RISSC Report 3/11/2014
‘Prayer for Ottawa’ service held after deadly week in capital
A booming organ thundered through Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Ottawa on Sunday as those at an interfaith memorial service sang a heartfelt O Canada following the past week’s deadly shooting attack in the heart of the capital.
Leaders of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths all spoke at the service, dubbed A Prayer for Ottawa. Observers of all ages, some in military uniforms, filled the pews.
Extremist Israeli Jews Storm Al-Aqsa
Fueling tensions in the world Muslims’ third holiest site, a rightist Knesset member accompanied by several Jewish extremists stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, November 2.
"The very fact that I’m here under guard and the Muslims are free to walk around shows who’s a visitor here and who’s not," deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset Moshe Feiglin was quoted by I24 News on Sunday, November 2.
Interfaith Intercessions For Peace In Adamawa, North-East Zone
Thousands of Muslim and Christian faithful on Sunday converged on Yola, Adamawa capital, to offer special prayers for lasting peace and an end to insurgency in the country.
A Muslim cleric, Abubakar Hussaini, who led the prayer session, urged Muslims to remain calm and be prayerful.
Britons Recognize Muslims WWI Hero
Acknowledging the heroism of Muslims during the First World War, British former army chiefs have called for recognizing the first Muslim soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross, in a bid to show the true face of Muslims whose image has been tarnished by the so-called Islamic State.
“The quiet dignity of our commemoration of Khudadad Khan’s bravery and service is perhaps the most powerful riposte we could possibly send to the sickening extremism of ISIL," Dilwar Hussain, a Muslim academic and one of the signatories of the letter wrote to the Telegraph on Friday, October 31.