Through its Beacon of Light community center, Masjid al Islam mosque in southeast Dallas serves more than 15,000 free meals per year, mostly to non-Muslims.
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By Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio
MINNEAPOLIS -- As her marriage unraveled, Taalibah Qatadah As-Siddiq fell into homelessness and lost her job.
Her security shattered, the mother of eight searched for some safe place for her and her children. She found it at Sisters Need A Place, a small shelter focused on Muslim women. With the stability of a home, she began to rebuild her life.
By Donna St. George, Washington Post
On other holidays, the choice has been difficult: Education or faith? But this year, with the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha on Tuesday, the Shraim family decided against school. Their teenagers might fall behind in their classes. They might feel torn. But they will stay home to celebrate.
By Denise Spellberg, Salon.com
Excerpted from Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
[He] sais "neither Pagan nor Mahamedan [Muslim] nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion." -- Thomas Jefferson, quoting John Locke, 1776
At a time when most Americans were uninformed, misinformed, or simply afraid of Islam, Thomas Jefferson imagined Muslims as future citizens of his new nation.
Joe Lhota attacks the Associated Press while defending the controversial program in a BuzzFeed interview.
Andrew Kaczynski, BuzzFeed
New York City Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota defended the NYPD’s broad surveillance of Muslims and attacked the Associated Press’ Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting during a wide-ranging interview with BuzzFeed Tuesday.