The Islamic Center of Charlotte is on alert following recent attacks in London and Virginia on Muslims observing Ramadan. The Islamic Center’s Jibril Hough says security is already high during Ramadan but there haven’t been any changes in response to the attacks.

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A Muslim woman from Charlotte is still making national headlines, days after she was escorted from a Donald Trump rally in Rock Hill, SC. Rose Hamid stood up in a “silent protest” during a Friday night speech by the Republican presidential candidate in the Winthrop Coliseum.  Hamid was wearing the Muslim head-scarf known as a hijab.  She spoke Monday with WFAE’s Mark Rumsey.

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Imagine for a moment that you are the "other." A member of a group feared because of the violent actions of a few. You have done nothing wrong. You’ve decried the violence. Still, your life is affected by the fear, or suspicions of those around you.

This hypothetical is reality for many Muslims.

Tasnim Shamma

This weekend, Muslims celebrated Eid-al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), which marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It also honors Prophet Abraham's obedience to God in his willingness to sacrifice his son.

So part of the holiday involves slaughtering an animal - like a cow or a goat - to then distribute the meat to relatives and the poor. For one local farm in York County, South Carolina, the holiday is the busiest day of the year.