Month: July 2020

Palestinian Activist Taher Herzallah on Solidarity with Black Americans

Originally posted at AMNewswire The Middle East Eye recently featured a number of Arab Americans who have taken to the streets to protest the murder of George Floyd. According to the New York Times, at the peak of the protests on June 6, half a million people came out in nearly 500 places across the …

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USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal Speaks at ILC-NY 30th Anniversary Banquet

Originally posted at AMNewswire The US Council of Muslim Organizations is a member organization of Majlis Ash-Shura, the Islamic Leadership Council of New York. ILC-NY’s 30th Anniversary Banquet brought together organizations and individuals that serve the Muslim community, for a night of reflection and fundraising.450 guest attendees were present at the Grand Prospect Hall in …

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Mohamad Habehh and Other Faith Leaders: United for Mental Health

Originally posted at AMNewswire Cynthia Chazen of the Stigma Free Zone News of New Jersey reported on a recent initiative that brought together leaders from a variety of communities to discuss mental health. An event named “Interfaith Roundtable on Mental Health Awareness” was sponsored by the Pastoral Care Team, Central Unitarian Church in Paramus. Exhibitors …

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“Before You Tie the Knot” by Mohamed Magid and Salma Abugideiri: A Muslim Couple Staple

Originally posted at AMNewswire For Muslim individuals in the United States, marriage is one of the most popular and discussed topics in mainstream circles. It is an important milestone in many people’s lives, and beyond that, it’s a unique experience that must be well prepared for – just as one would prepare for anything else. …

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Hossam Gamea Leads First Halal Lunch Program in NYC

Originally posted at AMNewswire Many Muslim youth in the United States grow up eating only halal food, and for the majority in public school, that means being limited to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and the few vegetarian options from school lunches. In New York, 38% of public-school students are Jewish and Muslim, and measures …

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Hossam Gamea Condemns Christchurch

Originally posted at AMNewswire Over 5,000 people of various religious and ethnic backgrounds attended the United Against Islamophobia rally in Times Square, NY in support of the victims of the Christchurch shootings which occurred in New Zealand a little over a week ago. The rally was organized by several Muslim led organizations, including Majlis Ash-Shura Islamic Leadership …

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AMP Associate Director Taher Herzallah to Speak at FOSNA

Originally posted at AMNewswire American Muslims for Palestine recently endorsed the Countering CUFI: Invest in Justice campaign by Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA). FOSNA is a non-profit, tax-exempt Christian ecumenical organization seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land through nonviolence advocacy and education. Graylan Hagnler, Allison Tanner, and others are listed to speak at this …

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Mohamad Habehh: Palestinian Americans in Solidarity with Black America

Originally posted at AMNewswire On June 17th, 2020, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) launched their monthly webinar series #LetsTalkBLM, featuring prominent Black leaders and activists sharing their life experiences and socio-political perspectives. This series also explores practical solutions to building a “just and anti-racist society.” AMP, among other Palestinian organizations, has demonstrated a commitment to …

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The Smithsonian Features Mohamed Magid in Quranic Treasures Exhibit

Originally posted at AMNewswire The Smithsonian held an exhibit “in recognition of one of the world’s extraordinary collections of Qur’ans.” This was the first of its kind in the United States, and it featured manuscripts from Herat to Istanbul. While shedding light on the  physical beauty of these Qurans, in calligraphy and book style, the …

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Imam Siraj Wahhaj Speaks on Systemic Racism in the U.S.

Originally posted at AMNewswire In a livestream hosted by Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), Imam Siraj Wahhaj spoke on the issue of systemic racism within the United States that Black Americans face regularly. Siraj Wahhaj, who was covered extensively by the Wall Street Journal in 2003, is no stranger to this subject, having spoken recently about George Floyd for Lampost Education and at …

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