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Statement by Pres. Obama on Eid-al-Fitr

As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families.

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July 31, 2014

Running Back Ameer Abdullah’s Speech Garners Praise

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah delivered the  Big 10 Football Kickoff Luncheon which is earning widespread praise for both its style and substance. Abdullah’s speech was titled “The Essence of a Student-Athlete”. “The true essence of a student-athlete is someone who has the desire to educate themselves athletically, academically and personally,” Abdullah said. He himself […]

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July 31, 2014

Trial Set for Khairullozhon Matanov

On Friday, July 18 at the federal courthouse in Boston, the initial status conference hearing took place for Khairullozhon Matanov

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July 24, 2014

Los Angeles Demonstrates Against Israeli Brutality

The civilized world has once again been forced to look with horror at the inhumanity of the State of Israel as that nation once again attacks the beleaguered people of Gaza…

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July 17, 2014

Leaving U.S. State Department For Michigan Congress

By Laura Fawaz, Contributing Reporter Congressional candidate Bobby McKenzie Farmington Hills, MI–A Canton man and former member of the U.S. State Department is running for Michigan State Congress, to bring the change he feels Michigan needs. Bobby McKenzie, a Dearborn Heights native who now lives in Canton, is running for Michigan’s 11th District, covering parts […]

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July 17, 2014

President Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner at the White House

By Rumana Ahmed President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House, July 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) Last night, President Obama hosted his sixth Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House, an annual tradition started by First Lady Hillary Clinton […]

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July 17, 2014

Muslim-run Charity Thrives in Washington Suburb

In a sleepy suburb of Washington, D.C., a Muslim-run charity is thriving as it serves a diverse community and helps those in need.

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July 10, 2014

Muslims Thank Presbyterian Church for Divestment Vote

A coalition of national and local Chicago-area Islamic institutions today sent a letter of gratitude and support to leading members of the Presbyterian Church(USA) in response to the 221st General Assembly’s vote to divest from three companies profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

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July 10, 2014

Sami Khan wins UN painting competition

Sami Khan, a 13 year old from Fremont, has won the United Nation’s International Painting Competition.

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July 10, 2014

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

on behalf of the American people… welcome Ramadan!

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July 3, 2014

U.S. Radio Deejay, ‘Shaggy’ Voice Casey Kasem Dead at 82

Casey Kasem, the U.S. radio personality who counted down pop music hits on his popular weekly radio show and also lent his distinctive voice to hippie sleuth Shaggy in the “Scooby Doo” cartoons, died on Sunday. He was 82.

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June 19, 2014

Another Tsarnaev Friend Ensnared: Todashev Relative Offers Home

Matanov, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is facing decades in prison for allegedly lying to the FBI and deleting files off his computer.

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June 12, 2014

Sajdah Abdul-Karim inducted into National Junior Honors Society

Sajdah Abdul-Karim, a student at the Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School in Hamden was inducted into the National Junior Honors Society for her high academic achievement.

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June 12, 2014

Best Ever Muslim Political Rally

This Sunday witnessed what was likely the best ever Muslim political rally in Michigan history.

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June 12, 2014

Misconduct Again For Veterans

By Laura Fawaz, Contributing Reporter Washington–After three weeks of silence, Present Barack Obama spoke publically on the recent allegations of misconduct in veteran affairs since the scandal first began. “If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it, period,” said President Obama in this appearance. […]

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June 11, 2014

Tsarnaev Friend Testifies

Meanwhile the drama continued in court with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friends…

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June 5, 2014

Mahfuz Ahmed appointed to the Board of Visitors at George Mason

Mahfuz Ahmed, founder and CEO of Digital Intelligence Systems,(DISYS), a global technology services firm, has been appointed to the Board of Visitors (BOV) for George Mason University by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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June 5, 2014

Homeland Security Agent Caught Lying at Hearing

By Karin Friedemann, TMO Robel Phillipos (center) arrives for a hearing in his case at the federal courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts May 13, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Three friends of Dzhokhar (Jahar) Tsarnaev: Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov, and Robel Phillipos went before Judge Woodlock May 13-15, 2014 and sat through three full consecutive days of FBI […]

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May 26, 2014

White House Rumana Ahmed Leaving Post for New Assignment

By Ray Hanania Rumana Ahmed, who was named as the head of a new White House initiative to reach out to American Arabs and American Muslims, will be leaving her post at the Office of Public Engagement, headed by Valerie Jarrett. A statement released by Ahmed offered few details raising concerns among American Arabs and […]

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May 26, 2014

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