History

Coal

A brown to black combustible rock that originated by accumulation and subsequent physical and chemical alteration of plant material over long periods of time, and that on a moisture-free basis contains no more than 50% mineral matter. The plant debris accumulated in various wet environments, commonly called peat swamps, where dead plants were largely protected […]

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March 10, 2011

Recovering Islam: The American Mainstream News Media & the Middle East (Part 1)

The Tri-lateral “Commission” has no governmental or sub-governmental democratic controls or representation. The decisions and deals made by these powerful men affect almost every man and woman and even nature herself, but they are governed by personal relationships of influential males of regimes, militaries and the large commercial enterprises — not the peoples of this globe or their representatives…

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March 6, 2011

The Lost Diary of Queen Victoria’s Final Companion

Abdul Karim’s writings, hidden by his family until now, throw new light on a close and controversial relationship

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March 6, 2011

Secret Tapes on Aafia Siddiqui

Lawyers Release Explosive, Secretly Recorded Tape

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February 17, 2011

The Lonely King Without a Throne

Crowned as an infant, he now mourns the past in Switzerland; caught in a new nostalgia for the monarchy

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February 10, 2011

Israeli Artists & the Art of Ethnic Cleansing–

Ein Hod: The Sin of Israeli Artists

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December 16, 2010

Obituary: Omer Khalidi

The untimely death of Dr. Omar Khalidi leaves a huge void in the field of Indian Muslim studies in general and in Hyderabad studies in particular.

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December 2, 2010

The Blessed Tree

Miraculous tree

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November 30, 2010

The Failure of the Merkava

The Merkava’s failure

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November 30, 2010

US Intelligence Thwarted Attack on Iran

Military brass convinced Pres. Bush not to attack Iran

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November 24, 2010

Malcolm X’s Thoughts on His Return from Hajj

Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this Ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad and all the other Prophets of the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and spellbound by the graciousness I see displayed all around me by people of all colors.

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November 18, 2010

IAGD Welcomes 30 Mosques Traveler

By Adil James, MMNS Rochester Hills–November 6–IAGD always brings interesting Muslims forward to address its congregation, for example Monem Salam, the protagonist of the movie On a Wing and a Prayer, who spoke at IAGD about Islamic finance, or Professor Juan Cole, or many others–certainly last weekend’s guest was no disappointment even compared to the […]

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November 11, 2010

The Conquest of Istanbul

Great movie–the conquest of Istanbul / Constantinople

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November 1, 2010

Bosnia Buries 775 Srebrenica Massacre Victims

Tens of thousands gathered Sunday in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica to bury hundreds of massacre victims on the 15th anniversary of the worst crime in Europe since the Nazi era.

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July 18, 2010

When Kemal Ataturk Recited Shema Yisrael

“It’s My Secret Prayer, Too,” He Confessed

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June 11, 2010

Islamic Modernism: Responses to Western Modernization in the Middle East

By the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, a large part of the Muslim world had begun to lose much of its cultural and political sovereignty to Christian occupiers from Europe.

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June 3, 2010

Who Was Muhammad Abduh

Muhammad Abduh (or Muhammad ‘Abduh) (Arabic: محمد عبده‎) (Nile Delta, 1849 – Alexandria, July 11, 1905) was an Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and liberal reformer, regarded as the founder of Islamic Modernism.

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June 3, 2010

BBC – The Muslim Tommies

BBC series about Muslim soldiers British army in WWI

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May 26, 2010

Decades of Spying

How US Weapons Grade Uranium Was Diverted to Israel

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May 20, 2010

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