Volume 11

Muslim Revival in Chechnya

Hardline Kremlin-backed leader Ramzan Kadyrov is vying with insurgents for authority in a land ravaged by two secessionist wars with Moscow. Each side is claiming Islam as its flag of legitimacy, each reviles the other as criminal and blasphemous.

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December 17, 2009

US Sends Gitmo Detainee Home to Kuwait

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say a Kuwaiti citizen held at Guantanamo Bay has been brought back to his home country.

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December 17, 2009

The Circulatory System

The circulatory system, explained for kids

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December 17, 2009

As in the Days of the USSR

Shahnawaz Tanaï, former defense minister for Najibullah’s pro-Soviet government, compares the two occupations of Afghanistan.

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December 17, 2009

An-Nawawi’s 40 Hadith

Beautiful ahadith with beautiful qasidah

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December 10, 2009

Eboo Patel Earns Award

Eboo Patel, the Chicago based founder and executive director of Interfaith Youth Core, has won the 2010 Louisville Grawemeyer award in religion for his autobiography. He was selected from among 67 nominations worldwide.

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December 10, 2009

Who is Aafia Siddiqui?

As someone who has been a human rights advocate for most of his adult life, I have seen many cases come and go; few have been as heart rending and consequential as the mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

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December 10, 2009

Compassion Changed Robber’s Life

Shopkeeper Mohammad Sohail says he recited an Islamic oath over the would-be robber after he broke into sobs.

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December 10, 2009

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Convention

With the twin scourges of Islamophobia and racism prevalent in the United States and with the media acting as an echo chamber, a great burden is placed on individuals and groups who seek to speak the truth about Islam and the nature of the crises that effect us domestically and internationally.

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December 10, 2009

Paan—Red-Stained Scourge of the Middle East

Commonly known as “Paan”, which is a concoction of natural and chemical substances bundled into a Betel leaf, this chewing-tobacco like substance creates dark red tinged saliva, which the person chewing it usually spits out at any available target.

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December 10, 2009

Obama, the Anti-Churchill?

If you take out just one sentence, Barack Obama’s speech on Afghanistan last week was all about focusing and limiting the scope of the U.S. mission in that country.

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December 10, 2009

U.S., Turkey Launch New Trade, Investment Forum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and NATO ally Turkey launched an initiative Monday aimed at boosting trade and investment ties, but said there were no plans for the two countries to negotiate a free trade agreement.

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December 10, 2009

Iraq Parliament Passes Key Investment Law

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s parliament passed an investment law on Monday that would allow foreigners to own land for housing projects, and is designed to streamline regulations and applications for foreign investment, lawmakers said.

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December 10, 2009

Rashida Tlaib Fundraiser

Rep. Tlaib can use your financial support and would welcome volunteers. contact rashida4rep@yahoo.com, 313-297-8800.

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December 10, 2009

Ann Arbor ‘Eidul Adha

MCA ‘Eid Report 1430/2009

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December 10, 2009

Community News (V11-I51)

Madison MS mosque plan to be discussed / Citibank to apologize for abuse / Edmonton Muslims Eid dinner /

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December 10, 2009

Houstonian Corner (V11-I51)

Mezban Restaurant / ISGH Elections

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December 10, 2009

Emails Show bin Laden Was Bush Talking Point, not Target

“Missing” White House emails retrieved from Bush administration records indicate that top Bush Justice Department officials had little interest in the pursuit of Osama bin Laden or Mullah Mohammed Omar, head of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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December 10, 2009

Americans Deeply Involved In Afghan Drug Trade

“It is a war whose order of battle is largely defined by the drug trade.”

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December 10, 2009

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