Volume 16

Coffee at its Origin: The Journey of One Company Working to Save Yemeni Coffee

His family has been growing coffee for hundreds of years in Yemen, the first place to cultivate and commercialize coffee in the world…

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November 26, 2014

Regulating the Sacred: Why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

For many Muslims, adherence to Islamic dietary laws, known as halal, is an intrinsic part of their everyday lives.

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November 26, 2014

Hassen & Barghi Among 2015 Rhodes Scholars

Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, announced last week the names of the thirty-two American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the United States…

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November 26, 2014

5 Questions: Aasif Mandvi

Last weekend, the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding (ISPU) held their annual banquet, themed “Reshaping the Muslim American Narrative.” Among the keynote speakers was Aasif Mandvi, an actor and correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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November 26, 2014

Reviving the Islamic Spirit ad

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November 20, 2014

Observational Science

science, for kids

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November 20, 2014

Priority: Syria

Well-intentioned people gathered at the Islamic Cultural Association this past Saturday for a benefit dinner to fundraise for Syrian refugees.

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November 20, 2014

Community News 16-48

community news 16-48

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November 20, 2014

Palestinian Woman’s US Citizenship Revoked

By Karin Friedemann, TMO Karin Friedemann is a TMO columnist.  Her opinions are her own. “When she was 21, in 1969, Rasmea Odeh was arrested in the middle of the night by Israeli soldiers at her home, and for twenty-five days her interrogators tortured her,” Charlotte Silver reports in the Nation. “She was beaten from […]

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November 20, 2014

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

By Ramzy Baroud Editor’s note:  Ramzy Baroud is a PhD scholar in People’s History at the University of Exeter. He is a consultant at Middle East Eye. Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story […]

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November 20, 2014

New Year – Same God

The Beginning and the End belong to ALLAH

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November 20, 2014

Saudi Oil Policy Uncertainty Unleashes the Conspiracy Theorists

LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – If Saudi Oil Minister Ali al Naimi wants to stop conspiracy theories spreading before a crucial OPEC meeting next week, it’s too late…

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November 20, 2014

Christian Beheads Roommate for Practicing Witchcraft, Religious Right Silent

But there’s one beheading in Oklahoma that has drawn nothing but silence from the “Christian” Right. Isaiah Marin of Stillwater, Oklahoma was charged …

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November 20, 2014

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Multiplication of Western Walls

By Prof. James Petras, Global Research A man celebrates on top of the Berlin wall at the time of its fall. On November 9, 2014, Germany and its Western Allies, celebrated the ‘Fall of the Berlin Wall’ and the subsequent‘re-unification’of the ‘two Germanys’.  Prime Minister Merkel described the ‘historic event’ as a “victory of freedom […]

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November 20, 2014

What Will Happen if the GOP Senate Derails the Iran Talks

By Juan Cole Editor’s Note: Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. This article is reprinted from his blog, Informed Comment. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Juan Cole. The Republican Party is already conniving at ways to derail the US-Iran negotiations over […]

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November 20, 2014

Don’t Just Fight the Islamic State Group- Fight for the Multi-State

By Adnan Kifayat *This commentary was originally published as “Transatlantic Take” by The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Editor’s Note: Adnan Kifayat is a senior resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and has held senior positions in public service, including at the White House, State Department, and Treasury […]

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November 20, 2014

Columbus Was (Not) The First To Cross The Atlantic

By Firas Alkhateeb EDITOR’S NOTE: Firas Alkhateeb is an Islamic History teacher at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. This article originally published on LostIslamicHistory.com. The old poem that most American school children recognize begins “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Indeed, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus (whose real name in Italian was Cristoforo […]

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November 20, 2014

Dr. Waheed Uddin Receives Highest Honor from UT

Dr. Waheed Uddin, founder and director of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology at the University of Mississippi, has received the highest honor from his alma mater the University of Texas at Austin.

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November 20, 2014

Muslim Buying Power: New consumer survey highlights Muslim American spending power, increased demand for ethical Islamic goods

The American Muslim Consumer Consortium (AMCC) held its fifth annual conference last weekend in Newark, NJ.

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November 20, 2014

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