International

Protect Free Speech in Universities:

By Lisa Kosowski and Dima Khalidi Immediate Action Needed: Stop Passage of Bill in IL State Legislature to Defund Public Universities because of Faculty Political Speech IL State Senator Ira Silverstein has introduced a bill – SB 3017 – that would prohibit public universities and colleges from using any state funds on groups that have […]

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March 6, 2014

The Forgotten Day!

Today 3rd March, 90 years ago, the then British Foreign Minister Lord Curzon warned, “We must put an end to anything which brings about any Islamic unity between the sons of the Muslims.

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March 6, 2014

South-South Cooperation Takes Off in Arab World

As the concept of South-South cooperation (SSC) continues to strengthen worldwide, some of the richest countries in the Arab world have been reaching out to the poor and the needy in the developing world.

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February 27, 2014

Edward Snowden’s Moral Courage

By Chris Hedges A man uses his cell phone to read updates about former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden answering users’ questions on Twitter in this photo illustration, in Sarajevo, January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Last Thursday Chris Hedges opened a team debate at the Oxford Union at Oxford University with this speech arguing […]

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February 27, 2014

Why Syria Cannot Be Ignored

While the Syrian conflict has raged on largely unchecked for the past three years, the world has turned a blind eye toward its events…

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February 27, 2014

Historical First for the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), the world’s largest children’s charity, made history last month when two severely handicapped teenagers climbed to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

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February 27, 2014

Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob Dies: Tributes for Dubai-based Pakistani Businessman

Haji Abdul Razzaq, 69, passed away in London and was laid to rest in Karachi on Wednesday

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February 27, 2014

Some Early History Of Muslims In America

Two books about early American Muslims from Africa, “Servants of Allah” and “Prince Among Slaves.”   Excerpted from “The Americas’ First Muslims” by Sylviane A. Diouf, Curator of Digital Collections, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Muslims were among the very first Africans to be introduced into the Americas. They arrived as early as […]

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February 27, 2014

NC Upholds Fake Convictions

On February 11, 2014, a federal appeals court upheld the convictions of three young Muslim men from North Carolina: Omar Hassan, Hysen Sherifi and Ziyad Yaghi…

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February 27, 2014

A Vulnerable Country, Invaded By Neighbor

The Lebanese Civil war began in 1975, and only escalated in 1978 when Israeli forces invaded across the southern Lebanese border…

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February 27, 2014

Akbar Ahmed Wins Literary Award

Noted scholar Dr. Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, was awarded the prestigious German Peace Prize at the Karachi Literature Festival.

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February 27, 2014

Denmark’s Zabiha Ban

RIYADH, Feb 23 – Denmark is likely to lose millions of dollars in trade and tourism revenues following its ban Monday on slaughtering animals in accordance with Islamic standards.

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February 27, 2014

Muslim Countries in 2014 Olympics

If you’re trying to root for athletes from the Ummah, here’s a list of athletes from predominantly Muslim countries…

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February 20, 2014

Rachman Returns to the Ring

He is the fourth ever Indonesian boxer to win a boxing world title.

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February 20, 2014

Karim Pakistan’s Sole Sochi Sportsperson

Ski Federation of Pakistan (SFP) secretary Mussarat Ali is being realistic as the 2014 Winter Olympics unfold in Sochi, Russia.

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February 20, 2014

Muslim Legal Defense Fund of America (MLFA) Guantanamo North: Muslim Prisoners in America

The second speaker at the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) fund-raising dinner here last spring which your scribe is examining in micro-detail (i.e., each individual presentation per article) is Ahmed Ghappour.

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February 20, 2014

A Third Intifada?

… the long predicted third intifada may have started at a village, Ein Hejleh whose history goes back to Canaanite times….

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February 20, 2014

Egypt’s Energy Quagmire Could Sink Sisi

Egypt’s army chief, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, won vast popularity by crushing the Muslim Brotherhood, but even a man seen by his followers as invincible may be unable to fix the mess in the politically sensitive energy sector.

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February 20, 2014

Karzai Orders Changes to Bill that Outraged Rights Groups

Critics said the bill would reverse gains made since the end of Taliban rule

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February 20, 2014

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