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Ya Tayba (Beautiful Nasheed)

Ya Tayba
Ya Tayba

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December 30, 2010

Zahid Syed, Chairman of Nassau County Human Rights Commission

NASSAU,NY–Zahid Syed was appointed as the chairman of the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights recently. An active community worker with extensive grassroots work he has impeccable record of service.

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December 30, 2010

US Muslim Consumers, A Niche Market

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey: In the ballroom of an upscale hotel a short train ride from New York, advertisers, food industry executives and market researchers mingled — the men in dark suits, the women in headscarves and Western dress. Chocolates made according to Islamic dietary laws were placed at each table.

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December 30, 2010

Jordanians Urged To Pray For Rain

As the water crisis in Jordan deepens, the country’s ministry of religious affairs is urging citizens to hold special prayers for rain. The move comes after a significant delay in the rainy season and five successive years of limited rainfall which threatens the country’s water supplies.

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December 30, 2010

Sudan’s Bashir Looks to Islamic law

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s president said the country would adopt an Islamic constitution if the south split away in a referendum due next month, in a speech on Sunday in which he also defended police filmed flogging a woman.

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December 30, 2010

Egypt Says Not Seeking Nuclear Arms

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt is not seeking to acquire nuclear arms and wants to rid the region of such weapons, Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Saturday.

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December 30, 2010

Iran Hangs Man Convicted of Spying for Mossad: IRNA

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran on Tuesday hanged an Iranian convicted of spying for the Islamic Republic’s arch foe Israel, the official IRNA news agency quoted a statement from the judiciary as saying.
Ali Akbar Siadat was found guilty of relaying sensitive data to Mossad, having worked for the Israeli intelligence agency since 2004. He was arrested four years later when he tried to leave Iran with his wife.

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December 30, 2010

Iran-India Row Escalates

NEW DELHI, Dec 29 (Reuters) – An oil trading dispute between India and Iran escalated as Tehran refused to sell oil to India under New Delhi’s prohibitive new rules, sources on both sides said on Wednesday.

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December 30, 2010

Iraqi PM Says US Troops Must Leave on Time

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that all US troops must be out of Iraq by the end of 2011 as originally planned and that his new government and its security forces are capable of confronting any threats to the country’s security and unity, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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December 30, 2010

Newborn Sextuplets Face Bleak Future in Abu Dhabi

Children born to expatriate laborers in the Middle East region often face uncertain futures as their parents low salaries and poor living conditions have already weaved a perfect web of failure before the baby even comes home from the hospital.

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December 30, 2010

Muslim Women Gain Higher Profile in U.S.

ATLANTA — Around Sept. 11, 2001, not long after she founded the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, Soumaya Khalifa heard from a group whose name sounded like “Bakers Club.” It wanted a presentation.

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December 30, 2010

Another WikiLeaks Cable About My Movies

By Michael Moore, MichaelMoore.com Twice within four days, my name has popped up in the Bush-era secret cables uncovered by WikiLeaks. Lucky me. Though nowhere near as earth-shattering as the uncovering of American misdeeds in Iraq and Afghanistan, these classified cables provide a stunning and bizarre peek into the paranoid minds of the Bush White […]

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December 30, 2010

Beyond WikiLeaks: The Privatization of War

Summary of the UN Human Rights Council, review of the human rights record of the United States, November 2010.

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December 30, 2010

Terrorama: The Next Congress Will See Terror in Everything

Will the new congress spend two years yelling “terrorism!”?

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December 30, 2010

Microfinance Faces Hurdles in Empowering Afghan Women

KABUL (Reuters) – In a dimly lit room at the back of an Afghan house, 21-year-old Zahara is crouched on a plank of wood weaving a large carpet on a loom that she was able to buy using a microfinance loan of $1,100.

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December 30, 2010

Michigan Muslims Volunteer to Serve on Christmas Day

CIOM Christmas outreach

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December 30, 2010

Challenges to Muslims In America

This is potentially a new TMO column by a Muslim convert living in Michigan. Opinions expressed are his own.

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December 30, 2010

Community News (V13-I1)

Imam Rasheed speaks at FL governor inauguration / Atlantic City mosque coat drive / Muslims join interfaith group to help needy in Salt Lake / Demand rises for halal meals on wheels, in Canada

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December 30, 2010

KSU Mobilizes $500 Million for New Car Company

JEDDAH: King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh announced Wednesday that it was able to mobilize funds for its $500 million car manufacturing company within 48 hours after it signed an agreement with a South Korean firm on Sunday to set up the company.

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