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Hamas MP/Cleric's Friday Sermon: We Will Conquer Rome, the Two Americas, and Eastern Europe

In a Friday sermon that aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV on April 11, 2008, Yunis Al-Astal, Hamas MP and cleric, told worshipers that Rome, "the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital," would...

Islam Luring More Latinos

At dusk, Aminah Martinez prepares dinner in her small Fairfax kitchen. Corn tortillas for enchiladas, grated cheese and beef for tacos, maybe an avocado for guacamole -- all staples of her youth. But dusk is...

Islam in the Caribbean and South America in Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

The terms Caribbean and South American refer to aggregations of countries, not to specific areas within legally defined boundaries. Thirty-one countries form the Caribbean, which is divided into English, French, Spanish, and Dutch linguistic...

New Islamic Movement Seeks Latino Converts

Slipped inside a strip mall across from Exposition Park where the smell of incense mingles with Arabic swirls on the wall, Muhammad Gomez absorbs the message of Allah. Sitting beside him in this storefront...

Mazel Tov: Mass Jewish Wedding in Havana

January 22, 2007 Salomon Mitrani sat through his wedding ceremony. After all, at 84 years old he finds it hard to stand. By Cuban law, he has been married to his wife, Pilar, for...

Cuba's Jews Take Heart From First New Synagogue Since Revolution

CAMAGUEY, Cuba -- Thirty-six years ago, Alberto Roffe's grandfather dug a hole in this city's only Jewish cemetery, lowered his community's prayer books into it and covered the crypt with concrete. Cuba's communist government had...

For Cuban Jews, endless deprivation

HAVANA - Birds enter through the synagogue's broken windows and leave their droppings on the faded velvet seats. During religious services, most of the sparse crowd sits in the first two rows to be...