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Hakeem: Hall of Fame

On Monday April 7, 2008, my son came to me, bursting with excitement and beaming with happiness–Hakeem Olajuwon had been accepted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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April 10, 2008

Ethnic Unrest in China

Signs of ethnic unrest in another area, in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, have also begun to emerge in recent days, with details of protests and rumored plotting by Muslim separatists in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and of police crackdowns.

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April 10, 2008

Philanthropists’ Meeting–a Strong Start

Participants of the first World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists returned to their respective homes from Istanbul last week, armed with new ideas as well as new contacts. Going forward…

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April 10, 2008

Does Obama Like Us?

As Obamamania continues to capture the imagination of the United States, parts of the American Muslim community are no less overcome by the Illinois senator’s charismatic and overpowering vision for change…

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April 10, 2008

New Turn in Jamiat Crisis

NEW DELHI – It is finally official, with the long-brewing feud within one of the most influential Muslim organizations in country, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) formally announced last week (April 5).

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April 10, 2008

Chechnya After Putin

Berkeley–On yesterday’s news (the fifth), the report was of Vladimir Putin and George W. Bush’s “goodbye” – both their terms of office will be up soon, and this will probably be their last face-to-face meeting.

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April 10, 2008

Maid in Kuwait

Her hands show the wear and tear of 30 years of labor. Her feet are severely swollen and cracked. Her eyes twinkle with the seasonings of a long life. Her name is Hala and she is a 70-year-old housemaid from India.

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April 10, 2008

CAIR-MI Celebrates 8th Annual Banquet

Dearborn-April 5–Nearly one thousand people gathered at the Islamic Center of America for The Michigan Counsel of Islamic American Relations (CAIR) 8th annual banquet at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, MI.

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April 10, 2008

Arab leaders Learn How to Make an Impact

Dearborn-April 4: “Make an Impact” was the theme of a two day voter engagement training sponsored by ACCESS and the Arab American Institute at UM Dearborn’s Professional Education Center (PEC).

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April 10, 2008

Professor Juan Cole at IAGD

The professor spoke before a packed audience of about 400 people at the monthly IAGD dinner. After salat, some brief housekeeping regarding awards for IAGD’s monthly knowledge of Islam contest, and a wonderful dinner, Professor Cole spoke at length on the history of the war.

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April 10, 2008

[Re: Great Newspaper]

I must congratulate you and the team of reporters/writers for The Muslim Observer for providing inspiring and educational material to the readers.

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April 10, 2008

Open Letter Re. Muslim Rohingyas in Thailand

On behalf of entire Rohingya community, we, the members of the Free Rohingya Campaign (FRC), would like to express our disappointment with the decision of the Government of Thailand to send the stranded Rohingya refugees to an isolated island. This decision is inhumane and a clear violation of human rights.

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April 10, 2008

Houstonian Corner (V10-I16)

Shifa Foundation

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April 10, 2008

Muslim Comedian

Comedian

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April 10, 2008

Clinton and Obama Skirmish Over Iraq

ALIQUIPPA, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday attacked her rivals over Iraq, saying Democrat Barack Obama is all talk when it comes to ending the war and Republican John McCain would keep it going.

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April 10, 2008

Poll: Obama Gaining on Clinton in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama by 6 points among likely Pennsylvania Democratic primary voters but he is chipping away at her lead, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday.

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April 10, 2008

Baitulmaal Fundraiser

A banquet and fundraiser sponsored by Baitulmaal was held in the Embassy Suites Hotel in Garden Grove, Ca. this past Saturday night.

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April 10, 2008

Turkey — The Secularists Fight Back

From The Economist print edition The constitutional court takes on Turkey’s ruling party THE long battle between Turkey’s mildly Islamist ruling party and its fiercely secular establishment is coming to a climax. The outcome could decide the country’s future direction, and in particular its hopes of one day joining the European Union. On March 31st […]

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April 10, 2008

Terror Has No Faith

By Dr. Aslam Abdullah, Editor-in-Chief of The Muslim Observer Showing placards reading ‘God Bless Hitler’ and ‘Freedom Go to Hell,’ the Dutch politician Geert Wilders in his documentary entitled “Fitna” has tried to conclude that God is responsible for all the hatred that Islam shows towards Christians and Jews and the rest of the world. […]

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April 10, 2008

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