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These Muslim store owners shut down their stores to protest Trump order – The Washington Post

Thousands rallied in Brooklyn on Thursday to denounce President Trump’s executive order on immigration, drawing perhaps the largest public U.S. protest by Muslims in recent history. They gathered for prayer as speakers condemned Trump’s order, which temporarily bans citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country.

Source: These Muslim store owners shut down their stores to protest Trump order – The Washington Post

Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Brooklyn came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by President Trump, which sought to keep many foreigners from entering the country, led to chaotic scenes across the globe.

Source: Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide – The New York Times

2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Events – World Religion News

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is annually observed on the 27th of January. It’s a solemn commemoration of the Holocaust which is considered to be the darkest period during the Nazi regime wherein millions of Jews including all other cultural minorities are brutally killed in mass concentration camps across the German-occupied Europe. The primary objective of the holiday is to honor both the deceased and surviving victims as well as to promote awareness of the Holocaust worldwide.

Source: 2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Events – World Religion News

Religious Crowd Gathers in Support of Women’s March – World Religion News

PEOPLE OF FAITH STOOD IN UNITY AT WOMEN’S MARCH IN WASHINGTON D.C.

The early morning hours of January 21 saw large gatherings of women and men in Washington D.C. carrying around signs stating “Love Trumps Hate” and “I’m With Her.” The gathering was part of the much-awaited Women’s March on Washington 2017.

Source: Religious Crowd Gathers in Support of Women’s March – World Religion News

Grand Mosque of Paris pulls out of France-sponsored Muslim foundation | Religion News Service

PARIS (RNS) The powerful Grand Mosque of Paris will pull out of a new, state-sponsored Muslim foundation, criticizing “interference” in how Islam is exercised, at a time of simmering tensions surrounding France’s second-largest faith, its spokesman said.

Source: Grand Mosque of Paris pulls out of France-sponsored Muslim foundation | Religion News Service