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Prophet Muhammad (s) Promise to Christians

December 30, 2009

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By Muqtedar Khan Director of Islamic Studies at the University of Delaware Muslims and Christians together constitute over 50 percent of the world. If they lived in peace, we would be half way to world peace. One small step we can take towards fostering Muslim-Christian harmony is to tell and retell positive stories and abstain […]

To profile Muslims or Not?

December 30, 2009

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Ibrahim Hooper on the O’Reilly Show CAIR-LA Comments on Airport Profiling Questions Raised on Airport Profiling The director of the Bay Area Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, Zahra Billoo, tells ABC7 when airport screeners focus on anyone who looks Middle Eastern or Muslim, the screeners may miss more important indicators. “If someone […]

War Against Poverty: Cash in Hand Program

December 29, 2009

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BBC NewsCash in Hand A two part series that explores a simple but controversial idea that cash hand-outs can lift people out of poverty. The idea is to encourage certain patterns of behaviour by giving poor families money in exchange for sending their children to school. The series begins with a Report on the example […]

Humor: Muslim While Flying

December 28, 2009

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U.S. Right Wing Calls for Profiling of Muslims or Anyone with the Name “Abdul”

December 28, 2009

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Dr. Rafik Beekun Here we go again.  Al the right wingers are out of the closet again. Source: Think Progress The right wing’s predictable policy prescription in the aftermath of any terror incident is to impose greater ethnic profiling of Muslims. For instance, following the Ft. Hood shooting, Sarah Palin said, “profile away.” After six […]

Three Year Residential Visiting Fellowships at Brown University

December 27, 2009

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The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University seeks several recent PhDs for three year residential visiting fellowships.  The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University seeks several recent PhDs for three year residential visiting fellowships, beginning July 1, 2010. The mission of the Watson Institute is to pursue interdisciplinary research on pressing […]

ABC Primetime: Is there Discrimination Against American Muslims?

December 16, 2009

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Rafik Beekun While some may discriminate against Muslims, many day-to-day Americans are just and decent folks, and will also stand up for and defend Muslims’ rights to practice their faith. This sense of balance and fairness among my American countrymen is what makes America such a great and welcoming country.

Guide to Religious Beliefs in the Workplace

December 16, 2009

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PersonnelToday.com, edited by the Islamic Workplace… [Read more…] Christianity There are a wide variety of Christian churches and organisations. Festivals: - Christmas Day December 25th - Easter Sunday March/April (date set by lunar calendar) - A festival starting on Maundy Thursday and finishing on Easter Sunday In addition there are a number of ‘holy days of […]

Shari’ah Law: A Matter of Belief

December 16, 2009

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Georgina Fuller, PersonnelToday.com With increasing numbers of Muslims employed in the UK is it time for employers to pay more than lip service to Islamic law? Georgina Fuller reports. The furore after Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, suggested earlier this year that integrating some aspects of Shariah law into the UK legal system might […]

Christian Registrar Loses Religious Discrimination Appeal

December 16, 2009

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Kat Baker, PersonelToday.com Lillian Ladele, a Christian registrar who claimed she faced religious discrimination after she refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies, has lost her appeal. Ladele, a registrar of births, deaths and marriages for the London Borough of Islington, refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies when they were introduced in 2005, as she believed […]

Few banks serve Muslim Needs in U.S.

December 16, 2009

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CNN Please click here to watch the video clip from CNN.

Modern day child slaves–The lost children of Pakistan

December 10, 2009

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CNN.com Thousands of Pakistani brick kilns use what human rights groups call child slaves. Please click here to watch the video clip from CNN. The Silent Scream — Child Labor Pakistan — Part 1 The Silent Scream — Child Labor Pakistan — Part 2 Street Children of Karachi–The Lost Souls– Part 1 All facts and […]

Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Lost $8 billion citing Citibank Investment

December 9, 2009

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Please note that much of what Citibank does involves riba.   New York – Kingdom Holding, the Saudi group which has pumped billions of dollars into ailing Citibank, said Tuesday it had lost more than eight billion dollars in the final quarter of 2008. Run by flamboyant billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed […]

Muslim Customer Allegedly Harassed at CitiBank for Wearing Hijab

December 9, 2009

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CAIR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAIR-Chicago Asks Citibank to Apologize for Hijab Incident Muslim customer allegedly harassed by bank guard because of Islamic scarf (CHICAGO, IL, 12/8/09) — The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today called on Citibank to apologize to a Muslim woman who was allegedly verbally abused by a security […]

20 Air Travel Tips from Insiders

December 8, 2009

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Before you snuggle up with an airplane blanket or tie a red ribbon on your suitcase, read these tips from frequent fliers 1. Planning Know the difference between “direct” and “nonstop” flights, and always opt for the latter. Unlike nonstops, direct flights can touch down at other airports on the way to their ultimate destinations, […]

Switzerland Ban on Minarets Condemned

December 1, 2009

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“[The ban] raises concerns as to whether fundamental rights of individuals, protected by international treaties, should be subject to popular votes.” , Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary-general of Council of Europe. Al Jazeera Switzerland is facing international criticism and charges of intolerance following a shock referendum vote backing a constitutional ban on the construction of new minarets. […]

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