuries, reveals an updated Breitbart News count of terror incidents during the period. With a total of 3,343 casualties, including 1,704 injuries, Ramadan 2017 is one of the bloodiest holy months in recent history. The number of deaths this year marked a nearly four-fold increase from the estimated 421 people killed by Islamic extremists last year. There were nearly 160 terror incidents in about 30 predominantly Muslim countries this year, including one jihadi attack in...