Mabda Report 05.06.11

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MABDA Report 5/6/2011

Muslims and Christians in Shotton show ‘solidarity

A group of Christians and Muslims have shared a meal to show “solidarity” in an area that has seen protests about plans for an Islamic cultural centre. The event, Sharing Tables, Sharing Stories, was held at the Bengal Dynasty restaurant, Shotton, Flintshire. Organiser Mike Harrison said it showed harmony was possible in Shotton.

Last month, English Defence League protesters marched at the former Shotton Lane Social Club, proposed site for the new cultural centre.This gathering demonstrates that despite the perceptions voiced in some sections of the media, Christians and Muslims can stand together”

Flintshire Muslim Cultural Society had been planning to turn the property into a multi-cultural centre.

Unsure about Islam? Thanks to Austin woman, there’s now an app for that

Amanda Quraishi wants to assure you that downloading 365muslim, her new smart phone application, will not cause you to be “converted, indoctrinated, hypnotized, browbeat, jihad-ed, or added to an FBI watch list.”

Well, she might not be able to guarantee the last one, but Quraishi’s disclaimer on the Web site promoting the app captures both her relentless humor and some people’s troubling perceptions of Islam.

That’s part of the reason the Austin social media maven designed the app, which provides daily facts about Islam, including passages from the Quran, sayings from the prophet Muhammad, explanations of Muslim words, traditions and beliefs and historical anecdotes.

Interfaith Goes online: The Interfaith Movement On Twitter

Today, huffingtonpost is sharing a selection of the many organizations and individuals who share that goal and have taken their positive interfaith message online. We encourage you to participate in the movement by following and interacting with all of these great interfaith voices on Twitter.