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Australians Convert to Islam

The beautiful stories of Hashim and Susan, two Australian converts to Islam–their reasons for converting and the paths they took and difficulties they faced after converting.

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August 18, 2008

Iran War Imminent?

U.S. Naval armada heading towards Iran

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August 14, 2008

Mountain of Evidence Marshaled against Musharraf;

Senate leader Raza Rabbani said that if all the documents they have on Musharraf’s misconduct were dumped in the Ravi river (which runs through Lahore), it would cause it to flood.

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August 14, 2008

Back to the Bad Old Days for Arab Americans?

The 1980s were a difficult time for Arab Americans. Politicians returned our contributions, rejected our endorsements, and many effectively hung “No Arab Americans allowed” signs on their campaign doors. Back then, we called it “the politics of exclusion.”

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August 14, 2008

Hijab No Bar to Competition

Egyptian fencer Shaimaa El Gammal, a third-timer at the Olympics, will don Islamic headgear in Beijing for the first time. She says it is a sign she is come of age and she feels more empowered than ever.

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August 14, 2008

Judicial & Political Battle Over Ban On SIMI

“It is equally sorry state of affairs when a senior officer of the central government appears before the tribunal to submit that he is not aware with regard to matters, which are put to him,” Mittal said. “It is certainly no excuse to say that you were not posted in the department responsible for the decision making. Appearing as a witness for the union government, it becomes the duty and the responsibility of such officer to be fully aware of the matter with regard to which he is going to depose,” she said.

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August 14, 2008

‘We’ll Neutralize S-300 if They’re Sold to Iran’

If Russia goes through with the sale of its most advanced anti-aircraft missile system to Iran, Israel will use an electronic warfare device now under development to neutralize it and as a result present Russia as vulnerable to air infiltrations, a top defense official has told The Jerusalem Post.

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August 14, 2008

Banning Harry

Citing an obscure law decreed in 1939, while under British occupation, the Israeli government this week banned the import of popular English-language storybooks, republished in Arabic, from printers located in Lebanon and Syria.

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August 14, 2008

Open Letter Re: Humanitarian Crisis, Kashmir

“We write to bring to your attention the profound humanitarian crisis continuing in the Kashmir Valley due to the ongoing blockade of the Srinagar-Jammu highway by religious nationalist groups from India.”

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August 14, 2008

Bargaining With ALLAH

What do we have to bargain with? We are to use our human minds, our human heart, our personal desires, even our personal duties to ourselves and our families, in the way ALLAH has instructed us to do.

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August 14, 2008

Who’s Planning Our Next War?

Ehud Olmert came home from a June meeting with Bush to tell Israelis: “We reached agreement on the need to take care of the Iranian threat. … I left with a lot less question marks regarding the means, the timetable restrictions and American resoluteness. …

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August 14, 2008

Investments–A Bump in the Road

What I have preached in this space for as long as I have been filling it is the need for an investor’s adherence to long-term trends: staying with those wonderful 15-to-20-year bull cycles that are the stuff of our fondest dreams.

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August 14, 2008

Did U.S., Israel Provocateur S. Ossetia Conflict?

In order to find out what’s really going on in Georgia, you have to read the international press on the internet. Bush, McCain, and Obama may cast blame on Russia, but reading the international press you get a different perspective.

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August 14, 2008

Houstonian Corner (V10-I34)

ICNA Houston Qur`an Classes / Temple Foundation’s Charlie Wilson Chair in Pakistan Studies at UT Austin

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August 14, 2008

McCain, Obama Say Russia Faces Fallout over Georgia

ERIE, Pa./HONOLULU (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama warned Russia on Monday of severe, long-term consequences from its conflict with Georgia.

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August 14, 2008

Obama Congratulates Pakistan and India

Simultaneous independence day letters go to India and Pakistan from Barack Obama.

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August 14, 2008

Obama Takes Aim at McCain’s Maverick Image

ELKHART, Indiana (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama took aim at Republican John McCain’s maverick image on Wednesday as the campaign trail took another negative turn.

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August 14, 2008

Obama, McCain Reveal Pop Culture Favorites

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Holy politicking, Batman. Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama have unmasked their favorite pop culture icons, including superheroes, with McCain favoring Batman and Obama choosing Spider-Man and Batman.

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August 14, 2008

American Muslim Democratic Caucus

A representative from TMDC (Texas Muslim Democratic Caucus), Syed Fayyaz Hassan, visited Michigan to provide details of the planned activities during the forthcoming 2008 Democratic National Convention (Convention) from Aug 24-Aug 28 in Denver, CO.

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August 14, 2008

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