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May 2, 2013

TMO Foundation Essay Contest

Essay Contest Rules: Please visit the TMO Foundation website for more information and rules–the list printed here is not exhaustive and may be changed so please visit the website):  Essays must be submitted by July 8th.  Several prizes / scholarships will be awarded in each category to the best essays as selected by a panel […]

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May 2, 2013

Obama Honors Firefighters Killed In Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast

The deaths of 14 people, nearly all of them emergency responders, ripped a hole in the heart of the town of West, where farming is a way of life and where many people volunteer for the fire department in their spare time.

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May 2, 2013

State Agencies Respond to Fertilizer Plant Fire, Explosion in West

Texas state agencies are “on the ground to assist and remain as long as needed and requested,” said Gov. Rick Perry regarding the state’s response to the devastating fire and explosion in the city of West in McLennan County. At a press conference, DPS Sgt. Jason Reyes confirmed the deaths of 12 individuals, all in […]

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May 2, 2013

Pollen

Pollen is a fine powder produced by certain plants when they reproduce.

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May 2, 2013

The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity

Analysis of Pew Report

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May 2, 2013

Column: Obama Can Close Guantanamo

closing Guantanamo

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May 2, 2013

Asma Hanif, Founder of Muslim Women’s Shelter, Finds Herself in Need of Care

Another phone call had come from a desperate Muslim woman living in a distant state, searching for the lady draped in lavender known simply as Sister Asma…

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May 2, 2013

Mali’s Tuareg Rebels Reject Elections, Disarming

Mali’s Tuareg separatist rebels dismissed French calls to disarm ahead of July elections on Wednesday saying they would fight to the death if Malian troops entered areas under its control

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May 2, 2013

Suspect Indicted in Kidnapping and Rape of Imam’s Granddaughter

Imam Asim’s granddaughter, Naila was kidnapped from school and found and returned several hours later. Imam Asim Abdur-Rashid is Amir of the Majlis As-Shura of Greater Philadelphia and Delaware Valley

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May 2, 2013

Aboushi Drafted by Hometown Jets

Staten Island native Oday Aboushi will be coming home to the Big Apple.

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May 2, 2013

Kemal Ishmael a Surprise Draftee

University of Central Florida senior safety Kemal Ishmael capped off a stellar college football career by being drafted by the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons.

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May 2, 2013

Community News (V15-I19)

Community news V15-I19

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May 2, 2013

American Muslim Students Fear Backlash after Boston Tragedy

Religious, social, and ethnic groups in the U.S. have long experienced prejudice and discrimination in the public.

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May 2, 2013

Celebrities Who Accepted Islam

Worldwide–Over the years, we’ve heard more and more celebrities openly converting to Islam, and making a statement while doing so.

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May 2, 2013

Egypt Clerics Pick Holes In Islamic Bonds Law

A law that will allow Egypt’s Islamist-led state to issue Islamic bonds contravenes the sharia in numerous ways, according to a panel of senior Muslim clerics whose objections are likely to hold up ratification of the legislation.

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May 2, 2013

World Bank Sees Progress In Some Of The Most Fragile Countries

Twenty of the world’s most troubled countries have made progress in efforts that range from reducing poverty to improving the education of girls and cutting down on the deaths of women in childbirth, the World Bank said on Wednesday

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May 2, 2013

Letter to the Editor: The Best Newspaper

A reader who loves The Muslim Observer.

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May 2, 2013

Correction

Last week, TMO reported that the Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ home had been razed, based on radio news. Recent reports state that the home on Norfolk St. in Cambridge has not been razed, but the basement had been cleared of bomb making materials.

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May 2, 2013

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