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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

Prayers and Spiritual Support for Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz

Dr. A. Shabazz

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June 19, 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

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

Congressional Resolution: HR418 Urging Burma to End Persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Urging the Government of Burma to end the persecution of the Rohingya people and respect internationally recognized human rights for all ethnic and religious minority groups within Burma.

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May 15, 2014

American Trapped and Destroyed by FBI

Two weeks into his detention, Naji’s jailers escorted him from his cell into a clean, bright room, where at last he saw a familiar face, a fellow American. It was an FBI agent he’d met with in the past. The agent told Naji that he could end his nightmare. “Help me help you,” he said.

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May 8, 2014

The True American: The hate-crime victim who pleaded for his attacker’s life

Bhuiyan realized he was uniquely situated to, as Giridharadas puts it, intervene in “the cycle of mistrust and enmity between his religious community and his adopted country — between Islam and America.” He would do so by publicly forgiving Stroman…

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May 8, 2014

Us Urges Egypt to End Mass Trials

The US Monday urged Egypt to stop mass trials and sentencing of its nationals…

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May 1, 2014

Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’

The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa.

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May 1, 2014

Queens Street Named after Salman Hamdani

More than a decade after the tragic events of 9/11 an unsung American Muslim hero was finally honored after the Queen’s Borough in New York decided to name a street after him.

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May 1, 2014

Gifts at Easter: Latest Bridge Between Sacramento-Area Muslims and Christians

To honor their Christian friends at Easter – a celebration of renewal – Muslim leaders in Sacramento will deliver 300 gifts at noon today to the First Covenant Church in Rancho Cordova.

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April 24, 2014

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