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Saudi Women Lobby King for Driving Right

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For the first time ever, a group of women in the only country that bans female drivers have formed a committee to lobby for the right to get behind the wheel, and they plan to petition King Abdullah in the next few days for the privilege.

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October 4, 2007

Ramadan Resolution by US House of Representatives

Editorial Note: The United States House of Representatives passed a symbolic but deeply moving tribute to Muslims and Ramadan this year. The text of the resolution follows:

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October 4, 2007

Leaving Home…

This is the most recent blog post of Riverbend, riverbendblog.blogspot.com, in which she describes her journey to Syria to escape the violence in Iraq.

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October 4, 2007

Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood, an Interview

“Her books about Islam have helped millions, if not billions, of people learn about Islam. She has used her own life to spread the message of Islam far and wide. There are over forty books that she has penned which cover a range of Islamic issues from marriage to raising teenagers to life after death. Her name is Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood…”

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October 4, 2007

Congress Quietly Approves Billions More for Iraq War

“The Democratic leadership in Congress needs to take a stand against this President and say they will not give him any more money. That is the only way to end this war and bring our troops home.”

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October 4, 2007

Commonwealth Nations, Moving Beyond Cosmetic Diplomacy

NEW DELHI – Diplomacy in the fast moving world of today is no longer confined to the government-level, marked by agreements, memorandums of understanding and other accords reached between the countries. The new importance assumed by people-to-people interaction was markedly evident at the..

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October 4, 2007

Think Peace – Live Peace

Our job is to think peace then live the peace we flood our minds with. It will never happen unless we make it a constant action. Do not allow negative aggression to stay in your mind. That is the work of the devil. Make yourself successful by thinking to do good deeds and then doing it.

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October 4, 2007

Investments–What to Buy

“The objective for any investor, regardless of what type of asset they prefer to invest in, is to buy at as low a price as is possible given prevailing market conditions. When it comes to the stock market of today, there seems to be a real shortage of options….”

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October 4, 2007

Humanitarian Day in Detroit

An overwhelming crowd of volunteers showed up at Cass Park on Humanitarian Day, this past Saturday. Running on it’s 3rd year in Detroit, Humanitarian Day is a national event annually ran and sponsored by Islamic Relief USA (IR), a global charity organization. “Each year they have been adding more and more cities across the country, this year having 19 cities across the US”, said Leslie (Lamiya) Wade, co-coordinator for Detroit with Hanifah Rahman.

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October 4, 2007

Open House at Flint Islamic Center (FIC)

Flint–September 30–This past weekend the Flint Islamic Center (FIC) hosted about 300 people, mostly non-Muslims, to address any questions they might have about Islam and to welcome them with warm hearts.

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October 4, 2007

Houstonian Corner (V9-I41)

CAIR-Houston gala / Community clinic at Pakistan Center

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October 4, 2007

Humanitarian Day in Los Angeles, California

This past Sunday in the middle of Ramadan, Muslims from all over the Los Angeles area participated in the seventh annual nationwide Humanitarian Day, a charitable endeavor dedicated to brightening the lives of Skid Row residents through the charitable distribution of food, personal supplies and health care services. A total of 1045 people were assisted.

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October 4, 2007

Yeast

Yeast explained.

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October 4, 2007

The Bosnia Tragedy and the Current Crisis in Kosovo

Geoffrey Cook explores issues surrounding Bosnia and Kosova.

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October 4, 2007

On Highway 59 – Houston, Texas– “Israel Out Of Palestine!”

According to those holding the weekly protest, “we believe it is time to shed a small light in this darkened area of human rights violations. The truth ultimately will be revealed and it should benefit everyone, Palestine and Israel as well.”

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October 4, 2007

Pakistan Topped Arms Purchasers in ‘06

WASHINGTON: Pakistan ranked first among all developing world recipients in the value of arms transfer agreements in 2006, concluding $5.1 billion in such agreements, with India ranking second in agreements at $3.5 billion, according to a report issued by the Congressional Research Service on September 26.

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October 4, 2007