Monday, June 16, 2008


We went to the national Mosque today.  Most had no idea that our country has a national house of Islam.  We do, it is open to everyone, of all faiths.  it was christened by President Eisenhower, and the corner stone was provided by our own Government.  The girls did a wonderful job putting on their Hijabs, as is required to enter into the mosque.

All the students are doing very well getting to know each other.  The bonds of the team are really coming together.  I am not really worried about anyone in terms of culture shock.  Our leaders are fantastic.  Tomorrow starts the heavy lifting in terms of DC work.


6 comments:

sammy said...

How many are real hijabis?

Ian Weller said...

There are two muslim girls, one of whom covers (wears Hijab)

sammy said...

Hun it's me, Sammy from J2J, you don't have to explain it to me ;P

ArezuJna said...

little bit of a correction ian, just to get on your nerves! :D there are three muslim girls, two of whom cover. me, marya, and dina, remember? and, you dont HAVE to cover when you enter a mosque, it is technically not required, especially if you are not muslim. angela just thought it would be nice, i guess.
but how are you? hows jordan?

Roberta said...

Ian I remember that exact moment...sitting in math class and having the announcement about the World Trade Center bombing come over the speakers...

BTW: This blog is neat! :)

Roberta said...

opps mean to post on WHY instead...

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