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Migrant Servant Abuse and Exploitation in Saudi Arabia

October 31, 2013

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Where do these “Muslims”  learn their Islam from? Islam does not tolerate such behavior towards one’s servants. Abu Hurairah (R.A.) relates that he heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say “Whoever beats the… [Read more…] servant unjustly, revenge will be taken from him on the Day of Judgment.“ CNN; In the amateur video, […]

Modern Day Slavery in the Gulf

October 21, 2013

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By Dimitri Gkiokas, Special to CNN [I} recently left the Middle East after a decade in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Both are places of invariable desert yellow monotony and mind-blowing heat, with a fine touch of 90 percent humidity during the summer months – unbearable for most, but apparently not the tens of thousands of Indian, […]

An Agnostic Jew Speaks Eloquently and Movingly About the Qur’an

December 9, 2010

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Lesley Hazleton explores the Koran and finds much that is quite different from what is reported in commonly cited accounts. A psychologist by training and Middle East reporter by experience, British-born Lesley Hazleton has spent the last ten years exploring the vast and often terrifying arena in which politics and religion, past and present, intersect. […]

Mideast Water Crisis Brings Misery, Uncertainty

January 7, 2010

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NPR The Middle East is facing its worst water crisis in decades. For three summers, the annual rains have failed to come. Farmland has dried up across the region in Iraq, Syria, southeast Turkey and Lebanon. While oil was the resource that defined the last century, water and its scarcity may define this one. Experts […]

Muslim Housekeepers Treated as Slaves in U.S.

December 17, 2007

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Kudos to our Justice system in the U.S. Unlike in many “Muslim” countries, it does not matter in the United States if a person is a multi-millionaire or not when the law catches with the culprit. This is what a millionaire couple found out in New York today, and God Willing, they will spend a […]

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