Volume 12

Community News (V12-I49)

Ali Hussain at Cornell wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship / Halal Businessman in Virginia passes away / Muslim prayer held at Fairfield University / Portland jail attack could be anti-Muslim hate crime

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December 2, 2010

CCN Holds Third Annual Banquet

It was another evening of inspirational talk as Compassionate Care Network (CCN) celebrated it third annual banquet on Saturday, Nov 20, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Northshore in Skokie, IL.

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December 2, 2010

Robert Fisk: Oceans of Blood and Profits for the Mongers of War

As casualties continue to mount in Afghanistan, so does the cost of war after nine years

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December 2, 2010

Pakistani Journalist Upset by Bush’s ‘Plagiarism’ of his Works

A journalist from Pakistan objects to passages from President Bush’s book.

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December 2, 2010

Why Poverty Spreads Across America

Pockets of poverty, like the sores of some malignant disease, are spreading across America, as its states and cities go broke and bankrupt.

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December 2, 2010

The Specter of Defeat Haunts Lisbon

Afghan war overshadows NATO conference in Lisbon

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December 2, 2010

How to Choose a Good Husband

I wrote the counterpart to this article last year. It was titled “How to Choose a Good Wife.”

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December 2, 2010

Now We Know. America Really Doesn’t Care About Injustice in the Middle East.

There’s a wonderful moment in the cables when the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, explains to a US congressional delegation on 28 April last year that “a Palestinian state must be demilitarised, without control of its airspace and electro-magnetic field [sic], and without the power to enter into treaties or control its border”. Well goodbye, then, to the “viable” (ergo Lord Blair of Isfahan) Palestinian state we all supposedly want. And the US Congress lads and ladies appear to have said nothing.

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December 2, 2010

“Glamping” Trip

By Sumayyah Meehan, MMNS Middle East Correspondent “Camping: nature’s way of promoting the motel industry.”  – Dave Barry As the unforgiving heat of summer finally subsides in many regions of the Middle East, many denizens of the Gulf region set their sights to enjoying the cooler weather while it lasts. One of the most popular […]

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December 2, 2010

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed in James Bond-Style Attack

Assassins on motorbikes killed a top Iranian nuclear scientist and injured a second in James Bond-style hits.

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December 2, 2010

UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Eid Speech

Transcript of speech given by the Prime Minister at No 10, Downing Street, 22 November 2010. Prime Minister: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in London November 25, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor Thank you very much for that, and can I say how incredibly welcome you all are. There are really three things […]

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December 2, 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

Wikileaks Catastrophe

US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomatic crisis

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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

Very Young Converts (“Reverts”) to Islam

Very young converts to Islam

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November 24, 2010

Riaz Siddiqi Honored

ASTC Press Release HOUSTON — Mr. Riaz Siddiqi of Houston has received the first Asia Society Texas Center Award for Distinguished Achievement in Business and Philanthropy. The Pakistani-American businessman was recognized for his work with organizations ranging from Grace Flight of America, which provides free air transport for medical patients in need, to the American […]

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November 24, 2010

Saudi Ruler Urges Muslims of the World to Bury Differences

Mina (Saudi Arabia): Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has made a passionate call to the Muslims of the world to bury their differences and unite.

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November 24, 2010

An American Bribe That Stinks Of Appeasement

In any other country, the current American bribe to Israel, and the latter’s reluctance to accept it, in return for even a temporary end to the theft of somebody else’s property would be regarded as preposterous.

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November 24, 2010

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