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Bombs Away Over Iraq

[L]et’s focus, for a moment, on American air power in Iraq and gather together a little basic information you’re otherwise not likely to find in one place. In these last years, the Pentagon has invested billions of dollars in building up an air-power infrastructure in and around Iraq. As a start, it constructed one of its largest foreign bases anywhere on the planet about 80 kilometers north of Baghdad. Balad Air Base has been described by Newsweek as a “15-square-mile mini-city of thousands of trailers and vehicle depots,” whose air fields handle 27,500 takeoffs and landings every month.

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February 11, 2008

Iran Launches Rocket, Opens Space Center

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran launched a research rocket Monday February 4th, and unveiled its first major space center, which will be used to launch research satellites, state-run television reported.

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February 11, 2008

Blowback from GOP Holy War

If any of the remaining [Republican] candidates does win the presidency, he is going to have to cultivate close relations with Middle Eastern regimes to even begin resolving the mess in that region. And that president will have to do so saddled from the start with a legacy of denigrating Islam and Muslims.

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February 11, 2008

Dr. Basheer Ahmad Awarded 2008 Humanitarian Award

Dr. Basheer Ahmed was recently honored with the 2008 Humanitarian Award from the Tarrant County Medical Society, an organization representing more than 3000 physicians in the local area.

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February 11, 2008

Obama and Black People

“I want to add some points about the unfortunate attitude in the country regarding Barack Obama. I’ve never met Senator Obama and probably never will. But…”

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February 11, 2008

Afghanistan – the Next Disaster

After six plus years, the war in Afghanistan drags on. The media occasionally cites casualties, but if it doesn’t involve National Football League veteran Pat Tillman’s execution by his own comrades, Afghanistan gets sparse attention. A few stories feature the growing number of Afghan and Iraq War vets on American streets. But the aspiring candidates ignore such “blowback.”

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February 11, 2008

Nuclear Ripples In Indian Diplomacy

NEW DELHI – Diplomatic ripples are undeniably being created by increasing proximity of India’s ties with United States and Israel. Ahead of US Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ maiden visit to India, scheduled for later this month, Indian government has approved the biggest-ever arms deal with United States.

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February 11, 2008

Middle East Internet Blackout!

This past week millions of Internet users across the Middle East and Southeast Asia woke up to find a far reaching web blackout had plunged the region into Internet darkness.

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February 11, 2008

Pakistan: More Sinned Against than Sinning

“Blaming Pakistan for the mess in Afghanistan is to get the equation backwards.”

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February 11, 2008

The Drive to One-World Government

The number of laws in any society increases as the authority of men decreases. The United State has more litigation than the rest of the world combined. What Ahmadinejad and all the “one world” proponents want is a more efficient method of control. They have absorbed the Western concept of “efficiency” and they seek…

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February 11, 2008

Qadiri-Rifa’i Zikr

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February 10, 2008

Going Bankrupt: The US’s Greatest Threat

The military adventurers of the George W Bush administration have much in common with the corporate leaders of the defunct energy company Enron. Both groups of men thought that they were the “smartest guys in the room”, the title of Alex Gibney’s prize-winning film on what went wrong at Enron. The neo-conservatives in the White House and the Pentagon outsmarted themselves.

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February 7, 2008

How to Talk to the Media

Experienced Muslim speakers hear these questions and variations all the time–but how to respond? For this reason CAIR Michigan is sponsoring a series of lectures at local mosques to discuss the subject “How to speak to the media.”

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February 7, 2008

Community News (V10-I7)

Omar Khan wins Pfizer Development award / Cleveland mosque seeks imam / Billerica MA Pakistani organization marks 10th anniversary / NYC Middletown Islamic Center / NYC Islamic School, Khalil Gibran School, gets new principal /

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February 7, 2008

Houstonian Corner (V10-I7)

OPEN Houston Symposium

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February 7, 2008

Obama, Clinton and the War

Kennedy was a rare sane voice among the Democrats in strongly opposing the Iraq war, and it is no small tribute when he states: “We know the record of Barack Obama. There is the courage he showed when so many others were silent or simply went along. From the beginning, he opposed the war in Iraq. And let no one deny that truth.”

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February 7, 2008

Questions They Weren’t Asked

When it was over two hours later, here is how the reporters, not the columnists, of the New York Times described the showdown: “Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama sat side by side here Thursday, sharing a night of smiles, friendly eye-catching and gentle banter_It was almost as if the battle was to see which of them could outnice the other.”

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February 7, 2008

MIDEAST: Faeces Change the Face of Gaza

GAZA CITY, Jan 28 (IPS) – A stream of dark and putrid sludge snakes through Gaza’s streets. It is a noxious mix of human and animal waste. The stench is overwhelming. The occasional passer-by vomits.

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February 7, 2008

Robert Fisk: The Curious Case of the Forged Biography

Far out there in the darkness, “Magdi Chukri” must be working on another historical volume. What will be its title, I wondered? And which author’s name will grace the front cover in gold?

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February 7, 2008