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JESSICA STERN AND JM BERGER: Daesh and the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

The Atlantic: In August 2014, ISIS marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, with a 20-minute, high-definition video offering its greetings to the Muslim world. 89 more words

War

New York City Officially Adds Two Muslim Holidays To School Calendar

New York City is now the largest school district in the country to recognize two Muslim holidays on its official calendar.

Mayor Bill de Blasio… 111 more words

American Muslims

Priorities: De Blasio and Farina de Blasio’s Overture to the Muslim Community

“We made a pledge to families that we would change our school calendar to reflect the strength and diversity of our city. Hundreds of thousands of Muslim families will no longer have to choose between honoring the most sacred days on their calendar or attending school,” Mr. 238 more words

Politics

NYC Public Schools Add Muslim Holidays to Calendar

New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials said Wednesday, fulfilling a campaign promise by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Starting in 2015, city schools will close for the Muslim holy days Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, de Blasio and schools chancellor Carmen Farina said at a news conference. 194 more words

NYC students will now get day off for Islamic holidays

NEW YORK (PIX11) — New York City is adding two Muslim holidays to the official school calendar, becoming the largest school district in the country to do so, the mayor announced Wednesday. 388 more words

News

What’s the point?

People watching is, in a word, fascinating. And, easy to do: anytime, day or night; at no cost, to boot. All you invest is your time, and no sweat is involved. 1,380 more words

Christmas Bread Eating Competition!

25th December, what a day! It is a day set a side by Christian faithfuls, to mark (note I said ‘mark’, it doesn’t necessarily mean he was born on this day) the birth of Jesus Christ. 833 more words