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Naomi Klein outlines ‘The Shock Doctrine’ with MSNBC’s Olbermann

December 1–Naomi Klein, discussing her book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, outlines how crises, real or perceived, have been used by governments, especially the United States under George W. Bush, to strongarm a disoriented citizenry into accepting changes to its rights, and its government, that it wouldn’t otherwise accept.

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December 6, 2007

The Day He Lessened His Power

Pakistan is entering into another crucial phase. There is this news roaming all over the world that the Military Jawans of Pakistan have given the send-out salute to General Pervez Musharraf.

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December 6, 2007

NY Islamic Center Honors Rabbi

400 Muslim religious leaders and businessman took part in the center’s annual dinner. Those in attendance welcomed Schneier with much applause as the heads of the ICLI bestowed the special award upon the rabbi.

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December 6, 2007

US Commander Converts to Islam

The US commander of International Security Assistance Force in the Andar district of Ghazni Province in Afghanistan has embraced Islam.

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December 6, 2007

N American Fiqh Council Fatwa

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (KUNA) — During a joint appearance by Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders at the National Press Club on Friday, a national campaign to unite all Americans against terrorists was launched, highlighted by the proclamation of a fatwa by the Fiqh Council of North America.

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December 6, 2007

Kuwait’s Trail of Tears

If only someone were able to scale the towers or even bungee down from the observation deck, to write in the dust, “Wash Me…Puh-leaze!” I am sure Ministry of Interior would stand up and take notice. But since that is highly unlikely, I guess we’ll have to wait for things to get worse before they get better.

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December 6, 2007

Pak Stalls A Crowd-Puller At IITF 2007

NEW DELHI – Launched in 1980, the “India International Trade Fair” (IITF), organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), has developed into an annual mega-event, Asia’s largest show of its kind.

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December 6, 2007

The Attack on Islam

My name is Elder George and I take this opportunity to introduce myself and thank The Muslim Observer for the privilege of writing for them and for the opportunity to share my views with you. Some of you might remember my columns in Muslims Weekly and their internet edition dailymuslims.com.

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December 6, 2007

The King, Christianity, and Al-Islam

And when they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognize the truth in it. They pray: “ Our Lord! We believe; write us down among the witnesses.”

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December 6, 2007

Annapolis: What Next ?

What they have failed to realize is that peace must be built by an honest broker–The Bush administration is not an honest broker and thus those it brought to a glorified lunch in Annapolis remain at odds.

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December 6, 2007

MYNA Association Meets at Bloomfield’s Muslim Unity Center

Bloomfield Hills-November 30-Speak to people on the level they understand. This seems to have been the theme that underlay an engaging speech given by Michigan State University sophomore Tammam Alwani to a packed room of about 50 students and parents at the Bloomfield Muslim Unity Center this past Friday evening…

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December 6, 2007

Museum Program in Southeast Michigan

Macy’s is announcing the creation of a “Macy’s Museum Adventure Pass” designed to encourage museum and library visits.

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December 6, 2007

ISPU Fundraiser

Novi-December 1: Despite the inclement weather over 500 guests attended the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding’s (ISPU) annual fundraising dinner in Novi, Michigan.

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December 6, 2007

Community News (V9-I50)

Antioch CA mosque burning “not a hate crime” / University of Miami MSA finds feces at meeting place / Salt Lake City Utah Muslims object to Romney’s contradictory statements / Hanover NH’s Nadia Khan joins Milford Family Practice / Wassau WI Dr. Naqvi joins Marshfield Clinic / Toronto ON Muslim barred from Air Canada flight, files complaint /

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December 6, 2007

Houstonian Corner (V9-I50)

ISGH Elections / US Rep Al Green asks for support for homeless Iraq veterans / Pakistani consulate in Houston to move

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December 6, 2007

Muslim Scientists and Thinkers: Abu Musa Jabir bin Hayyan

Jabir ibn Hayyan is widely considered as the father of Chemistry, but he was also an astronomer, pharmacist, physician, philosopher and engineer…

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December 6, 2007

“Come Back to Islam, Come Back to Justice!”

[T]here comes a time where one should look at the state of affairs of the legal system in the Islamic majority countries and draw some imperative (and constructive) conclusions. It is simply a shame! In the name of Islam, innocent, poor people and women are accused…

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December 6, 2007

The General’s Crisis Is Now the Republic’s Calamity!

“After over a month, the major predicament in the ummah still resides in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the 98% Muslim country in the Western regions of the Indian Subcontinent…”

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December 6, 2007