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Chicago real estate firm owners charged for defrauding Muslim investors / Bradley University in Illinois makes halal meals / Houston fraud company also involved in forging halal certificates

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November 24, 2010

Three Men Accused of Sharia-Law Ponzi Scheme

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Three men defrauded 300 Muslim investors and three banks out of $44 million in a real estate Ponzi scheme that promised profits, not interest, to adhere with sharia law, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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November 18, 2010

Hearing Over Tennessee Mosque Puts Islam on Trial

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)–Islam is suddenly on trial in a booming Nashville suburb, where opponents of a new mosque have spent six days in court trying to link it to what they claim is a conspiracy to take over America by imposing restrictive religious rule.

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November 18, 2010

A New Strategy for Safeguarding Muslim Civil Rights in America

By Karin Friedemann and Joachim Martillo TMO Editor’s note:  The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors only. How we messed up Since 9/11 hundreds if not thousands of Muslims have faced so-called “preemptive prosecution.” Officially, a preemptive prosecution is defined as a case in which Muslims who are deemed “dangerous” are prosecuted before […]

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November 11, 2010

Swiss Muslim Basketball Player Gets Headache over Scarf, from Swiss Rules

By Jessica Dacey Sura Al-Shawk is a Swiss citizen of Iraqi origin (Boris Bürgisser/Neue LZ) A year after putting her competitive basketball career on hold over a headscarf ban, a Muslim player is considering taking her case to Switzerland’s top court. Sura Al-Shawk, a Swiss citizen of Iraqi origin, appealed her regional league’s ban in […]

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November 11, 2010

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

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

No Dominion: The Lonely, Dangerous Fight Against Christian Supremacists Inside the Armed Forces

In his fight against British imperialism, Mahatma Gandhi described the life cycle of successful civil disobedience: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mikey Weinstein, the 55-year-old founder of the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), likes to quote it, knowing full well he’s crossed the line into a bloody-knuckle brawl.

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July 14, 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

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