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Bachmann, Gaffney, and the GOP’s Anti-Muslim Culture of Conspiracy

Whatever it was that prompted Gaffney to buy into a conspiracy, he embraced it wholeheartedly.

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July 26, 2012

The Freedom of the Hijab

Prior to becoming a hijabi, I did not expect myself to go down this road. Although I knew modesty was encouraged in my culture and by my faith, I never saw the need nor had the opportunity to explore the reasons behind it.

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July 19, 2012

Islamophobia: A Bipartisan Project

Deep in the Times article, another shocking revelation that hasn’t received as much attention as the “kill list” is the Obama administration’s effort to erase the deaths of some innocent victims by categorizing “all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants.”

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July 12, 2012

Pak Hurtling Towards Poll

”President Zardari seems to be the main obstacle in the way of smooth executive-judiciary ties. He is certainly part of the problem, and not the solution.”

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June 28, 2012

Activist Fears Syria Will Become ‘New Somalia’

Rami Abdelrahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told VOA (by phone) that he fears Syria will become “the new Somalia or the new Afghanistan.”

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June 21, 2012

Lies About the 1967 War

The lies about the 1967 war are still more powerful than the truth

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June 14, 2012

Protect Yourself from Cyber Stalkers

In recent times, online stalking has become a frequent occurrence.

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June 14, 2012

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

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

Islam, America’s Answer to the Race Problem

Colors and tribes, that you may know one another

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April 5, 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

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