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Samsung Names Omar Khan Senior VP of Strategy

NEW YORK– Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced the appointment of Omar Khan as Senior Vice President of Strategy.

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May 15, 2008

A Higher Law for Lending

The mortgage industry may be in meltdown, but at least one class of lender appears to be flourishing: Islamic finance companies that offer Muslim home buyers alternative arrangements such as lease-to-own deals so they can avoid making the sort of interest payments that many believe their religion forbids.

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May 15, 2008

Cyclone Nargis and Burma’s Muslims

“Although their numbers are small, I hope the Muslim charities do not overlook them, and can get through to them.”

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May 15, 2008

Optimizing Mosque Design

While a number of new masjids and community centers have been built and are being built to support our growing community, not much has been done to optimize the design and to make use of the energy efficient ways to offset recurring utility bills.

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May 15, 2008

Jamia Hamdard’s Convocation

While education accounted for only 8% of the total allocation in 10th Five Year Plan, it has been increased to 20% in the 11th Five-Year-Plan, primarily because of the impetus being given to technical and higher education.

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May 15, 2008

Raging Road Warriors

You never know what you’ll see when you hit the road in the Gulf, and there is absolutely no guarantee you will make it safely back home. In Kuwait, for example…

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May 15, 2008

Love Lost-Hope Gained

I would tell him that the whole world could leave me but as long as he was with me it wouldn’t matter. No life is without irony…now the whole world is around me as it was and he is not!

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May 15, 2008

The Dumbing Down of America

This past week a friend informed me of Charlotte Iserbyt’s book,

    The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

, a book that details the focus of the educational establishment on changing the value structure of America.

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May 15, 2008

Denmark Boycott Spreads

Riyadh – The campaign to boycott Danish products took a remarkable turn on Saturday when some leading healthcare providers in Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries decided to avoid the use of prescription drugs imported from Denmark.

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May 15, 2008

McCain’s Anti-Muslim Pastor

Parsley believes that America was given to white Christians primarily to destroy Islam. John McCain actively sought and received Parsley’s endorsement in the presidential race. McCain has called Parsley “a spiritual guide,”

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May 15, 2008

High-Level Delegation from Kyrgyz Republic Visits TMO

Farmington–May 7–10 visitors, comprising religious leaders, imams, educators, and government officials from Kyrgyzstan visited TMO last Wednesday as a part of a delegation sponsored by the State Department’s International Visitor’s Council (IVC).

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May 15, 2008

ICI Discussion: Women Muslims

St. Clair Shores–May 10–The crux of all misconceptions about Islam is the status of women in this religion…

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May 15, 2008

Community News (V10-I21)

Chicago IL school diversity controversy / Chicago IL science teacher Samina Khan wins Golden Apple Award / Connecticut Mosque planned / Germantown Philadelphia refused burial to Muslim convicted criminal / Georgetown U students honored /

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May 15, 2008

Houstonian Corner (V10-I21)

Maryum Masjid Houston hosts Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon / Ismaeli community raises funds for SB Gaddi election campaign in Sugar Land

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May 15, 2008

Clinton Presses on, Obama Looks Ahead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton met top donors on Wednesday to plead for money for her uphill White House bid, and front-runner Barack Obama courted blue-collar voters in Michigan with promises of help for the ailing car industry.

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May 15, 2008

McCain’s Wife Sells Sudan-Related Investments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s wife, Cindy, has sold more than $2 million in mutual funds with investments in companies that do business in Sudan, McCain’s campaign said on Wednesday…

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May 15, 2008

Three Former U.S. SEC Chairmen Endorse Obama

WARREN, Mich (Reuters) – Three former chairmen of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday, bolstering the Illinois senator’s economic credentials and bipartisan appeal as he closes in on his party’s nomination.

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May 15, 2008

John Edwards to Endorse Obama in White House Race

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (Reuters) – Former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards will endorse Barack Obama’s White House bid on Wednesday, a campaign spokeswoman said…

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May 15, 2008

Flaws Mar Guantanamo Court

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – Osama bin Laden’s suspected “media director” rejected U.S. terrorism court proceedings and renewed his allegiance to the al Qaeda leader on Wednesday…

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May 15, 2008

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