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Vatican: Muslims Now Outnumber Catholics Globally

March 31, 2008

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VATICAN CITY – Islam has surpassed Roman Catholicism as the world’s largest religion, the Vatican newspaper said Sunday. “For the first time in history, we are no longer at the top: Muslims have overtaken us,” Monsignor Vittorio Formenti said in an interview with the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano. Formenti compiles the Vatican’s yearbook. He said […]

Turkey Orders Trial of Ruling Party

March 31, 2008

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Al Jazeera Turkey’s highest court has agreed to hear a case calling for a ban on the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP). The 11-member Constitutional Court said on Monday it had decided to hear the full case for shutting down the AKP on grounds that it is trying to scrap secular principles enshrined in […]

Must-see Video Clip: 5 Ways To Save Your Life

March 30, 2008

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You are at a business lunch, and you start choking. What do you do? Or else someone at the table thinks he/she is having a heart attack. Or you hear someone’s voice starting to slur. How can you tell whether that person is having a stroke and needs immediate medical help? How do you help someone […]

A Jew Writes in Support of Hijab at Harvard’s Gymn

March 28, 2008

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By Ruth Marcus Wednesday, March 26, 2008; A19 It’s a measure of America’s multicultural journey over the past half-century that we’ve gone from “God and Man at Yale” to Allah and Woman at Harvard. In a contretemps scarcely imaginable in William F. Buckley’s day, Harvard has closed one of its gyms to men for six […]

Move to Drop Experience Requirement for Saudi job seekers

March 27, 2008

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Arab News JEDDAH, 27 March 2008 — The Labor Ministry is currently studying a proposal that calls for dropping work experience requirement for Saudi job seekers, an official said. Muhammad Al-Dowaish, adviser to Labor Minister Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi, said the proposal was made as part of efforts to create job opportunities for the increasing number […]

Formation of the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement

March 26, 2008

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A historical milestone toward Muslim-Jewish relationship was reached with the formation of the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement, a collaborative between USC Center for Religion & Civic Culture (CRCC) with Hebrew Union College (HUC) and the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Foundation (Omar). This project represents an unprecedented institutional initiative promoted by three proven and successful educational structures. […]

Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace

March 26, 2008

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Creating a Compatible Environment for Spiritual and Religious Values and Practices. Commentary by Rafik Beekun One major source of individual values that is recently being linked to ethical thinking and behavior is spirituality (Giacalone and Jurkiewicz, 2003).  As they indicate, at the individual level, recent research (e.g. Mitroff and Denton, 1999) suggests that  spirituality-based values, […]

Ethics and Politics: The Misadventures of the Clintons

March 25, 2008

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First, it was Bill’s turn:   Now, it is Hillary’s turn: Hillary has learned how to imitate her husband. Please click here to see how Hillary has mimicked her husband in the past. They are definitely using the same playbook. The Death of Vince Foster, personal attorney to Bill and Hillary Clinton Howard Phillips, host […]

Price Rises Drive Expatriates out of Saudi Arabia

March 24, 2008

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 Arab News JEDDAH, 23 March 2008 — Prices of essential commodities and house rents have increased by 30 to 50 percent, prompting Saudis and expatriates to call for government intervention to curb the unprecedented phenomenon and for increasing their salaries to cope with the situation. “The government should stop the monopoly of big companies that […]

The Al Buraq Islamic Credit Card

March 24, 2008

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Since 2002, ABC Islamic Bank E.C, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arab Banking Corporation, has issued the first Islamic credit card. The card, considered the first Islamic credit card that conforms to Sharia principles, is expected to be well accepted by all customers who prefer to utilise a credit card based on Glorious Sharia principles. Prior […]

Dirty Trick #1: Mc Cain Staffer Responsible for Distributing Obama Video Clip

March 21, 2008

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CNN The McCain campaign suspended a staff member Thursday afternoon for distributing a YouTube video that questions Barack Obama’s patriotism and includes footage from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s controversial sermons. “We have been very clear on the type of campaign we intend to run and this staffer acted in violation of our policy. He has […]

Bin Laden, Leave the Pope, Catholics and Muslims Alone!!!

March 20, 2008

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CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Osama bin Laden accused Pope Benedict XVI of helping in a ”new Crusade” against Islam and warned of a ”severe” reaction to European publications of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that insulted many Muslims. Bin Laden’s new audiotape message raised concerns al-Qaida was plotting new attacks in Europe. Some experts said […]

Hispanic women in Queens convert to Islam

March 19, 2008

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BY NATHALIE ALONSO Monday, March 10, 2008 3:05 PM EDT As an adolescent, Jackson Heights resident Carla Carballo, 29, would greet her male friends in typical Latin fashion – with a kiss on the cheek.However, ever since she converted to Islam a decade ago, Carballo, who is single, has given up that custom and no […]

Thwarting Democracy over Headscarves: The Move to Ban Turkey’s Ruling Party

March 17, 2008

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 Al-Jazeera A state prosecutor has asked Turkey’s highest court to shutdown the ruling AK Party for allegedly undermining secularism. Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya, the court of appeals chief prosecutor, as quoted by Turkish television as saying he wanted senior party members, including the president and prime minister, banned from politics for five years. Yalcinkaya said a government […]

Why Shari’ah?

March 16, 2008

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March 16, 2008 By NOAH FELDMAN, Law Professor, Harvard University Last month, Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, gave a nuanced, scholarly lecture in London about whether the British legal system should allow non-Christian courts to decide certain matters of family law. Britain has no constitutional separation of church and state. The archbishop noted that […]

Graft and Corruption in Pakistan: Asif Zardari, Mr. 10 Percent, is back

March 14, 2008

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Pakistani court has quashed the last remaining graft case against the husband of slain Benazir Bhutto, his lawyer has said. Asif Ali Zardari was acquitted by the anti-corruption court in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, in the last of seven cases that had been hanging over him for more than a decade, lawyer […]

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim – An African Perspective

March 14, 2008

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Mahmood Mamdani, Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Anthropology, Columbia University Ever since September 11, there has been a growing media interest in Islam. What is the link, many seem to ask, between Islam and terrorism? The Spectator, a British weekly, carried a lead article a few weeks ago that argued that the link was […]

Muslim Philanthropists Meet in Istanbul

March 14, 2008

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Muslim Philanthropists to Meet in Istanbul  Leading Muslim Philanthropists to mobilize human and financial resources to address poverty, literacy, social justice and economic development    Oakbrook, Illinois, March 14, 2008 –    Eminent Philanthropists will gather from around the globe to attend the first assembly of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP), to be held […]

Mc Cain’s Spiritual Guide Aims to Destroy Islam

March 13, 2008

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By David Corn March 12, 2008 Senator John McCain hailed as a spiritual adviser an Ohio megachurch pastor who has called upon Christians to wage a “war” against the “false religion” of Islam with the aim of destroying it. On February 26, McCain appeared at a campaign rally in Cincinnati with the Reverend Rod Parsley […]

Second Muslim elected to Congress

March 12, 2008

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Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:16pm EDT By Judith Cebula INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Indiana voters on Tuesday elected a Muslim to Congress, only the second of that faith chosen in U.S. history. Andre Carson, grandson of the late Democrat Rep. Julia Carson, was elected to serve the balance of her term in the U.S. House of […]

Dying while in sujood (prostrating to God)

March 7, 2008

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Kudos to Harvard University for Women-only Workouts in Gymn

March 5, 2008

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Julia Shearson, Harvard alumna and executive director of the Cleveland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland), discusses a recent move to allot six hours per week for women-only workouts at one of Harvard’s campus gyms. For those who complain about political correctness on behalf of Muslims, please listen to the video below from […]

Congressman Wolf Questioning Prince Al-Talal’s $20 Million Gift to Georgetown University

March 5, 2008

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A U.S. congressman is questioning Georgetown University over a $20 million gift from Saudi prince Al-Talal. In his Feb. 14 letter to the president of Georgetown University, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) referred to a Washington Times report that in 2005 Prince Alwaleed bin Talal contributed $20 million to Georgetown’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Congressman Wolf […]

America’s Future Workforce: Lying and Cheating are OK to get ahead

March 3, 2008

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It’s no slur to be called a Muslim (or to wear a turban)

March 3, 2008

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Naomi Klein The Guardian, Saturday March 1 2008   Hillary Clinton denied leaking the photo of Barack Obama wearing a turban, but her campaign manager says that even if she had, it would be no big deal. “Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely.” […]

CHSSA Must Accommodate Jewish Basketball Players

March 2, 2008

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By Electa Draper and John Ingold The Denver Post Article Last Updated: 02/28/2008 02:49:02 AM MST The Colorado High School Activities Association board reaffirmed Wednesday that it will not jump through hoops to reschedule regional and state basketball finals for a Jewish team that won’t play on Saturdays — their Sabbath. Several state lawmakers pressed […]