Open Letter from Long Island Muslims Condemning Brussels Attack

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York On Tuesday, Belgian citizens became the latest victims of yet another terror attack carried about by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Authorities in Brussels said 36 people died in explosions at a metro station and Brussels Airport.Since the attacks, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump reaffirmed his Muslim ban pledge by saying the US needs to shut down its borders and his Republican rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas called for tough surveillance of all Muslim communities, which prompted New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to say that “Cruz doesn’t what the hell he’s talking about.”Muslim Americans have joined in condemning the latest attacks, as they did when civilians were murdered in Paris last November and in San Bernardino, Calif., earlier this year. On Long Island those views have been spelled out in an open letter from leaders at the Selden Mosque who decried violence perpetrated in the name of Islam. The following has been edited for clarity:The congregants, Imam, Board of Trustees and the Executive committee of Islamic Association of Long Island from The Selden Mosque (The Oldest Mosque of Long Island) are saddened and strongly condemn the Belgium terror attack that killed 36 and seriously injured more than 200 innocent people Tuesday.The Terrorist group ISIS which, took responsibility for the attacks, must be brought to justice. We urge the international community to stand together against all extremist groups. We call for international cooperation against all types of barbarism, terrorism, and murders of innocent civilians anywhere in the world. According to International Business Times, 1.5 million Muslims have signed a Fatwa, issued by a very large number of Muslim scholars, condemning the violence and barbarism committed by ISIS.We call for international solidarity against all types of terrorism and brutality. No act of terrorism should be tolerated.The savage and despicable attacks on civilians are outrageous. We condemned these horrific crimes in the strongest terms possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved one of those killed and seriously injured, and we stand together with the people of Belgium in the time of sorrow.The perpetrators of these heinous attacks must be apprehended as quickly as possible and must face justice. Their crimes are crimes against humanity and Islam. These so called jihadist are a group of sick-minded people, who only represent themselves, and must be stopped at any cost.We stand in solidarity with our fellow Americans, in defense and security of our country.Islamic Association of Long IslandThe Selden Mosque (The Oldest Mosque of Long Island)last_img read more

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Castilla works without frills

first_imgMidfielder Miguel Baeza, working out in his living room. The key is being not lose tone having to train in reduced spacesYes, as is the living room of a house. They move some furniture and that’s it. This is the case of the midfielder Miguel Baeza. Stretching, plyometry, strength with elastic bands … Also with stationary bikes, one of the most affordable items and that some already had at home. Some like Fran Garcia, he was luckier and upon returning to his home in Bolaños de Calatrava (Ciudad Real) he was able to race in the family garden. Many are taking advantage of the attics of their buildings, such as the central one Mario Gila. In some situations, it is the pairs or relatives of the players themselves who help them in some exercises, especially those related to the ball. The castillista squad led by Raúl does not know, like the older ones, when his championship will resume and he is having to get used to training in tight spaces and with the little material of fitness they have at their disposal, part of it borrowed directly from Valdebebas … “They are coping as best they can,” the agent of one of Castilla’s players explains to AS. “In our case, he has also received extra instructions from the personal trainer who usually helps him out in the summer to get in tune before the preseason, everything is done online, with WhatsApp, videos …”. The club also provided instructions. Víctor Paredes, the coach of Castilla, sends them homework. The club also gives them instructions on nutrition during confinementor. A very important aspect to avoid that the boys have a different diet than the one they are used to. All remotely controlled by Raúl himself, which remains in full contact with its collaborators. The Castilla players they are professional footballers despite being a soldier in Segunda B, a non-professional category, but they do not have the means of the first template to be able to train with a private gym at home. They cannot have the machines (some cost € 9,000) that many of the footballers of the Zidane squad do have and these days they shine on their social networks. Some of the castillistas still live in their parents’ homes, the majority do it in flats in urbanizations and a few of them, before the Government established more drastic measures with the alarm status, he went to his hometown to be close to his family … The injured, assisted telematicallyThere are other more special cases, such as those of the Brazilian Rodrigo Rodrigues and Pedro Ruiz, recent injured and long-term, requiring a different and supervised job, even if not in person, by the club’s physical therapists. The Andalusian striker went down to Seville (the midfielder Martín Calderón made it to Jerez) before movement restrictions were decreed by the state of alarm. Although he still uses crutches and a joint clamp, you are doing exercises under the telematic review of the first team doctors. Madrid does not neglect the renovations.Another aspect is the mental matter. The white entity has asked them to be cautious with the content they show on their social networks and most have limited themselves to teaching how they exercise, their achievements in video games such as Fortnite and the FIFA20 (They even play games wearing their own official shirt, so they do Gelabert) and above all, to challenge the viral game of toilet paper in the first days of quarantine. They have, above all, football ‘overalls’ …last_img read more