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Humanitarian Disaster in Gaza: 4 out of 5 Palestinians living below poverty line

February 28, 2008

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UNRWA: Four out of five Palestinian refugees live below poverty line 27 February 2008     BRUSSELS, (PIC)– Karen Abu Zeid, the UNRWA general commissioner, has warned that the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are facing a rapidly worsening humanitarian condition that necessitates extending urgent assistance to them and lifting the siege on the Strip. […]

ABC News Primetime: “She wasn’t dressed right.”–Prejudice Against Muslims in the USA

February 27, 2008

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By ANN SORKOWITZ and JULIE N. HAYS Feb. 26, 2008 The Sept. 11 attacks, the Iraq war and suicide bombings worldwide have changed not only the way we live but the way we look at those around us, especially Muslims. “Islamophobia” has entered the American vernacular, and the anti-Muslim attitudes and prejudice it describes remain […]

Clinton vs Obama: What is the big deal over wearing Muslim or Jewish attire?

February 25, 2008

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(CNN) — Barack Obama’s campaign accused Hillary Clinton’s team Monday of circulating a photo of the Illinois senator donning traditional attire – clothing worn by area Muslims – as a goodwill gesture during an overseas trip. In a statement, the Clinton campaign called the charge “an obvious and transparent attempt to distract” voters from serious […]

Letter from Obama on his Muslim heritage

February 25, 2008

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Source: The Middle East Times. There has been a lot made in the recent weeks about the Muslim history of my family. Some of the things that have been said are true, others are false, so I am writing this letter to clear up the misunderstandings on this issue. Yes, it is true that I […]

An Exemplary Servant Leader: Aaron Feuerstein

February 20, 2008

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July 07, 2006 Mr. Feuerstein was made famous by his amazing selfless act of keeping his employess on salary for two months even after the complete destruction of his Maldin Mills factory. The interviews of Mr. Feruestein come from 60 Minutes

Ethical = profitable?

February 20, 2008

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U.K. businesses conducting engaging in ethical business are also finding them to be profitable.  Please click here to watch a video clip from Reuters.

Are you having a bad day at the office? If yes, please watch this…

February 19, 2008

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Please click here watch the following (funny) video to see what a really bad day at the office looks like.

The link between anxiety and heart attacks

February 16, 2008

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 Laura Blue, Time Magazine It’s no secret that men with angry, explosive personalities are at a higher risk of a heart attack. But they’re not alone: Nervous, withdrawn and chronically worried people are courting coronary problems, too, according to a new long-term study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Of 735 American […]

Doctoral Research Fellowships (incl. Islam and the Islamic World), University of Oslo

February 15, 2008

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A — A position as doctoral research fellow in Islam and the Islamic World is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo http://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/english/index.html.The successful candidates should in her/his research project work on a topic related to Islam and the Islamic world. Applicants should document necessary language […]

Is Obama a Muslim Apostate? A non-Issue

February 14, 2008

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A recent posting on a blog on another blog seeks to ask whether Obama was ever a Muslim and if so, whether he has become an apostate.  The same article talks about the punishment in Islam with respect to apostasy. There is no single verse in the Qur’an that prescribes a worldly punishment for apostasy. […]

URGENT! POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIPS for poor Muslim students in India

February 13, 2008

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Help For Muslims by Central Government, Deadline 15th February 2008 Here is some help for Muslim students. Those who have passed SSLC with 50% marks, and annual incomes below 2Lakh are eligible to get scholarship from Government of India. The LAST DATE for submitting the forms is the 15th of February 2008. Government of India given instruction to the […]

Petition to get pictures of the Prophet (s) removed from Wikipedia

February 13, 2008

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ASSALAAMU ‘ALAIKUM.    WIKIPEDIA site has published “pictures” of our prophet Muhammad (s). Please click on the link below to sign the worldwide petition to have these images removed. We need 10,000 signatures to get pictures of Prophet (s) removed from WIKIPEDIA.  Please act now! JAZAKALLAHU   KHAIRAN.  Also please forward the link to all your Muslim contacts.        ———-     To access the […]

Airport searches of laptops and other devices are intrusive

February 11, 2008

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By Jeanne Meserve CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) — Amir Khan says he becomes frustrated and humiliated every time he enters the United States and federal agents search his computers. Khan, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen, says it has happened five times since 2003. He says agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection have even forced him to […]

What role for Sharia in the West?

February 10, 2008

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Feb 9th 2008 From Economist.com STEEPED in a culture of emollience, gentility and the avoidance of hard arguments, England¹s established Church has little knowledge of how to handle public opinion when it suddenly finds itself in the eye of a gigantic storm. And, for better or worse, the country¹s politically-active Muslims are capable of showing […]

Turkish parliament lifts university headscarf ban

February 9, 2008

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By Hidir Goktas and Gareth Jones Sat Feb 9, 8:49 AM ET Turkey’s parliament voted on Saturday to lift a ban on female students wearing the Muslim headscarf at university, a landmark decision that some Turks say will undermine the foundations of the secular state. Parliament, where the ruling centre-right AK Party has a big […]

Breaking Through in the Netherlands

February 5, 2008

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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 By CARLA POWER, TIME  When Famile Arslan showed up for her first day of work, the receptionist pointed her toward the broom closet. “‘The cleaning supplies are over there,’” Arslan recalls being told. “I had to say, ‘No, I’m not the cleaner. I’m the lawyer.’” In fairness to the receptionist, Arslan […]

Crisis in Palestine: Getting an education under fire

February 4, 2008

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Witness: Two schools in Nablus (Part 1) Witness: Two schools in Nablus (Part 2) Witness: Two schools in Nabulus (Part 3)

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