April 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Release Statement Regarding Mosque Security

Montgomery County police will “work closely” with faith leaders during Ramadan but decline to provide basic outlines about how officers will address security during the Muslim holy month. Councilmember Will Jawando on Tuesday called on police to increase security at mosques. Ramadan begins May 5, and during the month Muslims refrain from eating until sundown, […]

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April 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Jawando Calls for Increased Police Presence at Mosques During Ramadan

Councilmember Will Jawando calls for the police to increase security at mosques during Ramadan, which is the Muslim holy month. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5 and continues through Tuesday, June 4. The Muslim community has contacted Jawando to express concerns following the recent anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic attacks in San Diego and New […]

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June 4, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Hundreds Expected at Last Iftar Dinner Hosted by County Executive Leggett Tuesday

The Montgomery County Muslim Foundation will celebrate County Executive Ike Leggett’s last year in office with an Iftar Dinner on Tuesday in the County Executive Cafeteria. Iftar is the dinner eaten after sunset to break the fast each day during the month of Ramadan. “This is going to be our last event we are going […]

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May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for May 15 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, May 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Green Jobs Apprentice Program: The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on creating and funding a green jobs apprentice program at its regular scheduled session today. Here’s the agenda 2. The Washington Capitals: The Capitals will battle the Tampa Bay […]

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June 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: Muslim Communities Considering More Security

UPDATED: “People are really upset and I don’t know why,”Mimi Hassanein, Middle Eastern liaison for the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships said. Hassanein is responding to the death of a teenage Muslim girl in Reston, Virginia Sunday. She said there has been a lot of anger toward Muslim communities, and she’s not sure why. WTOP […]

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July 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Hundreds Turnout for County’s Annual Ramadan Iftar Celebration (VIDEOS)

Nearly 400 residents along with local and state officials turned out for an iftar celebration in honor of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the County Executive Building in Rockville on June 30th. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett hosted the event along with the Montgomery County Muslim Council and Montgomery […]

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June 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Officials Celebrate Ramadan at Muslim Community Center Annual Iftaar (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett along with Montgomery County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Nancy Navarro, Roger Berliner, George Leventhal, Maryland State Delegate Eric Luedtke and commissioners from the County’s Office of Human Rights attended th Muslim Community Center’s (MCC) annual iftaar dinner on Thursday night. Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger and Fire Chief Scott Goldstein also attended […]

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June 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ramadan 2016: Muslims Begin Holy Month of Fasting

Millions of Muslims around the world, including those residing in Montgomery County, began observing the holy month of Ramadan on Monday. During the entire month, Muslims fast everyday from sunrise to sunset; this includes refraining from consuming any food or drink (water too). It’s a sacred time for followers of the Islamic faith to reflect their relationship with […]

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July 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of Sandy Spring Museum

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

The Sandy Spring Museum is celebrating Eid al-Fitr- the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan and the month of fasting- with an afternoon of music, Middle Eastern food, art, and more. This gathering is scheduled to take place on July 25 at 17901 Bentley Road in Sandy Spring. In the U.S., Eid ul-Fitr will begin […]

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July 17, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Muslim Residents Observe Ramadan (Photos)

The Muslim community in Montgomery County observed Ramadan with non-Muslim neighbors and officials during an Iftar dinner. Ramadan is a time Muslims fast from food, physical needs during daylight hours and the Iftar—breaking the fast—can be shared with family and friends after sunset. The fast lasts for 30 days. About 200 people attended the gathering, […]

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