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
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
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
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
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.
The dreams and safety of a Trinity College student and her family have been eviscerated by the withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan, but she is thankful for the time the U.S. was in her country because it helped millions of young girls and women like her to get an education and accomplish their
The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut vigorously condemns the heinous car bomb attack on May 8, 2021 outside the Sayed Al-Shuhada School, Kabul, Afghanistan that left 85 dead and nearly 200 injured, most of them schoolchildren leaving school for the day. The Sayed Al-Shuhada School serves mostly impoverished children of the Shi’ite Hazara ethnic group, a religious and ethnic minority in Afghanistan. This attack was a crime against humanity.
The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut strongly condemns the ongoing violence in Jerusalem at the Al Aqsa Mosque and in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. Hundreds of Palestinians have been injured as they gathered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque – one of Jerusalem’s holiest sites – to perform prayers during the holy month of Ramadan, but in doing
It was with immense sorrow that we awoke on Monday, March 22, to the horrific and senseless killing of 10 innocent people at the King Soopers Supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut extends its deepest condolences to the victims’ families who have suffered incomprehensible loss. There is no justification for the taking
The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut (MCCT) strongly condemns the horrific shooting in Atlanta that left eight innocent people dead, including six Asian-American women. We express our deepest sympathy to the families that lost their loved ones during this heinous attack. While the shooter’s motives remain unclear at this time, the attack takes place amid a