The Rev. Christopher Ney, Daily News of Newburyport
Dr. Gilkes suggests that there may have been a blending of traditions as enslaved Africans were introduced to Christianity. She points to the spiritual, "Let Us Break Bread Together," as evidence, particularly its refrain, "When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun, O Lord, have mercy on me."
CAIR representative Zainab Chaudry joined the Council of Muslim Organizations at the National Press Club in D.C. to call for the immediate release of the almost 300 schoolgirls who were kidnapped in Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram. National and local Muslim organizations also took part, including representatives from the National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations.