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Mainstream media outlets are dropping the ball with terrorism coverage - The Conversation US

News coverage of the Manchester terrorist attack was sadly familiar: cellphone videos of screaming victims; details of first responders' hectic efforts; “Was it terrorism?” guesswork; speculation about the perpetrator. In this case, the horror was ...and more »

Why Jefferson's vision of American Islam matters today - The Conversation US

An estimated 3.3 million American Muslims are celebrating the month of Ramadan. It was during this month that Prophet Mohammad first received revelations from God. The holiday has been celebrated at the White House with American Muslims since 1996, ...and more »

These Muslim Convert Stories Will Challenge Your Perspective Of Islam - HuffPost

“Islam is not a religion, it's an ideology, the ideology of a retarded culture.” Islam is “like a malignant cancer.” “I think Islam hates us.” These are just a few of the outlandish statements made by Western voices of political influence in recent ...and more »

Iftar: Muslims share favourite memories of ending their daily Ramadan fast - The Independent

Imagine how refreshing a glass of hot mint tea would feel or how sweet a gooey Medjool date would taste if you had been deprived of water and food from the moment the sun rose. For millions of Muslims around the world, that is the satisfaction they ...and more »

How Iranians celebrate the holy month of Ramadan - Tehran Times

People in Iran is mesmerized by the spirit of Ramadan every year. Different tribes and ethnic groups in the country have special rituals to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan has been a great event for Iranians since the advent of Islam and ...and more »

When does Ramadan end, how long is it and when is Eid 2017? - Metro

People following the period will engage in intense prayer and religious devotion, with many observing five prayers over the course of each day. It is a time for those who follow the religion to think of those less fortunate than themselves, by feeding ...and more »

Like it or not, Islam is a problem - The Australian

The award for this week's most fatuous statement goes to Chris Patten, a former Thatcher government minister, who wrote, “Terrorists cannot defeat democracy.” Quite so, but they can kill a lot of people on the way to defeat. Patten also wrote, “Those ...and more »

These are the dates for Ramadan 2017 - when it starts and ends confirmed - Coventry Telegraph

But if Islam isn't your religion, or not one you are familiar with, you might wonder what it's all about. So what exactly is Ramadan and what does it mean? And why does the date seem to change? It can all be quite confusing.and more »

Ramadan can make Lenten fasting seem tepid - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Every year when the Muslim holy month of Ramadan rolls around, I stand in awe of my Muslim sisters and brothers. The fast that Muslims observe during Ramadan is so much more stringent than anything we Catholics do for Lent, or were ever required to do.and more »

The Importance of Ramadan - STRATFOR

For something routinely observed by just under a quarter of the world's population, there are still many misconceptions about Ramadan, especially in the West. I would like to devote some time in this column to exploring the yearly practice in detail ...and more »