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Sharia Laws and Theories Vary Among World’s Muslims

PARIS (Reuters) – Sharia law is understood and applied in such varied ways across the Muslim world that it is difficult to say exactly what it is and how it could fit into a western legal context, according to experts on Islam.

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February 14, 2008

Middle East Internet Blackout!

This past week millions of Internet users across the Middle East and Southeast Asia woke up to find a far reaching web blackout had plunged the region into Internet darkness.

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February 11, 2008

India’s First Female President Takes Salute & Makes History

NEW DELHI – History was created last week with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil becoming the first woman head of state to unfurl the national flag and take the customary 21-gun salute at Rajpath, marking 59th Republic Day of the country. Patil (73) was elected as President in July last year.

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January 31, 2008

Life in the Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf is the absolute last place I ever imagined myself visiting, let alone living.

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January 31, 2008

Banquet at The Muslim Center

Detroit—January 27—“This is your mosque” was the underlying theme of a fundraiser held at the Davison Fwy Muslim Center this past weekend. African American and Gambian cultures came together there—the third of the flavors that traditionally comprise the American Muslim community, which are to a large degree composed of Arabs, Pakistanis, and people of African descent.

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January 31, 2008

The Story of ILM

… ILM is the Arabic word for “knowledge” and is also an acronym for Intellect, Love and Mercy. ILM was founded in 1998 by Imam Saadiq Saafir, now resident Imam of Masjid Ibaadullah. ILM works withj…

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January 31, 2008

ALLAH Does Not Allow Domestic Violence

The biggest question from the ayah 34 is whether ALLAH allows men to physically beat, hit, or strike women. For all practical purposes and logical thinking, the answer is NO.

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January 24, 2008

The Candidates and Their Supporters

Given the funding numbers for the two enormous Democratic front-runners, who are generally presupposed to be sympathetic to healthcare reform and one of whom will likely take the White House, it is difficult to imagine that whoever wins the seat there will have an entirely clear head about how to go forward on the healthcare issue.

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January 17, 2008

Clinton Camp’s Dirty Tricks?

“As the nomination process has unfolded and Clinton has encountered resistance in every state so far — including Obama’s Friday endorsement by the 60,000-member Las Vegas Culinary Workers Union — her campaign’s increasingly critical rhetoric has been accompanied by voter suppression tactics aimed at her rival’s core voters.”

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January 17, 2008

U.S., Turkey Discuss Solution to PKK

“I view Turkey as a bridge between Europe and the Islamic world, a constructive bridge. And so I believe it’s in the interests of peace that Turkey be admitted into the EU,” Bush added.

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January 10, 2008

Nokia Siemens Wins $935 Mln Saudi Arabia Deal

HELSINKI/RIYADH, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Nokia Siemens Networks has won a $935 million order for a mobile network in Saudi Arabia, the firms said on Monday, while U.S. Motorola would deliver a smaller share of the deal.

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January 10, 2008

AMPEC – American Muslim Political Education Committee

The un-scientific survey conducted by AMPEC highlights the Muslim community issues, which need to be used for evaluating the political candidates to benefit the Muslim community and America.

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January 10, 2008

Iraqi Soldier Who Killed U.S. Troops Is Seen as a Hero in Iraq

The recent killing of two U.S. soldiers by their Iraqi colleague has raised disturbing questions about U.S. military relations with the Iraqis they work with.

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January 10, 2008

Govt Favors Smooth Flow Of Credit To Minorities

The communities, notified as minorities, by ministry of welfare include Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Zoroastrians and Buddhists. Under pressure from Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has since last year included “minority communities” in the list of “weaker sections” for purpose of priority-sector lending by banks.

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January 10, 2008

Zeal, and Worry, Greet India’s “People’s Car”

“I am really excited and definitely buying the cheapest car in the world as soon as they launch it,” said Arindam Sapui, a rice trader in Burdwan, a small town in West Bengal in eastern India.

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January 10, 2008

Prince Among Slaves

This is the description of a very interesting movie about an African Muslim prince enslaved during the American slave trade–the movie is set to air next month on PBS. The movie is by Alex Kronemer, the illustrious Muslim film maker who also produced the documentary Muhammad: the Legacy of a Prophet.

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January 10, 2008

Bush Launches Middle East Peace Drive in Israel

JERUSALEM–President George Bush arrives in Israel on Wednesday aiming to boost efforts to achieve a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians before he leaves office in a year.

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January 10, 2008

Expert: Crime of Torture Could Only Have Been Ordered by the President

Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley told Keith Olbermann that as many as six criminal offenses could be involved in the 9/11 Commission charge alone, including obstruction of Congress, obstruction of justice, perjury, and conspiracy.

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January 10, 2008

Top Ten Myths about Iraq 2007

1. Myth: The reduction in violence in Iraq is mostly because of the escalation in the number of US troops, or “surge.” Fact: Although violence has been reduced in Iraq, much of the reduction did not take place because of…

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January 10, 2008

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