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Analysis: Egypt Army May Pull Strings from Barracks

CAIRO (Reuters) – Hossam el-Hamalawy is used to being in trouble with the authorities. State security hauled him in three times for his activism when Hosni Mubarak was in power. He hoped Egypt’s uprising would end such summonses. It didn’t.

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June 23, 2011

Virtue of Fasting in Rajab and Sha`ban

Prophet Muhammad (s) is reported to have recommended fasting during the four sacred months (i.e. Dhul-Qi`dah, Dhul-Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab).

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June 23, 2011

Clinton Backs Saudi Drivers

Secretary of State Clinton praised “brave” Saudi women Tuesday for driving despite ban

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June 23, 2011

Allies Debate Libya Ceasefire, China Shifts Ground

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) – Signs of discord emerged on Wednesday in the NATO alliance over the air campaign against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as Italy said it favored a ceasefire and political talks while France dismissed the idea.

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June 23, 2011

‘Intolerant’ Christians Are More Militant than Muslims, Says Equality Chief

Christians are more militant than Muslims in complaining about discrimination, the head of Britain’s equality watchdog has claimed.

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June 23, 2011

The Summer Sizzle

Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk, in Kuwait you could roast an entire chicken on a garden wall or even a park bench.

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June 23, 2011

Islam, Muslims, and Cancer

Vitamin D

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June 23, 2011

Saudi Arabia: Difficult Choices

I realize that Saudi Arabia has many challenges and issues of concern in light of recent political upheavals in the region…

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June 23, 2011

A Tale of Lives Lost, Tax Dollars Wasted and Justice Denied

Wrongful convictions of men and women for violent crimes in Illinois have cost taxpayers $214 million and have imprisoned innocent people for 926 years, according to a seven-month investigation by the Better Government Association and the Center on Wrongful Convictions.

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June 23, 2011

Conspiracy Theory

While we were not watching, conspiracy theory has undergone Orwellian redefinition.

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June 23, 2011

“Transformation Detroit” Meetings

Monday thru Wednesday there was a series of meetings with reporters from around the country including several from The Muslim Observer, which showcased efforts to improve Detroit’s position

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June 23, 2011

Imam Aly Lela Speaks at the Flint Islamic Center

Imam Aly Lela was invited by the Flint Islamic Center to speak at its celebration of Isra and Mi’raj. The event was attended by about 150 people, and several of the winners from the FIC’s Seerah Competitions spoke.

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June 23, 2011

Community News (V13-I26)

Community news volume 13

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June 23, 2011

26th Generation Grandson of Imam Abu Hanifah in Houston

Qari Nomani Kalyanvi is from the progeny of Imam Abu Hanifah, one of the prestigious Imams of Muslims’ and is the 26th in the generation. Abu Hanifah R.A.’s real name was Noman (Numan or Nauman); hence the surname of Nomani / Numani.

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June 23, 2011

Some in Egypt See Threat After Mubarak

CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA (Reuters) – Down the narrow alleyways of Cairo’s Sayidda Zeinab neighborhood, 100 men sway their heads and clap in rhythm as they invoke God’s name.

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June 23, 2011

Analysis: Arab Spring Likely to Leave Oil Firms Unscathed

LONDON (Reuters) – Western oil firms are unlikely to face widespread asset seizures or contract revisions as a result of Arab uprisings, thanks to deft diplomacy, legal protections and efforts to depict themselves as partners of the local citizenry.

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June 23, 2011

Australia Suspends Cattle Exports to Indonesia

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia said on Wednesday it was suspending cattle exports to Indonesia after an outcry over the inhumane treatment of cattle in its neighbor, as animal rights groups called for an outright ban on trade to other countries.

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June 23, 2011

Turk Is Best Center in 2011 NBA Draft

Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter was one of a dozen players who met the media in mid-town Manhattan Wednesday to discuss the 2011 NBA Draft, which takes place Thursday June 23rd.

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June 23, 2011

Kenneth Fareid Waits for the NBA’s Call

Kenneth Faried, a native of Newark native, will be just around the corner in mid-town Manhattan for Thursday’s NBA Draft, where he is expected to be a first round draft pick.

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June 23, 2011

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