Sahloul came to Chicago in 1989, Â he (says) he intended to go back to Syria, but he never did. (No Muslim who has the chance to stay ever does.)
“This country also has given me a lot. I grew as a person. I grew as an activist and as a community leader,” Sahloul said.
America has already an ‘activist’ and a ‘community organizer’, do we really need more of his kind?
For Dr. Zaher Sahloul, the holy month of Ramadan has tested his strength and recharged his spirit.
GodÂ allah to grant a sense of responsibility to politicians who condemn Islam just to win votes. He prayed for his brethren whose sacred spaces have been targeted by vandals.
“When you demonize the Muslims, unfortunately that will energize their base,” Sahloul said. “This type of language does not help. It creates an atmosphere of fear and suspicion.”
Its not ‘language’. Â Its Muslims and jihad who cause Â an atmosphere of fear and suspicion….
Quinn spoke at a Muslim prayer service in Bridgeview on Sunday. He says he honors Muslims’ commitment to their faith and will “vigorously protect” the right of Illinois’ more than 400,000 Muslims to practice it.
He renounced recent incidences of violence and intimidation based on religion.
The governor also signed a new law to protect college students who miss a class or exam because they’re observing a religious holiday.
It takes effect Jan. 1.
Sounds just like the Hamburg pact of Umar!
Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the year in the Islamic faith, and Muslims fast each day from sunrise to sunset.
The month ends with a three-day festival known as Eid.