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When is a Military Coup not a Military Coup?

When it happens in Egypt, apparently

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July 11, 2013

New Qatar PM Signals Lower Key World Role

A stickler for discipline with a security background, Qatar’s new prime minister will have a narrower remit than his influential predecessor, who led the Gulf state’s forays into global finance and Arab Spring politics

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July 3, 2013

Big Racists vs Little Racists

How Israeli Apartheid is Coming Unstuck

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June 27, 2013

The Real Jihad That Calls Us

Muslim societies must come up with more effective measures to fight the scourge of extremism

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June 20, 2013

Civic Engagement Over Coffee or Chai?

Most of our local representatives and senators have meeting/coffee hours multiple times a month in their own districts. They wait to hear from their constituents, from us. I had the opportunity to attend coffee hours and also have met with several state senators and representatives in Lansing. I assure you, after only a couple of such meetings the representatives will know you by name, your words will count for so much more, and a healthy relationship will develop.

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June 13, 2013

Column: Obama Can Close Guantanamo

closing Guantanamo

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May 2, 2013

What Really Happened at the Boston Marathon?

On Monday, April 15th, the news-starting coming in of bombs that went off at a beloved tradition for Bostonians for over a century

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April 25, 2013

Contemporary Islamic Conscience in Crisis

Over-definition of norms makes it possible to legitimise attitudes that may be legally licit, but do not respect Islamic ethics in matters of behaviour

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April 4, 2013

Two Steps Back & One Step Forward

The tumultuous political clouds have always hovered upon Pakistan but the best thing is, the circumstances may look gloomy, the conditions may be uncertain, infrastructure may be downtrodden albeit no matter how the situation is, the nation is always ready for a better tomorrow

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March 28, 2013

An Israeli Rabbi Speaks Out Against Racism in Israel

Like many other Israelis (and non-Israelis), we at ICCI were horrified and saddened to hear of the two violent attacks…

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March 21, 2013

Pressure Mounts on Israel as Protests Escalate

On February 23, Mohammed Al Namrooti from Gaza doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in the street Tibet-style to protest the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

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February 28, 2013

Violence Against Shi’as: An Assault on Islam

Against infighting

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February 21, 2013

Can We Teach a Dual Narrative?

The report of a new study of Israeli and Palestinian textbooks commissioned by the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land is causing quite a stir, especially in Israel

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February 14, 2013

Jewish Law and its Similarity to Islamic Law

like Jewish law, Islamic law is worthy of protection in the United states

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February 7, 2013

The Golden Rule and the Gold Standard

In his book, “The Gold Dinar and Silver Dirham: Islam and the Future of Money,” Imran Hosein makes a compelling argument in favor of returning to the Gold Standard, a concern shared by many non-Muslim economists.

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January 31, 2013

The Golden Rule and the Gold Standard

In his book, “The Gold Dinar and Silver Dirham: Islam and the Future of Money,” Imran Hosein makes a compelling argument in favor of returning to the Gold Standard, a concern shared by many non-Muslim economists.

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January 31, 2013

Hagel Can Reveal the ‘Real’ Obama

In Spanish, they say Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres – “Tell me with whom you walk and I will tell you who you are.”

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January 19, 2013

Confronting the Needs of the Elderly

Now imagine that each penny is one year of your life. 52 weeks go by so quickly. It’s no time at all. Holiday after holiday. Season after season. It all keeps going by, into the sunset.

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January 10, 2013

Keith Ellison’s Message to His Minnesota Constituents

As we wrap up 2012, I want to reflect on the year’s events and update you on my work on behalf of Minnesota’s 5th District in Congress.

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December 27, 2012

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