*TMO Weekly Depts

Bubble Wrap

Given Bubble Wrap’s popularity among nervous fingers and kids at heart, it’s easy to forget it was designed to protect packaged items. Post offices and shippers use it to package fragile items, and it provides protection while adding little weight to the package. Bubble Wrap consists of plastic sheeting with regularly-spaced air bladders. In 1957, […]

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August 28, 2014

The Horror of It All

By Geoffrey Cook, TMO August 10th–Crescent City (Calif.)–I repose in this thick chilling fog on the edge of the eastern shore of the Pacific Rim.  I, also, rest within a confusing cloud of war at the western precipice of that continent far in the distance.  I recently received a notice concerning a colleague of a […]

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August 28, 2014

Is the US Funding ISIS?

Laura Fawaz analysis of Iraq / Afghanistan recent history

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August 28, 2014

Community News 16-36

Raheela Ahmed appointed to Board of Regents Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has appointed an Indian American woman Raaheela Ahmed as Student Regent to the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents. She is one of a handful of women that have been selected for this honour in the history of the system. With this […]

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August 28, 2014

Ways to Have Fun over Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is one day where hard working professionals and students, who get the day off, celebrate their achievements in various ways.

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August 28, 2014

What We Know

As the old Will Rogers saying goes, ‘’It’s not what we don’t know that hurts. It’s what we know that ain’t so.’’

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August 28, 2014

ISPU Appoints Meira Neggaz as Executive Director

Washington, DC – The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding today announced that Meira Neggaz will join the institute as its new Executive Director.

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August 28, 2014

MMCC Rejects Barbaric Killing of James Foley

(Royal Oak, MI – 8/20/14) – The Imams’ Council of the Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) condemns the barbaric execution of American Journalist James Foley

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August 28, 2014

Quebec’s Sana Hassainia Quits Over Mideast Position

Sana Hassainia, the MP for the Montreal-area riding of Verchères—Les Patriotes, is leaving the NDP to sit as an Independent until the next federal election in 2015, citing irreconcilable differences with Tom Mulcair’s leadership style and the party’s position on the conflict in the Middle East.

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August 28, 2014

In Los Angeles: Solidarity Again with Gaza

Hundreds of angry protestors gathered at a pier terminal in the Port of Long Beach, Ca. this past Saturday to protest the arrival of Israeli ship Zim Haifa

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August 28, 2014

UN: Syria Death Toll Tops 190,000

More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria’s civil war, a U.N. report said last Friday…

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August 28, 2014

Iranian cleric: Albert Einstein Was Shi’a Muslim

Ayatolla Mahadavi Kani says in a video circulating in social networks that the Jewish scientist found proof to his Theory of Relativity in the ascension of the Prophet Mohammed.

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August 28, 2014

Presidential Appointment: Fatima Noor

The University of Memphis’ Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program graduate Fatima Noor has been appointed special assistant in the Office of the Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security

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August 28, 2014

Palestinians Joyous, Welcome Peace

Hamas and Israel agree long-term deal which will ease Israeli blockade of enclave after talks brokered by Egypt.

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August 28, 2014

CIOGC condemns killing of photojournalist James Foley

(CHICAGO, IL – 8/21/14) – The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), representing more than 400,000 Muslims across greater Chicagoland, strongly condemns the barbaric killing of photojournalist James Foley by a group that calls itself the Islamic State (otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL). “Islam teaches that the killing of an innocent person […]

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August 26, 2014

MMCC Press Statement Rejecting ISIS / Islamic State

The Imams’ Council of the Michigan Muslim Community Council

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August 21, 2014

Dutchman Returns Holocaust Medal After Family Deaths in Gaza

A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

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August 21, 2014

A Change In Law-Enforcement Nationwide

By Laura Fawaz, Contributing Reporter While practicing immigration law in Connecticut, Rabia Chaudry saw a need for diversity training for all local law-enforcements. In 2007 Chaudry had her own legal firm in which she helped many clients.  Though the majority of whom were Muslims that were having problems with the police.  These Muslims were also […]

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August 21, 2014

Uri Avnery and the Gazan Crisis

By Geoffrey Cook, TMO Tel Aviv–Jul. 25th–Your reporter was honored to be on a conference call with Uri Avnery, the monumental Israeli peace activist, from Tel Aviv while the former was sitting in his Northern California home. Before proceeding your author would like to repeat that his sympathies are overwhelmingly with the Palestinians, but with […]

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August 21, 2014

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