Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2008«

Allah lights up the sky in Kashmir

January 28, 2008

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Is this a sign from Allah? A closer view

People of all faiths call for lifting the Gaza blockade

January 23, 2008

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Press Release from Jewish Voice for Peace The 1.5 million Palestinian inhabitants of the Gaza Strip are facing a tremendous humanitarian and medical crisis. Israel’s sharp restrictions on fuel and electricity have severely damaged the provision of safe drinking water, forcing people to make do with extremely poor quality water which is dangerous to their […]

Increase your performance and alertness at work: The power of napping

January 22, 2008

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Ready, set, sleep! WebMD offers tips on how to snuggle up for a quick snooze. By Heather Hatfield WebMD Feature Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Napping is a proven way to clear out the cobwebs and pave the way for a more productive afternoon — whether it’s Wednesday or the weekend. In fact, in today’s […]

About time! Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers

January 21, 2008

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By Damien McElroy in Riyadh, Daily Telegraph, UK Saudi Arabia is to lift its ban on women drivers in an attempt to stem a rising suffragette-style movement in the deeply conservative state. Government officials have confirmed the landmark decision and plan to issue a decree by the end of the year. The move is designed […]

Good Samaritan 101–Americans helping Iraqi Children

January 17, 2008

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Rescuing a little Iraqi boy who needed drastic medical help Day to day Americans are among the most philanthropically minded and generous people on earth. Please click here to watch the story of an American soldier who worked very hard to help a little Iraqi boy who was in dire need of help: the child […]

Islamophobia 101: Episode 25–High School Track Star Alleges Religious Discrimination

January 16, 2008

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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) — A DC track and field star says she’s been the victim of religious discrimination. Officials at the Montgomery Invitational track meet told Juashaunna Kelly she had to remove her Muslim head covering if she wanted to compete. It was a roller coaster weekend for the 17 year old star from Roosevelt […]

Muslim women pay an expensive price for wearing hijab in North America

January 12, 2008

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Case #1: Muslim Woman Sues For Being Forced to Remove Her Headscarf A Muslim woman arrested for riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States, claiming her religious freedom was violated when she was forced to remove her headscarf when she was taken to jail. The […]