Iraqis Thrilled: Olympic Ban Lifted

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Olympic team was thrilled Wednesday at the news that the International Olympic Committee revoked a ban on its participation in the Beijing games, allowing four of the original seven athletes to compete.

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July 31, 2008

Miracle Tree in Ruku in Australia

Video of tree which looks like a person making ruku, in the direction of Mecca Mukarramah.

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July 31, 2008

Senator Obama’s Folly

A casual look at history will tell you how different Afghanistan is from Iraq. Afghanistan, throughout history, has proved to be a death trap for foreign soldiers, recently for the British and the Russians.

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July 31, 2008

Israeli ‘Shooting Video’ Condemned

The Israeli defence minister has condemned an incident, captured on video, in which an Israeli soldier shoots a Palestinian detainee.

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July 31, 2008

Mohammed Jahanzeb Joins Leading Cancer Institute

LOS ANGELES, CA–Mohammad Jahanzeb, M.D., F.A.C.P., an internationally recognized expert in the multidisciplinary management of breast and lung cancer, has joined the Aptium Oncology network as National Program Director, Care Guidelines, and Medical Director at the Lynn Cancer Institute West Campus of Boca Raton Community Hospital in Boca Raton, Florida.

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July 31, 2008

Islam to Become Russia’s Predominant Religion by 2050?

Roman Silantyev, a Russian Islamologist has estimated that there are only between 7 and 9 million people who practise Islam in Russia, and that the rest are only Muslims by ethnicity. Muslim communities are concentrated among minority nationalities residing between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea: Adyghe, Balkars, Chechens, Circassians, Ingush, Kabardin, Karachay, and numerous Dagestani peoples. Also, in the middle of the Volga Basin reside populations of Tatars and Bashkirs, many of whom are Muslims.

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July 31, 2008

Common Ground on Foreign Policy?

The most common aspiration, all across the Muslim world, is to see America help in reducing unemployment, improving economic infrastructure, respecting political rights and promoting freedom.

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July 31, 2008

Black Week In India

NEW DELHI: Paradoxically, the past week began on a stormy note and concluded on a disturbing one, with serial blasts in Bangalore (July 25) and Ahmedabad (July 26) sending shock waves across the country.

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July 31, 2008

US to Iraq: You Need Uncle Sam

WASHINGTON – Instead of moving toward accommodating the demand of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for a timetable for United States military withdrawal, the George W Bush administration and the US military leadership are continuing to pressure their erstwhile client regime to bow to the US demand for a long-term military presence in the country.

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July 31, 2008

Kuwait: Up In Arms

This past week in Kuwait, blood flowed freely on at least one city street as Bangladeshi laborers, tired of being exploited and demoralized by their employers, took to the streets in protest for three full days.

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July 31, 2008

Grateful to ALLAH for Allowing us to Be.

Our Raab is so magnanimous and merciful that He can give us a fast to deny ourselves to make us stronger; and at the same time make it easy for us to achieve. As the glorious month of Ramadan ascends on us, many thoughts of gratitude enter our minds – through our hearts.

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July 31, 2008

Why the Attack at El Dorado?

The publicity concerning the polygamous operations at El Dorado has cooled down. The results of the El Dorado raid have approximated those that occurred in Short Creek, Texas in 1953, in which a raid on a polygamous compound created a lot of publicity but resulted in all the families re-uniting within a few years.

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July 31, 2008

CIOM Statement on Sunni-Shi’a Relations

In response to a statement released by the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, regarding a well known Sunni scholar, Dr. Israr Ahmad, accused of making derogatory and insulting remarks about Imam Ali during a telecast of an 11 year old program, Dars of Qur’an, on QTV on June 12, 2008, the Sunni and Shi’a imams in Michigan under the umbrella organization, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan, CIOM, held two meetings (7/8 &7/15, 2008) deliberating on and discussing the issue and its affect on the Muslim community in America. It was concluded that…

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July 31, 2008

More Foreign Fighters Join Taliban in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – More foreign fighters are joining the ranks of Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan as militants increasingly cross the border from Pakistan to attack Afghan and Western troops, the Afghan Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

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July 31, 2008

Obama Promotes Wider War in Afghanistan

It is clear that the presidential campaign of Barack Obama has become the political vehicle for a significant shift in the focus of US military aggression from Iraq to Afghanistan and Central Asia…

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July 31, 2008

Community News (V10-I32)

Islamic Finance Conference in New York / Tariq Khan Senior VP of ING USA Windsor CT

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July 31, 2008

Houstonian Corner (V10-I32)

ICNA Houston relief team / Create a Miracle Save a Life

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July 31, 2008

McCain Camp Portrays Obama as Celebrity, not Leader

AURORA, Colo. (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain opened up a new line of attack on Democratic rival Barack Obama on Wednesday, labeling him a celebrity without the strength to bring change to Washington.

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July 31, 2008

Riches in the Arctic: the New Oil Race

New geological surveys show as much as a fifth of the world’s undiscovered but exploitable gas and oil reserves lie under the Arctic ice. As the ice melts, the pristine wilderness could become ‘the new Houston’.

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July 31, 2008

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