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11 Jul 2016

Boston’s Al Quds Day

On July 1, one hundred anti-Israel activists met in Boston to protest against the world’s only Jewish state. They were part of an international day of demonstrations, known as Al Quds Day. What is this? Who are the protestors? And should Massachusetts Jews be worried? Every year, on the last

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20 Jun 2016

From Baghdad to Boston

Published in The Nation, Pakistan’s leading English-language newspaper http://nation.com.pk/blogs/15-Jun-2016/from-baghdad-to-boston-the-moderate-muslims-need-to-be-given-a-prominent-space-to-counter-the Whether in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe or the United States, the West’s failure to understand the extraordinary diversity of Islam hampers efforts to tackle the threats posed by Islamist extremism and terrorism. Kenan Makiya’s recent novel, The Rope, examines

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16 Jun 2016

Islamic Center of New England Promotes Anti-Jewish, Slavery-Apologist

– Joshua E.   On Saturday, June 18, the Islamic Center of New England in Sharon, MA will host a Ramadan Fundraising Dinner, featuring the extremist cleric, Abdul Nasir Jangda. Jangda is a fundamentalist Texas Imam who is the founder and rector of the extremist Qalam Institute, and an instructor

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14 Jun 2016

CAIR Florida leader Hassan Shibly: Homosexuality “evil,” “a quick way to earn God’s wrath”

In the wake of the Islamist massacre at an Orlando gay club, CAIR Florida leader Hassan Shibly told Time Magazine that he wants to send his “overwhelming love and support and unity” to the LGBT community. Yet his social media history shows that Shibly is not quite as loving and

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06 Jun 2016

ISB Promotes Seminar with Extremist Preachers

The Islamic Society of Boston is promoting an online series of seminars hosted by the Al Madina Institute. What sort of clerics will Boston Muslims who subscribe to this course encounter? A look at the preachers involved with the seminars reveals some worrying ideas:   Yasir Fahmy Yasir Fahmy is the Islamic Society of

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02 Jun 2016

Profile: Harvard Visiting Scholar Ali Akbar Alikhani

Ali Akbar Alikhani is a visiting scholar at Harvard, where he is running a research project on the “Islamic Model for Peaceful Coexistence.” Alikhani is also an academic at the Faculty of World Studies at University of Tehran, and is described by a number of Iranian websites as the “head

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30 May 2016

Hate Preachers Fundraise for the Islamic Society of Boston

On June 11, the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) is hosting its annual fundraiser. The ISB’s imam, Yasir Fahmy, will be joined by two extremist preachers: Omar Suleiman and Altaf Husain. Omar Suleiman has been denounced in the media and by moderate Muslim groups for his description of homosexuality as a “disease” and

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26 May 2016

The Jewish Community Needs New Leaders

26 May, 2016 Dr Charles Jacobs   On May 6, 2016, thousands of Boston’s Jews received an email from Jeremy Burton, head of the Jewish Community Relations Council, warning about mounting incidents of anti- Semitism. Reviewing ugly occurrences — swastikas, “Burn the Jews” graffiti at our local high schools — Jeremy

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