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Accused Islamic State supporter appears in Virginia court - The Washington Post

January 2, 2018
The marriage caused friction with Duncan’s family, his sister’s fiancé told The Washington Post. At 36, Sadeq is considerably older than her husband and according to her LinkedIn profile worked as a doctor. The couple lived in western Pennsylvania until June, when, according to the affidavit, their infant son died and they moved to Sterling, Va. Duncan had previously expressed interest in studying at an Islamic educational institute in Herndon, law enforcement officials allege. He faces up to 20 years in p

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Justice, Education, Technology Political Advocacy Center (Jetpac Inc)

This data was last updated on 14 August 2020.

Address: 720 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 8, Cambridge MA 02139
Phone: 626-538-7221
Email: info@jet-pac.com
Website: http://jet-pac.com

History: The story of the Justice Education Technology Political Advocacy Center, which goes by the sleek acronym Jetpac Inc., is intimately intertwined with the political career of Nadeem Mazen. Born and...

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Council on American-Islamic Relations Massachusetts (CAIR-MA)

This data was last updated on 12 June 2018.

Address: 123 South Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 862-9159
Email: info@ma.cair.com
Website: https://www.cairma.org/

History: The national branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was founded in 1994. CAIR is based in Washington D.C. and now has 32 branches across the country. The CAIR Massachusetts branch (CAIR-MA) was founded in...

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Boston Launches Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign : The Two-Way : NPR

July 19, 2017
The city of Boston is launching a poster campaign to fight Islamophobia by encouraging bystanders to intervene, in a nonconfrontational way, if they witness anti-Muslim harassment. Starting Monday, the city began installing 50 posters around the city with advice on what to do if you see Islamophobic behavior. The posters recommend sitting by a victim of harassment and talking with them about a neutral subject while ignoring the harasser.
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Latino Muslims Find Home at Mosque Led by Cambodian Refugees - NBC News

July 19, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. — When César Domínguez converted to Islam 12 years ago, he had one reservation. “The first thing I said to myself was, ‘How am I going to become part of this Muslim community if my language is Spanish, and I go to the mosque and I interact with people in English, and the language of prayer is in Arabic?’” Domínguez, who was born in California but spent most of his life in Mexico, told NBC News. “That situation creates a problem.” Source: Latino Muslims... Read more about Latino Muslims Find Home at Mosque Led by Cambodian Refugees - NBC News

House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism - World Religion News

July 19, 2017
The House rejected a Republican proposal on July 14 which called for studying Islamic religious doctrines and schools of thought. Opponents decried the bill saying it is unconstitutional. They also believe that adoption of this measure will lead to targeting Muslims. Democrats were joined by 20 GOP centrists to defeat the amendment. The bill’s vote was 208 for and 217 against. Source: House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism -... Read more about House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism - World Religion News

How a growing number of Muslim women clerics are challenging traditional narratives | WWRN - World-wide Religious News

July 7, 2017
Indonesia recently hosted an unusual conference of Muslim women religious scholars that attracted hundreds of participants from across Indonesia as well as from countries such as Kenya, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. This International Forum of Women Ulamas (Muslim religious scholars) concluded by issuing fatwas, or nonbinding religious edicts, against child marriage, sexual abuse and environmental destruction. It is believed to be the first-ever such gathering of Muslim women ulamas. Women have long been sidelined from the teaching and interpretation of Islam. But today, in many countries,... Read more about How a growing number of Muslim women clerics are challenging traditional narratives | WWRN - World-wide Religious News

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