And holds this sign. Blessing on him, his, and the people he’s gathering in his arms.
Tag Archives: Mosque
Sickened by the shooting of the NY imam and his assistant?
If you didn’t know, Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his assistant, Thara Uddin, 64, were shot on Saturday afternoon near their Queens mosque, Al-Furqan Jame Masjid. It was broad daylight. The men were shot in the back of their heads. While New York police are searching for a suspect, we who wish to see an end to violence (and …
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Here’s one answer to religious division
The Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha, Neb., is building a campus that will serve as a synagogue, mosque, and church. You can listen to a story about it here. And thanks, Jac, for the link.
They’re burning churches in St. Louis
Arson is suspected in six church fires in the St. Louis area. Prayers are well and good, but what’s needed is some really good detective work, and some people who know who did this to come forward. A 2012 arson at a mosque in my home state was committed by this guy, who confessed. He also …
When I grow up, I want to have class, like these Muslims
Check out how some Houston Muslims responded to haters, after their mosque was burned under suspicious circumstances. A suspect has been arrested. Want to fight fire with hope? Here’s a fundraising campaign to help them rebuild.
Former synagogue now country’s first women’s only mosque
You can read about it here. I love this on so many levels. And thanks, Jac, for the link.
While we await the results of investigations into Joplin’s mosque-burning:
Let me take this opportunity to remind you that we are on Day 19 of Hillbilly Watch, in which we wait for someone to do the right thing and tell authorities what they know. And there’s a Saturday rally to support Joplin’s Muslims. I hope that someone is spending this weekend in fruitful self-examination. Onward, …
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This is kind of cool
And thanks, Cynical, for the link. And — just as a reminder — we are on Day 14 of our Hillbilly Watch. Someone? Do the right thing. And while we wait, check out Indiegogo and this particular fund-raising effort. Go, hillbillies! Up over $400,000! Go, everyone!
Eid Mubarak and Happy Day 11 of Hillbilly Watch
As Muslims worldwide prepare to end their month of Ramadan fasting this weekend, we wish them a powerful and bountiful Eid-al-Fitr. Meanwhile, we continue the Hillbilly Watch, where our thoughts are with that someone out in Joplin, Mo., who knows something about the mosque burning, and knows that s/he needs to tell authorities, and soon. …
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Day 9 of the Hillbilly Watch
While we wait for someone who knows something to talk to authorities about a suspicious fire that destroyed the mosque of the Islamic Society of Joplin, the Joplin Muslims have settled on a local hotel for their Eid al-Fitr to celebrate the end of Ramadan this weekend. Meanwhile, check out the donations that have been …