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Europeans Not Eager to Die in Afghanistan

The undiplomatic Gates is quite right that Europe has little stomach for battle. Most Europeans regard the Afghan conflict as a. wrong and immoral; b. America’s war; c. all about oil; and d. probably lost.

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February 14, 2008

Turkey Lifts University Headscarf Ban

ANKARA—Turkey’s parliament lifted a ban on Saturday on female students wearing the Muslim head scarf at university, a landmark decision that some Turks fear will undermine the foundations of their secular state.

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February 14, 2008

Obama on a Roll: 3 Big Wins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama’s three decisive wins over rival Hillary Clinton propelled him on Wednesday into the next round of presidential contests on a wave of momentum and sent her scrambling to find an answer.

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February 14, 2008

Syed Adil Husain Wins MIT Business Award

Cambridge, MA–Syed Adil Hussain, a Harvard graduate student, is a recipient of the world-renowned MIT $100K Executive Summary Competition (ESC) award in recognition for the high-quality online tutoring his company, uProdigy, begins delivering this week to American college students.

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February 14, 2008

Superdelegates May Break Dead Heat

February 11, 2008 · Democratic candidates New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama have each won contests in a number of states, but what really matters is how many delegates they accumulate for the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Denver in August.

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February 14, 2008

Pakistan, Cambodia … It’s All the Same to U.S.

Could we be witnessing the beginning of yet another calamitous foreign misadventure? Last week, Defence Secretary Robert Gates stated the U.S. is “willing” to send a “small number” of U.S. combat troops to Pakistan to fight the spreading insurgency in its Pashtun tribal areas.

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February 14, 2008

India Renews Ban on Muslim Student Organization

NEW DELHI- The Indian government’s decision to continue the ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for its alleged links with certain Pakistan-based terrorist organizations has evoked a mixed reaction along two lines.

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February 14, 2008

Modernity and Islam

The material world fits into the spiritual realm only as it is subordinate to it. That is the meaning of the command, “You shall have no other gods before me.” Humankind cannot worship God and Mammon at the same time. To the degree that we worship the material world to that degree we fall spiritually…

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February 14, 2008

Musings (V10-I8) Keep Your Religion First

Quite often I hear from young people in our religion who have many questions about the Qur’an, hadiths, and the application of both to our daily lives. Many are questioning presumed misogynist ideas of some Muslim men. Some are questioning whether the rote rituals are necessary, or if they’re even a part of the religion. Some are even questioning whether it is necessary to be a Muslim at all – or any organized religion for that matter. I’ve heard them say “I’m a good person…

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February 14, 2008

Should Muslims Vote as a Bloc?

In the current primaries, Muslims are heavily involved in Obama, Clinton, Ron Paul, McCain campaigns. Yet none of those involved have any clue about the number of Muslim votes and their pattern of voting. Somehow everyone assumes that on the election day, Muslims will fill the polling booths in large number and would impact the elections.

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February 14, 2008

“The Final Journey”

Canton-February 9–Over 250 women gathered at The Muslim Community of the Western Suburbs (MCWS) here in Canton to learn all about the sacred Islamic traditions regarding burial and funerals.

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February 14, 2008

Community News (V10-I8)

Montgomery Alabama’s Muslim legislator / Chicago’s Abdul Malik Mujahid joins DNC / Rochester NY Muslims help build a home for Habitat for Humanity / Dayton Ohio Muslims persevere to get mosque zoning / Nashville mosque burned, defaced / Austin TX — “Honesty is the best policy.”

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February 14, 2008

Russell Jones Is The Man Of Slam Dunk: Abdul Qayyum Describes City of Sugar Land Mayoral Candidate

The third best city to live in USA Sugar Land is going to have mayoral and city council elections on May 10th – 2008. One of the leading candidates in the three persons’ mayoral race is present City Councilman Russell Jones.

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February 14, 2008

Soccer Fever is over in Africa for the Time Being with Egypt Becoming African Champion

Ghana, 20 January – 10 February: Egypt Coach Hassan Shehata praised his side for successfully defending their Africa Cup of Nations title despite being unfancied to win in west Africa. “Ghana was always going to be difficult with so many strong teams (south of the Sahara), but we did well,” he said.

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February 14, 2008

Clinton Shuffles Campaign Team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As she struggles to blunt Barack Obama’s growing momentum, Democrat Hillary Clinton shuffled her campaign staff’s leadership on Sunday ahead of this week’s U.S. presidential nominating contests, while her rival celebrated a victory in the Maine caucuses.

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February 14, 2008

Prediction Markets Now See Obama Win

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Traders wagering on the outcome of the U.S. presidential vote were overwhelmingly betting on Monday that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama will defeat former first lady Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and ultimately win the presidency.

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February 14, 2008

Controversy Over Cupid

Every year across the globe Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the farthest corners of the World. The holiday is exclusively a practice of Christians, however the appeal of expressing undying affection on this day has drawn in admirers from all of the world’s religions including Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism…

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February 14, 2008

Sharia Laws and Theories Vary Among World’s Muslims

PARIS (Reuters) – Sharia law is understood and applied in such varied ways across the Muslim world that it is difficult to say exactly what it is and how it could fit into a western legal context, according to experts on Islam.

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February 14, 2008

Islam, Global Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy

This is a rendition of comments made during August 2007 in Berkeley by Professor (emeritus) Ira Lapidus, a leading Middle East expert…

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February 14, 2008

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