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Pew Poll: Muslims ‘Well Integrated’ in US

“survey of Muslim Americans finds them to be largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners…”

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May 27, 2007

TMO and AJC Host Senior Journalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan

May 21–Troy–The Muslim Observer and the American Jewish Committee together hosted seven prominent journalists and their East-West Center host during their visit to America and the Detroit area from countries scattered across Asia this past Monday evening in Troy.

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May 24, 2007

Palmyra Mosque Opens Doors

“I know very little about the Qur`an and I know very little about Muslims,” Simpsons said. “This is first chance I’ve had to learn.”

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May 24, 2007

Wajihi Rizvi: UT Arlington Commencement Speaker

Graduating student Wajihi Rizvi delivered the commencement speech at the University of Arlington which was was attended by by over 6000 graduates, faculty, staff and special guests. First Lady Laura Bush was the keynote speaker.

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May 24, 2007

Hersh: Bush Administration Arranged Support for Militants Attacking Lebanon

Hersh: “What it is simply is a covert program we joined in with the Saudis as part of a bigger broader program of doing everything we could to stop the spread of the Shia, the Shia world, and it bit us in the rear, as it’s happened before.”

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May 24, 2007

Black Friday In Hyderabad

Though the central and state governments have denied any intelligence failure as responsible for the blasts, several questions pointing to the major security lapse at Mecca Masjid are being raised.

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May 24, 2007

Letter to Editor: Save the US Ummah

Jeffery Lang has lucidly identified some negative aspects in the present state of the US `ummah, (by and large also applicable to the Ummah in general). Racial bias; cultural bias; cultural obsession (with one’s culture to the extent of confusing/substituting the essentials of Islam with cultural practices); imposition of remotely obscure and/or questionable interpretations of the Shari’ah seem to be mainly responsible…

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May 24, 2007

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Let us look at ourselves the way ALLAH looks at us and not the way our chief enemy wants us to look at ourselves.

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May 24, 2007

Letter to Editor: Response to “Sajida and Kate”

I was hugely disappointed by the oversimplification of complex societal issues in Mahvish Akhtar’s article “Sajida and Kate” in the May 10-16 2007 issue of The Muslim Observer.

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May 24, 2007

George Bush, the Dictator

A working constitutional government contains a separation of powers between three equally powerful branches and this directive states that the executive branch has the power to coordinate the activities of the other branches.

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May 24, 2007

SE Michigan (V9-I22)

Fundraiser for Crescent Academy International

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May 24, 2007

Community News (V9-I22)

US Attorney meets with Muslims in Colorado / Muslim jail guard allowed to wear kufi in New York / Syed Fareed will work in Dallas office of Fish & Richardson PC / Milwaukee mayor to visit places of worship / Trenton mosque sues to remove leader / FBI confronts student at UC Irvine /

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May 24, 2007

Houstonian Corner (V9-I22)

30 community organizations attend M. J. Khan’s briefing about meeting with Secretary Chertoff

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May 24, 2007

Boston (V9-I22)

Pr. Bush honors Quincy MA imam / Harvard exhibition of political art / Evidence of frivolous lawsuit against Boston mosque /

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May 24, 2007

Depression

“Keep yourself busy. Sit with your family, I will stress this point. AVOID SITTING BY YOURSELF OR BEING ALONE. Find the people who you can trust and who truly care about you and talk to them…”

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May 24, 2007

Obama Fundraiser Draws Young South Asian Professionals

What’s piquing their interest, Patel said, is Obama’s multiculturalism. “He wants to change what American looks like and he wants to bring respect to what it means to be American,” she told India-West. “As a multinational, he knows about diversity and encompasses it. He grew up in Indonesia and has an African father. We are literally Indian American, and he’s literally African American. Whether it’s unconsciously or consciously, it speaks to people, and that’s a beautiful thing.”

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May 24, 2007

Ustad Tari Khan Tabla Solo In Kherwa

Ustad Tari Khan Tabla Solo In Kherwa

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May 23, 2007

Traditional Dish Dance — Tari Piring Kubu Durian

Traditional dish dance called Tari Piring. Performed by members of Kubu Durian in Padang Sumatra. Accompanied by traditional music instruments. Filmed by local tv station Fativi.

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May 23, 2007

Malaysian Wedding Drums — Kumpulan Kompang AnjaSatria

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May 23, 2007

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