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To work or not to work: Stealing water to survive in Iraq

December 1, 2007


Damien Cave, The New York Times  Please click here to see how desperate people are to find work in Iraq, and what they do to survive.  This is a clip from the New York Times. BAGHDAD, Dec. 1 — Jobless men pay $500 bribes to join the police. Families build houses illegally on government land, […]

UK Muslim Law Makers Seek Teddy Teacher Release in Sudan

December 1, 2007

0 & Newspapers   Lord Ahmed is in Sudan on a personal initiative along with Baroness Sayeeda Warsi. KHARTOUM — Two Muslim members of Britain’s House of Lords were in Khartoum on Saturday, December 1, on a personal mission to seek the release of a British woman teacher jailed for what Sudanese officials say insulting […]

Infidelity At Work: New Book Supports Quasi-Islamic Relationships

December 1, 2007


Review of Shirley Glass’s Book, Not “Just Friends”, by Islamonline   “I’m sorry, but I don’t shake hands with members of the opposite sex.” This line can be heard coming from Muslims working in office settings everywhere.   Islamic standards of modesty warn against even casual physical contact between unmarried men and women. This, of […]