Volume 9

Chicago Muslim Student Remembered

Cisse, a Muslim Ph.D. student in chemistry at the University and native of Dakar, Senegal, in Africa, was shot and killed early Monday morning. “He was an extremely gentle person, a very caring person,” said Czerny Brasuell, Director of Multicultural Affairs at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Cisse worked closely with Brasuell during his four years as a student at Bates College. Cisse graduated from Bates College in 2001 with a B.S. degree in chemistry, physics and mathematics.

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December 13, 2007

The Real Teddy Bear Tragedy

In all the heat generated by the teddy bear controversy in Sudan, we are missing a deeper reality: As irrational and backward as the reaction in Khartoum might seem, it is yet another example of some Muslims attempting to assert themselves and exercise a little authority in the face of the immense onslaught of Western hegemony in the region.

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December 13, 2007

Posh Toilets Expected Soon in Dubai

Everything is bigger, better and more expensive in Dubai. Now even the public toilet system facilities are expected to get a massive multi-million Dirhams overhaul.

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December 13, 2007

Blackwater’s Bu$ine$$

Rather than hiding out and hoping for the scandals to fade, the Bush Administration’s preferred mercenary company has launched a major rebranding campaign, changing its name to Blackwater Worldwide and softening its logo: once a bear paw in the site of a sniper scope, it’s now a bear claw wrapped in two half ovals…

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December 13, 2007

Babri Masjid Demolition Anniversary

NEW DELHI – Fifteenth anniversary of Babari Masjid’s demolition last week (December 6) was marked by a mixed reaction across the country. While several Muslim groups held demonstrations demanding reconstruction of the mosque, a few Hindu organizations celebrated the day as their victory. The issue dominated the proceedings in the Parliament, while the people in Ayodhya, where the mosque stood, expressed their desire for peace….

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December 13, 2007

The Crisis in Pakistan

Berkeley–December 6th–This was a small round table discussion with Dr. Neil Joeck, a CSAS Research Associate, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

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December 13, 2007

One of the Oldest Conflicts in the World

10 December 2007–Climate change and human security: today’s Cains and Abels are armed with Kalashnikovs.

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December 13, 2007

The Attack on Islam–Part II

As I concluded in last week’s article, to counterattack this onslaught against patriarchy and spiritual understanding will require the participation of spiritually based people of various faiths, ethnicities, and races who understand the importance of family and are willing to do their utmost to restore it to the focal point of society.

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December 13, 2007

Congratulate and Celebrate Yourself…..

“ALLAH Almighty made each and every human being a unique creature. You have the ability to do extraordinary and powerful things – each and every one of us. Now this extraordinary ability is not the same in everybody. Some of us are good at certain things and not good at others…”

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December 13, 2007

In Your Court, the Peoples’ Court

In an article that appeared on worldnetdaily.com, I together with two other Muslims were maligned by an author who did not even disclose his name. In the article he quoted Steve Emerson, a well-known so-called expert on Islam who initially blamed Muslims for the Oklahoma bombing in 1994 to make the point that “the record of Aslam Abdullah’s comments during the past few years demonstrates an ideology of militant Islamic extremism.”

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December 13, 2007

Investments (V9-I51) — News You Can Use

Advice from Bob Wood about where to get sound financial information.

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December 13, 2007

Farm Animals for Eidul Adha

New Boston-December 10: On Wednesday December 19th over 1.5 billion Muslims across the world will be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. That number also includes the 2.35 million Muslims living right here in the United States who now have the opportunity to perform the ritual sacrifice at home.

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December 13, 2007

Tawheed Center Activities in Progress

Farmington Hills–December 9–The Tawheed Center is a beehive of activity despite the cold.

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December 13, 2007

Register Now to Vote in Primary Election!

Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land reminds residents that Monday, Dec. 17 is the last day to register to vote in the Jan. 15 presidential primary election.

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December 13, 2007

Community News (V9-I51)

Fontana CA new mosque approved / Shari’ah compliant real estate finance program / Muslim woman sues jail over scarf / Virginia Muslims assail ‘payday lending’

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December 13, 2007

Houstonian Corner (V9-I51)

ISGH Elections / PCC-USA Meeting (Pakistan Chamber of Commerce)

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December 13, 2007

Abu Yaqoub bin Ishaq al Kindi

Al-Kindi was a philosopher, astronomer, chemist, mathematician musician, physician, physicist and a pioneer in cryptography. He was a master of many different areas of thought, although he would eventually be eclipsed by names such as al Baruni and ibn Sina, he is still regarded to be one of the greatest philosophers and scientist of his time.

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December 13, 2007

Crater

impact craters (like on the moon)

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December 13, 2007

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

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