Volume 15

Hajj Fraud Alert: Dar al-Islam Misleads Hajjis by Having Name Similar to reputable Dar el Salam Hajj Agency

My father even wrote out his first money order to Dar el Salam, which was cashed by Omar at Dar al-Islam…

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December 12, 2013

Farewell to Mandela

Leaders from around the world, some still locked in antagonism, gather in Johannesburg to pay homage to Nelson Mandela.

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December 12, 2013

Light Bulbs

Light bulbs explained

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December 5, 2013

Conference Covering Democracy in the Middle East After the Arab Spring

CSID’s Second Annual Conference

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December 5, 2013

Community News (V15-I50)

Community news (V15-I50)

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December 5, 2013

Advice Column: Low Calorie Bread?

By Noor H. Salem blackbeanbrownies.wordpress.com Question: I found a 35 calorie toast bread brand at the supermarket and decided to switch from the regular toast I used to buy. Are there certain brands better than others I should look for? Answer: Bluntly, if a bag of bread is advertising for 35 calories, I’d throw it […]

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December 5, 2013

Interfaith Thanksgiving Event Warms Hearts

On Wednesday November 27th, the Eve of Thanksgiving, an Interfaith event was held in Hamtramck to welcome representatives of at least four faiths.

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December 5, 2013

Singles, Sex, and Faith

Pre-marital sex in the USA and European societies has become a norm and even though adultery is illegal in 23 states in the USA, since 1983 no one has been punished while some 60 percent men and 42 per cent women reportedly commit acts of adultery in the country

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December 5, 2013

Endless Afghanistan Means Endless Funds

By Laura Fawaz, Contributing Reporter An Afghan man selling balloons rides on his bicycle in Kabul December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani Many Americans have been led to believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, but a U.S.-Afghan security deal that US officials tried to keep secret, changes that. This hidden deal, obtained by […]

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December 5, 2013

Heroic Diplomacy: How Barack Obama Finally Earned That Peace Prize

Finally, Barack Obama may prove deserving of his Nobel Peace Prize by joining with England, France, China, Russia and Germany in negotiating an eminently sensible rapprochement with Iran on its nuclear program.

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December 5, 2013

Native Americans Commemorate Thanksgiving Massacre

By Karin Friedemann, TMO Despite bitter cold, hundreds of people attended the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, MA on November 28 to recall the genocide experienced by America’s native population at the hands of the settlers known as the Pilgrims. This year’s memorial event, organized by the United American Indians of New England (UAINE), […]

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December 5, 2013

Iran: Not About Weapons

If you want to understand the U.S.-Iran controversy, know this: It is not about nuclear weapons.

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December 5, 2013

Saudi Film Nominated for Oscar

76 Movies Nominated For Best Foreign Film Oscar–first submission by Saudi Arabia ever

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December 5, 2013

UN: 1 Million Syrian Children Are Refugees

By Margaret Besheer Syrian refugee children gather around fire near makeshift tents, central Ankara, Oct. 5, 2013. GENEVA — The United Nations warned Friday that many Syrian children are suffering from psychological stress, are not in school, and are living separately from parents as a result of the nearly three year-long crisis. According to U.N. […]

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December 5, 2013

Surgeon On A Mission

Dr. Parvaiz Malik is associated with many different attributes; entrepreneur, surgeon, world traveler, a father, a husband, role model, and disaster relief volunteer…

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December 5, 2013

Britons Protest Over Plan to Remove 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins

More than 50 public figures including Antony Gormley and Brian Eno put names to letter opposing expulsion from historic land

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December 5, 2013

Arizona’s Thirsty Desert Gets Unusual Amounts of Winter Rainfall

By Nidah Chatriwala As the holiday weekend gets closer, many are staying glued to their local weather forecast to prepare for change in their traveling plans. Arizona, a state that is assumed to be a desert region received an usual amount of rainfall causing canals to swell up and water filled up on golf courses […]

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November 27, 2013

US Comedian Tells Tales from the Mosque

An American comedian who spent 30 days visiting Mosques across the US is bringing his stand-up show about the trip to Germany. Aman Ali spoke to The Local. Aman Ali, a New Yorker of Indian heritage, said stopping at a different Mosque on each day of 2010’s holy month of Ramadan had given him a […]

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November 27, 2013

Pakistan – USA Trade Relationship

PCC-USA has Played Critical Role: General Abbott – PCC-USA Annual Gala Brings Out Hundreds of Business Leaders

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November 27, 2013

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