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The False Argument that Religion Evolved

Excerpted from the book A Historical Lie: the Stone Age

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March 23, 2009

Islam in America: Islamic Stars & Stripes

In the second part of his journey across the US, Rageh Omaar looks at how America’s Muslims have coped with the aftermath of the events of 9/11, exploring the demands of patriotism and belief.

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March 19, 2009

Democracy in Action, in Pakistan

The people of Pakistan have proven something with the recent events of the country…

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March 19, 2009

Muslim Population in U.S. Continues to Grow

WASHINGTON D.C.– A latest survey shows the percentage of U.S. residents who identify themselves as Muslims continues to grow. Trinity College of Hartford, Conn., released its third American Religious Identification Survey March 9.

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March 19, 2009

Muslim Calligraphy, Japanese Style

Now, as a master in his own right, Honda has carved out a niche for himself with his unique use of colors. While he sticks to the traditional rules of Arabic calligraphy, which dictate such details as how to place punctuation marks, he says that his Japanese heritage helps him to break conventions, too…

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March 19, 2009

The FBI & Muslims

A coalition of major national Islamic organizations announced that it is considering suspending outreach relations with the FBI, citing recent incidents in which American mosques and Muslim groups have been targeted.

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March 19, 2009

Eyewitness in Gaza

“When Israel finally gave permission to retrieve the wounded so that they might receive medical aid, they allowed the Gazans three hours for the task, allowing them only to use donkey carts for the task; and the donkey carts had to be pulled by hand as Israel would not permit the use of donkeys.”

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March 19, 2009

Pakistan–Towards Theocracy?

Today a full-scale war is being fought in FATA, Swat and other “wild” areas of Pakistan, with thousands dying and hundreds of thousands of displaced people streaming into cities and towns.

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March 19, 2009

Families Shout Their Love Across Minefields in the Golan Heights

Today happens to be Valentine’s Day. It’s also the day a bus-load of students from Damascus are traveling to “Shouting Hill,” where they will yell at the top of their lungs across a quarter-mile-wide grassy field covered with land-mines to their relatives on the other side.

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March 19, 2009

US Military Confirms Shot Down Iranian Drone

Last month, a U.S. fighter aircraft tracked and shot down an Iranian drone.

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March 19, 2009

The Game of Labeling Others

Doubtless, our world faces a serious challenge from those who have used violence as a means to promote their political and even religious agenda. But we cannot simply hold an entire faith and community responsible for that.

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March 19, 2009

Looking for a Better Way

We are left wondering today how long it will be before we see better living conditions in the U.S., at least better than those we had a decade or so ago. Many options are on the table.

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March 19, 2009

About 200 Attend Oakland University Conference, with Speakers from Around the World

Rocheter–March 14–Oakland University’s nascent Islamic Studies Department had a coming out party of sorts this past weekend at Oakland University, hosting speakers from around the world.

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March 19, 2009

IRS & Michigan Partners Mark Super Saturday March 21 to Help Taxpayers

DETROIT — The Internal Revenue Service and a number of its community partners throughout Michigan will open their doors on Saturday, March 21, to help people with free tax preparation.

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March 19, 2009

Community News (V11-I13)

Halal legislation in North Carolina / Mich State U to tackle inaccurate portrayal of Islam / Ali Vojdani CEO of UISOL Inc. / U Mich Ann Arbor — University bank receives banker’s association award (with special home financing for Muslims)

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March 19, 2009

Houstonian Corner (V11-I13)

Hessa fashions / Islam bookstore

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March 19, 2009

Mayawati: Emerging As Indian Obama?

NEW DELHI: Mayawati, viewed as Indian Barack Obama in the making, being the first member of scheduled caste- known as “untouchable”- who may become the next Indian prime minister, is astutely playing her political cards in this direction.

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March 19, 2009

The U.N.’s Rapporteur on Prospects for Gaza

Berkeley–March 10th–As we are approaching the sixth anniversary (Mar. 16th) of the martyrdom of the angelic Rachel Corrie while as she was attempting to stop an Israeli bulldozer from laying waste a Palestinian home, my fellow Berkeley activist, Tristan Andrson, was just battered into probable brain death on the 13th of this month in a demonstration on the West Bank.

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March 19, 2009

Abu Ghraib Torturer Dies in Afghanistan

He traveled to Afghanistan as a government contractor, using a German shepherd to search for improvised explosive devices and weapons stockpiles. On Saturday, Cardona and his dog, Zomie, were killed when his military convoy hit a roadside bomb, according to Cardona’s employer and his family.

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March 19, 2009

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