Day 4 in Gaza

Gaza Strip, 30 Dec, 2008–The Israeli air force is still launching the heaviest bombardments in Gaza ever. The fourth day of Israeli military operation started with heavy bombings west of Gaza City; they also killed 2 children and…

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December 31, 2008

Nigeria: Muslim Groups Demand Holiday On First Day of Hijra Year

Islamic groups in Nigeria has demanded that Muharram 1, marking the beginning of every Islamic year should be declared a public holiday by the Federal Government just as January 1 is so declared every Gregorian year.

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December 31, 2008

Former PM Hasina Wins Landslide in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) – An alliance led by former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won a massive parliamentary majority in Bangladesh’s first election in seven years, officials said on Tuesday, but a rival party complained of irregularities.

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December 31, 2008

Islam in Cambodia

The post-Khmer Rouge nation is a portrait of tolerance for Muslims, but the US worries that this could change.

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December 31, 2008

Mumbai Terrorist Attacks Awaken Bollywood

The India film stars dictate fashion and customs, but they usually aren’t politically active. The recent killings seem to have changed that.

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December 31, 2008

Egypt in Quandary as Gaza Raids Divide the Muslim World

Israel’s ongoing bombing of the Gaza Strip has put Egypt in a delicate position. The government in Cairo has no interest in antagonizing Israel, but pressure is growing to allow Palestinians into the country. The attacks have split the Muslim world.

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December 31, 2008

Report: Unrest Caused by Bad Economy May Require Military Action

El Paso – A U.S. Army War College report warns an economic crisis in the US could lead to massive civil unrest and the need to call on the military to restore order.

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December 31, 2008

Gratitude for the Past Year

Some have wondered why I write for a Muslim paper or why it has me as a columnist.

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December 31, 2008

The New Holocaust

The onslaught shows no end in sight with minimal damage on the Israeli side and colossal damage on the Gazan side.

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December 31, 2008

Higher Wages or Bubblenomics: What’s it gonna be?

A strong economy must be built on a solid foundation of steadily rising wages. If wages don’t keep pace with production, the only way the economy can grow is through the expansion of debt, which leads to disaster.

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December 31, 2008

G. Willow Wilson: Novelist, Comic Book Writer

G. Willow Wilson, the first American Muslim professional comic book writer, draws on both American and Middle Eastern culture in her work, ranging from autobiographical essays to superhero sagas.

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December 31, 2008

Houstonian Corner (V11-I2)

Houston protests against Gaza bombing by Israel / PCC-USA dinner

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December 31, 2008

J&K Elections: Voters’ Message Beyond The Ballot vs. Bullet Fight

NEW DELHI: Despite the Jammu and Kashmir elections having thrown a hung assembly, ruling out prospects of single-party government in the India-occupied state, unlike the previous ones, these polls carry a different message.

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December 31, 2008

Mumbai and Islamic India

There is dissatisfaction among Indian Muslims, and some perceive such hostilities with gratification because of the daily mistreatment they have received from India, although the more progressive Americans of Indian Origin and Indo-Islamic groups within India have denounced the violence.

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December 31, 2008

The Earth’s Mantle

The mantle explained, for kids

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December 31, 2008

Amana Stays Ahead of Faith-Based Funds

very interesting

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December 28, 2008

The Other Side of Hollywood-Busta Rhymes Speaks About Islam

Busta Rhymes Spiritual Side of Hollywood, and talks about Islam.

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December 24, 2008

Ellison: Hajj Was Transformative

“WASHINGTON–There was no fanfare, no press release when Keith Ellison made the pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca last week.”

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December 24, 2008

Calm Subsides in Gaza

Gaza Strip, 20, December, 2008-MMN- Following the collapse of calm between Israel and Palestinian factions, the level of tension and violence dramatically increased within two days.

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December 24, 2008

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