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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Statement on Shooting at Texas Elementary School

With heavy hearts, the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut feels compelled to express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the children and teachers mercilessly gunned down at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24. Once again in America, gun violence brutally ended innocent lives following gun rampages in Buffalo and

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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Condemnation of Violence

The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut unequivocally condemns three acts of unthinkable violence that unfolded in recent days. We grieve with the families of victims and pray that the perpetrators will face immediate and full accountability. Two of these acts have been classified as federal hate crimes, and the other has been denounced by the United

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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Attack on Shia Mosque in Peshawar

The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut strongly condemns the deadly suicide bombing of a Shia mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, on March 5, 2022, killing more than 60 worshippers and wounding more than 200 people at a time when the mosque was packed for Friday prayer. Islamic State of Khorasan IS K has claimed responsibility for this

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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

As we enter the 10th day of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Muslim Coalition of Connecticut stands with the Ukrainian people and offers support and our collective prayers to the victims of aggression and violence. This escalating conflict will lead to immense civilian casualties, increasing humanitarian needs, and is leading to one of the biggest

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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Isra wa’al Miraj

On the night of February 27, 2022 ((Rajab 26,1443 AH), Muslims commemorated the miraculous night journey (isra) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) from Mecca to Jerusalem, his ascension (mi ‘raj) that night through the seven heavens, and his return to Mecca. During the Prophet’s miraculous ascension, he met many Prophets, including Jesus and Moses (peace

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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Open Letter on Racism and Bigotry

The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut stands in support of our Historically Black Colleges and Universities, many of whom were targeted by recent bomb threats. Targeting by racial, religious or ethnic profiling is antithetical to our identity as Americans. The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut stands in solidarity with our black American brothers and sisters in this

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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Statement on Texas Synagogue Hostage Attack

The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut condemns the taking of hostages at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas yesterday. In Islam, all houses of worship are considered sacred ground, and there is no justification for violating the sanctity of a worship service or its attendees for any reason. We express our support and solidarity with our

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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Statement on Mosque Attack in Afghanistan

It is with sadness that we read about another mosque bombing in Afghanistan after Friday prayers on October 15, 2021. The Muslim Coalition of CT expresses its condemnation of these acts of terrorism and our heartfelt condolences to all the victims of these sectarian attacks on worshippers. Islam does not under any circumstance allow for

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12 Rabi Al-Awal Greetings

In remembrance of the birth date of Prophet Muhammad, the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut sends greetings of peace to Muslims around the world on the 12th day of Rabi’ al-Awal of the Islamic calendar. We send salutations and prayers upon the Prophet Muhammad and we pray for the health, safety, peace, and well-being of our

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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Aida Mansoor op-ed for Hartford Courant

The horrible events of 9/11 forced us to realize how much we need each other and how little we know about each other. It forced us to attempt to get outside our comfort zones and have conversations with people of many diverse ideas and faiths. As we come to the 20th year after 9/11, we

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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Dr. Reza Mansoor interview with CT Public Broadcasting

In reflecting on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, the president of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, Dr. Reza Mansoor discusses the difference between religious extremists, core Islamic values, and cultural traditions – differences that have been generalized since the attack. Our latest episode of Cutline explores the 9/11 attacks through conversation about memorials, memory, and meaning.

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Muslim Coalition of Connecticut

Statement on Attack in Kabul

The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut condemns the heinous suicide bombing that killed more than 180 and seriously wounded hundreds more at the Kabul airport on August 26, as refugees were attempting to enter.

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