Ethiopia defends Somali government

MOGADISHU (Reuters)–Ethiopia said on Tuesday it was halfway to crushing Somali Islamists as its forces advanced on the religious movement’s Mogadishu stronghold after a week of war in the Horn of Africa.

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December 28, 2006

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Conference West Zone

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in conjunction with the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California (ISCSC) held a highly successful West Zone Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, Ca. this past weekend.

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December 28, 2006

MAS-ICNA Conference Comes to Dearborn

Dearborn-December 21-26–MAS & ICNA together arranged a very well organized and interesting conference close to the downtown area of Dearborn, Michigan this past weekend, attended by, according to conference organizers, about 5,000 people…

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December 28, 2006

Interview of Artist Hafeez

Hafeez is a painter and a graphic artist who lives in New York. He recently completed a series of 99 paintings depicting the names of Allah…

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December 28, 2006

Newsmaker of the year: the “macaca guy” did more than turn an election…

… In a way Sidarth was standing in for all of us who still don’t fit the look of what “an American” should look like. We can be part of the tapestry, the patchwork quilt, the melting pot but rarely just American…

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December 28, 2006

Indo-US nuclear deal: achievement or mistake?

NEW DELHI — If in certain quarters the much-publicized Indo-US civilian nuclear deal has been hailed as a major “achievement,” in others it is being viewed as a “historic mistake.” Signing the India-US Peaceful Energy Act at a special White House ceremony…

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December 28, 2006

Congressman-elect Keith Ellison–A beacon of light

Keith Ellison, former Detroiter and now newly-elected congressman from Minnesota, is a person we can all be proud of as the first Muslim United States Congressman…

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December 28, 2006

NV Rep. Berkley condemns VA Rep. Goode’s anti-Muslim comments

Muslims in Nevada received almost unanimous assurance from their state’s congressional delegates to the federal government that a Virginian congressman’s anti-Muslim remarks would not go unanswered.

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December 28, 2006

Rice to visit the Mideast next month: Abbas

CAIRO (Reuters) – The U.S. secretary of state will visit the Middle East next month, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday…

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December 28, 2006

National Priorities Project Press Release: Army fails to meet its own recruitment benchmarks

Northampton, MA — The Army filled its ranks in 2006 by ignoring its own benchmarks for recruits’ education standards, according to…

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December 28, 2006

You Must Be Crazy!

I hear those words from time to time when talking with investors about my favorite places to invest. If you don’t hear the same words occasionally when talking about your top holdings, you might be missing the best opportunities for profiting in the market.

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December 28, 2006

The Universal Lessons of Hajj

Millions of pilgrims from all over the world will be converging on Mecca in the coming days. They will retrace the footsteps of millions who have made the spiritual journey to the valley of Mecca since the time of Adam.

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December 28, 2006

Target Iran:

The Pentagon has announced plans to move additional warships and strike aircraft into the Persian Gulf region to be within striking range of Iran. We air an in-depth discussion between two of the leading critical voices on the Bush administration’s policy in Iran: former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, author of “Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change,” and Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist for The New Yorker magazine.

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December 28, 2006

US Says Key Taliban Leader Killed but Militants Disagree

Kabul – The US military has hailed the assassination of a top Taliban commander as a major victory in its fierce battle against insurgents in Afghanistan, but the Taliban say the wrong man was hit.

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December 28, 2006

Elderly pilgrims risk death for Muslim duty

“I would love to be buried here, in the same land upon which the Prophet Mohammed (s) walked and prayed,” said Pakistani pilgrim Khan Begam, who looked visibly frail.

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December 28, 2006

25,000 Dead or Wounded

Narrated by Glenn Kutler, iCasualties.org
Dec. 11, 2006: Three years and nine months after the U.S.-led Coalition began its war against Saddam Hussein, researchers have quietly recorded another grim milestone in the cost of the conflict. American military casualties have now exceeded 25,000.

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December 25, 2006

Traditional Yemeni Music

Traditional Yemeni dance.

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December 25, 2006

3-Way Relations: Pakistan, China and Saudi Arabia

much has changed. Beijing is a global power house. It has independently established ties with all Muslim capitals. Moscow has become its biggest arms supplier and trade with New Delhi, at $20 billion a year, dwarfs its trade with Pakistan by a factor of four.

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December 21, 2006

Muslim Nigerian VP wins opposition ticket

Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari won the ANPP ticket on Monday, and now the parties will have to choose between two heavyweights of Nigerian politics.

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December 21, 2006

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