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US Mosques in U.S. to Remain Closed Despite Order by Trump

15:45  23 may  2020
15:45  23 may  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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US President Donald Trump has declared that churches, synagogues and mosques are ‘essential’ establishments. He ordered governors to allow them to Trump ’ s announcement comes amid reports that religious communities across several states with Democrat governors have complained they are

Many churches, synagogues and mosques there decided to remain closed anyway, and those that are reopening often remain under strict Mr. Trump has said he has been taking hydroxychloroquine in hopes of preventing a virus infection, despite a safety warning last month from the Food and Drug

The biggest Islamic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. has suggested there is a degree of irony in President Donald Trump deeming a mosque an "essential" place that should reopen, having once instigated a ban on Muslims entering the country.

Some religious communities have greeted with caution the order by Trump to reopen places of worship. He said he had instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue guidance for churches, synagogues, mosques and places where adherents of other faiths can gather, to open their doors again after the coronavirus shutdown.

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 Collective prayer resumes in dispersed order in Senegal © Capture France 24 The Massalikoul Jinane mosque, located in the heart of Dakar, reopened on Friday, May 15. Senegalese Muslims have resumed Friday prayers. But as France 24 has seen, several mosques have remained closed for fear of the coronavirus, despite official authorization to reopen. President Macky Sall announced on May 11 that restrictions on the coronavirus have been eased, including the reopening of mosques, after heavy religious pressure.

Churches, synagogues and mosques already are allowed to operate in more than half of the states, although many remain under social distancing instructions, and individual institutions have opted to remain closed for safety. After delays and revisions ordered by the White House, the Centers for

U . S . markets closed . President Donald Trump said he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential” and called on governors to allow them to “Today I’m identifying houses of worship — churches, synagogues and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services,” Mr

"Ministers, pastors, rabbis, imams and other faith leaders will make sure that their congregations are safe as they gather and pray," Trump said in the announcement on Friday, describing them as "essential places that provide essential services."

However, Ibrahim Hooper, communications director of the Council on American–Islamic Relations said that the country's Muslim schools and community leaders "have already determined that mosques will not be open in the near future because of the health concerns brought on by the pandemic.

"That's a determination for them to make, not for the president to make," he said, according to NPR. "I don't anticipate any mosques changing plans based on what was said by the guy who launched the Muslim ban," Hooper said, referring to the executive order issued in January 2017 which sought to ban the entry of foreign nationals from several Muslim majority countries.

Virus: the mosque esplanade in Jerusalem will reopen after Eid el-Fitr

 Virus: the mosque esplanade in Jerusalem will reopen after Eid el-Fitr © Provided by Le Point After two months of closure linked to the pandemic of Covid-19, the mosque esplanade in Jerusalem will reopen after the 'Eid el-Fitr, a feast marking the end of Ramadan and planned for this weekend, announced Tuesday the organization managing the Muslim holy places in the Holy City.

Trump declared churches, mosques and synagogues “essential services” and threatened to We need you to keep taking these actions to remain healthy and safe, and protect those around us . Churches and houses of worship are sure to remain a point of tension. Newsom said he and his team

Trump urges governors to let houses of worship reopen. States differ on their approaches to religious services Still, the president threatened to “override” the governors if they did not follow his order , though it was Many churches, synagogues and mosques there decided to remain closed anyway

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While some mosques, such as in Houston, will open with limits on attendance, most Muslim communities are turning to technology to celebrate Eid al-Fitr this weekend, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan.

The Islamic Society of Boston's two mosques will stream a virtual Eid sermon and communal takbir, followed by Eid car parades, Religion News reported.

Meanwhile, a televised Eid service in Michigan will be streamed on social media on Sunday morning, while the international Ismaili Muslim community's new online streaming channel, tweeted that it will mark the occasion with a two-day concert by Ismaili musicians.

a sign on the side of a building: A sign is displayed outside the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 24, 2020. Most mosques will remain closed despite the order by President Donald Trump that places of worship would be allowed to reopen. © STEPHEN MATUREN/Getty Images A sign is displayed outside the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 24, 2020. Most mosques will remain closed despite the order by President Donald Trump that places of worship would be allowed to reopen.

The Fiqh Council of North America said in a statement that Muslims should perform Eid prayers in their homes alone or with their own families and encouraged mosques to broadcast their sermons.

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  Baltimore mayor hopes Trump will 'remain at home' instead of visiting on Memorial Day The mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, urged President Trump to abide by the city's stay-at-home order and scrap his planned Memorial Day visit. © Provided by Washington Examiner "The City of Baltimore remains under a Stay at Home order that was put into place to help safeguard our residents from the dangers associated with COVID-19," Mayor Jack Young said in a statement posted to Twitter. "We have worked closely with our health professionals to educate the public about the benefits of social distancing and staying home unless leaving for an essential reason, like visiting a doctor or picking up groceries.

Trump declared churches, mosques and synagogues “essential services” and threatened to We need you to keep taking these actions to remain healthy and safe, and protect those around us . Churches and houses of worship are sure to remain a point of tension. Newsom said he and his team

Trump declared churches, mosques and synagogues “essential services” and threatened to We need you to keep taking these actions to remain healthy and safe, and protect those around us . Churches and houses of worship are sure to remain a point of tension. Newsom said he and his team

Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda, founder of the Qalam Foundation in Texas, said worshippers could still mark the occasion at home.

"We face the prospect of an Eid that is difficult and challenging. Similar to our mindset in Ramadan, we can and should find a way to have a joyous and meaningful Eid," he said in a statement.

The infographic below, provided by Statista, shows the U.S. states with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases across the U.S. as of May 22.

a screenshot of a cell phone: The U.S. states with the most COVID-19 cases. STATISTA © STATISTA The U.S. states with the most COVID-19 cases. STATISTA

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Ile-de-France: a very partial reopening of the mosques for Eid .
© DR Pantin, Saturday, May 23, 2020. Some faithful gathered in the mosque, for a first prayer, as a rehearsal on the eve of the Eid.

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