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November 14, 2009
The shootings last week at Fort Hood, Texas, have been met with everything from fear and anger to disbelief, shock and sadness. Every day we are learning more about Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged gunman, and his motivations behind the attack that killed 13 last week. What are healthy and maybe spiritual ways that we can react to this incident without adding fuel to fire of this already volatile occurrence? ? Americans are experiencing shock and disbelief as the details unfold about the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings.
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November 28, 2001
Laura Sturza HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- This year, the observance of Ramadan, a month of practices designed to increase spiritual purity, has been particularly poignant for the Khan family. Bibi Khan has lived in the United States since 1981. Like her 15-year-old daughter, Yasmin, she cried as she spoke about the ways that recent world events have transformed their experience of this most holy time of year. "This Ramadan, we're especially conscious of the misfortunes of people, people who celebrated this year without family members," said Khan, 48, "We're more appreciative of the freedom we have being American Muslims."
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November 21, 2009
?His name had barely been released, his heritage and history not immediately known, but the reaction was fast and furious,? began an article last week in the Canadian Press. Many questions remain about the alleged shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan, with some reports alluding to a connection Hasan had with a military Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is calling Hasan a hero. As such, questions like ?Were the shootings an act of terrorism?? and ?Should Muslims be allowed to serve in the military?
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