President Gul: Lift Turkish Hijab-Ban

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Friday he backed the Islamist-rooted government’s proposal to lift a ban on the wearing of the Islamic headscarf in universities, a move opposed by the secular establishment.

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January 31, 2008

Ellison Visits Guantanamo

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) is participating in a trip, facilitated by the Department of the Army, to tour the prisoner facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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January 31, 2008

False Imprisonment

Florence, Ariz. – Thomas Warziniack was born in Minnesota and grew up in Georgia, but immigration authorities pronounced him an illegal immigrant from Russia.

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January 31, 2008

Habash Dead

Habash, who passed away on Saturday, founded the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which carried out the hijackings of several aircraft in the 1970s.

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January 31, 2008

AMPEC–US Muslims on the Environment, and Super Tuesday

The Muslim community issues that need to be presented to the political candidates for 2008 elections, after the issues of War in Iraq and Foreign Policy are – Economy, Healthcare, and Environment that cover the breadth and depth of the American spectrum of life. This article presents presidential candidate positions on “Environment.”

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January 31, 2008

The Empire That Must Be Obeyed

“The first use of nuclear weapons must remain in the quiver of escalation as the ultimate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction.” … I read the statement three times trying to figure out the typo. Then it hit me, the West has now out-Owellled Orwell: The West must nuke other countries in order to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction!

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January 31, 2008

India’s First Female President Takes Salute & Makes History

NEW DELHI – History was created last week with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil becoming the first woman head of state to unfurl the national flag and take the customary 21-gun salute at Rajpath, marking 59th Republic Day of the country. Patil (73) was elected as President in July last year.

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January 31, 2008

Life in the Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf is the absolute last place I ever imagined myself visiting, let alone living.

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January 31, 2008

The Continued Pursuit of Materialism

The major attack on Islam does not come from the bombs bursting over Iraq, or the prejudice shown in various Western countries, it comes from the same source that it has always come from—the temptation of material accumulation and insatiable desire…

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January 31, 2008

Thoughts Can’t Be Neutral

You must be either going forward or backward…but don’t just stand there. You are going forward when you choose to purify your own heart. Purifying your heart can’t be a neutral action. You must actually DO something to purify it. And you must do something to corrupt it. You will succeed if you purify it…you will fail if you corrupt it. But the thought process must be either positive or negative. Simple!

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January 31, 2008

Investments (Vol 10-Iss 6)–Looking for the Bottom

As readers of this column know, my opinion has been that domestic stock markets are enduring a well entrenched, secular bear market. Such bear market phases have always lasted far longer than anyone on Wall Street would like us to remember. The current secular bear market may well set records — not only for length but also for the damage it will do to investor portfolios.

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January 31, 2008

Banquet at The Muslim Center

Detroit—January 27—“This is your mosque” was the underlying theme of a fundraiser held at the Davison Fwy Muslim Center this past weekend. African American and Gambian cultures came together there—the third of the flavors that traditionally comprise the American Muslim community, which are to a large degree composed of Arabs, Pakistanis, and people of African descent.

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January 31, 2008

Riverside Graduation Celebration at Bint Jebail Center

Small class, big dreams. Riverside Academy welcomes first graduating class of 2008…

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January 31, 2008

Community News (V10-I6)

Chicago’s oldest mosque’s new president / Halal foods University of Pennsylvania / DC–Muslim good samaritan attends Bush speech / Minneapolis MN bridge builder dies / Seatac Washington mosque concerns /

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January 31, 2008

Three US Workers Face Investigation Over Obama Email

Washington – Three federal employees are being investigated for unlawful political activities after they allegedly sent an e-mail falsely accusing Barack Obama of being a “radical Muslim,” the Boston Globe has reported.

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January 31, 2008

Making the Texas Democratic Party More Democratic

My usually serene and unflappable friend Sayeed Siddiqui of Houston appeared visibly incensed as he walked out of the committee room. He had just finished participating in the proceedings of the Resolutions Committee of the Texas Democratic Party last summer. “Our party is rife with some very undemocratic shenanigans”, he seemed to be saying.

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January 31, 2008

McCain takes Lead but Romney Vows to Fight on

MIAMI (Reuters) – John McCain, savoring his status as Republican presidential front-runner, moved into national campaign mode on Wednesday expecting to win the backing of defeated rival Rudy Giuliani ahead of next week’s “Super Tuesday” showdown, but Mitt Romney vowed to fight on.

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January 31, 2008

Noura

Besides the report of the current occurrences in the Gaza Strip, this article is a report of Noura Erekat, Esq.’s speech at the Boston Palestine Conference last fall. She is a young Palestinian-American who was educated (in her activism) at Berkeley all the way through Law School (Boalt Hall). Now, she is a Fellow at the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (USC) in the District of Columbia.

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January 31, 2008

The Story of ILM

… ILM is the Arabic word for “knowledge” and is also an acronym for Intellect, Love and Mercy. ILM was founded in 1998 by Imam Saadiq Saafir, now resident Imam of Masjid Ibaadullah. ILM works withj…

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January 31, 2008

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