MABDA Report 22/06/2014

Woman Chairs US Largest Muslim Group

America’s largest Muslim advocacy group has picked Ohioan female Muslim lawyer Roula Allouch as its new acting national board chair replacing previous chair Omar Zaki who stepped down after two years in his post.

"I would like to thank Omar Zaki for his service to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and to the defense of civil rights for all Americans," Allouch said in a CAIR statement obtained by

Jews, Muslims Pray For Missing Teens At Reported Kidnapping Site South Of Jerusalem

A group of Jews and Muslims convened on Tuesday near the site where three Israeli teenagers were reportedly kidnapped on June 12, The Times of Israel reported.

The Tag Meir forum, a grassroots organization that fights Jewish vandalism targeting Palestinians, organized the interfaith gathering that hosted several prominent rabbis including Rabbi Michael Melchior and Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun, as well as Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Hawa.

Bosnia WC Players Visit Cuiaba Mosque

Three Muslim players from Bosnia-Herzegovina World Cup team have paid a visit to the local mosque in Cuiaba, performing Friday prayer at the mosque and mingling with the local community.

The visit, reported by website, comes ahead of their awaited Group G match against Nigeria on Saturday, June 21, in the Mato Grosso capital.