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ADC Film Review: “No End in Sight” Offers Insight into Iraq

Washington, DC | July 31, 2007 | At a time when Americans are struggling to make sense of what is happening in Iraq, comes the film “No End in Sight.” This 102-minute film details the historical and political factors that precipitated the 2003 US invasion…

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August 2, 2007

Hersh: Bush Administration Funding Al Qaeda Affiliates

New Yorker columnist Sy Hersh says the “single most explosive” element of his latest article involves an effort by the Bush administration to stem the growth of Shi’a influence in the Middle East (specifically the Iranian government and Hezbollah in Lebanon) by funding violent Sunni groups.

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August 2, 2007

Islam: The Next American Religion?

“The U.S. began as a haven for Christian outcasts. But what religion fits our current zeitgeist? The answer may be Islam.”

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August 2, 2007

A Different Weekend

Unfortunately the Kuwaiti Cabinet has decided to change the weekend from the traditional Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday. The decision was made months ago but the public, as well as several MP’s, have really opposed it. The decision has already been set back twice. It was confirmed that the new weekend would start this September. But it was recently put on hold again…

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August 2, 2007

Two U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Convert to Islam

KABUL (Reuters)–Two American soldiers have converted to Islam and married in Afghanistan, a state newspaper said on Thursday.

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August 2, 2007

The Tower that Slaves Built

“According to news reports Burj Dubai is set to overtake Taipei 101 and the Sears Tower as the world’s tallest building in the coming months. The Burj, which means tower in Arabic, will have 124 floors upon completion, as well as a luxury hotel and four luxury swimming pools along with offices and residential units. Designed to resemble a glittering desert flower, the Burj Dubai when completed will also be…”

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August 2, 2007

My Guantanamo Diary: Face to Face With the War on Terrorism

Mousovi is a physician from the Afghan city of Gardez, where he was arrested by U.S. troops 2 1/2 years ago. He tells us that he had returned to Afghanistan in August 2003, after 12 years of exile in Iran, to help rebuild his wathan , his homeland. He believes that someone turned him in to U.S. forces just to collect up to $25,000 being offered to anyone who gave up a Talib or al-Qaeda member…

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August 2, 2007

TADA Verdict Raises Questions on Muslims Facing Discrimination

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI – Within less than a fortnight, 12 convicts have been sentenced to death for their role in March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, in which about 250 people were killed and more than 800 injured.

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August 2, 2007

Extremism! Who Defines It

What is extremism and who is a Muslim extremist? Someone needs to define these two questions. Those who claim to be experts on this subject have their own definitions of extremism. For instance, increased…

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August 2, 2007

Re: Hijab Abuse in Tunisia, by Yvonne Ridley (Vol. 9 Iss. 29)

Article from Tunisian embassy re. Hijab Abuse Article by Yvonne Ridley: “Ms. Yvonne Ridley’s commentary, entitled “Hijab Abuse in Tunisia” (July 23) is unfortunately fraught with outlandish and baseless allegations as to the wearing of headscarf as well as women’s status in Tunisia.”

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August 2, 2007

Community News (V9-I32)

Danville VA Muslims fight drugs & violence / Baltimore MD Muslims build a house / San Diego CA lunch prayers cancelled / Denver CO immigrants rush to beat fee increase / Dallas TX CAIR seeks interns / Atlanta GA Turks use services of Istanbul Center /

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August 2, 2007

Houstonian (V9-I32)

Nasheeds at Pakistan Center Houston / Daya Seminar on Drug Abuse in South Asian community

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August 2, 2007

Muslimah (V9-I32)

Q&A: Travel with daughter to Yemen

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August 2, 2007

Insurgency Surge

Over 5,000 attacks are being staged monthly on US forces as the Bush “surge” continues to try to forcibly pacify Iraq, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti

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August 2, 2007

Merkel Party Warns US Arms for Gulf Could Set off “Powder Keg”

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats are worried that reported US plans to send a major arms package to Gulf states could inflame a volatile region, a party leader was quoted as saying Monday.

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August 2, 2007

Challenges Ahead for Erdogan

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) was returned to power on Sunday in a landslide election victory. It increased its share of the popular vote to 46.8 per cent to secure 341 seats in Turkey’s 550-member unicameral parliament.

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August 2, 2007

Hamza El Din

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July 2, 2007