10-17

US Goes for the Jugular in Pakistan

Courtesy Chidanand Rajghatta, TNN WASHINGTON: Finally acknowledging that Pakistan represents a clear and present danger to American and world security, the Bush administration is trying to get a stranglehold on the country’s nuclear weapons. In the latest move, Washington has sought direct access to Pakistan’s Nuclear Command Authority by posting an officer at the US […]

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April 24, 2008

Alcohol Fatwa Controversy

A prominent Egyptian cleric has created controversy by issuing a fatwa that says tiny amounts of alcohol are permissible in Islam.

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April 17, 2008

Hezbollah Turns to Iran for New Weapons Against Israel

…the operation has been running since November of 2006; in all, as many as 4,500 Hezbollah members have been sent for three-month sessions of live-fire ammunition and rocket exercises to create a nucleus of Iranian-trained guerrillas for the “next” Israeli-Hezbollah war…

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April 17, 2008

Princeton Academic Received Guggenheim Fellowship

Prof.Yacine Ait-Sahalia, an economist and a finance professor, at Princeton was granted the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Only 190 recipients were chosen from a pool of 2,600 applicants. Ait-Sahalia will use his fellowship to study “the nature of randomness” behind financial returns. He will mostly stay at Princeton to conduct his research. “The objective is to […]

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April 17, 2008

Obama Launches Hebrew Blog

Facing a mass email campaign branding him a secret anti-semite and a ‘’closet Muslim’’, Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has launched a Hebrew blog on his commitment to Israel’s security ahead of the crucial vote in Pennsylvania that has a large Jewish community.

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April 17, 2008

Arab World Sees U.S. in Poor Light: Poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Eight out of 10 Arabs have an unfavorable view of the United States and only six percent believe the U.S. troop build-up in Iraq in the last year has worked, said a poll of six Arab countries released on Monday.

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April 17, 2008

Kaaba Key Sets New Islamic Art Auction Record

“As a physical object — the key to the holiest building of an entire religion — it demonstrates the authority of the caliph and is the ultimate emblem of power,” Sotheby’s said.

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April 17, 2008

A Mother’s Crime

“The cats saw me and ran away in fear,” says Shajahan, “there was just something that seemed off about the meat they were fighting over. It did not look like anything I had seen before.” After further inspection, Shajahan came to the startling realization that his instincts were right and that the subject of the cat’s quarrel was not a piece of meat but rather the remains of a newborn human infant.

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April 17, 2008

Teenage Girls in Chaos

Masculine authority regarding ethics and morals has disappeared. The government has taken over the function of societal behavior and does not concern itself with considerations of right and wrong—in fact it forbids it—and instead governs behavior by what is legal and illegal; yardsticks devoid of the morality and ethics that proceed from spiritual considerations and the propagation and preservation of the species.

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April 17, 2008

Too Extreme?

Are the Bears too extreme in their warnings? If we’re going to make a mistake, let it be on the side of caution, knowing that staying solvent is paramount to all other concerns.

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April 17, 2008

Houstonian Corner (V10-I17)

“About 80% of the Americans feel that USA is going in the wrong directions”: These were the words of long-time Civil Rights Activist Imam Mahdi Bray, as he made his keynote presentation at fundraiser for Muslim American Society (MAS) Katy Center.

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April 17, 2008

McCain Even with Obama, Leads Clinton: Reuters poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain runs even with Democratic rival Barack Obama and narrowly leads Hillary Clinton in potential match-ups in November, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

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April 17, 2008

Obama Would Ask AG to “Immediately Review” Potential Crimes in Bush White House

… whether an Obama administration would seek to prosecute officials of a former Bush administration on the revelations that they greenlighted torture, or for other potential crimes …

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April 17, 2008

McCain Says Would Apply Diplomacy Squeeze on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican John McCain on Tuesday promised to apply massive diplomatic and financial pressure on Iran to try to prevent it from developing a nuclear weapon if elected president.

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April 17, 2008

“Democracy” in Narendra Modi’s Gujarat

The ’07 elections in Western India showed how far the communal forces were prepared to go to obtain political power, for the scale of the claimed vote did not equal the potential electorate!

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April 17, 2008

Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Zakaria ar-Razi

Scientists & Thinkers Series By Syed Aslam Abu Bakr bin Zakaria ar-Razi also known in Europe as “Rhazes” was born at Rayy, Iran close to the city of Tehran, in the year 841 CE. He mastered a wide range of subjects, including science, philosophy, music, poetry, and logic. His interest in medicine started in his […]

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April 17, 2008

Muslim Voters and the Hillary-Obama Primary Contest

The Democratic Party Presidential Primary election contest between Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barrack Obama is in full swing.

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April 17, 2008

Al Mu’akhah Banquet

The Islamic Center of Hawthorne, through its youth group, hosted a second annual Al Mu’akhah Banquet — the word means brotherhood in Arabic — in Hawthorne, Ca. this past Saturday evening. The event, titled: Beyond Names and Faces, was well attended and featured Muslim youth groups from Islamic Centers throughout the Southern part of the state.

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April 17, 2008

Interfaith Meeting

West Bloomfield–April 16–An interfaith meeting designed to build trust and good relations was held this past weekend at the home of Dr. Yahya Basha in suburban Detroit.

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April 17, 2008

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