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  • Pressure Builds to Ban Plastic Bags in Stores
    Better Muslim

    Pressure Builds to Ban Plastic Bags in Stores

    When I first became aware that I was a Muslim (one who seeks submission to God), I began faithfully studying the Quran and Islam. I was really quite surprised to find these verses in the second chapter of the Quran. “And of the people is he whose speech pleases you in worldly life, and he

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  • Myanmar soldiers confess to Rohingya massacre: ‘Shoot all that you see’
    News

    Myanmar soldiers confess to Rohingya massacre: ‘Shoot all that you see’

    The testimony marks the first time members of Myanmar’s military have admitted to what the U.N. and international prosecutors call a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya. By Dan De Luce and Christine Romo The “clearance operation” began at 3 a.m. in western Myanmar, the soldier says. The colonel in charge told the troops in Myanmar’s 565th

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  • Justice for the Palestinians!
    Peacemaking

    Justice for the Palestinians!

    The Palestinian diaspora There are today more than 6 million Palestinian men, women and children currently living in forced exile. They are what is known as the Palestinian diaspora. There are 3.2 million living in refugee camps in Jordan alone. These Palestinians are in most cases considered stateless—having no passport, many having lived in refugee

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  • Working for Racial Reconciliation
    News

    Working for Racial Reconciliation

    Muslim Voice for Peace & Reconciliation (MVPR) stands with our black American brothers and sisters during this time of national crisis in the United States. We grieve for George Floyd and other African Americans who have been killed as a result of bigotry and hatred. We must never be silent when someone is murdered by

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  • MVPR stands in solidarity with the Norweigian people
    Interfaith

    MVPR stands in solidarity with the Norweigian people

    It was standing room only as the first and second floirs and ladies’ prayer room filled with hundreds of people to hear Samuel Shropshire speak before the Khutba service of the Islamic Cultural Center (https://www.islamic.no/) of Oslo, Norway. MVPR wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to Imam Hamid Farooq and the ICC Oslo staff

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  • India’s Citizenship Amendment Act discriminates
    News

    India’s Citizenship Amendment Act discriminates

      India’s Citizenship Amendment Act discriminates say Muslims Activisits protesting India’s Citizenship Amendment Act have been injured across India by police who have used tear gas and baton charges to disperse demonstrators at universities and other public places. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new law will save religious minorities, such as Hindus and

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  • Afghan war was built on a mountain of lies
    News

    Afghan war was built on a mountain of lies

    Afghan war was built on a mountain of lies says Sojourners Magazine and The Washington Post “Though the threat of terrorism is very real, and none of us will ever forget where we were on 9/11, the ongoing threat to Americans from terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere has indeed been consistently leveraged to

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  • The Berlin Wall
    Islam

    The Berlin Wall

    On this day November 9 we at MVPR will celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall! Two years ago our MVPR volunteer Usama Iqbal took me on a one-kilometer tour of what’s left of that infamous baracade that separated families and friends for nearly three decades. I first walked along the wall as a 19-year-old

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  • Blindfolded prisoners in Xinjiang
    News

    Blindfolded prisoners in Xinjiang

    Over the past two years Chinese authorities have detained large numbers of Uyghur Muslims from China’s Xinjiang Province. They are being held in “re-education camps.” Estimates range from 800,000 to more than two million detainees being held indefinitely. One scholar has estimated that more than 10% of the adult Muslim population of the Xinjiang Uyghur

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