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Colorado JBS Swift Fires 130 Muslims for Trying to Break Their Fast at Sunset

A week-long dispute between JBS Swift & Co. and hundreds of Muslim workers seeking Ramadan prayer accommodations flared into firings of about 100 workers Wednesday afternoon.

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September 13, 2008

Amina: A Muslim Woman Convert in the UK

Amina, a Muslim convert in the UK, talks about her life as a Muslim.

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September 11, 2008

The Passing of WD Mohammed

September 9, 2008–Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, a major Islamic leader in the U.S. who led thousands of African-American Muslims to orthodox Islam, died in Illinois, according to local Muslims and his nephew. He was 74.

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September 11, 2008

Why We Were Falsely Arrested

I was arrested with my two colleagues, “Democracy Now!” producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, while reporting on the first day of the RNC. I have been wrongly charged with a misdemeanor. My co-workers, who were simply reporting, may be charged with felony riot.

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September 11, 2008

Sun Sets on Sunrise Equities

CHICAGO,IL-Sunrise Equities, a Chicago based financial services firm which claimed to be Shariah compliant, has gone under leaving many area Muslims robbed of their savings. Incorporated in 2001 the firm claimed that all its services were in compliant with Islamic laws and had the endorsement of a leading religious scholar.

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September 11, 2008

American Muslims–Shed the Cynicism and Get Engaged

I was there. One of the 84,000 at Invesco Field witnessing history. The day and the moment were as inspiring as it was profound. As the chants of “yes we can” reverberated through the stadium, they re-ignited feelings of optimism about America’s future, which in the last eight years had been jaded by the politics of fear and divisiveness.

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September 11, 2008

NSG-Waiver: Historic Or Black Day For India!

NEW DELHI: The waiver granted to India by the 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) for nuclear commerce with it, ending 34 years of the country’s nuclear isolation definitely marks a major diplomatic victory for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (September 6).

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September 11, 2008

Ramadan Amnesty

Nadia suffered from back pain and exhaustion as guests visited the house around the clock. She was expected to always keep the house tidy and make sure there were no dirty dishes left in the sink. Nadia sent all of her paychecks home to support her mother and younger siblings while keeping very little for herself as she felt she was better off than her family in Indonesia…

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September 11, 2008

Imam Warith Deen Mohammed

Imam Warith Deen Mohammed passed away on Tuesday September 10, 2008 at his home in Illinois. Imam Mohammed is credited with, almost single-handedly, turning a whole nation of Muslims from the teachings of the Nation of Islam, to the universal teachings of the Qur’an and the life example of the last Prophet and last Messenger, Muhammad ibn Abdullah (s).

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September 11, 2008

God Makes Food–Man Makes Junk Food

The food that God makes nourishes people and helps to keep them healthy. The food that man makes pollutes his body and causes illness. Why then, do people eat junk food instead of God’s food?

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September 11, 2008

Investments–Politics and Stocks (V10-I38)

I don’t know when the Republican Party became associated with strong economic cycles and rising stock markets, since the historic record goes firmly against those claims. Of course, the Republican Party enjoys financial support from the wealthiest among us, so…

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September 11, 2008

Community News (V10-I38)

Goffstown New Hampshire–halal slaughterhouse rejected / Phoenix AZ halal food bank / Kingston NY seeks permission to build mosque / Condoleezza Rice iftar for Muslim diplomats /

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September 11, 2008

Houstonian Corner (V10-I38)

Rep. Ellison (D-MN-5th), Houston Mercy Center serves up food

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September 11, 2008

UK’s Brown Praises Obama

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown voiced support on Wednesday for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, saying he would help Americans struggling with an economic downturn.

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September 11, 2008

Sailing to Gaza: The First Step to Liberation

Their arrival marked the first time in more than 40 years that an international vessel docked at a Gazan port and the first time in over 60 years that Palestinians freely entered and exited Gaza.

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September 11, 2008

Muslim scientists and thinkers–Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, also known in west as Algazel, was born at Tus, Iran in the year 1058 CE.

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September 11, 2008

Morocco “Goat Plague” Regional Threat: FAO

ROME (Reuters) – Millions of sheep and goats in Morocco could be killed by a virus, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Tuesday.

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September 11, 2008

Asphalt

Asphalt is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid that is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits sometimes termed asphaltum.

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September 11, 2008