Two women charged with hate crime in Arizona

Two women accused of breaking into an Arizona mosque while yelling derogatory comments have been charged with burglary. Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer appear to have filmed themselves wandering through the mosque last week. The video, which was live-streamed to Facebook, shows two women grabbing pamphlets and ripping down flyers, with at least three children in tow. . The women can be heard yelling derogatory comments about Muslims, claiming they are trying to expose the “evil” of Islam, which they claim is infiltrating their “nice suburban city”. The duo reportedly let their dogs urinate on the property as well.

Tempe Police spokeswoman Lily Duran told reporters the charge could be upgraded to a hate crime.

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The Birmingham Qur’an

When the Birmingham Quran was exhibited in the city, artist Mohammed Ali put together something that celebrated its discovery as one of the oldest in the world.

The Birmingham Quran, was not just something of historical significance, but it connected with so many spiritually in the city, so It felt appropriate to put on something that involved community voices and engaged with them in a meaningful way. Seeing and hearing these ancient scriptures bounce across the walls of the city’s museum as a unique immersive performance was truly a historic moment.

The people of Birmingham had come together that day to celebrate this important discovery of global significance.

Former Christian preacher speaks about Islam

Chaplain Abdurrahman Sykes, a former Christian preacher talks about why he embraced Islam.