Saturday, September 15, 2012

New CAIR-FL Website | Muslims Condemn Violence | Tampa Rejects Bigotry

CAIR Florida has a new website! Visit to stay up-to-date on all the important issues effecting the Florida Muslim community, civil rights, and interfaith issues. Click the image below to visit the new website!

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Discussion about anti-Muslim attacks post 9/11
New Mosque Opens in Tampa
 By KENNETH KNIGHT | The Tampa Tribune 

A gleaming new mosque topped with two soaring minarets and a golden dome is open for daily prayer services on Morris Bridge Road north of Cross Creek Boulevard.

Leaders of Dar-us-Salaam, which translates in English to House of Peace, want the center to serve as a place of worship for area Muslims and a gathering spot for people of all faiths to foster a better understanding of the Islamic religion.

"We really hope the mosque will bring the community together," said Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Tampa, and a spokesman for the mosque at 15830 Morris Bridge Road.

"We invite our neighbors to come to visit us. We have a lot more in common than what some (people) might think divides us."

Members of congregations such as St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church say they welcome a chance to work with area Muslims on goodwill missions beneficial to the entire community.

"Religious freedom has no meaning unless there is freedom for everyone," said Scott Paine, a deacon at St. Mark....
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