Volume 14

Fawad Ahmed Granted Permanent Aussie Residence

Pakistani cricketer Fawad Ahmed Khan was recently granted permanent residence status in Australia.

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November 29, 2012

Manchester United Eyeing Adel Taarabt

English soccer giants Manchester United are reportedly considering a 12 million pound bid for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt in the January transfer window.

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November 29, 2012

Health Exchange Decision Changed Again

States now have until Dec. 14 to decide; Perry says Texas not setting up its own

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November 29, 2012

Peters Joins with Community Leaders to Break Ground on New Troy Transit Center

Troy, MI – Today U.S. Congressman Gary Peters joined with business and community leaders to break ground on the new Troy Transit Center.

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November 29, 2012

Hamtramck Celebrates Thanksgiving with Interfaith Clergy

A police officer sounded his siren, magnified his speaker voice and pulled over a driver just minutes before a crowd talked “turkey” about reducing crime, building bridges and the commonly-held mandate of Jewish, Christians, Muslims and Buddhists, among other faith traditions to “love God and neighbor.”

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November 29, 2012

Muharram 2012

“Today I have perfected your religion and completed my favor upon you, and I was satisfied that Islam be your religion.”

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November 29, 2012

Cultural Empathy Exercise: From Gaza to the Hindu Kush

Slip into their shoes for a minute…

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November 29, 2012

Why the Palestinian UN bid Puts William Hague in a Tricky Position

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, will formally apply for the position of non-member “observer state” of the United Nations…

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November 29, 2012

Ardeshir Cowasjee: Activist, Philanthropist and Columnist

Famous for his somewhat sarcastic writing style along with deep and clear perception of the social problems, Mr Cowasjee was one of the best known personalities of Pakistan.

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November 29, 2012

University of Chicago Wins £52,247 Grant to Preserve Urdu Periodicals

The University of Chicago has been awarded a £52,247 grant from the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme, funded by Arcadia, for the digitization and preservation of 60 rare and endangered Urdu language periodicals.

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November 29, 2012

Catching Up with Enaam Arnaout of Benevolence International Foundation

Enaam Arnaout was released in July 2010. He is alive in Chicago and doing reasonably well after serving nine years in a CMU prison in Terre Haute…

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November 29, 2012

Egypt Seeks to Wrap Up Constitution

The assembly writing Egypt’s constitution said it could wrap up a final draft later on Wednesday, a move the Muslim Brotherhood sees as a way out of a crisis over a decree by President Mohamed Mursi that protesters say gives him dictatorial powers…

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November 29, 2012

Rebels: Sheikh Suleiman Army Base Soon to Fall

Rebels who have besieged Sheikh Suleiman army base for nearly two months are confident it will fall in days, giving them full control of a swathe of northwest Syria from Aleppo to the Turkish border.

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November 29, 2012

‘Anti-Sharia’ Law Moves in Michigan House

Supporters of an “anti-sharia” bill that’s been sitting in Michigan’s State House Judiciary Committee for over a year are pushing state lawmakers to put the measure to a vote.

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November 29, 2012

Hijab First in British Parliament

Muslim young girl Sumaiya Karim will be the first one to wear Hijab inside the British Parliament

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November 29, 2012

Israeli Press Declares Victory for Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought to claim Wednesday’s ceasefire deal as a personal success.

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November 29, 2012

Award for Prof. Sajjad Yacoob

Sajjad Yacoob, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, was recently awarded the Provost’s Prize for Teaching With Technology at the sixth annual Teaching With Technology conference. Each year, two awards of $5,000 are granted to faculty members who have found dynamic and innovative ways to […]

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November 29, 2012

Obituary of Mr. Ziaul Hassan Rizvi

Mr. Zia-ul Hassan Rizvi, P.Eng., a world renowned hydraulic Engineer of Pakistani origin passed away on 28 October 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

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November 29, 2012

Community News (v14-i49)

First halal food pantry in Memphis MEMPHIS,TN–A halal pantry in Memphis has scored a first on many counts. It is the first exclusively halal pantry to be launched in Memphis. It is also the  first halal food pantry in the country to be part of the food distribution system overseen by Feeding America, the nation’s […]

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