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Both Feeling Threatened, American Muslims and Jews Join Hands

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Jolted into action by a wave of hate crimesthat followed the election victory of Donald J. Trump, American Muslims and Jews are banding together in a surprising new alliance. They are putting aside for now their divisions over Israel to join forces to resist whatever may come next. New groups are forming, and interfaith coalitions that …

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Muslims, Christians, Jews raise call to prayer together in Nablus

Nablus residents recite the Islamic call to prayer in protest of the Israeli law which banned the call in Jerusalem on November 2016 [safa.ps] Protesting against the Israeli ban on the Muslim call to prayer, hundreds of Muslims, Christians and Jewish Sumerians yesterday raised the Muslim call to prayer together in Nablus’ main square, the Safa news agency reported. Residents, …

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Jordan slams Israeli ban on call to prayer in Jerusalem

Jordan’s Ministry of Religious Endowments has slammed Israel’s proposed ban on the call to prayer in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem. The ministry described the law as “false,” Petra news agency reported. “Any decision on Jerusalem’s holy shrines by the Israeli occupation authority, including a proposed ban on the call to prayer, is false and insignificant,” said Abdullah Al-Abadi, …

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Belief at time of death is too late

“We delivered the Children of Israel across the sea. Pharaoh and his troops pursued them, aggressively and sinfully. When drowning became a reality for him, he said, “I believe that there is no god except the One in whom the Children of Israel have believed; I am a submitter.” “Too late! For you have rebelled already, and chose to be …

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Belief at time of death is too late

“We delivered the Children of Israel across the sea. Pharaoh and his troops pursued them, aggressively and sinfully. When drowning became a reality for him, he said, “I believe that there is no god except the One in whom the Children of Israel have believed; I am a submitter.” “Too late! For you have rebelled already, and chose to be …

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QUOTES ABOUT FASTING IN VARIOUS RELIGIONS

Ramadhan is approaching very soon.  Turns out, Islam is not the only religion that commands it, but fasting is practiced in various religions, including all the 5 major religions and even by ancient Greeks. Moses and Jesus fasted for 40 days for spiritual renewal. Mahatma Gandhi fasted 21 days to promote compassion and religious tolerance. Today, many people (especially) in the …

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Turkey gives the West a lesson in democracy

As the dust settles over Turkey’s 25th parliamentary elections, Western powers are busy scrambling to work out if the results will work in their favour. Since the collapse of the Arab Spring and the military coup in Egypt, it has become increasingly clear that some countries in Europe and their allies across the Atlantic may advocate democracy at home but …

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Bradford synagogue saved by city’s Muslims

It was around this time last year that the trustees of Bradford’s final remaining synagogue faced a tough choice. The roof of the Grade II-listed Moorish building was leaking; there was serious damage to the eastern wall, where the ark held the Torah scrolls; and there was no way the modest subscriptions paid annually by the temple’s 45 members could …

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UN halts aid to Gaza homeless after funding shortfall

A shortfall in funding has forced UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees, to suspend aid to thousands of Gaza residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged during Israel’s military assault last summer. It is another bitter reminder for Palestinians in Gaza that they are left to fend for themselves after eight years of siege and a series of …

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ICC opens inquiry into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories

The International Criminal Court in the Hague has opened a “preliminary examination” of possible war crimes conducted on Palestinian territory during the last year’s military conflict with Israel in Gaza. A preliminary examination is the first step in the court’s legal process, and evaluates whether a full investigation is necessary. In a statement released on the ICC website, its Prosecutor …

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