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Sri Lanka Towns Hit by Anti-Muslim Violence - About Islam

Sri Lanka Towns Hit by Anti-Muslim Violence

Sri Lankan soldiers patrolled towns hit by sectarian violence this week as residents recalled how Muslims had hid in paddy fields to escape mobs attacking their homes and shops, in apparent reprisal for the Easter bombings by Islamist militants that killed more than 250 people.

Canadians Hold Rings of Peace and Interfaith Vigils for Sri Lanka Victims - About Islam

Canadians Hold Rings of Peace and Interfaith Vigils for Sri Lanka Victims

Canadian religious communities have been coming together in vigils to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday which took over 250 lives and left many injured “A human ‘Ring of Peace’ conveys the message that we stand together to guard a sacred place of worship,” said Imam Shabbir Ally …

US Muslim Group Calls for Day of Solidarity with People of Sri Lanka - About Islam

US Muslim Group Calls for Day of Solidarity with People of Sri Lanka

A leading North American Muslim organization announced Friday, April 26, as a “Day of Solidarity with people of Sri Lanka”, urging imams to share a unified appeal during their sermon. “We request the Imams and Khateebs to share this “Khutbah & Appeal” in their upcoming Friday Khutbah,” Javaid Siddiqi, President of the Islamic Circle of …

Sri Lanka Muslims Fast in Solidarity with Fellow Christians - About Islam

Sri Lanka Muslims Fast in Solidarity with Fellow Christians

A leading Sri Lankan Muslim group called on fellow Muslims to observe fasting on Thursday, April 25, in solidarity with their fellow Christians. “ACJU requests all Muslims to fast tomorrow (25th April) and pray to ease the current situation and for those who were affected in the recent terror attack,” the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema, …

After Easter Deadly Attack, Backlash Fear Grips Sri Lanka Muslims - About Islam

After Easter Deadly Attack, Backlash Fear Grips Sri Lanka Muslims

Though the majority of Muslims condemned the terrorist attack targeting Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the government’s announcement that a radical Islamic group carried out the attacks has left Muslims in fear of backlash, News 18 reported. “Trust and faith of our people are shaken. Majority of the Muslims don’t subscribe to any kind of …

US Muslims Raise Funds for Sri Lanka Victims - About Islam

US Muslims Raise Funds for Sri Lanka Victims

Devastated by the news of the terrorist attacks targeting Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a leading American Muslim charity has launched a fundraising campaign to help the victims. “We cannot allow community cohesion to be broken. As communities are hurting and need to be rebuilt, the least we can do is to offer our support …

British Muslim’s Thoughts on Sri Lankan Attacks - About Islam

British Muslim’s Thoughts on Sri Lankan Attacks

As terrorism exposes itself and rears its ugly head again, our sympathies are with the people of Sri Lanka;those whose lives have been lost, those who are injured, and those whose lives have been affected, be they Sri Lankans or visitors to the nation. With hundreds dead and hundreds more injured, these incidents are a …

Muslim Scholars Lament Horrific Tragedy in Sri Lanka - About Islam

Muslim Scholars Lament Horrific Tragedy in Sri Lanka

Muslim scholars have lamented the horrific tragedy in Sri Lanka attacks on Easter Sunday in which at least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured. “Sick to my stomach. Praying for the victims and families, and all of our Christian brothers and sisters in humanity. We cannot let this evil win. #SriLankaAttacks,” imam Omar …

Eye on Sri Lanka: Islam, Muslims & Integration - About Islam

Eye on Sri Lanka: Islam, Muslims & Integration

Islam is a minority religion in the island nation of Sri Lanka which lies south of India in the Indian Ocean. The world’s fastest-growing and second largest religion, Islam, represents no more than 9.66% in Sri Lanka, which means 1,997,361 persons only out of the country’s 21.2 million population are Muslims, according to 2012 census. …



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