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    • Acknowledgements July 26, 2017
      This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researchers Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Jessica Hamar Martínez, Senior Research […]
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    • Appendix A: Glossary July 26, 2017
      Note: All terms defined as they relate to Muslims and Islam. Allah – Arabic word for God. Eid – The most holy days in Islam. For example, Eid al-Fitr is the festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (Also see Ramadan.) Five Pillars of Islam – The basic tenets of Islam. […]
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    • 7. How the U.S. general public views Muslims and Islam July 26, 2017
      In general, Americans continue to express mixed views of both Muslims and Islam. But on some measures, opinions about Muslims and Islam have become more positive in recent years. More Americans express “warmer” feelings toward Muslims on a thermometer scale than they have in the past, while there has been a decline in the share […]
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    • 6. Religious beliefs and practices July 26, 2017
      While Americans overall have become somewhat less religious in recent years, measures of various beliefs and practices have been relatively stable among those who identify with a religion (e.g., Protestants, Catholics). The current survey shows a similar pattern among U.S. Muslims. About four-in-ten Muslims say they attend religious services at least weekly, […]
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    • 5. Terrorism and concerns about extremism July 26, 2017
      Since 2011, U.S. Muslims have become more concerned about extremism in the name of Islam around the world. At the same time, most believe there is little support for extremism within their own community, even as the general public disagrees. Indeed, Muslims are conflicted about the arrests of Muslims in the U.S. who are suspected […]
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    • 4. Political and social views July 26, 2017
      The political profile of Muslim Americans is much the same today as it was when Pew Research Center first comprehensively surveyed this population a decade ago: Muslims constitute a strongly Democratic constituency. Three-quarters of Muslim voters say they cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and two-thirds of U.S. Muslims ove […]
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    • 3. The Muslim American experience in the Trump era July 26, 2017
      U.S. Muslims clearly express concerns and worries about the future of the country and their place in American society in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president. Most Muslims are dissatisfied with the direction the country is going, which is a reversal of opinion from 2011. Majorities of U.S. Muslims view the Republican Party […]
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    • 2. Identity, assimilation and community July 26, 2017
      Muslim Americans overwhelmingly embrace both the “Muslim” and “American” parts of their identity. For instance, the vast majority of U.S. Muslims say they are proud to be American (92%), while nearly all say they are proud to be Muslim (97%). Indeed, about nine-in-ten (89%) say they are proud to be both Muslim and American. Muslim […]
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    • 1. Demographic portrait of Muslim Americans July 26, 2017
      Muslim Americans are a diverse and growing population, currently estimated at 3.35 million people of all ages, including 2.05 million adults (see here for an explanation of this estimate). The U.S. Muslim community is made up heavily of immigrants and the children of immigrants from around the world. On average, Muslim Americans are considerably younger […] […]
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    • U.S. Muslims Concerned About Their Place in Society, but Continue to Believe in the American Dream July 26, 2017
      Despite the concerns and perceived challenges they face, 89% of Muslims say they are both proud to be American and proud to be Muslim.
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Diabetic Girl Dies While Parents Pray…

On Sunday in the Town of Weston, near Wausau, 11-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died of diabetic ketoacidosis, a treatable though serious condition of type 1 diabetes in which acid builds up in the blood.Neumann’s parents said they didn’t know she had diabetes. They didn’t take her to a doctor. They prayed for healing.

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=732626

I hope the parents get charged with Manslaughter. The girl had not been to the doctor since she was three years old. This is utterly disgusting and if a parent had done that and had been an atheist, they would be arrested and charged with neglect, child abuse and manslaughter.

Sir Edumnd Hillary Dies at 88

Sir Edmund Hillary (b 20 July 1919) died in New Zealand today at the age of 88. He had been in decline since a fall in Nepal.

While Sir Edmund ( a New Zealander) was most known for being the first known person (along with his Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay) to have reached the peak of Mount Everest in 1953, he was also well known for being a humanitarian for the people of Nepal. He helped raise money and attention for the plight of these people. He started the Himalayan Trust in the early 1960s and helped build hospitals, schools, pipelines and airfields. He encouraged other mountaineers to look after Mount Everest’s environment, and to be aware of the Nepalese people.

Afer Everest, he climbed ten other peaks in the Himalayas on further visits in 1956, 1960-61 and 1963-65. He also reached the South Pole as part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, for which he led the New Zealand section, on 4 January 1958. He led a jetboat expedition, titled “Ocean to Sky”, from the mouth of the Ganges River to its source in 1977. In 1979, he was scheduled to act as a commentator on the ill-fated Air New Zealand Flight 901, an Antarctic sightseeing flight, but had to pull out due to work commitments elsewhere. He was replaced by his close friend Peter Mulgrew, who perished as the flight crashed on Mount Erebus.

He had suffered personal tragedy in 1975 when his first wife, Louise and his child, Belinda were killed while on route to join him in Nepal , in a plane crash.

He is survived by his second wife, June, two children and six great grand children.

He was a legend in New Zealand (and throughout the world). He was one tough bugger.

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