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Balkanized Homecoming

As Iraqi Refugees Start to Trickle Back, Authorities Worry About How They Will Fit Into the New Baghdad

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December 20, 2007

Behind the Bombings in Algeria and Lebanon

The recent explosions in Algeria and Lebanon may have the look and feel of those carried out by Al Qaeda-affiliated groups, but the timing of these explosions strongly suggest that external forces – like Syria, Israel or even French colonial powers – may also have a hidden hand.

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December 20, 2007

Interfaith Festival Joins Muslim, Jewish, Christian Communities

Annual dinner celebrates Hajj, Hanukah, Christmas

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December 20, 2007

Waterboarding Historically Controversial

In 1947, the U.S. Called It a War Crime; in 1968, It Reportedly Caused an Investigation

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December 20, 2007

Bird Flu Affects Saudi Egg Supply

It could be months before the Saudi Arabian government gives the all-clear that the H5N1 virus has been annihilated in the Kingdom and there are likely to be more bird cullings in the future to be sure the virus has been eradicated.

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December 20, 2007

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Convention

MPAC held a highly successful convention, its seventh annual convention, this past weekend at the Convention Center in Long Beach, Ca.

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December 20, 2007

Moonsighting: ICNA / FCNA Announcements

ISGH / FCNA / ICNA announcements regarding Eidul Adha, 1428 (2007)

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December 13, 2007

The Real Teddy Bear Tragedy

In all the heat generated by the teddy bear controversy in Sudan, we are missing a deeper reality: As irrational and backward as the reaction in Khartoum might seem, it is yet another example of some Muslims attempting to assert themselves and exercise a little authority in the face of the immense onslaught of Western hegemony in the region.

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December 13, 2007

Posh Toilets Expected Soon in Dubai

Everything is bigger, better and more expensive in Dubai. Now even the public toilet system facilities are expected to get a massive multi-million Dirhams overhaul.

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December 13, 2007

Babri Masjid Demolition Anniversary

NEW DELHI – Fifteenth anniversary of Babari Masjid’s demolition last week (December 6) was marked by a mixed reaction across the country. While several Muslim groups held demonstrations demanding reconstruction of the mosque, a few Hindu organizations celebrated the day as their victory. The issue dominated the proceedings in the Parliament, while the people in Ayodhya, where the mosque stood, expressed their desire for peace….

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December 13, 2007

The Attack on Islam–Part II

As I concluded in last week’s article, to counterattack this onslaught against patriarchy and spiritual understanding will require the participation of spiritually based people of various faiths, ethnicities, and races who understand the importance of family and are willing to do their utmost to restore it to the focal point of society.

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December 13, 2007

The Only Acceptable Racism Today: Islamophobia

Islamophobia too will be institutionalized in America, if not understood and confronted. The potential of such mindless bigotry has implications for our national interests and the world peace.

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December 13, 2007

Investments (V9-I51) — News You Can Use

Advice from Bob Wood about where to get sound financial information.

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December 13, 2007

Abu Yaqoub bin Ishaq al Kindi

Al-Kindi was a philosopher, astronomer, chemist, mathematician musician, physician, physicist and a pioneer in cryptography. He was a master of many different areas of thought, although he would eventually be eclipsed by names such as al Baruni and ibn Sina, he is still regarded to be one of the greatest philosophers and scientist of his time.

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December 13, 2007

Naomi Klein outlines ‘The Shock Doctrine’ with MSNBC’s Olbermann

December 1–Naomi Klein, discussing her book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, outlines how crises, real or perceived, have been used by governments, especially the United States under George W. Bush, to strongarm a disoriented citizenry into accepting changes to its rights, and its government, that it wouldn’t otherwise accept.

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December 6, 2007

The Day He Lessened His Power

Pakistan is entering into another crucial phase. There is this news roaming all over the world that the Military Jawans of Pakistan have given the send-out salute to General Pervez Musharraf.

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December 6, 2007

N American Fiqh Council Fatwa

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (KUNA) — During a joint appearance by Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders at the National Press Club on Friday, a national campaign to unite all Americans against terrorists was launched, highlighted by the proclamation of a fatwa by the Fiqh Council of North America.

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December 6, 2007

Kuwait’s Trail of Tears

If only someone were able to scale the towers or even bungee down from the observation deck, to write in the dust, “Wash Me…Puh-leaze!” I am sure Ministry of Interior would stand up and take notice. But since that is highly unlikely, I guess we’ll have to wait for things to get worse before they get better.

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December 6, 2007

Pak Stalls A Crowd-Puller At IITF 2007

NEW DELHI – Launched in 1980, the “India International Trade Fair” (IITF), organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), has developed into an annual mega-event, Asia’s largest show of its kind.

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December 6, 2007

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