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COVID protocols for Muslims during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan, now being celebrated by Muslims around the world, is having some COVID-related adjustments. CNN answers questions about what is different about this, the second Ramadan to fall under the shadow of the pandemic. The answers … Continue reading

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Ramadan greetings in Arabic and English

What do you say to a Muslim at Ramadan? You may greet the person in their everyday language or in Arabic, the language of Islam. Most Muslims in the world are not Arabs, but they use the language in their … Continue reading

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COVID-19 unites Jews, Muslims over burial practices

Often, as Michigan State students create their bias busting cultural competence guides, they encounter examples of how, whoever we are, we are more alike than how different. Judaism, Christianity and Islam owe much of their similarity to their shared Abrahamic … Continue reading

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1 million Muslims vote; Trump support grows

Polling of 844 households by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) showed a Muslim turnout of 84%. About 69% of respondents said they voted for former Vice President Joe Biden and 17% said they voted for President Donald Trump. In … Continue reading

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Biden cites similarity in courting Muslims

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Monday, “I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith … What people don’t realize is … we all come from the same root here, in terms of our fundamental basic … Continue reading

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Coronavirus curbs major religious holy days

Next month, most of the world’s major religions have festivals involving large gatherings of people. Easter is on 12 April (a week later for Eastern Orthodox churches); Passover begins on 8 April; Rama Navami, an important Hindu festival, is on … Continue reading

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Pew Research Center’s free course on Islam comes by email

Want to know more about Muslims and Islam? We’ve got an email course for you Bias Busters love the Pew Research Center because it does so much good, non-partisan research and frequently revisits its work to check for changes. Now, … Continue reading

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Turbans, hijabs, beards to be allowed by U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force is preparing to implement an approval process for Sikhs and Muslims to wear their articles of faith. CNN reports that new guidelines will in most cases allow turbans, hijabs, beards, and unshorn hair that is “neat … Continue reading

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Muslim ban expansion offers lessons

In recent years, we have been unlearning the stereotype that Muslims are Arabs. Today, we got another lesson. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation adding several more countries to his ban on immigrant visas or diversity lottery visas for people … Continue reading

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American Jews divided over Mideast peace plan

Reaction among U.S. Jews to President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan illustrates that the Jewish community is not monolithic, according to the Jerusalem Post. The Post wrote that politically conservative Jewish groups praised the proposal, while more liberal groups criticized … Continue reading

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