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Thousands of Muslims gathered at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville Tuesday to close out the month of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr prayers, known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast.”

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Hundreds of people protested Tuesday in front of the Duval County Courthouse before marching to City Hall.

The “no human is illegal” protesters rallied against President Trump’s order to temporarily ban travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville, one of the founders of Table of Abraham, hosted a Ramadan fast-breaking event Thursday night.

Haroon Moghul, an expert on Islam, U.S. foreign policy and religious identity, was the keynote speaker where he spoke about celebrating Ramadan, and where extremism comes from and what the Muslim community can do about it.

Haroon Moghul

The deadly attack on Turkey’s Ataturk International Airport claimed the lives of more than 40 people in Istanbul, just weeks after a similar attack killed 49 at a gay Orlando nightclub.

But where the Orlando massacre spurred an outpouring of support from communities around the world, the response to three suicide bombers detonating devices in Istanbul seems muted.

Although yet to be confirmed, Turkish officials say the self-proclaimed Islamic State or Daesh terror group is responsible for sending three suicide bombers into the crowded Ataturk International Airport Tuesday.

The attackers began firing weapons at the airport’s terminal entrance and later detonated suicide vests, killing more than 40 and wounding close to 240.

Author and commentator Haroon Moghul, senior fellow and director of development at the Center for Global Policy, joins us to discuss the difference in responses between the Turkish and Orlando attacks.

Moghul is the keynote speaker at the Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville's Table of Abraham interfaith event Thursday night.

Names Of 33 Victims In Pulse Nightclub Shooting Released

Jun 13, 2016

ORLANDO — Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said 48 of 49 victims slain in the mass shooting inside the Pulse nightclub were identified by Monday morning.

The city has released the names of 33 victims after notifying next of kin.

London Elects Muslim Mayor

Reaction continues to pour in around the world at news that London has elected its first Muslim mayor.

Sadiq Khan, the London-born son of Pakistani immigrants, was elected last week by a wide margin after a campaign that saw his Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith accuse him of having shared platforms with Islamic extremists.

We see headlines and controversy about immigrants and refugees coming into this country, but what are their experiences really like?

TEDxFSCJ will explore the topic Wednesday night in its first Salon of 2016, a selection of TED Talks on the immigrant and refugee experience. This event, titled "Immigrants, Refugees and Jacksonville’s Muslim-American Community," will feature a number of local voices.

We preview the event, and discuss the lives of Jacksonville's refugee and Muslim-American populations, with Dr. Paul Hendrickson, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication at FSCJ’s Deerwood Campus; Ranna Abduljawad, member of Floridians Responding to Refugees; and UNF professor Parvez Ahmed, with the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida.

Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump are drawing criticism for recent comments they have made about Muslims. This comes after an incident in Texas when a 14-year-old student named Ahmed Mohammed was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that teachers mistakenly thought might be a bomb. We discuss what some are calling anti-Muslim sentiment in this country with Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF professor and frequent commentator on the Muslim experience in America.

Robin Wright

  The events of the Arab Spring were momentous and for many, exciting to watch as they unfolded in the Middle East. So what now?

That's the domain of acclaimed author and foreign correspondent Robin Wright. She's in town this week to discuss her book, Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Muslim World.