Facts: Israel / Palestine

By Robert Barsocchini How the Western media sees the brutality. Gaza (along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem) is occupied Palestinian territory underinternational law, determined by the vast majority of the world, as well as the highest court in the world, the UN’s International Court of Justice. Gaza cannot commit aggression against Israel, since […]

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July 17, 2014

Expats Keep the Faith

There are millions and millions of expats like me in the Middle East and elsewhere who spend these precious, special days and nights away from their loved ones. Many of them toil out there in this maddening heat, quietly keeping faith and observing its demands.

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July 10, 2014

L.A.’s Muslim Month

Recognizing Muslim American community’s contributions and rich heritage, Los Angeles city council has declared July 2014 as Muslim American Heritage Month, a decision widely welcomed by the Muslim community.

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July 3, 2014

So Who Won Iraq?

By Tom Engelhardt Lost dreams, lost armies, jihadi states, and the arc of Instability across a sensitive region US Army Spc. Justin Towe scans his area while on a mission with Iraqi army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division in Al Muradia village, Iraq, March, 13, 2007. US Air Force photo […]

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June 26, 2014

US Sends Aircraft Carrier to Help Iraq

The Peninsula USS George HW Bush The US is sending an aircraft carrier and two guided missile ships into the Gulf, bolstering sea and air power before a possible US strike on the jihadist army in Iraq in the coming days. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the USS George HW Bush into the Gulf yesterday, […]

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June 19, 2014

Best Ever Muslim Political Rally

This Sunday witnessed what was likely the best ever Muslim political rally in Michigan history.

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June 12, 2014

Palestinian Prisoners: Hunger-Striking for Liberation and Justice in Middle East

Palestinian prisoners suffer out of sight, mind and public consciousness. World leaders able to help do nothing. Israeli crimes to grave to ignore go unpunished

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June 5, 2014

The Obama Effect?

Are Iran and Arab Oil Monarchies No Longer on a War Footing?

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June 2, 2014

Egypt’s Judges Flex Their Muscles

The ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has emboldened judges to display their political independence, but some worry they’re trampling rights in an effort to curry favor with the new government, as human-rights groups say more than 21,000 have been detained

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May 15, 2014

The True American: The hate-crime victim who pleaded for his attacker’s life

Bhuiyan realized he was uniquely situated to, as Giridharadas puts it, intervene in “the cycle of mistrust and enmity between his religious community and his adopted country — between Islam and America.” He would do so by publicly forgiving Stroman…

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May 8, 2014

Besieged and Terrified

Syrian blockade of Yarmouk refugee camp raises fears for 18,000 people left starving inside, with some already resorting to eating leaves and animal feed…

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April 24, 2014

New York Disbands Police Unit Spying on Muslims

The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped

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April 17, 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

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

Death for Ikhwan’s Badie & 528 Supporters

Egypt expands deadly crack down on Islamists and supporters of deposed President Mursi The incarcerated Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohamed Badie. AFP CAIRO, March 24 — A court in Egypt on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of ousted president Muhammad Mursi to death after a mass trial, judicial sources said, reported AFP. Islamist backers of Mursi […]

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March 27, 2014

Israel’s War on American Universities

Thoughts on the banning of pro-Palestinian student groups

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March 20, 2014

The Muslims of Ukraine

When there is news coming from a place that is but is not associated with Islam, your author — mostly out of curiosity – researches to see if there are Islamic influences…

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March 13, 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

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

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