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The Lurking Danger Beneath: Al-Aqsa vs. Israel

By Ramzy Baroud Al Aqsa Mosque:  Image from Wikipedia Commons Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher. The status of al-Aqsa […]

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March 20, 2014

Diversity Award for Hajar Ahmed

The University of Virginia’s Office for Diversity and Equity has chosen Hajar Ahmed, a fourth-year student in politics to receive this year’s annual award along with a faculty member.

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March 20, 2014

Hopkins To Defend Title Against Kazakhstani Foe

International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins takes on Kazakhstani pugilist Beibut Shumenov on April 19th.

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March 13, 2014

Sania Mirza Reaches Quarters

The fifth-seeded team of Sania Mirza of India and Cara Black of Zimbabwe reached the quarterfinals of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Paribas Open …

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March 13, 2014

Pakistan Loses Asian Final In Advance Of World Cup

Sri Lankan opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne hit a century to lead Sri Lanka past defending champions Pakistan by five wickets…

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March 13, 2014

Indopak Express Back on Top

Pakistani doubles tennis phenom, Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, and his Indian partner, Rohan Bopanna, the so-called Indo-Pak Express, won their first men’s doubles title since reuniting as partners.

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March 6, 2014

Zaidi Promoted to A’s Assistant GM

Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s promoted longtime executive Farhan Zaidi to the title of Assistant General Manager/Director of Baseball Operations.

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March 6, 2014

Arizona State University Celebrates Diversity by Hosting International Carnival

Last Friday, Arizona State University (ASU) celebrated student diversity by organizing the most successful International Carnival yet with over 250 attendees.

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February 27, 2014

An American Mosque and An Extraordinary Movie

Meet David Washburn, a Jewish-Christian filmmaker whose documentary, An American Mosque, turns the spotlight on US Muslims’ struggle in post 9/11 years…

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February 27, 2014

South-South Cooperation Takes Off in Arab World

As the concept of South-South cooperation (SSC) continues to strengthen worldwide, some of the richest countries in the Arab world have been reaching out to the poor and the needy in the developing world.

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February 27, 2014

Some Early History Of Muslims In America

Two books about early American Muslims from Africa, “Servants of Allah” and “Prince Among Slaves.”   Excerpted from “The Americas’ First Muslims” by Sylviane A. Diouf, Curator of Digital Collections, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Muslims were among the very first Africans to be introduced into the Americas. They arrived as early as […]

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February 27, 2014

Saudis Attack Birthplace of Prophet (s)

By David Usborne An old picture of the house said to be the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad (s). Fresh plans are being drawn up to erect a modern complex on the site of what scholars of Islam contend is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (s) as part of a sweeping multi-billion-dollar redevelopment of the […]

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February 27, 2014

Akbar Ahmed Wins Literary Award

Noted scholar Dr. Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, was awarded the prestigious German Peace Prize at the Karachi Literature Festival.

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February 27, 2014

Denmark’s Zabiha Ban

RIYADH, Feb 23 – Denmark is likely to lose millions of dollars in trade and tourism revenues following its ban Monday on slaughtering animals in accordance with Islamic standards.

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February 27, 2014

Muslim Countries in 2014 Olympics

If you’re trying to root for athletes from the Ummah, here’s a list of athletes from predominantly Muslim countries…

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February 20, 2014

Rachman Returns to the Ring

He is the fourth ever Indonesian boxer to win a boxing world title.

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February 20, 2014

Karim Pakistan’s Sole Sochi Sportsperson

Ski Federation of Pakistan (SFP) secretary Mussarat Ali is being realistic as the 2014 Winter Olympics unfold in Sochi, Russia.

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February 20, 2014

Khan Academy’s Salman Khan receives David Packard Award

David Packard Award

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February 20, 2014

Seydou Keita Shuns Liverpool

Malian footballer Seydou Keita was reportedly in advanced talks with English football giants Liverpool before choosing instead to sign with Spanish club Valencia.

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February 13, 2014

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