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Lackluster Arab American Turnout in Michigan

Many Obama supporters, such as Shema Aman, 20, Widad Luqman, 25, and Nahad Hammad, 22, cite the ethnicity factor as central to their choice of candidate. Ali Bazzi, 21, says he’s voting for Obama because he believes the senator will better understand ethnic issues and will treat Arab Americans fairly.

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January 24, 2008

Foreign Affairs Paper Accuses U.S. of Torture

A Foreign Affairs document has identified the United States and Israel as countries it suspects of practising torture.

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January 24, 2008

Syed Muhammad Farouq Ali to receive Distinguished Alumni Award from Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA–The Penn State Board of Trustees (Jan. 18) selected nine Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University’s highest award for an individual. Included in the list is Syed Muhammed Faroqu Ali.

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January 24, 2008

Baras, Punjab: Where Prophets Rest in Peace

In the light of such a clear verse it wouldn’t be far fetched to say that the Indian sub-continent too had its fair share of God’s messengers. There is evidence to indicate that prophets have walked throughout its length and breadth. Hence, we find graves which are reportedly the final resting places of prophets, known and unknown, from Ayodhya in the north to Rameswaram in south. One such place not commonly known is located right in the heart of Punjab.

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January 24, 2008

US Muslims and the Economy

The Muslim community issues that need to be presented to the political candidates for 2008 elections, after the issues of War in Iraq and Foreign Policy are – Economy, Healthcare, and Environment that cover the breadth and depth of the American spectrum of life. This article presents presidential candidate positions on economy.

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January 24, 2008

Piece of Furniture

“It wasn’t handed on like some piece of family furniture. They asked me to do it and I did,” these are the words of Bilawal Zardari. But the question still remains why he was even asked to fill a position he has no experience in handling whatsoever?

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January 24, 2008

The ‘Arab Drift’

Arab drifting.

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January 24, 2008

Spiritual Disdain for Materialism

The media does not address such matters as honor, truth, and manhood—the values that endure. They do not address morality and matters of right and wrong. They do not address the national angst spreading rapidly as a result of…

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January 24, 2008

ALLAH Does Not Allow Domestic Violence

The biggest question from the ayah 34 is whether ALLAH allows men to physically beat, hit, or strike women. For all practical purposes and logical thinking, the answer is NO.

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January 24, 2008

Investments-Firing up the Helicopters

Investors paying close attention will notice that 2008 is getting off to a terrible start for anyone holiding traditionally allocated accounts. The current market is having its worst beginning in decades.

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January 24, 2008

Ashura Commemoration at IIK in Dearborn

Dearborn–January 20–Ashura as commemorated by the Shi’a is generally considered to be a very bloody and tear-filled event, with motifs of swinging chains and knives, bloody synchronized self-flagellation.

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January 24, 2008

Community News (V10-I5)

Evanston IL Islamic Awareness Week / Dayton Ohio mosque denied zoning / Devon Bank gets international attention for Islamic loan / Maryland Muslim track athlete denied opportunity to race /

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January 24, 2008

National Udhiya Meat Drive

The Houston Chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS) joined hands with the MAS Service Corps (MSC) in their 1st National Meat Drive, which was timed to coincide with the ritual sacrifices of Eidul Adha.

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January 24, 2008

Jewish Leaders Slam Anti-Obama Emails

Referring to “hateful e-mails that use falsehood and innuendo to mischaracterize Senator Barack Obama’s religious beliefs and who he is as a person,” officials from nine national Jewish organizations sent an open letter to the Jewish community Tuesday “reject[ing] these efforts to manipulate members of our community into supporting or opposing candidates.”

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January 24, 2008

Minus Clinton, Democratic Rivals Compete in South

By Deborah Charles BENNETTSVILLE, S.C (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John Edwards appealed for votes in South Carolina on Wednesday, while Hillary Clinton campaigned in the Northeast — taking heat for leaving the state before its nominating contest this weekend. Edwards, a former senator from neighboring North Carolina, criticized the New York […]

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January 24, 2008

Iran Vows to Follow Nuclear Path Despite Sanctions

TEHRAN–Iranian leaders vowed on Wednesday to press on with Tehran’s disputed nuclear work regardless of any new U.N. sanctions, one day after world powers agreed the outline of a new resolution.

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January 24, 2008

Arab League Chief in Syria over Lebanon Crisis

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – The Arab League has made progress toward solving the political crisis in Lebanon, although it has yet to achieve a breakthrough, the league’s Secretary General Amr Moussa said on Saturday.

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January 24, 2008

The Strategic Relationship: Israel, Iran and the US

The tensions between Israel and Iran are running perilously high at the moment, and the possibility that Washington may be subsumed is dangerously excessive, too. Unfortunately, diffusion of the tensions has not succeeded due to the fact that the root causes of the antagonism between the two have eluded official Washington.

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January 24, 2008

Gazans Storm into Egypt

RAFAH, Egypt (Reuters) – Hundreds of Palestinian protesters stormed the Rafah border crossing with Egypt from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to protest against an Israeli blockade, and an Egyptian police officer was shot, security and border sources said.

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January 24, 2008

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