*TMO Weekly Depts

Priority: Syria

Well-intentioned people gathered at the Islamic Cultural Association this past Saturday for a benefit dinner to fundraise for Syrian refugees.

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November 20, 2014

Community News 16-48

community news 16-48

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November 20, 2014

Palestinian Woman’s US Citizenship Revoked

By Karin Friedemann, TMO Karin Friedemann is a TMO columnist.  Her opinions are her own. “When she was 21, in 1969, Rasmea Odeh was arrested in the middle of the night by Israeli soldiers at her home, and for twenty-five days her interrogators tortured her,” Charlotte Silver reports in the Nation. “She was beaten from […]

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November 20, 2014

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

By Ramzy Baroud Editor’s note:  Ramzy Baroud is a PhD scholar in People’s History at the University of Exeter. He is a consultant at Middle East Eye. Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story […]

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November 20, 2014

The Takfiri Nation

By Geoffrey Cook, TMO Contributor Editor’s Note:  Geoffrey Cook is a long-standing columnist with TMO.  His opinions are his own. Washington–Before the fall of the socialist nations, I wondered what would take over to oppose the Unipolar (i.e., the Capitalist or First ‘World’).  I decided it would be Fundamentslism(s) – note the parenthetic plural.  Well, […]

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November 20, 2014

New Year – Same God

The Beginning and the End belong to ALLAH

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November 20, 2014

Saudi Oil Policy Uncertainty Unleashes the Conspiracy Theorists

LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – If Saudi Oil Minister Ali al Naimi wants to stop conspiracy theories spreading before a crucial OPEC meeting next week, it’s too late…

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November 20, 2014

Christian Beheads Roommate for Practicing Witchcraft, Religious Right Silent

But there’s one beheading in Oklahoma that has drawn nothing but silence from the “Christian” Right. Isaiah Marin of Stillwater, Oklahoma was charged …

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November 20, 2014

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Multiplication of Western Walls

By Prof. James Petras, Global Research A man celebrates on top of the Berlin wall at the time of its fall. On November 9, 2014, Germany and its Western Allies, celebrated the ‘Fall of the Berlin Wall’ and the subsequent‘re-unification’of the ‘two Germanys’.  Prime Minister Merkel described the ‘historic event’ as a “victory of freedom […]

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November 20, 2014

What Will Happen if the GOP Senate Derails the Iran Talks

By Juan Cole Editor’s Note: Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. This article is reprinted from his blog, Informed Comment. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Juan Cole. The Republican Party is already conniving at ways to derail the US-Iran negotiations over […]

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November 20, 2014

Columbus Was (Not) The First To Cross The Atlantic

By Firas Alkhateeb EDITOR’S NOTE: Firas Alkhateeb is an Islamic History teacher at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. This article originally published on LostIslamicHistory.com. The old poem that most American school children recognize begins “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Indeed, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus (whose real name in Italian was Cristoforo […]

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November 20, 2014

Dr. Waheed Uddin Receives Highest Honor from UT

Dr. Waheed Uddin, founder and director of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology at the University of Mississippi, has received the highest honor from his alma mater the University of Texas at Austin.

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November 20, 2014

Muslim Buying Power: New consumer survey highlights Muslim American spending power, increased demand for ethical Islamic goods

The American Muslim Consumer Consortium (AMCC) held its fifth annual conference last weekend in Newark, NJ.

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November 20, 2014

American-Muslim: No One but Myself

“Excuse me, are you really Muslim?”

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November 13, 2014

What is Fire?

Fire explained, for kids

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November 13, 2014

Self Inflicted Wounds

The 2014 mid-term elections are over, and boy, did we do it to ourselves again. The results speak not only to the power of big money in politics, but also the inability of the electorate to form opinions worthy of their voting privileges.

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November 13, 2014

Yusuf ‘Cat Stevens’ Islam Makes a Comeback

Four decades ago, folk legend Cat Stevens converted to Islam, changed his name to Yusuf Islam and all-but-vanished from the stage. Now he is back, with a world tour hoping to bridge the gap between his two identities…

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November 13, 2014

Voters Approve More Than $5.59 Billion in Local Bond Issues

Contracting opportunities worth millions will result from 63 successful votes

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November 13, 2014

My Journey to Muslim Mental Health

Towards a better understanding of mental health in the Muslim community

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November 13, 2014

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