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Islam Growing in Haiti

January 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Islam is growing rapidly in Haiti, with about 5000 Muslims living in the earthquake-devastated nation among a population of 8 million.
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Let Stereotype Go

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Came across the following article on the USA Today Opinion section, sharing with all.

Let stereotype go

By Harris Zafar

Close your eyes and picture this: A jet with 111 passengers and crewmembers is about to land when a religious fanatic stands up and declares that he has a bomb.

Now open your eyes. Was your first thought anger that Muslim terrorists were at it again? Or perhaps you wondered why Muslims do this so often? Or maybe you’re frustrated that we haven’t done enough to stop these Arab terrorists from hijacking jets? Read more…

Categories: About Islam, News Bytes

Kosher, Halal Foods Meet Demands of Today’s Consumers — But Most Don’t Know It Yet

April 20, 2009 Leave a comment

An interesting news item about Islam and Judaism’s ancient – yet very modern – food quality standards.

Kosher and halal foods — as defined by the sacred dietary laws of Jews and Muslims, respectively — must be produced and processed according to standards that far exceed those imposed by the U.S. government.

“U.S. consumers who are not followers of Judaism or Islam are largely unaware of the specific qualities that distinguish kosher and halal from conventional foods,” says Packaged Facts Publisher Tatjana Meerman. “However, factors related to safety, quality, and ‘truth in labeling’ should prompt these mainstream consumers to seek out kosher/halal more often.”

Read the full article.

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Are you in the 47%?

April 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Do you personally know a Muslim? Do you have a good basic understanding of Islam?

According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 45 percent of Americans state that they have a good basic understanding of Islam. About as many, 47 percent, personally know a Muslim.

Islam is the religion of one-fifth of the world’s humanity. There are a lot of Muslims around. Have you ever spoken with one? Have you heard directly from a Muslim what she or he believes? Are you part of the 47 percent that personally knows a Muslim?

If not, what’s holding you back? Don’t rely on potentially unreliable second-hand sources. Go to the source – a real, live, practicing Muslim. Contact us today – we are here to answer your questions.

And if you’d like to be able to say that you’ve met a Muslim, we can help with that, too.

Categories: News Bytes