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Training Summit for Muslim Peace Activists

In spite of the inclement weather and the climate of fear and hatred against Muslims more than 150 community and youth leaders attended the day long peace leaders training retreat.

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January 20, 2011

Muslim Student’s Association Conference

The West Coast branch of the Muslim Student’s Association (MSAWest) held its 13th annual conference on the grounds of UCLA in Los Angeles this past weekend.

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January 20, 2011

Northwestern U’s First Muslim Chaplain

It is in this event where Tahera Ahmad officially introduced herself to the students at Northwestern as their first Muslim Chaplain.

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January 20, 2011

Tonight We Are All Tunisians

And that the Tunisian President Zine El-Abedine Ben Ali fled from his country like a rat up a drainpipe after 23 brutal years spoke volumes about the character of the man himself.

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January 20, 2011

Religious Divorce Dispute Leads to Secular Protest

By Mark Oppenheimer This should have been a good New Year’s for Aharon Friedman, a 34-year-old tax counsel for the Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee. He spent time with his 3-year-old daughter, and could have been thinking about the influence he will have starting Wednesday, when his boss, Representative Dave Camp of […]

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January 20, 2011

The Billion-Dollar Grant

It almost seems as if “pennies from heaven” are falling from the skies of Kuwait and straight into the pockets of many a delighted Kuwaiti.

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January 20, 2011

A Tale of Two Moralities

But the truth is that we are a deeply divided nation and are likely to remain one for a long time. By all means, let’s listen to each other more carefully; but what we’ll discover, I fear, is how far apart we are.

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January 20, 2011

Arizona and Islam

Geoffrey Cook’s opinion and analysis

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January 20, 2011

Dr Zakir Naik: ‘Islamic Media’ Mogul Faces New Foes

You may lionise him as an ardent `defender of the faith’ or detest him as a pugnacious demagogue, but Zakir Naik is one person you just cannot be indifferent to.

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January 20, 2011

Iran Signs Accord to Build Gas Pipeline to Syria

Iran signed an initial agreement to build a natural-gas pipeline to export the fuel to Syria through Iraq, the Syrian Arab National Agency reported.

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January 20, 2011

Oman Ranked Third on Arab Level in Economic Freedom Index for 2011

Oman – The Sultanate was ranked third on the Arab level in Economic Freedom Index for 2011 recently published by U.S based Heritage Foundation and published at its website in English.

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January 20, 2011

Community News (V13-I4)

Philadelphia–Daisy Khan speaks on MLK at interfaith / Morgantown WV, Madina Ali gets Big East honor award / Nashville TN aid agencies understand need for halal food / Halal retailing in North America

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January 20, 2011

Houstonian Corner (V13-I4)

A rally to stop the January 24th, 2011 deportation of famous Imam Zoubir Bouchikhi was held last Friday in front of the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building located at 126 Northpoint Drive, Houston, Texas 77060.

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January 20, 2011

Muslima Foursome Falter at Grand Slam Down Under

Performance of four Muslim women athletes at the Australian open

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January 20, 2011

A Turk in the Heart of Texas

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com Dogus Balbay was not a name commonly heard in Texas. But for the past couple of years, it has become a household name around Austin. The 22 year old native of Istanbul has become a vital part of the University of Texas men’s basketball team. And this season […]

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January 20, 2011

Muhammad Wilkerson Declares for NFL Draft

Temple University defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson has declared his intention to forgo his senior season of college football and make himself available for this April’s National Football Draft.

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January 20, 2011

BJP’s New Political Strategy

NEW DELHI: The Ayodhya-issue has apparently ceased to have much political relevance for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). At its two-day national executive meeting in Guwahati (Assam), the BJP adopted a political resolution making corruption as its main theme to target the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

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January 20, 2011

The Brutal Truth About Tunisia

Bloodshed, tears, but no democracy. Bloody turmoil won’t necessarily presage the dawn of democracy

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January 20, 2011

U.S. Ambassador in Damascus After 5 Year Freeze

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – U.S. ambassador Robert Ford arrived in the Syrian capital on Sunday to take up his post, ending a more than five-year break in top American diplomatic representation in Syria.

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January 20, 2011

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