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  • Hundreds of thousands of British Muslims gather to celebrate Eid by breaking [tr]

    06/04/2019 6:42:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2019 | Emer Scully
    Hundreds of thousands of British Muslims have gathered to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr - a religious holiday that marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Events are being held around the UK today, with 106,000 worshippers at one event alone in Small Heath Park, Birmingham. Those present prayed together ahead of their first daylight meal following a month of fasting. Thousands are meanwhile expected at a two-day event at Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield, Greater Manchester. The event in the Midlands is the largest gathering of Muslims in Europe joined together for the 'Festival of Breaking the Fast.' Families - some...
  • Replacement for Gorsuch cruises through Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

    09/20/2017 3:53:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 20, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    President Trump’s pick to fill the appeals court seat left vacant when Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court cruised through her confirmation hearing Wednesday, with Democrats chiefly complaining about the timing rather than her judicial record. Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid faced some questions about her judicial record, but Democrats said their major objection was the speed Republicans were showing in trying to fill court vacancies — including Wednesday’s hearing, which was held even though the Senate wasn’t in session that day. “It’s extraordinary for a nominations hearing to be held when the Senate is not otherwise...
  • French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur (Muslims too, Roma did it)

    08/28/2017 5:45:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur Municipal veterinary service says Jews and Muslims may try to steal chickens and sheep to use in ‘unauthorized sacrifices’ for holidays Veterinarians in a municipality near Paris warned farmers of an elevated risk of theft of sheep and fowl ahead of the Muslim and Jewish holidays of Eid al-Adha and Yom Kippur, respectively. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! The warning, which provoked angry reactions on the part of communal leaders who felt it was discriminatory, came...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naïve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • Mall of America expects big crowds this weekend because of Eid

    06/23/2017 7:47:56 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/23/17 | Kavita Kumar
    It may feel a bit like Black Friday this weekend at the Mall of America. The Bloomington megamall is expecting big crowds on Saturday and Sunday as Muslims around the Twin Cities celebrate the end of Ramadan, a month-long period in which followers fast from sunrise to sunset. Eid al-Fitr, which begins Saturday night, marks the end of the holy month. In the day or two leading up to Eid, many families go shopping to pick up gifts for children. And when Eid arrives and the fasting is over, places like the Mall of America as well as the Original...
  • While you were focused on COMEY, Trump nominated another group of CONSERVATIVE Judges

    06/07/2017 8:23:06 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 7, 2017 | William A. Jacobson
    It’s understandable why everyone is focused on The Greatest Show on Earth, the appearance of James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017. But barring some surprise testimony not in Comey’s prepared statement, the hearing will merely confirm “bad” news for Trump already leaked to the press – none of which rises to the level of criminality. And there are some good aspects of the testimony, including that Trump was not personally under investigation and never asserted any type of interference in the Russia probe. While everyone was focused on Comey’s prepared statement, Trump went about...
  • Muslims Hold Mass Eid al-Adha Prayer at Angels Stadium (Shocking Photos)

    09/14/2016 10:03:10 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 55 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9-13-2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Over 15,000 Muslims gathered in the parking lot of Angel Stadium on Monday morning to celebrate Eid al-Adha (the “Sacrifice Feast”), the second of two major Islamic holidays that occurs during the time of the annual hajj pilgrimage. The hajj is a mandatory religious pilgrimage for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in each Muslim’s lifetime. Eid al-Adha is a four-day festival marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage. “We had two services, and many people ended up praying outside the fence because there was no room,” Nicole Bovey Alhakawati, spokeswoman for the Islamic Institute of Orange...
  • Obama’s Fantasy Eid al-Adha: ISIS celebrates by hanging infidels from meat hooks (TR)

    09/15/2016 9:51:41 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | September 16, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Barack ObamaÂ’s fantasy Islam made a new appearance Monday, when he issued a statement congratulating and praising Muslims on the occasion of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha: Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims across our country and around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha. This special holiday is a time to honor the sacrifice, resolve, and commitment to God demonstrated by Abraham. In speaking of Abraham, it is important to remember that there is no parallel in the QurÂ’an to Genesis 22:15-18, in which Abraham is rewarded for his faith and told he will...
  • Rivers of blood flow on streets of Dhaka after Eid animal sacrifices (Bangladesh)

    09/14/2016 1:25:51 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/14/2016 | Michael Safi
    Poor drainage in city has meant that blood has combined with rain to form red floods in Bangladeshi capital Animal sacrifices as part of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha have combined with rain in Dhaka to form rivers of blood in the streets of the Bangladeshi capital. Poor drainage in the city makes flooding a regular fact of Dhaka life. But the problem is rarely illustrated as vividly as it was on Tuesday, after thousands of sheep, goats and cows were slaughtered. One of the two holiest events in the Muslim calendar, Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of the...
  • ISIS 'celebrate Eid’ by hanging 'US spies' from meat hooks and butcher them 'like sheep' [tr]

    09/13/2016 8:21:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 13, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    ISIS has marked Eid by hanging prisoners upside down from meat hooks and 'butchering them like sheep' in a gruesome new execution video. In one sickening scene, men accused of being US spies are filmed having their throats cut in a slaughter house in Deir ez-Zor, north-eastern Syria. The video, named 'The Making of Illusion' was released on the first day of the Muslim holy time of Eid al-Adha and, bizarrely, features short clips showing actors Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise in the 2015 movie Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
  • Rivers of blood flow through the Bangladeshi capital [Animal Sacrifice]

    09/14/2016 6:47:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Washington Poat ^ | September 14, 2016 | Max Bearak
    What happens when millions of people in a city with poor infrastructure ceremonially sacrifice animals before a torrential monsoon downpour? Rivers of blood flow through the city. On Tuesday, Bangladeshis celebrated Eid al-Adha -- known in South Asia as "bakri eid" or "goat eid" for the animals most commonly sacrificed as an offering to God, commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his own son. It is one of the holiest days on the Islamic calendar.
  • Obama: Eid Al-Adha Shows How Islam Can “Unite Us Under The Banners Of Fellowship And Love”

    09/13/2016 3:22:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 13, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Yes, indeed. Just look at Fort Hood, and Boston, and Chattanooga, Garland, San Bernardino, Orlando, as well as Paris, Brussels, Nice, etc. etc. etc. Of course, Obama would insist that these had nothing to do with Islam: all the evidence that refutes his politically correct fantasies is waved away. The national conversation that needs to be had about how jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supemacism is once again kicked down the road.
  • Eid around the world: From 'stoning the devil' at Mecca to slaughtering animals [Graphic Photos]

    09/12/2016 6:51:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Millions of Muslims are joining together around the world to celebrate the first day of the Islamic holiday Eid-al Adha. The celebration, also known as the 'feast of sacrifice' commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim - also known as Abraham to Christians and Jews - to sacrifice his son before God stayed his hand. During the three-day holiday - which begins today - Muslims slaughter livestock, distributing part of the meat to the poor.
  • Muslims urged not to SLAUGHTER ANIMALS in the streets of France at Eid

    09/11/2016 6:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Express Newspapers. ^ | Sep 10, 2016 | Siobhan McFadyen
    ACTRESS Brigitte Bardot has led calls for Muslims in France not to slaughter animals in public during this weekend's Eid celebrations. ... In France the government has been providing skips because many followers discard their carcasses to rot in the streets after they have killed them. ... Thousands of Muslims order sheep and then go to their local abattoirs to kill them to celebrate the feast of the slaughter, while others still carry out the acts in the street. However, Ms Bardot, 81, has called for practising Muslims to avoid making religious sacrifices in public particularly after terror attacks in...
  • For Twin Cities Muslims, 9/11 casts shadow on holiday (Grab A Bucket)

    09/09/2016 10:46:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 52 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/916 | Faiza Mahamud
    The anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks weighs heavily on the minds of Minnesota Muslims as they prepare to celebrate one of the most important holy days of the year. For weeks they had worried that Monday’s Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, might fall on the 9/11 anniversary. Though the sighting of the moon placed this year’s Eid on Sept. 12, the proximity of a major holiday and a painful anniversary has fueled anxiety and led community leaders and local law enforcement to tighten security measures for Eid celebrations. “There has been...
  • Obama condemns discrimination against Muslim Americans as he celebrates Eid..

    07/22/2016 7:11:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 22, 2016 | ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    Full Title: Obama condemns discrimination against Muslim Americans as he celebrates Eid for the first time at the White House President Obama spoke in strong support of Muslim Americans, who he said 'enrich our lives every single day', during the first ever Eid celebration at the White House on Thursday. Obama broke from the tradition of hosting the annual Iftar dinner, an evening meal during Ramadan where Muslims break their daily fast, to celebrate the conclusion of the Islamic holy month instead. More than 100 Muslim Americans attended the event celebrating the holiday, including Muhammad Ali's wife Lonnie and six...
  • Postal Service Commemorates Two Most Important Muslim Festivals With New Eid Greetings Stamp

    06/22/2016 5:57:35 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 57 replies
    USPS ^ | June 10, 2016
    The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Eid Greetings Forever Stamp recognizing the two most important festivals — or eids — in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The ceremony was held at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.
  • Postal Service Commemorates Two Most Important Muslim Festivals With New Eid Greetings Stamp

    06/13/2016 4:23:02 PM PDT · by Fedora · 30 replies
    U.S. Postal Service ^ | 06/10/2016 | U.S. Postal Service
    Subtitle: On Sale Today Nationwide Special Ceremony to be Held at Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY, Monday, June 13The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Eid Greetings Forever Stamp recognizing the two most important festivals — or eids — in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The ceremony was held at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.In addition, a special Eid Greetings stamp ceremony will be held Monday, June 13, at 11 a.m. EDT at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY.The Postal Service has issued stamps to commemorate these two Islamic holidays since 2001.SNIPBray was joined...
  • Philadelphia Leads Movement to Add Muslim Holidays to School Calendar

    06/01/2016 6:21:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 6/1/16 | Tricia L. Nadolny
    The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so. In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays for city workers. He has created a task force to determine how the change can be accomplished. A spokesman from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington said his group is not aware of any cities that have included the holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, in their municipal calendars. "Philadelphia's history is based on being a place...
  • For 1st time, New York City schools close for Muslim holiday

    09/24/2015 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 2:39 PM EDT
    New York City public schools are closed to observe the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Thursday was the first time the schools serving 1.1 million pupils closed for a Muslim holiday. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this year that the city’s public schools would observe the two Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.