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Hajj in a Wheelchair

A fascinating article about hajj, even for those who are not themselves handicapped… Author Mohammed Yousuf begins this interesting piece with the words, “I would like to share some of our experiences in hopes that this will help people with disabilities that are planning to go to hajj….” [please read on!]

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April 12, 2007

Sadr City: Tripwire to the Iraq Inferno

Editor’s Note: In an effort to bring the Iraq war to a close, Iranian writer Amir Soltani Sheikholeslami argues that President Bush has set a tripwire for a much larger one.

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April 12, 2007

“Not Without My Daddy”

Tarpon, Florida–In 1979, Mohamed Jamal Krazoun came to the United States on a student visa from Syria. By 1983, Krazoun was married and given a Conditional Permanent Residency. Now, two marriages and several petitions later…

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April 12, 2007

Profile: Dr. Asif Ali and His “MD Trainer” Program

Dr. Asif Ali, a physician in Houston, had an idea while completing his residency in internal medicine: Teach the medical and non-medical population complex medical procedures with the help of computer-generated animation.

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April 12, 2007

The Canadian Holocaust

[Warning: horrifying and graphic depictions of violence are contained in this piece.] The following is an edited extract from the report, “Hidden From History: The Canadian Holocaust – The Untold Story of the Genocide of Aboriginal Peoples by Church and State in Canada – A Summary of an Ongoing, Independent Inquiry into Canadian Native ‘Residential Schools’ and their Legacy”, by Rev. Kevin D. Annett, MA, MDiv.

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April 12, 2007

Professor Who Criticized President Bush Added to Terrorist No-Fly’ List

A top Constitutional scholar from Princeton who gave a televised speech that slammed President George W. Bush’s executive overreach was recently told that he had been added to the Transportation Security Administration’s terrorist watch list.

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April 12, 2007

FPA: The Massacre of Deir Yassin–Lessons for Today

April 9, 1948 is engraved in the collective memory of the Palestinian people – it is the day the Zionist movement carried out the Massacre of Deir Yassin….

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April 12, 2007

Don’t Relax Your Islam

With the all-out war being waged on Muslims, Islam, the Prophet (s), the Qur`an, and…ALLAH, we have the strong need to strengthen the perception of our religion in the general society.

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April 12, 2007

News, Asset Classes & Charts

I see that TV financial promoters are absolutely giddy with the news of “that strong new jobs number,’’ coming in at 180,000 and resulting in an unemployment rate of 4.4%! Of course, in prior periods of strong economic growth, that new jobs number would have been rather disappointing. Such a number represents barely keeping up with new entrants into the work force.

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April 12, 2007

SE Michigan (V9-I16)

Canton Helping Hands Fundraiser / Attack on Assyrian church decried / Flint Islamic Center Seerah Competition Finalists & Winners / Molina Community Champion Awards /

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April 12, 2007

Community News (V9-I16)

AZ Muslims have big Mawlidan-Nabi (s) / Fulbright Nabil Khan / Muslim Truman Scholars / Muslim radiologist sues hospital / Evanston mosque to open / Convenience store owner remembered / Canadian Muslims give $1m to hospital /

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April 12, 2007

SAARC Against Poverty & Terrorism

NEW DELHI— Poverty alleviation and connectivity were two of the several themes focused on by members of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) at two-day (April 3-4) summit hosted by India. The 14th SAARC Summit concluded with inking of two agreements and adoption of a declaration.

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April 12, 2007

Hina Jilani and The Woman’s Movement in Pakistan

Women in Pakistan never dissociated themselves from the struggle for democracy. On the other hand, the Women’s Movement has gained with its contact with the democratic Movement there: A Democratic Activism within the Islamic Republic itself that is largely feminine…

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April 12, 2007

Military Spending Gets Forty Per Cent of Every Income Tax Dollar

Northampton, MA — As taxpayers prepare to meet this year’s April 16th tax deadline, they may want to consider that almost 40 cents of every tax dollar is spent on past and present military spending, according to a newly released publication by the National Priorities Project (NPP), a non-profit research organization…

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April 12, 2007

Iraq’s Wounded: On Their Own

Nearly 37,000 Iraqis were injured last year alone. Though programs exist to help them, many find hope only when they take matters into their own hands.

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April 12, 2007

EU Shopping Could Make You ‘a Terror Suspect’

The European Union’s privacy watchdog has given warning that new access for Europol to personal data could lead to individuals being labelled as terror suspects based on hearsay or records of their shopping habits.

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April 12, 2007