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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

  • Shropshire visits Iraq
    Interfaith

    Shropshire visits Iraq

    For more than a year after then Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared these war-devastated cities liberated from the Islamic State, a putrid smell still filled the air from thousands of corpses left in the rubble. The bodies of both civilians and Islamic State militants could be found throughout Mosul, once Iraq’s second-largest city, abandoned

  • US Muslim restaurant owner serves people and God
    Better Muslim

    US Muslim restaurant owner serves people and God

    Last summer, while holding meetings in Washington, DC, Imam Ali Siddiqui invited my assistant Jesus Alhaj Hussein and me for lunch at the Sakina Halal Grill. Kazi Mannan, owner, greeted us with a broad smile, a firm handshake an directed us to a table. Here is Kazi’s story as reported by 13News Now… From poverty in

  • Our Rohingya brothers and sisters need our help and prayers!
    Peacemaking

    Our Rohingya brothers and sisters need our help and prayers!

    The 2017–2019 Rohingya genocide in Myanmar began on 25 August 2017 when the Myanmar military forces and local Buddhist extremists started attacking the Rohingya people and committing atrocities against them in the country’s north-west Rakhine state. The atrocities included attacks on Rohingya people and locations, looting and burning down Rohingya villages, mass killing of Rohingya civilians, gang rapes, and other sexual

  • Muslim Refugees Face Love and Hate
    Peacemaking

    Muslim Refugees Face Love and Hate

    Refugee Crisis and European Response More than 1.3 million refugees had crossed into Europe by March, 2016. They came by land and sea. This influx of refugees sparked a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the millions of arrivals. It created division in the European Union over how to best deal with resettling people. While

  • False Stories About Muslims Fuel Hate Crimes & Prejudice
    Islam

    False Stories About Muslims Fuel Hate Crimes & Prejudice

    In the past week, three pieces about Islamophobia in the UK caught our attention. They underscore the depth of anti-Muslim prejudice in British society, and point to some of the reasons behind it. On Tuesday, The Guardian reported that a study conducted by the charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) revealed that more than one-third of schoolchildren in the UK believe

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Our goal is to reach the largest possible world audience with relevant up-to-date information about human rights violations (Muslims and peoples of other faiths) around the globe. Also, to recruit volunteers (members) to implement grassroots campaigns in the US and other nations; lobbying US, other states and the United Nations on behalf of persecuted/repressed groups.