Bipartisan Congressional Efforts to Prevent Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed a dangerous piece of legislation (H.R. 4133) that would undermine the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, weaken Israeli moderates and peace advocates, undercut international law, further militarize the Middle East, and make Israel ever more dependent on the United States.

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June 7, 2012

Pakistan is Turning into Another Afghanistan

“The future of Karachi is the future of Pakistan. You get Karachi right, you can get Pakistan right. If you fail Karachi, you fail Pakistan.”

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May 31, 2012

2012 Olympics the Year of Muslim Women

The 2012 Olympics promises to be an exciting year for Muslim women athletes as well as anyone and everyone who enjoys debating women’s rights issues.

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May 17, 2012

Islam and Muslims: Same Sex Marriages

Physical intimacy is not simply a biological action and reaction.

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May 10, 2012

Old Friends Recall Obama’s College Years

There was a time before Obama wore tailored suits — when his wardrobe consisted of $5 military-surplus khakis and used leather jackets, and he walked the streets of Manhattan for lack of bus fare.

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May 10, 2012

Iraq’s Radiation: Not Going Away

According to Al Jazeera, the Pentagon used more than 300 tons of depleted uranium in Iraq in 1991. In 2003, the US military used more than 1,000 tons.

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May 3, 2012

Afghan Lies Mirror Vietnam Deception

The official line is that by two years from now, when U.S. and NATO forces leave Afghanistan, the regime they installed will be able to stay in power without foreign support. The British diplomat clearly didn’t believe that, and neither do most other foreign observers.

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April 26, 2012

In Egypt Presidential Race: Battle Joined on Islam’s Role

Mr. Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s dominant Islamist group, declared last week that his party platform amounted to a distillation of Islam itself.

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April 26, 2012

First They Come For the Muslims

Chris Hedges writes a regular column for Truthdig.com.

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April 19, 2012

A Sufi Message from a Pakistani President

Asif Ali Zardari must be applauded for choosing to visit the shrine of Chishti at Ajmer at a time of rising extremism in India and Pakistan.

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April 12, 2012

Afghanistan Dilemma Remains Unsolved

A recent poll showed that 69% of Americans want the US to get out of Afghanistan.

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April 5, 2012

We Are All Muslims: A Sikh Response to Islamophobia in the NYPD and Beyond

As a brown-skinned Sikh with a turban on my head and a long beard on my chin, I deal with my fair share of racist and xenophobic harassment regularly, including in my home of New York City, the most diverse city on the planet.

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March 15, 2012

Estate Planning: Important, Yet Ignored by Many Physicians

Whether it was during their residency or a seminar attended with colleagues, estate planning is one of those concepts that floats in the back of a physician’s mind, without giving it much thought, or the importance it deserves.

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March 1, 2012

My Take: NYPD’s Use of Anti-Islam Film Makes Us Less Safe

Recent news that the New York Police Department presented the film “The Third Jihad” to nearly 1,500 officers is only the latest example of anti-Muslim training materials being used in ways that harm our national security.

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February 23, 2012

Severe Conservative Syndrome

Mitt Romney has a gift for words — self-destructive words. On Friday he did it again, telling the Conservative Political Action Conference that he was a “severely conservative governor.”

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February 18, 2012

Computer Coding: Not for Geeks Only

By Barrett W. Sheridan and Brendan Greeley The Web-based backlash against the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill aimed at taking down overseas distributors of copyrighted movies and music, was much like the Internet itself: decentralized, anarchic, and powerful enough to help persuade Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to shelve the bill on Jan. […]

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February 9, 2012

Is a Nuclear Iran Really to Be Feared?

The obsession of the American foreign policy community, as well as most American (and a good many international) politicians, by the myth of Iran’s “existential” threat to Israel, brings the world steadily closer to another war in the Middle East.

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February 2, 2012

The Myth of “Isolated” Iran: Following the Money in the Iran Crisis

“And our red line to Iran is do not develop a nuclear weapon. That’s a red line for us.”

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January 19, 2012

Let the Dandelions Live!

“Hast thou not seen that Allah sent water down from the sky and led it through sources into the ground? Then He caused sown fields of different colors to grow.” (Quran 39:21)

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January 12, 2012

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