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Muharram 2012

“Today I have perfected your religion and completed my favor upon you, and I was satisfied that Islam be your religion.”

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November 29, 2012

University of Chicago Wins £52,247 Grant to Preserve Urdu Periodicals

The University of Chicago has been awarded a £52,247 grant from the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme, funded by Arcadia, for the digitization and preservation of 60 rare and endangered Urdu language periodicals.

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November 29, 2012

Freedom Sailors – The story of the first Voyage of The Free Gaza Movement

In the waning days of summer in 2008 two ships from the Free Gaza Movement set sail from Cyprus to Gaza and into history.

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November 8, 2012

Refugees Accuse Burmese Government of Ignoring Ethnic Cleansing: ‘If We Stayed, We Would Have Been Killed’

By Pete Pattisson A boy cries as his mother bathes him at a refugee camp for Muslims displaced by violence earlier this year outside Sittwe October 30, 2012. The United Nations said 22,587 people had now been displaced after unrest between Muslim Rohingyas and Buddhist Rakhines claimed at least 84 lives in Rakhine State and […]

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November 1, 2012

Saudis Take a Bulldozer to Islam’s History

Authorities are building a mosque so big it will hold 1.6m people – but are demolishing irreplaceable monuments to do it

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November 1, 2012

Rightists Would Be Shocked to Learn of Islam’s Importance in America from its Founding Days

Right-Wingers Would Be Shocked to Learn That Islam Has Been Part of American History Since Its Founding

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October 18, 2012

Jane Digby el Mezrab, Umm el-Laban

Jane Digby

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September 20, 2012

Assassination Nation: Fifty Years of US Targeted ‘Kill Lists’:

This striking new transparency, the official acknowledgment for the first time of a broad-based US assassination and targeted killing program, has resulted from the unprecedented and controversial visibility of drone warfare.

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July 26, 2012

War on ‘Political Islamism’

Like George W. Bush, Mitt Romney has responded to his lack of foreign policy experience by surrounding himself with clever neoconservatives who are now looking forward to expanding Bush’s “global war on terror” into what neocon ideologue William Kristol calls a U.S. “war with political Islamism.”

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July 19, 2012

Lies About the 1967 War

The lies about the 1967 war are still more powerful than the truth

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June 14, 2012

Old Friends Recall Obama’s College Years

There was a time before Obama wore tailored suits — when his wardrobe consisted of $5 military-surplus khakis and used leather jackets, and he walked the streets of Manhattan for lack of bus fare.

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May 10, 2012

The Legacy of Victorian England’s First Muslim Convert

Born William Henry Quilliam, he turned to the religion after a trip to Morocco, and adopted the name Abdullah.

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May 10, 2012

Coffee: Yemeni Sufis’ Gift to the World

The word coffee, the fuel of modern civilization and enabler of the Industrial Revolution, was not in the English language until 1601.

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May 3, 2012

Land Day: A Day of Commemoration

March 30th marks the annual commemoration for Palestinians of Land Day, for the events that took place on March 30th of 1976.

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April 12, 2012

Empires Then and Now

Great empires, such as the Roman and British, were extractive.

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April 5, 2012

Book Review: The Dark Defile

from a Muslim point of view what is most striking about the book is reading between the lines, and comparing the book to present history.

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March 22, 2012

The Road to Tantura

[I]n May of 1948 Tantura became a focal point in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israeli forces.

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March 15, 2012

Doesn’t Gothic look Pretty Islamic?

Mamluks (Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil, conquered Acre in 1291, and the portal was assimilated into the facade of the madrasa by al-’Adil Katbughaour, Sultan Al Nasir Muhammad’s predecessor).

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March 15, 2012

True New Testament Found

Secret £14million Bible in which ‘Jesus predicts coming of Prophet Muhammad’ (s) unearthed in Turkey

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March 1, 2012

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