Palantir to pay $1.7m over accusation it discriminates against Asian applicants

April 26, 2017

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Sam Levin, The Guardian, 4/26/17 “The labor department first filed the suit against Palantir in September, alleging that the Palo Alto-based company used a discriminatory hiring process in which Asian applicants “were routinely eliminated in the résumé screen and telephone interview phases despite being as qualified as white applicants”. Like Google and Oracle, Palantir is […]

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Survey: More than 1 in 5 female undergrads at top schools suffer sexual attacks

April 26, 2017

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Nick Anderson, Susan Svrluga and Scott Clement, the Washington Post 9/21/2015 More than 20 percent of female undergraduates at an array of prominent universities said this year that they were victims of sexual assault and misconduct, echoing findings elsewhere, according to one of the largest studies ever of college sexual violence. The survey from the […]

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“Business Schools need to take a more prominent role in shaping the future”

April 6, 2017

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The National Suzanne Locke “It’s time for business schools to take a much more active role in the business arena,” says Timothy Mescon, senior vice president and chief officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The association is more than 100 years old. Today […]

Loan a beautiful loan to Allah: The chef who feeds the homeless for free every day

September 26, 2016

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This famous Hadith is cited from Abdulrahman.org: Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that `Abdullah bin Mas`ud said, “When this Ayah, [مَّن ذَا الَّذِى يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ] (Who is he that will lend Allah handsome loan: then (Allah) will increase it manifold to his credit (in repaying),) was revealed, Abu Ad-Dahdah Al-Ansari said, `O […]

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Managing Millenials: Five Common Issues Leaders Face

September 26, 2016

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Erika Riehle, ibm.com Managing teams is hard, but managing teams of diverse ages and experience levels can be even harder. A popular tool for managers is Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. The book outlines five common ways teams fail, but it doesn’t directly address managing different ranges of experience and age. […]

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Disabled Muslim American Veteran is Discriminated Against at Work 

September 23, 2016

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ArabAmericannews.com “Mohamed Abbas, a disabled U.S. Army veteran working at the Department of Defense’s Marine Department Maintenance Command Production Plant, was accused by a co-worker of threatening to blow up the base following the San Bernardino attack in December 9, 2015. The following day, he reportedly went to work and was denied entry onto the […]

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Eid Mubarak

September 11, 2016

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Wishing you well being every year. Eid Mubarak to you and your family Insha Allah.

In Memoriam: Never Forget 9/11

September 11, 2016

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Never forget the day when so many of compatriots were killed by terrorists who were definitely not acting based on Islam.  This day of infamy must never happen again by the Grace and Blessing of God.  Please do a prayer (du’a) so that those whose life were so cruelly ended may rest in peace.

Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia plead for help after going unpaid for nearly 2 years 

August 23, 2016

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Middleeastete.net Workers at a construction company in Saudi Arabia have issued an urgent plea for help, saying they are trapped and facing starvation because their employer is refusing to pay salaries or grant them permission to leave the country. Foreign staff at building firm United Seemac told MEE the company’s 500-plus employees have not been […]

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Alcohol is deadlier than you may think

July 24, 2016

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Lauren Aratani, Huffington Pos A new study suggests that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction, consists of a major review of 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for […]

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CEO compensation growing faster than the top .01 percent and the stock market

July 18, 2016

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Gross wage inequity exists in America where so many live at the subsistence level or below and so many kids depend on school lunches to have a good meal daily. 

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Faiza Saeed to Become First Woman to Lead Cravath, Swaine & Moore

July 15, 2016

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Michael de la Merced, New York Times One of the biggest deal makers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a pre-eminent law firm on Wall Street, is poised to take over its top spot — and become the first woman to do so. Cravath plans to announce on Thursday that Faiza J. Saeed, one of the […]

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Senior EU lawyer backs French woman sacked for wearing hijab

July 14, 2016

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Angelique Chrisafis and Owen Bowcott, The Guardian “A French design engineer who was dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf should have been allowed to cover her head at work, a senior EU lawyer has said. In an influential preliminary opinion, an advocate general at the European court of justice found in favour of Asma Bougnaoui […]

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Visitors to the US may be asked for social media information 

July 2, 2016

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Ron Nixon, NYT WASHINGTON: The federal government has proposed adding a line to forms filled out by visitors to the United States that would ask them to voluntarily disclose their social media accounts, a step that it said would help in screening for ties to terrorism. Visitors entering the country under the Visa Waiver Program, […]

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Coverage of the Istanbul Bombing Proves Once Again That American Media Care Little About Muslim Lives

July 1, 2016

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Dean Obeidallah, Huffington Post It’s becoming increasingly challenging to believe that U.S. media actually care about Muslim lives. Why do I say that? Simple: they don’t cover terror attacks carried out or planned against Muslims with the same zeal as attacks against others. The latest example came after the horrific terror attack Tuesday night at […]

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Macy’s Staff Taunts Hijab-Wearing Shopper Falsely Accused of Theft: Suit

June 30, 2016

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Maya Rajamani, dnainfo “GARMENT DISTRICT — A woman wearing a hijab was falsely detained by Macy’s staff who suspected her of shoplifting, mocked for wearing the traditional Muslim veil and forced to fork over $500 for the alleged crime, a lawsuit charges. The latest allegations in a suit that accuses Macy’s of targeting and imprisoning […]

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Don’t panic – London will still be a great successful city after Brexit

June 26, 2016

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Evening Standard The British people have clearly spoken today, and their democratic will must now be fulfilled. This is a truly seismic event — the likes of which we have never seen before in my lifetime. I want to send a clear message to the British people and to businesses and […]

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As the nation debates the place of Islam, the CIA’s Muslim officers fight terrorism

June 21, 2016

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Missy Ryan, Washington Post […] In a seventh-floor conference room at the CIA’s fortress-like Virginia headquarters, the agency’s No. 2 official, David S. Cohen, wanted to push back against anti-Muslim discourse. Speaking to several dozen employees, Cohen had a simple message, those present said, about attempts to marginalize Muslim employees: “zero tolerance.” For agency leaders, […]

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In Orlando, Dr. Ibrahim, son of a Muslim Immigrant rushed to heal pain caused by another. 

June 16, 2016

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Damien Cave, the New York Times “ORLANDO, Fla. — When Dr. Joseph Ibrahim heard that the attack at the Pulse nightclub may have been linked to terrorism, he caught himself fearing any kind of link to his own Muslim, Middle-Eastern roots. Please, he thought, don’t let Ibrahim appear anywhere in the gunman’s name. Dr. Ibrahim […]

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The Largest and Leading American Muslim Organizations Condemn Terror Attack Against LGBTQI Community in Orlando, Florida

June 12, 2016

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June 13, 2016. On behalf of the American Muslim community, we, the undersigned, want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the barbaric assault that occurred early yesterday morning at Pulse, an LGBTQI nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We unequivocally say that such an act of hate-fueled violence has […]

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Sickened by the attack on the night club in Orlando, Florida

June 12, 2016

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Rafik Beekun We are disgusted by the night club shooting in Orlando, Florida.  Our heart goes out to the victims and families of this terroristic act. There is never any justification for such a horrible crime. 

Kudos to Ice Cream Business Owner who stopped the Islamophobic harassment of two Muslim women. 

May 29, 2016

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Yasmin Nouh, Huffington Post “As a Muslim woman who wears the headscarf in America, 22-year-old Nura Takkish says she expects to be the target of Islamophobia — just not when she and her friends are enjoying ice cream at their neighborhood ice cream parlor.  Takkish was sitting with two of her friends at Andrew’s Ice […]

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The Citadel rejected her hijab, but another military school embraces Muslim student’s request

May 26, 2016

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Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post “Norwich University, a nearly 200-year-old private military college in Vermont, has granted an accepted student’s request to wear hijab in keeping with her Muslim faith, a decision that was welcomed by some but also provoked outrage for some alumni and cadets. [The Citadel considers allowing a Muslim hijab as an […]

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Horrendous Pay Gap: CEOs Now Make 335 Times More Than Average Worker. 

May 22, 2016

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Reuters, Ross Kerber “BOSTON (Reuters) – Chief executive officers of S&P 500 companies on average made 335 times more money than U.S. rank-and-file workers last year, down from a multiple of 373 in 2014, according to a union study released on Tuesday. The figures are issued annually by the AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. federation of […]

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Why Smart Students Shouldn’t Use Laptops in Class

May 22, 2016

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Jeff Guo, Wonkblog, Washington Post “For the past 15 years, educators have debated, exhaustively, the perils of laptops in the lecture hall. Professors complain that laptops are distraction machines; defenders say that boring classes are to blame — students have always doodled or daydreamed, so what’s the difference that they’re browsing Facebook instead? The remarkable […]

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Inhumane and unIslamic labor practice: US poultry industry workers not allowed to use the bathroom. 

May 14, 2016

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Huffington Post, Michael Lazar “According to recent reports, poultry workers are under such tight quotas and deadlines that most can’t even take a bathroom break. This has resulted in many workers wearing diapers when they are on the production line. Not only are the birds treated terrible, but chances are good that the person that […]

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Man who pulled a Muslim traveller’s hijab pleads guilty. 

May 14, 2016

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Identities.mic, Tom McKay North Carolina man Gill Parker Payne plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge on March 13 after being accused of ripping a hijab off a Muslim woman’s head on a Southwest Airlines flight in December, the Guardian reported. While removing the scarf from the woman, identified only in court documents by the […]

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Crony Capitalism is thriving in Muslim Countries

May 14, 2016

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Source: The Economist, Data Team Malaysia, Indonesia and Turkey are among the main culprits in the Muslim world that engage in crony capitalism.  “POLITICAL connections have always greased the wheels of commerce. But for the past 20 years, from Malaysia to Mexico, crony capitalists—individuals who earn their riches thanks to their chumminess with government—have had […]

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Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight

May 7, 2016

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Catherine Rampell, Washington Post On Thursday evening, a 40-year-old man — with dark, curly hair, olive skin and an exotic foreign accent — boarded a plane. It was a regional jet making a short, uneventful hop from Philadelphia to nearby Syracuse. Or so dozens of unsuspecting passengers thought. The curly-haired man tried to keep to […]

20 Things the Most Respected Bosses Do Every Day

May 1, 2016

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Source: Inc.com Author: Bill Murphy, Jr. Think about the best boss you’ve ever had. Maybe you’re fortunate, and we’re talking about the person you call your boss today. Maybe it’s someone you recall fondly from years ago. (Maybe you don’t have a boss–good for you!–but I’ll bet you’ve had one at some time in the past.) […]

Chobani gives ownership stake to employees

April 27, 2016

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Stephanie Strom, New York Times NEW BERLIN, N.Y. — The 2,000 full-time employees of the yogurt company Chobani were handed quite the surprise on Tuesday: an ownership stake that could make some of them millionaires. Hamdi Ulukaya, the Turkish immigrant who founded Chobani in 2005, told workers at the company’s plant here in upstate New […]

Lifting the Stigma on American Muslims

April 15, 2016

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Christian Science Monitor Editorial Board One reason Donald Trump keeps winning GOP primaries is the popularity of his call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration. Exit polls show nearly two-thirds of those voting in the Republican contests favor such a ban. And the idea attracts many independents and Democrats. Just how well the United […]

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Flying while Muslim: A student is removed from a Southwest flight

April 15, 2016

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Maya Eliahou, The Daily Californian On April 6, UC Berkeley senior Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was supposed to fly from Los Angeles to Oakland, get to campus and go to class. Instead, Makhzoomi was removed from Southwest Airlines flight 4260, detained by security officers, questioned by the FBI and refused service from Southwest after speaking Arabic before […]

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Lessons for life: US NAVY Seals Admiral’s Commencement Speech

December 26, 2015

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This University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral William H. McRaven is one of the best speeches about life strategies for everyone including in the workplace. Enjoy.

Don’t collectively punish Muslims

December 16, 2015

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Sahar Aziz on CNN.COm (CNN)When news broke Wednesday that 14 people were killed and 21 wounded in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, Americans were rightfully outraged. After all, it was yet another in a string of mass shootings in the United States. And Americans are also justified in wanting to know the motives […]

Muslim Americans more likely to reject violence and intolerance than other Americans

December 15, 2015

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David Bier and Matthew La Corte from Huffington Blog Donald Trump has proposed profiling Muslim Americans and shutting down mosques. He claims that Muslim “hatred is beyond comprehension.” But the truth is that Muslim Americans are not only integrating into U.S. society, but are actuallymore opposed to violence and more tolerant in many ways than […]

Top Ten Ways Islamic Law forbids Terrorism

November 14, 2015

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By Juan Cole, Nov 14, 2015 1. Terrorism or hirabah is forbidden in Islamic law, which groups it with brigandage, highway robbery and extortion rackets– any illicit use of fear and coercion in public spaces for money or power. The principle of forbidding the spreading of terror in the land is based on the Qur’an […]

Thank you Senator Reid and General Powell for standing against Islamophobia from US Presidential Candidates

September 21, 2015

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Recently, several presidential candidates have come out on the offensive against Islam (such as Dr. Carson) or have allowed bigoted comments against Islam and Muslims to stand (such as Donald Trump). Here are two video clips one from a Republican (General Powell) and the other from a Democrat (Senator Harry Reid) who have made it […]

Brave French Muslim Policeman Executed While Trying to Stop Terrorists in Paris

January 10, 2015

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Anne Penketh, The Guardian Newspaper It was a Muslim policeman from a local police station who was “slaughtered like a dog” after heroically trying to stop two heavily armed killers from fleeing the Charlie Hebdo offices following the massacre. Tributes to Ahmed Merabet poured in on Thursday after images of his murder at point blank […]

Former US President Jimmy Carter’s Speech at the 2014 Annual Convention of ISNA

December 2, 2014

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Former US President Jimmy Carter gave a wonderful speech at the 2014 Annual Convention of the Islamic Society of North America. He is a great leader who has accomplished much especially since he stepped down from office. His speech focused on human rights:

Deplorable Cowardly Attack by Turkish Kemalist Extremists on U.S. Sailors in Istanbul

November 14, 2014

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Note from Rafik Beekun:  Turkish Youth Union kemalist extremists should be prosecuted and thrown in jail for attacking our American sailors from the USS Ross. Isn’t the US one of Turkey’s NATO allies? Yes, I know about the Northern Iraq incident before but that is water under the bridge since 11 years ago. Turkey will […]

Why ISIS must be stopped and must not be allowed to murder Peter Kassig

October 13, 2014

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Just because one flies an old flag with the Shahada on it does not make murder, terror and rape justifiable. The people who follow, fight with and/or support ISIS should think twice about their own actions based on what ISIS has been doing. These terrorist murderers have abused the pure name of Islam to slaughter […]

Islamic Scholars and Leaders Expose the ISIS Terror Group

September 29, 2014

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Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Exposes the lies of ISIS during his Friday Sermon Muslims Scholars Destroy the Theological Arguments Behind ISIS ISIS’s use of Islamic scripture to justify their actions is completely illegitimate. This is important for muslims and non-muslims alike as it shows that simply using ‘this is what it says in the Qur’an’ is […]

Anti-terror training fraud exposed by CNN’s Anderson

September 23, 2014

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Our country wastes $millions on people who claim to be anti-terror experts who have never been vetted.  CNN’s Anderson exposes anti-terror training fraud. [h2]Part 1[/h2] [h2]Part 2[/h2]

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Holywood Actor Performs Hajj

September 23, 2014

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Underestimated and Ignored, Growing Ebola Epidemic Requires Unprecedented Global Mobilization

September 15, 2014

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Democracy Now, Amy Goodman. The World Health Organization is warning that the number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than relief workers can manage. The organization says that thousands are at risk of contracting the virus in the coming weeks and more medical professionals are urgently needed to help contain the […]

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