*TMO Weekly Depts

Peltier “Feeling His Age” in Prison

A letter from long term political prisoner Leonard Peltier was read aloud by Bert Waters at the 45th Day of Mourning commemoration, which took place on November 27, 2014 in Plymouth Massachusetts…

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December 4, 2014

Blood Drive at Muslim Unity Center Bloomfield

blood drive at Bloomfield MI mosque

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December 4, 2014

U.S. Military Monitoring Islamic State Training in Libya: General

The U.S. military is closely monitoring a nascent effort by Islamic State, the militant group that has overrun parts of Syria and Iraq, to train a couple of hundred fighters in eastern Libya, the commander of U.S. forces in Africa said on Wednesday.

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December 4, 2014

Community News V16-I50

Community News, volume 16 issue 50

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December 4, 2014

Saudi Set for Tighter 2015 Budget After Oil Price Falls

DUBAI, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Plunging oil prices could mean the first budget cuts for major exporter Saudi Arabia since 2002 but they are not expected to be large enough to stop growth in the Arab world’s biggest economy.

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December 4, 2014

The Innocent Souls and Self-Serving Religious Clergy

criticism of Muslim clergy, by Imam Aslam Abdullah

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December 4, 2014

Reflections of an American Muslim Mother on Ferguson

This, sisters and brothers, is not just about Michael Brown… This is about black men/boys/women/girls across the country including right here in our own backyard. Akai Gurley, Ramarley Graham, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Kimani Gray, Eric Garner, Tim Stansbury, Mohamed Bah, Nicholas Heyward, Jr., and the list goes on and on.

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December 4, 2014

A Community Voices Support For Their Imam

The campaign was created by a group of Qazwini’s supporters in response to letters circulating in the community, which they say include false accusations against their beloved spiritual leader…

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December 4, 2014

Looking for Hereos Where None Exist

It’s a bleak landscape across the Muslim world. In the face of gathering storm and darkening shadows, it is business as usual with relentless plots, counterplots against each other

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December 4, 2014

Egypt Closes Schools in Sinai Towns as Area Inches Toward Open War

Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants…

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December 4, 2014

Book Q&A: Ayesha Jalal on ‘The Struggle for Pakistan’

In her new book, The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014), Ayesha Jalal examines Pakistan’s history from its creation in 1947 to the present…

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December 4, 2014

Recognition of Palestinian State: French Parliament Votes for Recognition

French lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize Palestine, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France’s diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process…

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December 4, 2014

Book on Jefferson & Islam gets Hamilton Award

University of Texas at Austin History Professor Denise A. Spellberg has been named the $10,000 grand prize winner of the 2014 University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for her work “Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders.” The Hamilton Awards are among the highest honors of literary achievement given for UT Austin authors. In […]

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December 4, 2014

Pope Francis Prays in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

By Philip Pullella and Daren Butler Pope Francis is shown the Sultan Ahmet mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, by Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, during his visit to Istanbul November 29, 2014.  REUTERS-Osservatore Romano (Reuters) – Pope Francis prayed silently alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque on Saturday, in a […]

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December 4, 2014

New Immigration Laws Lead to New Possibilities

Last week, President Barack Obama issued an executive order, making changes to immigration reform affecting almost five million undocumented immigrants across the county, and clashing with Republicans in the process.

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December 4, 2014

Turkey to Host Training for 2,000 Syrian Rebels: Official

Turkish and U.S. forces will train 2,000 moderate Syrian rebel fighters at a base in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir as part of the campaign against Islamic State insurgents…

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November 26, 2014

Human Rights for Pakistanis Too

Houston corner 16-49

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November 26, 2014

Turkey in Preliminary Talks with Westinghouse on Third Nuclear Plant

Turkey has entered exclusive preliminary talks with U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Japan’s Toshiba group, on building the country’s third nuclear power plant, Westinghouse said.

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November 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia Leans on Gulf States to Close Ranks as Region Boils

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain agreed at a meeting on Sunday to return their ambassadors to Qatar, signaling an end to an eight-month dispute over Doha’s backing of Islamist militants in Syria and elsewhere and its promotion of Arab Spring revolts.

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November 26, 2014

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