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Israel, Hawking and the Question of Boycott

It is an event “of cosmic proportions”, said one Palestinian academic, a befitting description regarding Stephen Hawking’s decision to boycott an Israeli academic conference

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June 4, 2013

Enver Masud: Pentagon Transcripts, Official Records Belie ‘The 9/11 Commission Report’

By Enver Masud of The Wisdom Fund http://www.twf.org/bio/EMasud.html On December 17, 2010, truTV’s Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura — former Governor of Minnesota, examined the “idea that a missile or explosives — not a hijacked jetliner — damaged the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.  I agree, and first wrote about it a few years ago. […]

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January 6, 2011

Body Scanners Violate Privacy

Planning to fly this holiday season? You’ve probably already braced yourself for long lines, delays and extra fees just to check your luggage.

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November 18, 2010

Muslim and American: True to Faith & Country

When a journalist takes a job at the Fox News Network, does the agreement state he or she must throw out all objectivity for a paycheck signed by Rupert Murdock? It seems that’s what has happened to Juan Williams, a once respected news analyst for NPR and a Fox News contributor.

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November 11, 2010

Kashmir’s Fruits of Discord

New Delhi–A WEEK before he was elected in 2008, President Obama said that solving the dispute over Kashmir’s struggle for self-determination — which has led to three wars between India and Pakistan since 1947 — would be among his “critical tasks.” His remarks were greeted with consternation in India, and he has said almost nothing about Kashmir since then.

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November 11, 2010

People of the Book

Nine years later, we are still haunted by Sept. 11, and in some ways it’s getting worse.

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October 7, 2010

Ignorance, Not Islam, Is The Enemy

(RNS) In a single vote, the Texas State Board of Education managed to undermine Christian-Muslim relations, hamper religious literacy and impose ignorance on our kids at a time when they need knowledge to live and work in a competitive and integrated world.

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October 7, 2010

The War is Lost: Another Perspective on the Afghan War

My conclusion so far is that the war, from the US point of view, has been lost. Not just that the war is in trouble, but that from a military and political point of view, things have gone so badly that they cannot be turned around, even with more time and resources.

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September 30, 2010

Iraq: One of History’s Greatest Crimes

“America’s hidden history is ugly and disturbing. No nation ever matched it. To Iraq alone, over the past two decades, it includes ongoing genocide, destruction, terror, occupation, and contamination – a horrendous combination of crimes, unmentioned in Western discourse.”

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September 30, 2010

Reality Check: Iran Is Not a Nuclear Threat

Forget the neoconservative hype. The facts show Iran is not and has not been a nuclear threat to either the United States or Israel.

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September 23, 2010

Grand Rapids Religious Leaders: ‘No more blaming all Muslims for the terror of a few’

GRAND RAPIDS — As Americans today remember the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the Rev. John Geaney — joined by religious leaders, including an imam — on Friday said too many “blinded by fear” blame entire cultures or religions for troubles in the world.

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September 16, 2010

If the ‘Mosque’ Isn’t Built, This Is No Longer America

“May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants — while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid.”

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September 16, 2010

On Unicorns: Muslimahs’ Search for the Perfect Muslim Mate

Let me start by saying be sure that you’ve searched for a unicorn. Even if I don’t explain what one is, know that you’ve searched. We’ve all searched, ladies. It is the pursuit of a unicorn that sends us to Islamic conventions every year in throngs, outnumbering the men every time.

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September 10, 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

What If They Opposed a Synagogue?

There is no logical argument why peaceful, law abiding US Muslim citizens can’t have a mosque near Ground Zero.

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August 26, 2010

On Obedient Wives

“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband’s) absence what Allah would have them guard” (4:34).

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August 26, 2010

Founding Fathers Would Be in Favor of a Mosque Being Built

Our founding fathers would be rolling in their graves if they saw the Oakland press’s editorial opposing a group of America citizens, who wish to build an American Mosque to practice their faith, at least two blocks from ground zero.

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August 26, 2010

Ground Zero (Cordoba House) Mosque is Not for Allah

Your Cordoba House mosque is not for Islam.

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August 23, 2010

On Judgment Among Sisters

I wish Islam gave all Muslims an automatic immunity to the disease of judgment and cliquishness, but the perfection of the religion isn’t something we inherit.

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August 19, 2010

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