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Not Very Gratuitous

Americans are renowned the World over for being the most generous tippers whether they are inside the US or traveling abroad.

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April 3, 2008

Muslim Philanthropists Meet in Istanbul

ISTANBUL—More than 200 participants from over 31 countries representing 106 grant-making foundations and NGOs came together for the first World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP) conference held from March 22-24, 2008, in Istanbul, Turkey.

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March 27, 2008

Scraping the Skies

The Dubai Tower will include the first ever Georgio Armani hotel and the entire interior of the skyscraper will be designed specially by the Designer. It will also have private apartments, suites and corporate offices. The Dubai Towers will also have the World’s fastest elevator with…

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March 24, 2008

Muslim Leader Faces Deportation

NEW JERSEY (The Record) March 1, 2008 – One of the state’s most influential and high-profile Muslim leaders is facing deportation along with his wife and children.

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March 13, 2008

Top Ranking CIA Operatives: Al-Qaeda Is a Complete Fabrication

The very defining of that organization justified radical military action and reduction of civil liberties–and perhaps more importantly also helps to perpetuate the staying in power of world leaders Tony Blair and George Bush, together with the neoconservative regime in Washington…

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March 13, 2008

Muslim Superheroes

Perhaps the last concept that many people would associate with superheroes, or even with comic books for that matter, is Islam. However, a new breed of entrepreneur from Kuwait has turned the global comic book industry on its head by creating one of the first Islam-themed comic books…

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March 13, 2008

The Gaza Genocide

“We are dying like chickens” said Yassine last night as we contemplated the media’s coverage of the events of the past few days.

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March 6, 2008

The Killing of Imad Moughniya

Imad Moughniya’s death, like his life, will remain shrouded in mystery and secrecy, but what few things we can learn for certain about this person’s life we already have. First, the image of the man created in the Western media, especially the US corporate media with its typically superficial, and simplistic “good vs bad” story lines should be dismissed as a largely fictional account.

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March 3, 2008

Holy Cities to Get High-Speed Train Link

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi King Abdullah on Wednesday gave the green light for a high-speed rail link between Islam’s holy cities of Mecca and Medina via the commercial hub of Jeddah, the official SPA news agency reported.

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March 3, 2008

Bangladesh Bank Aims to Help US Customers

Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank has made its first loans in New York in an attempt to bring its pioneering microfinance techniques to the tens of millions of people in the world’s richest country who have no bank account.

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March 3, 2008

Kosova is Free!

I have been expecting to write this article for quite some time, but the news only came over the wires this morning — Sunday February 17th. This has been a long-expected move by the (now) independent, tiny 90% Muslim nation of two million souls.

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February 21, 2008

Russia Bans Muslim Books

Russia’s ban of readable and reliable Islamic books has infuriated the Muslim minority who denounced the move as unjustifiable.

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February 21, 2008

Leading Journalists Expose Major Cover-ups in Media

The riveting excerpts below are from the revealing accounts of 20 award-winning journalists in the highly acclaimed book Into the Buzzsaw. These courageous writers were prevented by corporate media ownership from reporting major news stories. Some were even fired or laid off. They have won numerous awards, including several Emmys and a Pulitzer. Join in building a better world by helping to spread this news across the land.

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February 21, 2008

Niqah of Kashif and Komal

Niqah of Kashif and Komal.

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February 21, 2008

Gaza Siege Hurts Israeli Economy

Gaza’s shattered economy is not the only casualty of Israel’s embargo and siege on the Palestinian territory, now under the control of Hamas. The sanctions are coming back to bite Israel too, with tens of thousands of Israeli jobs on the line as businesses face losses or closure after losing their major market.

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February 21, 2008

Europeans Not Eager to Die in Afghanistan

The undiplomatic Gates is quite right that Europe has little stomach for battle. Most Europeans regard the Afghan conflict as a. wrong and immoral; b. America’s war; c. all about oil; and d. probably lost.

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February 14, 2008

Turkey Lifts University Headscarf Ban

ANKARA—Turkey’s parliament lifted a ban on Saturday on female students wearing the Muslim head scarf at university, a landmark decision that some Turks fear will undermine the foundations of their secular state.

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February 14, 2008

“The Final Journey”

Canton-February 9–Over 250 women gathered at The Muslim Community of the Western Suburbs (MCWS) here in Canton to learn all about the sacred Islamic traditions regarding burial and funerals.

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February 14, 2008

Controversy Over Cupid

Every year across the globe Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the farthest corners of the World. The holiday is exclusively a practice of Christians, however the appeal of expressing undying affection on this day has drawn in admirers from all of the world’s religions including Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism…

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February 14, 2008

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