(REUTERS) Al Arabiya television said the crane fell because of recent, strong sand storms. The accident happened just weeks before Mecca will be thronged with Haj pilgrims.
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LONDON (Reuters) There are as many as 150 Muslim drag queens across Britain, seeking to reconcile their sexuality with their faith, while challenging homophobia and taboos within Islam.
(RNS) “Our species, though selected to be a caretaker or steward (khalifah) on the earth, has been the cause of such corruption and devastation on it,” the statement says.
“Excessive pollution from fossil fuels threatens to destroy the gifts bestowed on us by God, whom we know as Allah — gifts such as a functioning climate, healthy air to breathe, regular seasons, and living oceans,” they wrote.
The Lunar New Year joins a slate of Christian, Jewish and Muslim holy days when public school students will have a day off to celebrate.
A spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, condemned the event as “an open provocation to the Islamic faith.”
(RNS) Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi gynecologist, novelist and poet, made the move after death threats from al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, which claimed credit for the killing of another Bangladeshi atheist last month.
(RNS) Beau Latif Scurich and his wife, Naila Baloch, are the first married couple to share a full-time Muslim chaplaincy position at a U.S. college.