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When Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old Muslim student from Santa Clara, California found a warrantless tracking device on his car who did he call? CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area. When 19-year-old Gulet Mohamed from Virginia was detained in Kuwait, who did his family call?

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A coalition of 25 student organizations representing eight minority communities at the University of Maryland has presented a list of 64 demands to the administration. They include increased mental-health support and scholarships for marginalized students, as well as prayer rooms in every “major” building and shuttle service for Muslim students to a Muslim center.

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Seven years ago, the Muslim community in Western Prince Williams County (PWC) realized that they needed a place to gather and pray. Holding Taraweeh, Jumuah and Sunday school classes in various leased spaces including the Battlefield High School, in western PWC, they now seek to build their own center under the banner of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS).

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On November 11, 2016, with Delegate Kathleen Murphy, Delegate Marcus Simon, Delegate Mark Keam , Supervisor John Foust, Imam Majid from ADAMS, Imam Safi Khan from Dar-us-Salaam, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Cantor Micheal, Rabbi Amy S., Reverend Shakespeare, Rabbi Jeffrey Saxe, Fairfax County Police representatives and McLean Islamic Center’s Members and Friends, the Muslim community in McLean celebrated the official opening of the new masjid located at 8800 Jarrett Valley Drive Vienna VA 22182.

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