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Beyond Disaster–Iraq Is About to Become a Lot Worse

“The war in Iraq is about to get worse — much worse. The Democrats’ decision to let the war run its course, while they frantically wash their hands of responsibility, means that it will sputter and stagger forward until the mission collapses. This will be sudden. The security of the Green Zone, our imperial city, will be increasingly breached. Command and control will disintegrate. And we will back out of Iraq humiliated and defeated. But this will not be the end…”
Chris Hedges

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August 16, 2007

City Under Siege

Islamic Cairo is still waiting for a comprehensive urban development plan, much to the concern of the World Heritage Committee, writes Courtesy Nermine El-Araf…

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August 16, 2007

Prof. Shakeela Z. Hassan: Purpose Prize Fellow

CHICAGO, IL–Civic Ventures, a think tank and program incubator helping society achieve “the greatest return on experience,” has designated a South Side Chicagoan, Dr. Shakeela Hassan, as one of its 2007 Purpose Prize Fellows for her work in interfaith dialogue and documentary film.

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August 16, 2007

Mecca’s Hallowed Skyline Transformed

These days it’s easier to find a Cinnabon in Mecca than the house where the Prophet Muhammad (s) was born.

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August 16, 2007

Education is Key

AFMI is organizing their 17th North American Annual Convention at Marriott Westchase Hotel located along Briar Park at Westheimer in the Westchase District of Houston on Saturday – August 25th, 2007…

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August 16, 2007

Without Bounds

The crime rate in Kuwait is soaring and criminals continue to find new and inventive ways to plunder the pockets of the most vulnerable in this society: pedestrians…

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August 16, 2007

Republican Debate or Fanaticism?

The Republican debate on Sunday the 5th of August, gave me the chills. As a Muslim American of Pakistani descent, the anti Muslim comments made were deafening. Half the time, it seems, was spent…

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August 16, 2007

Diplomat Hamid Ansari Steps Onto Political Stage

NEW DELHI – Committing himself to his new role as the Vice-President, Mohammed Hamid Ansari said that he would not let political differences affect his responsibilities. “I would rise above party lines.” As the Rajya Sabha chairperson, he said: “I would ensure that major issues confronting the nation are thoroughly debated in the Upper House.” He made these comments in his first informal…

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August 16, 2007

The “Stockholm Syndrome” and American Muslims

We did not do anything wrong so we should not have low esteem. Allah has chosen Islam for us and we are thankful for it. As for the question being asked “are you with us or with the terrorists?”, we say “we are neither with the terrorists nor with those intent to terrorize us. We are here to stay, vote and participate in the American process and we are neither going back no can we be interned. Make no mistake!”

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August 16, 2007

The Game of Risk

Investors today seem to view building and managing their portfolios as overseeing a basket of financial assets. And while that is true to some degree, a different tack may prove more useful…

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August 16, 2007

Islamic Institute of Knowledge (IIK) Swimming Session

The IIK rented the Dearborn Recreation Center pool from 6:30 pm, and made special arrangements that only female lifeguards would be present and that the director of the facility who is a man would not come into the pool during the session. 42 attended the event, including 4 mothers.
They “had the time of their life,” said Ms. Beydoun,

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August 16, 2007

Community News (V9-I34)

Aligarh Alumni Meeting Foster City CA / Chicago Muslims concerned over wiretapping / Newark NJ Muslims support community agriculture / New York NY Arabic school principal resigns / New York NY torture by Pakistani immigrants against man betrothed to one of the attackers’ daughters / Little Rock AR Muslim community breaks ground for model Muslim community, “New Africa” / Antioch CA arsonists investigated for mosque fire–CAIR /

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August 16, 2007

Houstonian Corner (V9-I34)

The City Of Houston Pours In $300,000 More Into The Shifa Public Clinic

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August 16, 2007

Another View: Iraqi Politics

Well-informed sources however said that President Galal Talabani and Vice-President Adel Al-Mahdi met Al-Maliki after that and relayed a further message from President Bush. In the message, the US president blamed the Iraqi prime minister for the current political crisis in the country, in particular the withdrawal of 12 ministers from his government.

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August 16, 2007

Muslim Society of Paraná Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Curitiba – A solemnity to be held on Friday evening (10th) will mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Muslim Beneficent Society of the State of Paraná (SBMPR), in southern Brazil. The event will bring together, at the seat of the organisation in Curitiba (capital of Paraná), immigrants, descendents, and relatives, as well as municipal and state-level officials. The members of the Islamic society who have rendered relevant services to the SBMPR throughout these 50 years will be awarded diplomas of Highest Honour.

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August 16, 2007

Indictment Against Virginia Bigot Patrick Syring

Patrick Syring, a 20 year veteran of the State Department, whose postings included Beirut, will be arraigned in Federal District Court on August 30, 2007 for hateful and threatening calls made against Jim Zogby and the Arab American Institute (AAI). A copy of the indictment is here.

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August 15, 2007