American Muslims Unite To Help Victims Of Terror in Spirit Of Eid al-Adha

American Muslims Unite To Help Victims Of Terror in Spirit Of Eid al-Adha

If we don't celebrate Eid, we won't be Muslims, and if we do celebrate Eid, then we aren't American.
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The Muslim religious holiday of Eid al-Adha, not to be confused with Eid al-Fitr which is celebrated after Ramadan, befalls around the fifteenth anniversary of the horrible attacks of September, 11th.

For some quick background, Eid al-Adha honors Prophet Abraham’s decision to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, on God’s order. It turned out to be a test of Abraham’s devotion to God, and Ishmael was replaced with a sheep, which is why Muslims celebrate this holiday by sacrificing sheep, (any cattle) and distributing the meat amongst the poor. Similar stories have also been mentioned in the Torah and the Old Testament of the Bible.

Muslims all over the nation are wondering how to mourn for the loss of the victims while observing religious holiday the way it is meant to be: by exchanging greetings and gifts. To show solidarity, a Pennsylvania resident and UPenn student, Adam Adnane created a gofundme page which encourages Muslims to donate to Tuesday’s Children. Made after 9/11, Tuesday’s Children is an organization geared towards helping the families and communities that have been impacted by terrorism.

I reached out to Loqman Adnane, Adam’s brother, who goes to Oxford College of Emory University and asked him what prompted him to do this. He stated, “Well, I believe it was because Islamophobia is a huge thing here. Having Eid coincide with 9/11 puts Muslims in a very tough situation. If we don't celebrate Eid, we won't be Muslims. And if we do celebrate Eid, then we aren't American. It would look like we didn't care about the lives lost due to Islamic terrorists and rather celebrated instead of mourning/remembering. He [Adam] thought the best way to overcome this dilemma would be to have this fundraiser to show that we Muslims do care about the loss, but also recognize that as Americans we have the right to practice our religion without having to live in fear.”

Even though the original purpose of this fundraiser was aimed at the American Muslim communities, many non-Muslims have contributed as well in this cause to diminish Islamophobia and help the victims simultaneously. Loqman himself reached out to over seven hundred people individually asking to contribute, and while not all of them could donate, many lend a hand by sharing the link and spreading the word. They are determined to raise at least nine thousand dollars by Eid al-Adha next week. So far, over a hundred and two people have donated, with the average contributions ranging from five dollars to twenty dollars.

It is in tough times like these that we, as a nation, must come together to let those who have afflicted by terror know that we are here for them while also letting the three million American Muslims observe their religious holiday without guilt in peace.

Link for the gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/9-11donations

Please consider making a donation regardless of your faith since it is for a tremendously worthy cause. You can read more about the organization Tuesday's Children on this following link: http://www.tuesdayschildren.org/about/.


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18 Bible Verses That Prove God Would NOT Be 'Pro-Life'

Stop using the Bible as an excuse to take away women's rights.

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"Abortion is WRONG because God (the highest authority) says so! Not because I say so, or "religious" people say so or the government says so...because the CREATOR OF ALL HUMAN LIFE SAYS SO."

This argument is bullshit and I'm sick of hearing it, because it just isn't true. All these Christians claim that the Bible and God says that abortion is wrong, and it's clear they've never read the Bible. Have you ever seen them use a biblical verse to validate their claims? Yeah, me neither. And you know why? BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS NOT PRO-LIFE. They pick and choose vague verses to attempt to back up these ridiculous claims, completely ignoring the damning evidence that the Bible, and therefore God, actually supports child murder, infanticide, and abortion.

Unlike pro-lifers, I'll actually provide some evidence:

1. Numbers 31:17 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him"

2. Deuteronomy 2:34 "And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain"

3. Deuteronomy 28:53 "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the seige, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee"

4. 1 Samuel 15:3 "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass"

5. Isaiah 13:16 "Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished"

6. Isaiah 13:18 "Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children"

7. Ezekiel 9:6 "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house"

8. Hosea 9:14 "Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts"

9. Hosea 13:16 "Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up"

10. 2 Kings 2:24 "And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them"

11. Psalm 137:9 "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones"

12. Numbers 5:21 "-here the priest is to put the woman under his curse- "may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell"

13. Hosea 9:16 "Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb"

14. Psalm 135:8 "He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;"

15. Psalm 136:10 "-to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever"

16. 2 Kings 6:28-29 "And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.So we boiled by son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son"

17. Leviticus 26:29 "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat"

18. Jeremiah 11:22 "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:"


Stop using your religion to try and push propoganda that "God says abortion is wrong because it kills innocent children." Clearly your God doesn't care about killing children. There is more than enough proof that the Bible and God are NOT pro-life. Stop acting like you're good Christians upholding the values of God when you clearly haven't picked up the Bible and actually read it. God doesn't agree with your backwards thinking. Maybe try do your research before spewing your religious bullshit to try and take away women's rights.

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Wake Up Georgia, Abortion Is A Woman's Choice, Not Yours

Just in case you needed this today

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Remember a time where women had complete control over their bodies? Yeah, so do I but things are changing and not for the better. Abortion is a hot topic as many of us know but that isn't stopping people, mostly men from taking these rights away from us.

Abortion is NOT A BAD THING.

Let's face it, most of us are not ready for a baby. That's okay and there is nothing wrong with it. Sometimes you get pregnant and are in a situation that you cannot handle. If a woman chooses to get an abortion because she doesn't have the ability to raise the child then that is okay.

Your NOT A BAD PERSON if you have an abortion

Despite the misconception, you are still the same you were going into it. Some people want to throw their opinion down your throat but you know what? It isn't about them, it's about you. There is nothing wrong with your decision and you are still good no matter what the aftermath. Whoever tells you different can go shove it.

It's obviously NOT an EASY choice

Having the strength to make a huge decision is always applauded but this can be one time that it isn't. Well guess who's clapping for you, I am. You can struggle to make the decision but you do what is best for you. You're not a screw-up, you're human.

You'll have a HARD TIME dealing with it but wounds HEAL

It may not seem like it but trust me, things will mend over. It's not easy but life goes on. Mourning a loss can be something that is hard to get past but trust me. You'll come to a point where you realize you made the right choice and you'll be free.

RAPE and INCEST deserve abortion like any other REASON

Our lovely state of Georgia decided to throw that idea out the window. If you get raped or pregnant by family, abortion isn't optional which isn't fair. Any form of pregnancy that is unwanted deserves to have a choice. If a woman doesn't want the baby then she makes that right. Can I offer a simple thought? What if one of the lawmakers' daughters who is 11 gets raped and pregnant? Then what?

Abortion or adoption? Both CAN and SHOULD be OPTIONAL

Some people would rather have the child and give them up rather than terminate a pregnancy. Guess what? Both decisions are valid and don't need an explanation. It's what you think is best for the baby and yours only. Should the kid grow up in foster care his whole life without a proper family to raise them? Should the baby not have a chance in life? That's your choice to make, not a man sitting in a throne without a thought about it.

Abortion is YOUR CHOICE and YOUR CHOICE only

No one deserves to tell you what to do in your life. No one deserves to tell you what to do with your body. I will be damned if a man who hasn't ever met me gets to tell me how to live my life. You don't have a uterus, vagina or any other female body part do you?

It takes TWO to Make a BABY

Okay so just because a woman carries the child that she deserves to get her rights taken away? What about the man? The egg doesn't just create a baby without sperm right? It takes two to tango and it takes two to create a baby. So guess what? It's the woman's right and decision and just because you helped create it doesn't mean you get a final vote. You want women to start raising children with deadbeats Dad's lurking around because they didn't care to have a child? There's enough now.

Abortion can SAVE a WOMAN and a BABY

I'm not talking about it being a medical emergency. I'm talking about a woman who is a drug addict and is pregnant. A woman who is a prostitute and is pregnant. A teenager who's boyfriend left her because she's pregnant. A teenager whose parents are ashamed she's pregnant and won't help her. Having a child grow up in a world where they cannot get the support they need isn't fair to them nor is it fair to the mother.

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