Morton Grove residents will have a chance to learn more about Islam next week in what members of the Morton Grove Community Relations Commission are hoping will lead to a better understanding of the religion.
The event, “Muslim Faith and Culture: A Neighborhood Q&A,” is being cosponsored by the commission and Muslim Education Center. It runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m Nov. 14 at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave.
Muslims and the Islamic religion are in the spotlight this week at KU. It is Islam awareness week on campus, and the Muslim Student Association will host events throughout the week.
“The purpose is to educate people on Islam and Muslims,” said Iesha Kincaid, the president of Muslim Student Association. “There are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions out there so we hope to show what Islam is really about and get rid of some of those stereotypes and misconceptions.”
The U.S. pastor behind “International Burn a Koran Day” said he would “possibly” try again to enter Canada after border officers turned him back Thursday as he was on his way to speak in Toronto.
“We will see,” Terry Jones said in an interview. “We were looking forward to coming there and we were looking forward to speaking. … We were definitely disappointed and we were surprised.”
At the Windsor border crossing, Canada Border Services Agency officers questioned Mr.
11 September1. US embassy in Cairo attacked, flag torn down and replaced with black Islamist banner2. Mob attacks US consulate in Benghazi, US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans killed13 September3. Protesters break into the US embassy compound in Sanaa, Yemen, amid clashes with security forces14 September4. Sudanese protesters attack US, German and UK embassies in Khartoum and clash with police. Three killed5. One person killed in Lebanon in protest at a KFC restaurant
Amman, Shawwal 26, 1433, Sep 13, 2012, SPA
The Jordanian Lower House of Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned a movie insulting Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) that triggered anger and condemnation across the Islamic world.
In a statement on Thursday, the Lower House voiced its deep regret, anger and strong condemnation of the film and said it strongly rejects any insult against Islamic belief and religious symbols.
Washington, Shawwal 26, 1433, Sep 13, 2012, SPA -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the U.S. government had nothing to do with the anti-Islam film that has triggered anti-American protests at embassies in Muslim countries, calling the film "disgusting and reprehensible.""The United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video," Clinton said ahead of a meeting with senior Moroccan officials at the State Department. "We absolutely reject its content and message."
Saudi Arabia Condemns Violent Reactions against U.S. Interests and Deplores Film Offensive to Prophet MohammedRiyadh, Shawwal 26, 1433, Sep 13, 2012, SPA -- An official source has condemned the violent reactions in a number of countries against U.S. interests."The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressed condolences and sympathy to the United States of America over the victims of the violent acts in Libya, which targeted the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi," an official source said in a statement.
Jeddah, SPA -- Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf said that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has ordered the implementation of a major expansion of the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.In a statement to Saudi Press Agency, the minister said that the Project of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for the Expansion of the Prophet's Mosque will be implemented in three phases.