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No NSA Reform Can Fix the American Islamophobic Surveillance Complex

Better oversight of the sprawling American national security apparatus may finally be coming:

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April 10, 2014

Israeli Prisoner Release Canceled Amidst Protests

Israel’s announcement that it has canceled the release of Palestinian prisoners is just the latest derailment to a peace process that had slim prospects in the first place.

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April 10, 2014

Growing Up Muslim

There are a quarter million Muslims living in the Bay Area, and nearly half of them are under the age of 35.

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April 10, 2014

The Red Line & the Rat Line

‘We now know it was a covert action planned by Erdoğan’s people to push Obama over the red line,’ the former intelligence official said. ‘They had to escalate to a gas attack in or near Damascus when the UN inspectors’ – who arrived in Damascus on 18 August to investigate the earlier use of gas – ‘were there. The deal was to do something spectacular. Our senior military officers have been told by the DIA and other intelligence assets that the sarin was supplied through Turkey – that it could only have gotten there with Turkish support. The Turks also provided the training in producing the sarin and handling it.’

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April 10, 2014

Reduce Employee Discrimination For All Americans

“He came to America because he believed in America … Now the jury has restored his faith.”

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April 3, 2014

The Path Towards Self-Realization: Part IV

People have many reactions and defenses to keep from realizing truths about themselves.

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April 3, 2014

Death Toll In Syria’s Civil War Above 150,000: Monitor

Note:  TMO previously ran a photo purporting to show a “Syrian boy sleeping with his parents,” which showed a boy sleeping between two graves.  In fact the photo was made outside of Syria, posed by an artist.  TMO apologizes for having printed this photo without first verifying its origin.   BEIRUT (Reuters) – At least […]

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April 3, 2014

Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf Pleads Not Guilty to 5 Counts of Treason

Former military strongman faces death penalty as judiciary begins to assert its independence

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April 3, 2014

Turkey’s First-Ever Hijab-Wearing Mayor!

Daily Sabah Mayor Fatma Toru of Konya KONYA — AK Party candidate Fatma Toru has come out the victor of Konya’s central Meram district according to unofficial results. This win makes the 42-year-old ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party candidate, Fatma Toru, the first-ever headscarf-donning municipal mayor in Turkey. Born in Konya in 1972, Fatma […]

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April 3, 2014

A Shared Future: Muslims and Jews meet to promote Muslim-Jewish Understanding

Many leaders and activists from the Muslim and Jewish communities gathered Sunday at the University of Michigan Dearborn campus to participate in an interfaith session aimed at fostering relations between the Jewish and Muslim communities.

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April 3, 2014

Jews and Muslims Deserve Apology for Historical Wrongs

Spain takes first step to right historical wrong, but Jews not the only ones who suffered By Faisal Kutty A statue of Maimonides at the synagogue in the Juderia in Córdoba, Spain. Photo: Irvina Lew. The Spanish government’s offer of the “right of return” to the descendants of Jews expelled in 1492 is a “bit […]

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March 27, 2014

Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Plane

Turkish armed forces shot down a Syrian plane on Sunday that Ankara said had crossed into its air space in an area where Syrian rebels have been battling President Bashar al-Assad’s forces for control of a border crossing.

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March 27, 2014

Imam Delivers Opening Prayers at Florida Senate

Imam Azhar Subedar of Masjid Nur (Islamic Community of South West Florida) in Port Charlotte, FL, became the first Muslim American to deliver the Opening Prayer in the Florida Senate in its 174 year history. He was sponsored by Sen.Dwight Bullard of the 39th District. In his eloquent  he prayed for the peace and prosperity […]

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March 27, 2014

US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) Launched

Press Release (l-r) Mahdi Bray, USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal , Warith Deen Mohammad Jr. of the organization The Mosque Cares. WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/12/14) — Ten major national American Muslim organizations held a news conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations […]

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March 27, 2014

A Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

There has been a lot of speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Terrorism, hijacking, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN; it’s almost disturbing. I tend to look for a simpler explanation, and I find it with the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi.

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March 20, 2014

Fear Rules in Damascus as Syria’s Revolt Enters Fourth Year

(Reuters) – During a recent meeting of Damascene merchants, talk turned to the case of a colleague detained by Syria’s powerful and dreaded state security apparatus.

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March 20, 2014

The Lurking Danger Beneath: Al-Aqsa vs. Israel

By Ramzy Baroud Al Aqsa Mosque:  Image from Wikipedia Commons Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher. The status of al-Aqsa […]

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March 20, 2014

Israel’s War on American Universities

Thoughts on the banning of pro-Palestinian student groups

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March 20, 2014

Feinstein v. the CIA: A Moment of Truth

By blatantly concealing what Feinstein condemned as “the horrible details of a CIA program that never, never, never should have existed,” the spy agency now acts as a power unto itself, and the agency’s outrages have finally aroused the senator’s umbrage.

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March 13, 2014

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