October 2, 2022


October is Islamic History Month and we have prepared a wonderful platter (literally and figuratively!) for you! Programs: Starting next Saturday, we will have weekly lectures and exhibits on our theme “Food: A Blessing and a Struggle”, exploring ideas about food in the Muslim world; Islamic concepts surrounding food and some critical discourse about food relating …


Bosnia election: Growing ethnic tensions dominate polls

Voters are choosing three members of the shared Bosnian presidency, parliament deputies, and the president of the country’s Republika Srpska. Bosnia’s polls closed in a contest between entrenched nationalists and economy-focused reformists. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/2/bosnia-heads-to-polls-as-ethnic-tensions-dominate-vote

Hundreds killed, hurt in stampede at Indonesia football match

Police fire tear gas after fans invade pitch in East Java, triggering a stampede that killed at least 125 people and injured 100 more. At least 125 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a riot and a stampede at an Indonesian football stadium. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/2/127-killed-after-stampede-at-indonesia-football-match

‘My sister had dreams’: Mourning after school blast in Kabul

At least 38 were killed and 82 wounded in an attack on an education centre where the majority of victims were young women. Kabul, Afghanistan – As soon as he heard about the explosion at the Kaj education centre, Mukhtar Modabber, 30, rushed to the blast site, desperately praying his sister was safe https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/2/my-sister-had-dreams-mourning-after-school-blast-in-kabul