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Is the Kashmiri Movement Communal?

The Kashmiri Freedom movement is often portrayed as a communal movement where Kashmiri Muslims are pitted against the Hindus, but this is far from true.

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August 19, 2010

Mega Mosque?

His latest proposal–that the US government should build the world’s tallest mosque at Ground Zero as an apology to Muslims for falsely blaming them for 9/11–is unlikely to quiet his detractors.

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August 12, 2010

Ramadan Thoughts

Our Raab is so magnanimous and merciful that He can give us a fast to deny ourselves to make us stronger; and at the same time make it easy for us to achieve. As the glorious month of Ramadan ascends on us, many thoughts of gratitude enter our minds – through our hearts.

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August 12, 2010

America Goes Dark

The lights are going out all over America — literally. Colorado Springs has made headlines with its desperate attempt to save money by turning off a third of its streetlights, but similar things are either happening or being contemplated across the nation, from Philadelphia to Fresno.

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August 12, 2010

Tea Parties Aghast Over “Muslim Day”

Tea partiers and other anti-Islam activists are freaking out about a Muslim Family Day planned for several Six Flags parks around the country on Sept. 12, the day after the World Trade Center attacks.

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August 5, 2010

On the Proper Way to Pray

Rather than use our prayers to sincerely implore Allah for His guidance and open our hearts to His Divine decrees, we sometimes …

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July 29, 2010

10 Things WikiLeaks Documents Reveal

Perhaps the most predictable as well as the most maddening headline to emerge from the latest WikiLeaks controversy is this one from the Washington Post: “WikiLeaks Disclosures Unlikely to Change Course of Afghanistan War.”

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July 29, 2010

Interview with Afeefa Syeed, Senior Advisor at USAID

A Discussion with Afeefa Syeed, Senior Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development Middle East and Asia Bureaus

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July 18, 2010

On Maintaining Healthy Bodies

On a grander scale, our bodies are like rental cars, given to us by the Creator for a period of time, ours to temporarily use to complete various important tasks.

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July 18, 2010

Israel’s Nukes Harm US National Interests

Transcript of John J. Mearsheimer’s remarks at the IRmep conference at the International Spy Museum “Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal: Espionage, Opacity and Future” Washington, DC, 7/7/2010

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July 18, 2010

The Promise: How Islam Found Me

Muhammad (s) laughed; he cried; he showed displeasure and frustration. He was gentle, but firm; and he was strong yet vulnerable. I was inspired and moved by the fact he took the counsel of his wife, Khadijah.

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July 1, 2010

In Support of Virg Bernero

“I am writing because Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is running for Governor of Michigan in the Democratic primary, which will be held in August.”

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June 24, 2010

Through My Lens: Observations from a Midwestern Muslimah

TMO Editor’s note: We are proud to introduced a new Muslim Observer column–by Nadirah Angail.

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June 24, 2010

Facebook and the Muslim Outrage

“Such a simplistic interpretation of such an intricate issue.”

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June 3, 2010

Warning: Crash Dead Ahead.

Commentary: ‘Game’s in the refrigerator.’ Power’s turning off. Dow sinking below 6,470

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May 27, 2010

Lost and Leaderless

All speculations lead, inevitably and predictably, to the one issue that is at the source of American consternation: the potential of the Muslim Americans living and working in the United States to organise and enable a terrorist attack. And it is to this crucial question that Muslim American organisations have failed to respond in any meaningful way.

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May 27, 2010

A Massacre of Arabs Masked by a State of National Amnesia

It is an interesting irony that the patients at Kfar Shaul recuperate from such variations on amnesia on the very spot that Israel has sought to erase from its collective memory.

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May 20, 2010

The Valor of the Pen

Despite the fact that many Muslims are actively speaking out against terrorism and violence, scores of Americans are not adequately informed about the proper teachings of Islam.

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May 20, 2010

Sell Everything! “You Won’t Recognize America By The End Of The Year”

Richard Russell, the famous writer of the Dow Theory Letters, has a chilling line in today’s note:

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May 20, 2010

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