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Cleric Killed in Mosque Seige Pushed Pakistani Authorities

“Once respected by the Pakistani establishment, the smooth-talking pro-Taliban cleric killed in the Islamabad mosque siege Tuesday pushed authorities too far with his sometimes bizarre drive to enforce strict Islamic law in the city…”

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July 12, 2007

The Perils of Riding the Rails in Pakistan

“…recent reports coming out of the country show a travesty occurring on the railroads tracks of Pakistan. And the food vendors are the perpetrators along with skillful human organ traders. The scam they have come up with is to target certain passengers and sell them food, which has been laced with sedatives. The customer eats the food and is quickly incapacitated…”

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July 12, 2007

Effort to Build Large Mosque Rattles Some in Cologne

COLOGNE: In a city with the greatest Gothic cathedral in Germany, and no fewer than a dozen Romanesque churches, adding a pair of fluted minarets would scarcely alter the skyline. Yet plans for a new mosque are rattling this ancient city to its foundations.

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July 12, 2007

Improvised Unexplosive Devices?

Unlike a Hollywood flick the 50 gallons of gas would not have shredded the Mercedes into lethal chunks of flying shrapnel…

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July 12, 2007

One True Hero

Lahore–I have made this realization in the recent years that the less fortunate population of the world is becoming more and more comfortable with asking for money rather then help.

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July 12, 2007

India’s “New Approach” Towards Terrorism

New Delhi–Of late, a new importance is being given to differentiating between terrorism and the trend of linking particular communities with it.

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July 12, 2007

The Muslim Media Void

I am saddened to hear of the closing of the weekly newspaper Mirror International.
In the last few years we have seen the coming and going of The Minaret newspaper published from NY, Minaret magazine published from Los Angeles, The Muslim, Mirror International, and probably a few others of which we are unaware.

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July 12, 2007

Getting Rich Slowly

“I saw an interesting article about an accountant in my area who is seeking a way to make market-beating returns in the stock market. His system, his own creation, had yet to make him any money, but he sees amazing potential …
And so the search for the Holy Grail of Investing goes on!

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July 12, 2007

SE Michigan (V9-I29)

Greater Lansing Arab American Social Services Picnic / Clergy Meet at Islamic Center with DHS Chief Chertoff / ACCESS helps local children who have cancer / ACCESS oncology camp / Michigan Muslims meet with Iraqi Parliament Member / CAIR MI meets OIC Representatives

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July 12, 2007

Houstonian Corner (V9-I29)

Houston Muslims sign petition against Rushdie / Houston Muslims condemn Iraq sectarian bombings

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July 12, 2007

Solidarity with Gaza

The reality of the tragic living conditions of the residents in Gaza has been brought to public attention largely through the efforts of peace and humanitarian groups.

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July 12, 2007

Association of Muslim Health Professionals’ Statement

“It is with a heavy heart that we read about the affair in the United Kingdom. As we consider these events, we hope to remind ourselves and our peers in the health and the Muslim communities of several things:”

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July 12, 2007

Khalil Bendib Interview from New America Media

Khalil Bendib is a rare specimen of a vanishing breed – a political cartoonist and an Arab-American. He calls his cartoons weapons of mass deprecation and takes on the US administration and fellow Arabs., corporations and the mass media. His latest book of cartoons is Mission Accomplished and he spoke with New America Media managing editor Mary Ambrose on UpFront.

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July 10, 2007