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Islam in USA

Two Muslim women expected to be elected to Congress in midterms

Two Muslim women are expected to be elected to Congress in the US midterm election next week, marking a historic first amid increasing anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric.
 
Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, is likely to win a seat in the US House of Representatives in a densely-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, where she is the party's nominee.
 
 

Sinéad O'Connor converts to Islam

The singer formerly known as Sinéad O’Connor has converted to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada’.
 
She made the announcement on Twitter, saying her conversion was “the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant.”
 
 

North America´s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

Source : AFP / 12 Sep 2014

A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural center will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America.

Bankrolled by Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, the facility will feature more than 1,000 artifacts -- including rare scriptures of the Quran from the 7th and 8th centuries.

 

Florida Univ. Opens First Islamic Center

Source : OnIslam / 06 Sep 2014

Catering to the needs of the fast growing Muslim students, a new center for Islamic studies will be launched by the University of Florida later this month to serve as an Islamic hub in the US fourth most populous state.

 

Americans' attitudes toward muslims getting worse

Source : Huffington Post / 01 Aug 2014

Americans were outraged to learn they were being spied on by the National Security Agency, but many support law enforcement profiling of Muslims, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Arab American Institute.

 

Team wears headscarves in support of muslim teammate

By Kali Swenson / Policy Mic / 27 Mar 2014

Earlier this month, FIFA lifted its ban on headscarves, allowing female Muslim players to wear hijabs while playing soccer. But that didn't stop high school soccer referees in Aurora, Colo. from prohibiting Samah Aidah to play with her head covered.

 

Dallas Museum Hosts Rare Islamic Collection

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 07 Feb 2014

Celebrating the rich heritage of the Islamic culture, Dallas Museum of Art will host one of the largest and most important private holdings of Islamic art for the next 15 years.

“We are deeply grateful to the collection’s trustees for entrusting us with this unparalleled collection, which will enhance the Dallas Museum of Art’s (DMA) growing strengths in the area of Islamic art,” DMA director Maxwell Anderson said in a prepared statement cited by Dallas News on Monday, February 3.

 

Muslim pupils in NYC public schools may get Eid holidays

Source : Al Arabiya / 06 Feb 2014 

Muslims living in New York City may see their demand of recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools fulfilled under new Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

“It is complicated in terms of logistics and school calendar and budget. But it’s something I want to get done in a reasonable time frame,” Blasio said on Monday in an interview on the Brian Lehrer Show.

 

Women lead way for first mosque for natives in Panama

Source : World Bulletin / 28 Jan 2014 

The people of the Central American Republic of Panama have began construction work on the country’s first ever official mosque for natives, as more and more Panamanians turn to Islam.

The first bricks of the Al Haqq Mosque are now being laid, after a 9 year campaign led by Muslim converts Josefina Bell-Munajj and Khadijah Jackson to get building permission.

 

US Art Expo Explores Muslim Life

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 08 Nov 2013

Portraying Muslims daily life through the lens of art, students in a leading American university have inaugurated a multimedia expo about Islam, which will be running through November.

“Islam is a religion that can be interpreted in so many ways and through so many different passions,” Layla Quran, a junior student at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and co-organizer of the expo at Chapel Hill, told the Daily Tar Heel.

 
 

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