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Amana Stays Ahead of Faith-Based Funds

very interesting

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December 28, 2008

The Other Side of Hollywood-Busta Rhymes Speaks About Islam

Busta Rhymes Spiritual Side of Hollywood, and talks about Islam.

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December 24, 2008

Ellison: Hajj Was Transformative

“WASHINGTON–There was no fanfare, no press release when Keith Ellison made the pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca last week.”

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December 24, 2008

Calm Subsides in Gaza

Gaza Strip, 20, December, 2008-MMN- Following the collapse of calm between Israel and Palestinian factions, the level of tension and violence dramatically increased within two days.

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December 24, 2008

WR Muhammad’s Blocking Draws Raves from Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jake Delhomme was asked Thursday about Carolina Panthers teammate Muhsin Muhammad’s big block in the win over Denver and interrupted the questioner.

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December 24, 2008

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Urges Seven Point Plan for Peace

Editor’s Note: While President-elect Barack Obama vows to pull back from Iraq and focus military action on Afghanistan, Taliban leader Mullah Omar is working hard to negotiate his way out of this situation. Jalal Ghazi is the associate producer of the Peabody Award-winning show “Mosaic: World News from the Middle East,” and writer of the column Eye on Arab Media for New America Media.

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December 24, 2008

What Obama Doesn’t Know

“Much has been hidden from the new president by the Bush team”

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December 24, 2008

It’s the Christmas Season – Love Your Relatives

None of you are believers unless you love for your brother/sister what you love for yourself.

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December 24, 2008

We are a Holy People

As we engage in the activities, customs, and mores of this season let us be mindful of the holiness within us and do our best to manifest it not only at this time, but also throughout the year. My wishes to all for a joyous holiday season filled with good cheer and love for all.

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December 24, 2008

India Needs Answers, not an Apology from the PM

If Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s apology for failing to stop the Mumbai terror strikes had moistened even a few eyes, it may perhaps have been considered worthwhile.

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December 24, 2008

The Grinning Skull: The Homicides You Didn’t Hear About in Hurricane Katrina

[People with information on murders in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina are encouraged to write to Thompson and Solnit at justiceinorleans << at >> gmail <> com. Anonymity will be protected.]

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December 24, 2008

Full Scholarship Program for High School Students Promotes Study of Strategic Languages Abroad

Editor’s note: We are reprinting this press release because it is a unique opportunity for Muslim students to study languages that they wish to study, especially the languages of their home countries. There appear to be no strings attached to this opportunity, which should enrich the lives of participants immeasurably, and also increase their earning potential.

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December 24, 2008

Pride of Performance–Islahuddin Given the Honorary Citizenship of Houston

Honorary Citizenship of Houston

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December 24, 2008

Washington’s Fluctuating Dynamic with Palestine

Washington–December 16th–Your composer had initially named his essay “O Little Town of Bethlehem” to acknowledge the recognized birth date of the second most important Prophet Issa (as) in Islam, since the publication of this newspaper falls on that date this year. Nonetheless, abandoning the title…

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December 24, 2008

Mumbai-Terror Strikes Dominate India’s Diplomatic Parleys

NEW DELHI: Diplomatic impact of Mumbai terror strikes has not been confined to the West, particularly the United States. The last week was marked by the issue being discussed between India and visiting dignitaries from countries closer, geographically than the US.

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December 24, 2008

December Has an Abundance of Holidays

Editor’s note: This article is nice because it describes the religious events that coincide this December (even though it puts ‘Eid on the ninth rather than the eighth, when most people celebrated it, and even though it mischaracterizes some of the symbolism of the hijra.)

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December 24, 2008

U.S. Rebuffs China Call for 17 Guantanamo Suspects

In 2006, the United States allowed five Chinese Muslims released from Guantanamo to go to Albania. The U.S. government has said it cannot return the Uighurs to China because they would face persecution there.

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December 24, 2008

Islam Revival in Canada

2008 annual Islam Revival Conference in Canada

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December 24, 2008

U.S. Airways Pilot Refuses to Fly Plane With Sikhs Onboard

In a disturbing incident reminiscent of widespread discrimination in 2001, three eminent Sikh classical religious musicians, Gulbag Singh, Davinder Singh, and Iqbal Singh were kicked off a U.S. Airways flight, and were told that the U.S. Airways pilot for the plane was refusing to fly with them on board.

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December 24, 2008

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