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Jurors Unable to Reach Unanimous Decision on Most Counts

The Holy Land Foundation terrorism-financing trial ended in a mistrial Monday after the jurors deadlocked on most of the counts. One of five defendants was acquitted of all but one charge against him.

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October 25, 2007

US Army Lures Foreigners with Promise of Citizenship

More than 30,000 foreign troops are enlisted in the US Army, many of them serving in Iraq. Their reward for risking their lives for their adopted country is US citizenship.

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October 25, 2007

Pakistani Professor amongst Nobel-Winning Team

Pakistani professor Adil Najam, now teaching at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, is amongst the team of scientists and experts in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice President Al Gore.

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October 25, 2007

Turkey Fatwa on Prayers

Ankara, 10 Oct. (AKI) – Turkish Muslims will be allowed to pray only three times a day from Wednesday instead of the usual five – without fear of committing a sin in the eyes of those who made the fatwa.

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October 25, 2007

Benazir Bhutto:Kleptocrat in a Hermes Scarf

It’s all totally bogus. Benazir may speak the language of liberalism and look good on Larry King’s sofa, but both her terms in office were marked by incompetence, extra-judicial killings and brazen looting of the treasury, with the help of her husband — famously known in Pakistan as Mr 10 Per Cent…

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October 25, 2007

Wasta: A Matter of Life or Death

Almost 2 years ago to this very day, my son almost died. What started out as a simple sore throat turned into a horrible infection. My spouse and I spent more than a week shuttling him back and forth to our local government hospital here in Kuwait. Each time we went there was a different doctor on duty and a different diagnosis. First, they said…

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October 25, 2007

PA to Close Muslim Charities

Oct. 18, 2007–In a move aimed at undermining Hamas, the Palestinian Authority government in Ramallah decided Thursday to dismantle all Islamic charitable organizations in the West Bank.

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October 25, 2007

David Horowitz Unites the Ummah

“I think it’s really great that the Muslims and Arabs have united against David Horowitz’s hate campaign. But what people still don’t understand is that the anti-Islam speech is just a circus show. What this clown is advocating is the end of the United States Constitution. The end of civil liberties. The end of human rights. He advocates everything that Israel stands for…”

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October 25, 2007

Pres. Bush Must Apologize to HLF for Terror Accusation

The Holy Land Foundation is exonerated. It was a mistrial, said the judge.

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October 25, 2007

Investments (V9-I44) — Your Financial Plan

By Bob Wood, Muslim Media News Service (MMNS) One of the few certainties we can count on with our finances is that, over time, terminology and circumstances will change. For example, when seeking professional advice, we previously engaged the services of stockbrokers. Today, few financial professionals call themselves brokers. Instead, they now carry the title […]

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October 25, 2007

Taming the Teenage Tigers

Bloomfield Hills, October19, 2007. The Unity Center of Bloomfield Hills held a very interesting session on a topic; “Raising Boys: Taming the Dragons, Power, conflict & love between teen age boys and family.”

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October 25, 2007

Community News (V9-I44)

Al Hamra Academy, Massachusetts, gains accreditation / CAIR Muslim community service awards / Denver CO “Understanding Islam” course / Different religious leaders speak at Emory University / Chico CA’s Ali Sarsour to lead Chico Interfaith / Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) opens sixth annual scholarship competition /

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October 25, 2007

Houstonian Corner (V9-I44)

“Mosque” Roadsign / Councilman Peter Brown speaks at CAIR-Houston function

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October 25, 2007

Sisters in Islam–Feminism within Traditional Confines

Berkeley–October 2nd–The full title of the director and founder of the Malaysian founder of the Sisters in Islam talk gave to her speech was “What Islam, Whose Islam? The Struggle for Women’s Rights within a Religious Framework…”

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October 25, 2007

Israel Shaken by Troops’ Tales of Brutality Against Palestinians

Sunday October 21, 2007–A study by an Israeli psychologist into the violent behaviour of the country’s soldiers is provoking bitter controversy and has awakened urgent questions about the way the army conducts itself in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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October 25, 2007

Radio Personality Mumtaz Haque Appointed to Michigan’s Advisory Council for Asian and Pacific American Affairs

The governor’s office of the State of Michigan has announced that radio announcer Mumtaz Haque, who appears on 1460AM, has been appointed to the Advisory Council for Asian and Pacific American Affairs.

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October 25, 2007

Magic Post-Eid Banquet

Jackson–October 20–MAJC is pronounced “magic,” and the magic of MAJC was evident Saturday night in the generous welcome offered to local non-Muslims by this especially well-connected Muslim community.

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October 25, 2007