Lauren Markoe writes for Religion News Service.
On the day after the election, Mervat Aqqad’s seven-year-old son woke up and asked who got elected president.
When Aqqad broke the news to Ibrahim his first question was, “Do we have to move now?”
“I told him, ‘You were born here. You’re an American citizen like anyone else,’” said Aqqad, a middle school teacher in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Islam prohibits the depiction of God or prophets, and some Muslims believe drawing any animate being is also forbidden. Certainly no such images appear in the Qur’an, its central holy book.
When it comes to contraception, a clear majority of Americans say employers should be required to cover it in their health-care plans, even if they have religious objections.
Religion is big bucks, contributing $1.2 trillion annually to the U.S. economy, according to the first comprehensive study to tabulate such a figure.
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