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UK Top Judge: Allow Shari’ah in Britain

The most senior judge in England yesterday gave his blessing to the use of Shari’ah law to resolve disputes among Muslims.

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July 10, 2008

Can FBI Investigate any American Without Evidence?

WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is considering letting the FBI investigate Americans without any evidence of wrongdoing, relying instead on a terrorist profile that could single out Muslims, Arabs or other racial and ethnic groups.

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July 10, 2008

Obama Lurches to Right on Iraq War

The embrace of key elements of the Republican agenda and jettisoning of positions that he advanced during his “Change you can believe in” primary campaign have become a daily routine, as the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential candidate Barack Obama carries out a dizzying turn to the right.

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July 10, 2008

Indian Muslims Oppose Indo-US Nuke Deal

NEW DELHI—Notwithstanding the hard reality that the controversial Indo-US civilian nuclear deal can from no angle be viewed as a religious issue, it has assumed this nature in Indian circles. This is marked by it being projected as an “anti-Muslim” deal.

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July 10, 2008

Another Day Another Bomb

The security has tightened in Islamabad and everyone is on high alert since the incident…

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July 10, 2008

Iraqi Official: Iraq Insists on Withdrawal Timetable

BAGHDAD (Reuters)– Iraq will not accept any security agreement with the U.S. unless it includes dates for the withdrawal of foreign forces, the government’s national security adviser said on Tuesday.

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July 10, 2008

Stealing Breakfast

This is just one story out of hundreds of thousands, a tiny glimpse into the life of someone who is oppressed and does not have the means to escape the exploitation.

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July 10, 2008

Sunni-Shi’a–A Growing Respect

This week’s column will revisit a previous subject on Shi’a-Sunni respect, and cooperation, for the good of the entire Muslim umma. This week, in Michigan, we had to call a meeting to address some rising tensions in the community about an incident that happened in 1997 and was re-hashed by the media in June 2008.

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July 10, 2008

Viva Espana

The (Spanish) Audienca Nacional (National Court dealing with special crimes) will consider for the first time a lawsuit brought against top Israeli military officials in order to determine their liability regarding a bombing incident that killed 15 people and caused injuries to other 150 in Gaza (Palestine).

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July 10, 2008

Investments–Scrutinizing the “Happy Talk”

When I say that the stock market has gone nowhere in the past two and a half years, I mean that, of course, in nominal terms. In reality, with the dollar getting hammered, any purchasing power left in investor portfolios has suffered dramatic losses. Yet …

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July 10, 2008

Global Food Price Rises Exacerbate Famine in Ethiopia and Somalia

It is not unusual for Ethiopia and Somalia to be hit by drought and food shortages, but this year the rise in food costs makes an already disastrous situation worse.

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July 10, 2008

Community News (V10-I29)

San Jose Muslim doctor named in Cambridge Who’s Who / Boca Raton FL clerty collaboration / W VA farmers and businesses invited to halal market / Cleveland Uzbek Muslim man shot in apparent bias crime

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July 10, 2008

Obama Says Sanctions for Iran While McCain Says Shield

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama called Iran a threat that should be contained with diplomacy and tighter sanctions on Wednesday, and Republican John McCain said Tehran’s missile test proved the need for a missile defense shield in Europe.

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July 10, 2008

Obama and McCain Square Off over Economy

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Presidential rivals Barack Obama and John McCain clashed over how to boost the ailing U.S. economy on Monday, with Obama pushing for a new stimulus package to help homeowners and McCain pressing for low income taxes and incentives for small business.

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July 10, 2008

McCain Jokes About Killing Iranians with Cigarettes

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – Presidential candidate John McCain, who once sang in jest about bombing Iran, on Tuesday reacted to a report of rising U.S. cigarette exports to the country by saying it may be “a way of killing ‘em.”

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July 10, 2008

Hebron Orphanages

Despite the recent ceasefire brokered by Egypt between Hamas and Israel in Gaza, the persecuton continues of Islamic Charities who work with Hebron orphanages on the West Bank.

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July 10, 2008

Obama Enlists Jewish Lawmakers in Outreach Effort

About 150 Jewish voters gathered in June at a private home in Los Angeles for what marked a new phase in Senator Barack Obama’s outreach effort to the Jewish community.

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July 10, 2008

Iraq Oil Deals Fulfill Cheney’s Goals

Two years before the invasion of Iraq, oil executives and foreign policy advisers told the Bush administration that the United States would remain “a prisoner of its energy dilemma” as long as Saddam Hussein was in power.

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July 10, 2008

One Month to Go – Beijing Prepares to Deliver

BEIJING (Reuters) – With a month remaining until the opening ceremony of one of the most scrutinized Olympic Games in history, the time has come for Beijing to deliver on seven years of promises and billions of dollars spent.

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July 10, 2008

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