RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA Oldest Functioning Monastery in the World may be Closed by Turkey
The oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world, dedicated to St. Gabriel, dates to the fifth century and lies in Turkey, near the Syrian border. The area was once heavily populated by Christi... Posted on 7/15/12 at 1:40 AM
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, chiding a NATO ally whose support is critical to American goals in the Mideast, said Saturday that Turkey must act on concerns about backsliding on human rights and its secular traditions.
Local Arabs say revolts show similarities between Americans, Middle Easterners The past several weeks have been filled with anguish and indescribable happiness for Nasser Kazmouz, a Crookston doctor, a Muslim and a Syrian.
Within the U.S., domestic terror has become a greater threat, while ignorance about what Islam teaches is widespread. More than half of respondents in a recent poll by the Pew Forum for Religion & Public Life said they knew little or nothing about the Muslim faith.
Two Minnesota prosecutors have decided not to file charges against a man who authorities said admitted posting anti-Muslim images near a mosque and a Somali-owned store, saying the cartoons are protected under the First Amendment.
Move puts Switzerland at the forefront of a European backlash against a growing Muslim population. Muslim groups in Switzerland and abroad condemned the vote as biased and anti-Islamic. Business groups said the decision hurt Switzerland’s international standing and could damage relations with Muslim nations and wealthy investors.
A devout Muslim woman from New York told police she slashed her husband’s neck with a kitchen knife as he slept because he forced her to eat pork, wear short skirts and drink alcohol in violation of her religious beliefs. Rabia Sarwar, 37, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and was freed on $25,000 bail. She told police in a written statement that she was emotionally abused by her husband, Seikh Naseem.
Two electric consumer groups have sued Wisconsin regulators alleging they followed the wrong process when they approved a giant wind farm in Minnesota. The Public Service Commission in July approved Wisconsin Power & Light’s plan to build a $497 million wind farm in Minnesota’s Freeborn County. The farm could cost residential electric customers $9 more a month.
Somali refugees band together to open halal market in North Dakota Ten years ago, a businessman and a high school teacher gathered their families and fled their country, Somalia, to escape civil war. Today, they are embarking on a joint venture, trying to make a go of a small grocery store for other Somali exiles in Grand Forks.
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