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Nearly 800,000 U.S. TV households ‘cut the cord,’ report says

Nearly 800,000 households in the U.S. have “cut the cord,” dumping their cable, satellite, or telco TV providers

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April 14, 2010

NBC News: Estimated 20,000 Americans Convert to Islam Each Year, More Women than Men

Very interesting stories from American converts to Islam

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April 8, 2010

Isra Bhatty, Soros Fellowship Recipient

Isra Bhatty is currently a Rhodes Scholar and DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford, where she received an MSc in evidence based social intervention with distinction last summer. After studying economics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, Bhatty went on to Yale Law School, where she will continue as a second-year student in the fall.

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April 8, 2010

Pak MP’s Refuse Body Scan

Pakistani MPs abandon US visit over body scanning

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April 8, 2010

Middle-class Muslims Fuel French Halal Boom

Known as the beurgeois – a play on bourgeois and the word beur, slang for a French person of North African descent – these new consumers are behind a rapidly expanding and highly profitable market in halal food and drinks.

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April 8, 2010

Stories of Friendship & Faith: The Wisdom of Women Creating Alliances for Peace

As you open the book, you’ll meet my three dear friends; Gail Katz, (Jewish) Trish Harris, (Catholic) and Shahina Begg, (Muslim) who will invite you to sit down with them around a kitchen table.

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April 8, 2010

Examining the Evil Eye

… the evil eye is a reality that is mentioned in the Holy Quran and something that the Prophet Muhammad (s) himself was very well acquainted with…

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April 8, 2010

US Anger at Election Claims Prompt Karzai Call

The United States has rejected President Hamid Karzai’s anti-foreigner outburst as “troubling” and “preposterous”, prompting a hurried effort by the Afghan leader to make amends, Agence France-Presse reported.

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April 8, 2010

Shakh Tahir Qadri’s Fatwa Against Suicide Bombing and Terrorism

Conclusion of series–part five

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April 8, 2010

Is This the Culmination of Two Years of Destabilization?

A number of commentators have expressed their idealistic belief in the purity of Mousavi, Montazeri, and the westernized youth of Tehran.

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April 8, 2010

Southeast Michigan Upcoming Events

As usual, many events are planned by the Muslim and Arab communities during the spring and summer months. Here are some of them.

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April 8, 2010

Community News (V12-I15)

Toledo mosque to have Adhan / Oregon ends hijab ban for teachers / Toronto two-day anti-usury conference

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April 8, 2010

Why ElBaradei?

The return of Mohammed ElBaradei,the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to Egypt has created political controversy centred around the likelihood of his running as a presidential candidate next year.

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April 8, 2010

Houstonian Corner (V12-I15)

books of Dr. Asaf Riyaz-i-Qadeer / Right to vote for overseas Pakistanis

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April 8, 2010

Negotiations with Taliban? (Part 1)

Thoughts on Afghanistan / Pakistan / Taliban issues

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April 8, 2010

Consensus Eludes Women’s Reservation Bill

NEW DELHI: Euphoria raised over Women’s Reservation Bill’s passage in the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) appears to have virtually lost its importance within less than a month.

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April 8, 2010

Blasts in Peshawar and Dir

Pakistani security officials said the assailants planned the attack methodically, using local scouts and safe houses, smuggling explosives into a dump site near the consulate and assembling the car bombs locally.

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April 8, 2010

Trains Explained, for kids

Trains explained, for kids

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April 8, 2010