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Caterpillar Has Stopped Selling Bulldozers to Israel… For Now

The Israeli press is reporting that Caterpillar is withholding the delivery of tens of D9 bulldozers—valued at $50 million—to the Israeli military.

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November 4, 2010

Imams’ Conference Held in Houston

AMJA just had, in Houston, its seventh annual American conference of imams, and two local Michigan imams attended, namely Imam Musa of Bloomfield’s Muslim Unity Center, and Imam Ali of MCWS.

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October 21, 2010

Muslim Community Welcomes Ruling from Ontario Court of Appeal Granting Right to Wear Niqab

Montreal, Quebec, October 14th, 2010- The Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM) welcomes yesterday’s decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal in the case of R. vs, N.S., safeguarding the right of a sexual assault complainant to testify in court wearing her niqab.

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October 21, 2010

Poet Kazim Ali to Read at Park U.

PARKVILLE,MO–Poet, editor and prose writer Kazim Ali will be the featured speaker at the next installment of Park University’s Ethnic Voices Poetry Series. Ali will read excerpts from his poetry on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus.

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October 14, 2010

Saudi King Limits Authorized Fatwas to Single Council After Abuses

CAIRO — The ideology that reigns in Saudi Arabia comes into plain view on the website of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars, where boys and girls sharing a swimming pool causes “mischief and evil” and bringing flowers to a hospital patient is to be discouraged because it’s a foreign custom that “imitates Allah’s adversaries.”

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October 14, 2010

Indian Court Rules in Favor of Mythology

Yet, the verdict on the Babri Masjid given by India’s Allahabad High Court has not settled the issue. With the exception of Brahman led fanatic and extremist groups, every group including several prominent Brahman intellectuals and lawyers in India feel that justice was not served on on September 30, 2010 when the Court decided to divide the Mosque into three portions with the main one going to Hindus.

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October 7, 2010

Ayodhya-Verdict & Indian Secularism

NEW DELHI: While Indians across the country are pleased that verdict of Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench has not repeated the riotous phase witnessed during the 1980s and 1990s, it would be wrong to claim that the controversial Ayodhya-issue stands resolved.

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October 7, 2010

Feds’ Requests for Google Data Rise 20 %

The number of U.S. government requests for Google data rose 20% in the last six months, according to data released by the search giant Monday.

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September 23, 2010

Be Grateful To ALLAH…It will Enhance You

If a person feels defeated, unhappy, and at the end of their ropes, they would experience a remarkable change if they would practice an attitude of being grateful for all that is given to us.

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September 10, 2010

Lawyers from 60 Countries to Sue Israel

“There are a number of lawyers from 60 countries who will take legal steps to sue the attackers of Mavi Marmara,”

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July 18, 2010

ISNA Joins Religious Leaders to Condemn Illegal Medical Experimentation on Detainees

A report was issued today by the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which details evidence of illegal experimentation on detainees captured after 9-11, in the form of torturous medical experiments, performed by healthcare professionals working for the U.S. Military and intelligence agencies during the Bush administration.

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June 9, 2010

Keep Our Eyes Open for Justice

There are many people like Kwame throughout the country and we encourage you to help in any way you can to present overlooked facts and omissions that could bring the truth to light.

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April 22, 2010

Syrian Singer Abu Ratib Pleads “Not Guilty”

January 26, 2010. In a Federal court hearing in Detroit on Monday January 25, 2010, singer Abu Raitb pleaded not guilty to the charges of making false statements to the FBI, false oath in a matter relating to naturalization and attempted unlawful procurement of naturalization.

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February 4, 2010

Another Week in the Aafia Siddiqui Trial

It’s been a long week in the “terrorism” trial in Manhattan…

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February 4, 2010

France May Ban Niqab

PARIS (AP) — A top lawmaker from President Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative party filed legislation on Tuesday to bar Muslim women in France from appearing in public wearing veils that hide their faces.

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January 18, 2010

Hearing Adjourned in Dr Aafia Case

LAHORE: Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has postponed until January 5 the hearing of a contempt petition against the government for not approaching the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui from the US custody.

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December 31, 2009

American Hikers in Iran Are Too Useful to Release

Three Americans, journalist Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd, have been detained in Iran since July 31, 2009 for entering the Islamic Republic from Iraq at a remote mountain border without visas.

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December 17, 2009

US Sends Gitmo Detainee Home to Kuwait

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say a Kuwaiti citizen held at Guantanamo Bay has been brought back to his home country.

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December 17, 2009

Who is Aafia Siddiqui?

As someone who has been a human rights advocate for most of his adult life, I have seen many cases come and go; few have been as heart rending and consequential as the mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

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December 10, 2009

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