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5 Questions: Aasif Mandvi

Last weekend, the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding (ISPU) held their annual banquet, themed “Reshaping the Muslim American Narrative.” Among the keynote speakers was Aasif Mandvi, an actor and correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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Myanmar Atrocities on Rohingya

Everyone you talk to from this country’s Rohingya minority knows someone who attempted the dangerous and illegal journey by sea: a relative, neighbor or friend.

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Hassen & Barghi Among 2015 Rhodes Scholars

Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, announced last week the names of the thirty-two American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the United States…

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Regulating the Sacred: Why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

For many Muslims, adherence to Islamic dietary laws, known as halal, is an intrinsic part of their everyday lives.

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Columbus Was (Not) The First To Cross The Atlantic

By Firas Alkhateeb EDITOR’S NOTE: Firas Alkhateeb is an Islamic History teacher at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. This article originally published on LostIslamicHistory.com. The old poem that most American school children recognize begins “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Indeed, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus (whose real name in Italian was Cristoforo […]

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Turkey to Host Training for 2,000 Syrian Rebels: Official

Turkish and U.S. forces will train 2,000 moderate Syrian rebel fighters at a base in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir as part of the campaign against Islamic State insurgents…

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November 26, 2014

Turkey in Preliminary Talks with Westinghouse on Third Nuclear Plant

Turkey has entered exclusive preliminary talks with U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Japan’s Toshiba group, on building the country’s third nuclear power plant, Westinghouse said.

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November 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia Leans on Gulf States to Close Ranks as Region Boils

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain agreed at a meeting on Sunday to return their ambassadors to Qatar, signaling an end to an eight-month dispute over Doha’s backing of Islamist militants in Syria and elsewhere and its promotion of Arab Spring revolts.

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November 26, 2014


Opinion

The New Bull Market

By Bob Wood, TMO Contributor Editor’s Note:  Bob Wood is an established investment advisor, and long-time TMO contributor.  His opinions are his own. Let me begin this installment with the disclosure that as far as the markets are concerned, I’ve been more wrong over this past three years than at any time in my career. […]

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November 26, 2014


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Self Inflicted Wounds

The 2014 mid-term elections are over, and boy, did we do it to ourselves again. The results speak not only to the power of big money in politics, but also the inability of the electorate to form opinions worthy of their voting privileges.

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November 13, 2014


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Hassen & Barghi Among 2015 Rhodes Scholars

Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, announced last week the names of the thirty-two American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the United States…

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November 26, 2014

Christian Beheads Roommate for Practicing Witchcraft, Religious Right Silent

But there’s one beheading in Oklahoma that has drawn nothing but silence from the “Christian” Right. Isaiah Marin of Stillwater, Oklahoma was charged …

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November 20, 2014

Nashville Treatment of Muslims is 21st-Century Disgrace

… instead of dwelling on the Nashville of the 1960s, I kept flashing to Middle Tennessee’s treatment of Muslims today…

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November 13, 2014

Zoya Khan wins Google Hackathon

Zoya Khan, a Wichita State University College of Engineering graduate student in computer networking, contributed the idea behind an app that won the People’s Choice Award at the Google Hackathon 2014, held Oct. 24-25 at the national convention of the Society of Women Engineers, in Los Angeles. She was one of only 75 participants selected […]

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