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American Convert Muslims

Nice video of converts making hajj.

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June 27, 2009

Obama’s Quiet War

In a new interview, Obama said he has “no intention” of sending US troops into Pakistan. But US troops are already in the country and US drones attack Pakistan regularly.

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June 27, 2009

New Muslim Cool

New Muslim Cool is more than another hybrid hip-hop story. It’s also the story of a man coming of age, facing his deepest questions about his faith, trying to keep his family safe and learning how to hold himself accountable.

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June 27, 2009

Poll: Most Israelis Could Live with a Nuclear Iran

“Pretty soon . . . you will have nine weapons states and probably another 10 or 20 virtual weapons states.”–Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

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June 27, 2009

Mahinur Ozdemir: First Belgian MP to Don the Hijab

Brussels, Asharq Al-Awsat- When I met Mahinur Ozdimer in one of the biggest shopping malls in Brussels just one day before the Belgium elections that took place on June 7, I noticed that she was the only female candidate wearing Hijab as the candidates handed out leaflets and met and spoke with voters.

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June 27, 2009

My Father: Lion of the Desert

Cairo–In this interview, Asharq Al-Awsat speaks to Mohamed Omar al Mukhtar, the son of Libyan resistance leader Omar al Mukhtar who fought against Italy’s occupation of Libya in the 1920s and 1930s, which eventually led to his execution.

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June 27, 2009

Neda

She stepped out of the car for just a moment to catch her breath. And in the blink of an eye she was shot dead by government forces in the middle of an Iranian street.

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June 27, 2009

Unrest in Iran Inspires Pro-Democracy Activists in the Arab World

Arab regimes haven’t publicly criticized or even mentioned what is happening in neighboring Iran, triggering much speculation among Arab bloggers as to why that is. The author of this piece wished to remain anonymous due to safety concerns.

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June 27, 2009

Harun Yahya – Secrets of the Hypocrites

Continuation of the book by Harun Yahya, The Secrets of the Hypocrites.

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June 27, 2009

The Children of Marx and Coca-Cola

Almost four years ago this week, the young Iranian-American journalist, Azadeh Moaveni, came to Berkeley to promote her, then, recent memoirs Lipstick Jihad about growing up conflicted between her two cultures — American and Iranian.

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June 27, 2009

The American Empire Is Bankrupt

This week marks the end of the dollar’s reign as the world’s reserve currency.

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June 27, 2009

Iran: Rafsanjani Poised to Outflank Supreme Leader Khamenei

Looking past their fiery rhetoric and apparent determination to cling to power using all available means, Iran’s hardliners are not a confident bunch.

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June 27, 2009

Houstonian Corner (V11-I27)

Best of times worst of times Pakistan — Imran Khan / ISGH & ICNA

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June 27, 2009

ACLU Condemns Charity Closings

The federal government’s crackdown on suspected terrorism financing since the 9/11 attacks has violated the rights of US Muslim charities and deterred Muslims from charitable giving, the ACLU said last Tuesday.

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June 27, 2009

Sarkozy Says Burqas Are Unwelcome in France

President Nicolas Sarkozy took sides in a growing debate on the burqa, a head-to-toe garment that is worn by some Muslim women and that conceals their faces, saying it isn’t a religious symbol but “a sign of enslavement and debasement” of women.

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June 27, 2009

Study: Iran Vote Suspect

A new analysis of voting figures in Iran’s disputed presidential election published Sunday found “irregularities” in the turnout and “highly implausible” swings to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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June 27, 2009

Turkey FM Urges Iranians to Accept Election

ANKARA – Breaking a week’s silence on the deadly rift in Iran following the recent controversial events, Turkey has contradicted the Western position and advised Iranian people not to overshadow “the dynamic and well-attended” political elections.

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June 27, 2009

Somali Woman’s Illness and A Family’s Quest for Healing

A 31-year-old Somali woman goes missing after she’s diagnosed with psychosis, and her family is baffled when the county won’t tell them where she is so they could begin the spiritual healing treatment they believe will help her, writes NAM contributor, Joel Grostephan.

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June 27, 2009

BJP Distances Itself From Anti-Muslim Hindutva

NEW DELHI: Ironically, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been forced to deliberate on the political efficacy of the very strategy, which till not too long ago was projected by the party leaders as crucial to attract attention, media coverage and electoral victory.

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June 27, 2009

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