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When mosque in Minnesota becomes ‘Islamic’ and ‘Islamic-American’: This is the story of a Muslim community and its growth

As mosques in Minnesota have expanded, some have come under fire for their practices, including wearing head scarves and sharia law, the teachings of Islam.The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called on the Minnesota legislature to prohibit the use of the phrase “mosque,” but other Muslim organizations have welcomed the

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Muslim community welcomes Trump’s support

Muslims in the United States are celebrating the first major Muslim president since President Donald Trump’s election victory.Trump has pledged to make the country safer by strengthening security, and he has praised the mosque at the site of the World Trade Center bombing in New York City.His campaign, however, has questioned the mosque’s decision to

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Why is Islam in Cordoba spanish so different?

A mosque in Cordova, Spain, which was closed in 2017 amid protests by Muslims over a planned Islamic center, reopened on Tuesday.“I have a lot of respect for the mosque,” Imam Ali Al-Ali, who has been living in the town for the past four years, told AFP news agency.The new mosque is located in the

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When Imam Ali Mosque in Queens is a mosque, it is a sanctuary

Ali Mosque, Queens, New York (MNT) — When Imam Ali mosque in Queens was founded in 1848, it was the first mosque in New York City.Today, it serves as a sanctuary for more than 6,000 Muslims, many of whom are refugees from the Middle East.The mosque has been hosting the community for more of its