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Mawlid from Turkey!

Very beautiful Turkish Mawlid

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February 2, 2012

Taliban “Poised to Retake Afghanistan” After NATO Pullout

A secret U.S. military report says that the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control over Afghanistan after NATO-led forces withdraw from the country, The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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February 2, 2012

Turkish Taunts Turn Techy

Turkish soccer fans certainly have been thinking outside the box in their efforts to taunt their rival teams, as they actually resorted to creating giant QR codes to convey their adversarial messages.İzmir, Turkey.

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February 2, 2012

Amir Khan Engaged to Pakistani-American

Pakistani-British boxing star Amir Khan announced his engagement to 20-year-old Faryal Makhdoom earlier this month.

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February 2, 2012

PAAGH’s New Office-Bearers Take Their Oaths

PAAGH elections

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February 2, 2012

Community News (V14-I6)

Musa Syeed’s new film about Kashmir / Ad offends Muslim students in Ohio / Book club to discuss commonalities between Islam and Christianity / Michigan Seerah conference at Flint Islamic Center

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February 2, 2012

Analysis: Wall St. Cash Flows to Romney over Obama

The records released Tuesday by the Federal Election Commission illustrate a basic shift in political giving at the presidential level by the nation’s financial elite.

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February 2, 2012

Imran Khan’s New Pakistan

By Kiran Nazish  Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is batting to strike out two major “conventional” political parties — the leftist Pakistan People’s Party and the conservative Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz — simultaneously. He talks about eradicating corruption, handling the grievances of the Baloch and the tribal areas, “friendliness” as the ultimate foreign policy, and his plans to […]

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February 2, 2012

‘People Don’t Empathise with Politics, but with People’

Kashimiri films making news at American film festivals isn’t commonplace. This year, US-based, Kashmir-origin filmmaker Musa Syeed’s debut film Valley of Saints (or Pir Vaer in Kashmiri) has made all the right noises after it opened at the Sundance Festival in Utah, US. The feature tells the story of Gulzar, a shikarawallah, who plans to […]

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February 2, 2012

Certified Halal?

The halal industry in the West is mostly an unregulated one with no provision for the protection of the Muslim consumers.

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February 2, 2012

Synagogue Inside a Mosque

The only unusual detail: This synagogue is a mosque.

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February 2, 2012

Is a Nuclear Iran Really to Be Feared?

The obsession of the American foreign policy community, as well as most American (and a good many international) politicians, by the myth of Iran’s “existential” threat to Israel, brings the world steadily closer to another war in the Middle East.

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February 2, 2012

India to Bypass Sanctions?

India is the first buyer of Iranian oil to agree to pay for its purchases in gold instead of the US dollar

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February 2, 2012

Desert Dumping Grounds

“As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.” ~Ellsworth Huntington

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February 2, 2012

Are Walls Necessary to Protect America?

By Karin Friedemann, TMO In the coming presidential election, one of the issues being discussed is how the United States should protect its borders from illegal immigrants from Mexico. As a first generation European-American, I feel somewhat uncomfortable placing my legal rights above those whose ancestors have resided on this continent for perhaps 10,000 years […]

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February 2, 2012

Freed from Gaddafi, Libyan Sufis Face Violent Islamists

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor Tripoli–(Reuters)–Freed from Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year dictatorship, Libya’s Sufi Muslims find themselves under renewed pressure from violent Islamists who have been attacking them and their beliefs as heretical. The desecration of graves belonging to Sufi saints and sages in recent months have put the peaceful Sufis on the defensive, prompting some […]

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February 2, 2012

Huda’s Dream

A little over a year ago the PCRF entered into a new field – the field of pediatric oncology.

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February 2, 2012