Here’s a list of recent not-to-be-missed stories from across the web:
1) TSurvivors of the Quebec City Mosque React to Shooter’s Sentencing: “This person who killed six, left 17 orphans, he’s being given the chance to walk in society again,” said Said El-Amari, who was shot twice by the attacker.
2) Student Challenged History Lesson on Islam In Court, Find Out The Ruling… A high school student refused to complete a history lesson on “The Muslim World” and went to court, charging that she felt the assignment forced her to embrace Islam. This week, a federal appeals court in Maryland disagreed with the student’s assessment…
3) SPOTLIGHT ON: America’s First Female Muslim Mayor: Another glass ceiling has been thankfully shattered for Muslim women in American politics. Sadaf Jaffer was recently sworn in as mayor of Montgomery Township, New Jersey becoming, as Religion News Service, puts it, “the country’s first female Muslim mayor, first female Pakistani-American mayor and first female South Asian-American mayor.”
4) In Milwaukee, Muslim Girls’ Basketball Team Wins On Their Terms: At 14-4, the Salam Stars, an all female (and all Muslim) high school basketball team has, according to the Washington Post, “entered this week’s sectionals still as underdogs but having showed that being Muslim and crushing it on the court is as normal as apple pie.”
5) And finally, ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Creator Talks How Her Muslim Background Influenced Her Work Creator Carina Adly Mackenzie talks to Entertainment Weekly about her Muslim background which helped “shaped her perspective and therefore the show’s.”